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post #18526 of 19202
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post


Thanks. So, thinking I should try sticking with the 41 F last, and move to an H fitting? Or is the F last just unaccomodating for us fat-footed folks?

Sorry I can't help because I stick with U and K due to my extra narrow foot. I'm not sure if I will ever take a chance with any of lasts because certain lasts definitely are more suited to certain foot types/shapes. Hope that helps
post #18527 of 19202
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Originally Posted by mw313 View Post

Sorry I can't help because I stick with U and K due to my extra narrow foot. I'm not sure if I will ever take a chance with any of lasts because certain lasts definitely are more suited to certain foot types/shapes. Hope that helps
Stick to U & k amigo you will be fine biggrin.gif
post #18528 of 19202
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Stick to U & k amigo you will be fine biggrin.gif

That is exactly what I do bud! I'm fine with those two lasts and have other brands for the other toe shapes
post #18529 of 19202
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Originally Posted by mw313 View Post

That is exactly what I do bud! I'm fine with those two lasts and have other brands for the other toe shapes
Amine to that !!!
post #18530 of 19202
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post


Thanks. So, thinking I should try sticking with the 41 F last, and move to an H fitting? Or is the F last just unaccomodating for us fat-footed folks?

I would try the H width on F. Mr. Kuti says that F and U are the same until the toebox, and my U last in H works well with me in the heel to ball (I'm 3E in AE and 2E Alden, Lobb), so I imagine the F will not be more narrow.
post #18531 of 19202
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Originally Posted by OzzyJones View Post

If there's a flap ripped in the leather you can stick it down then polish over it. If it's just a nick then polish it and call it patina. These things happen!

 

@OzzyJones Thanks for the tip; it worked !

post #18532 of 19202
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Originally Posted by andrel42 View Post

@OzzyJones
Thanks for the tip; it worked !
Excellent! Glad to hear it
post #18533 of 19202
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

I would try the H width on F. Mr. Kuti says that F and U are the same until the toebox, and my U last in H works well with me in the heel to ball (I'm 3E in AE and 2E Alden, Lobb), so I imagine the F will not be more narrow.

Great, thanks so much!

Next question. Bought my last pair almost two years ago. Is best way to order a pair in the US still to proxy? If so, is there a preferred proxy?
post #18534 of 19202
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Great, thanks so much!

Next question. Bought my last pair almost two years ago. Is best way to order a pair in the US still to proxy? If so, is there a preferred proxy?
Did you previously buy direct from Vass? If so, that's your best bet. If not, go thru @Notch or Ascot for MTO or you could go with NMWA
post #18535 of 19202
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Originally Posted by andrel42 View Post
 

Ooops ! Dear Vass lovers and friends, any good ideas for me? I have not tried anything yet but it looks like the leather is ripped ... :-(

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

The others are right, I would try one of these options;

 

1. Saphir's renovating cream is perfect for this. You will have to colour match it do it perfectly. 

2. If you're having a hard time matching, I would say apply black renovating cream, and apply black dye to the rest of the toe to make it look burnished. 

3. Instead of doing dye, you can also use just black cream but you'll find that this isn't permanent and will eventually wear off. The renovating cream part is a must do so that it doesn't get worse. 

4. I would leave the cobbler last as I've had to re-do one cobbler's job as it got worst. This is unless of course there is a cobbler you trust

post #18536 of 19202
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Originally Posted by jokb View Post
 

 

The others are right, I would try one of these options;

 

1. Saphir's renovating cream is perfect for this. You will have to colour match it do it perfectly. 

2. If you're having a hard time matching, I would say apply black renovating cream, and apply black dye to the rest of the toe to make it look burnished. 

3. Instead of doing dye, you can also use just black cream but you'll find that this isn't permanent and will eventually wear off. The renovating cream part is a must do so that it doesn't get worse. 

4. I would leave the cobbler last as I've had to re-do one cobbler's job as it got worst. This is unless of course there is a cobbler you trust


Thanks so much @jokb I will definitely give it a try!

post #18537 of 19202
Hi gents,

Can anyone have both Vass blood calf and GG vintage rioja calf compare the two colours or share a photo of the two colours side by side please?

Many thanks in advance.
post #18538 of 19202

I no longer have both so I can't offer a side by side photo, but Oxblood is a deeper red with more brown undertones and VR a comparatively lighter shade with more of a purple / pommegranate tone.  Both beautiful in their own right.

post #18539 of 19202
Many thanks Roger.
post #18540 of 19202
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

I no longer have both so I can't offer a side by side photo, but Oxblood is a deeper red with more brown undertones and VR a comparatively lighter shade with more of a purple / pommegranate tone.  Both beautiful in their own right.

About to visit the shop this week. Any thoughts on versatility of these shades?

Oxblood calf
Oxblood shell (similar to color 8 I believe)
Bordeaux shell or calf
Brown museum
Antique cognac shell

Thinking of using them for pretty much grey and navy dominant outfits.

Am enamored with this Oxblood calf boot:



Exactly as is; almost perfect!
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