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post #18121 of 20253
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Originally Posted by bdavro23 View Post
 

... and there is 3 mm difference between these width fittings, fyi.

Only if you consider extra width simply as a measure across the sole.  Extra width is also extra circumference (a foot is not a flat plane).  We may call those "width" increments but they're width and volume as well.   I believe each width with Vass is about 1cm extra circumference (with all the caveats that need to be voiced about such levels of precision here).

post #18122 of 20253
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Originally Posted by sleepyinsanfran View Post
 

Does Vass have any textured/tumbled leathers other than scotch grain calf?

 

thanks in advance!


Not really. I guess there is the occasional rare pair like hippo and other exotics, or someone provides their own material Vass is willing to work with (kangaroo). I've asked about getting kudu, mountain ram, zug, etc., and Reszo has said they won't source it. The direct quote was "I'll try to convince Mr. Vass, but it is not so easy." I thought that was pretty funny...love the "Vass charm".


Edited by Shouldaville - 12/29/15 at 11:53am
post #18123 of 20253
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
 

Only if you consider extra width simply as a measure across the sole.  Extra width is also extra circumference (a foot is not a flat plane).  We may call those "width" increments but they're width and volume as well.   I believe each width with Vass is about 1cm extra circumference (with all the caveats that need to be voiced about such levels of precision here).

Well said and clarified, though I assumed that was implied.

 

I have a somewhat low volume foot, which makes sizing tricky for me in many lasts. I have not yet tried a narrow fitting Vass, but am thinking about it for an upcoming Budapester order. I take 43.5 in both F and U, and recently got a split toe on Peter sized down to 43. It fits very well, though I am left wondering if I wouldnt have better arch fit if I had taken 43.5 on a narrow fitting, thus my contemplation of the Budapester. I plan on ordering it in Cordovan as well, which typically runs a bit larger, further complicating the decisions.

 

The fun of Vass sizing :)

post #18124 of 20253
Is there going to be more Hippo leather? I would love to get a chukka with that leather
post #18125 of 20253
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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post

Is there going to be more Hippo leather? I would love to get a chukka with that leather

This is currently delayed. Eta unknown
post #18126 of 20253
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Originally Posted by Shouldaville View Post
 


Not really. I guess there is the occasional rare pair like elephant and other exotics, or someone provides their own material Vass is willing to work with (kangaroo). I've asked about getting kudu, mountain ram, zug, etc., and Reszo has said they won't source it. The direct quote was "I'll try to convince Mr. Vass, but it is not so easy." I thought that was pretty funny...love the "Vass charm".

 

good to know/. "Vass charm" indeed!

post #18127 of 20253

thank you for answering, but people typically don't talk about width, are most people just ordering standard width?

post #18128 of 20253
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Originally Posted by Mica2015 View Post

thank you for answering, but people typically don't talk about width, are most people just ordering standard width?

Not me. I'm a full H in both U and P2
post #18129 of 20253
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
 

Only if you consider extra width simply as a measure across the sole.  Extra width is also extra circumference (a foot is not a flat plane).  We may call those "width" increments but they're width and volume as well.   I believe each width with Vass is about 1cm extra circumference (with all the caveats that need to be voiced about such levels of precision here).

I understand from his book that the girth increment is only 0.5 cm (but it seems not much to me).

post #18130 of 20253
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Originally Posted by Zapasman View Post

I understand from his book that the girth increment is only 0.5 cm (but it seems not much to me).
Is this measured around the upper only (from welt to welt) or all around? I thought it was 1cm all around. I remember checking that back in the days on some of our first MTOs in wide fittings.
post #18131 of 20253

Vass boot on 3636: These got thoroughly soaked. Feetsies are dry ofcourse

 

post #18132 of 20253
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Vass boot on 3636: These got thoroughly soaked. Feetsies are dry ofcourse
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That's a great boot all-around.
post #18133 of 20253
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post


Is this measured around the upper only (from welt to welt) or all around? I thought it was 1cm all around. I remember checking that back in the days on some of our first MTOs in wide fittings.

If I am not wrong,  he was taking about measuring around the matatarsal bones (the ball).

post #18134 of 20253
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That's a great boot all-around.

 

Thanks!  I find the 3636 last very comfortable.

post #18135 of 20253
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I understand from his book that the girth increment is only 0.5 cm (but it seems not much to me).

Not everyone has as much girth as you?

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