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post #18541 of 20222
If grey and navy are your main pairings I'd suggest Oxblood followed by Bordeaux.
post #18542 of 20222
ˆˆDeeply wrinkled boot shaft is...deeply wrinkled frown.gif

I wish Vass would use the same quality cuts for shafts as they use for vamps and toes.
post #18543 of 20222
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Originally Posted by sacafotos View Post


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

 

That one was mine. Great boot, but the fit was a little off, so another lucky member has them now. The leather on the shaft may look a little wrinkled, but it was actually very soft (& better than the leather some of my EGs use). I know others have had different experiences. I wonder if you could offer to pay extra for the same high quality leather used all over.  

post #18544 of 20222
@RogerP & @Shouldaville

Thanks, guys! I think Oxblood is the right call. Everyone keeps speaking to its versatility and chameleon qualities smile.gif

Anyone think the three piece trees are worth it over standard trees?
post #18545 of 20222
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Originally Posted by sacafotos View Post

@RogerP & @Shouldaville

Thanks, guys! I think Oxblood is the right call. Everyone keeps speaking to its versatility and chameleon qualities smile.gif

Anyone think the three piece trees are worth it over standard trees?

 

The 3-piece trees are cool but somewhat fiddly to deal with in a frequently worn pair.  Nothing wrong with getting a pair just because they are cool and different from the norm, but there isn't any real benefit that I perceive beyond that.

post #18546 of 20222
Thanks! You'll be happy to know I picked our apartment as close to the shop as possible. Will try to take many pics.
post #18547 of 20222
Also, the trees only come in full sizes so don't bother with 3 piece of you're a half size
post #18548 of 20222
Does anyone have pictures comparing the 3 piece trees vs the normal Vass trees? I have normal ones but haven't seen the three piece.
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post #18550 of 20222
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Originally Posted by sacafotos View Post

@RogerP & @Shouldaville

Thanks, guys! I think Oxblood is the right call. Everyone keeps speaking to its versatility and chameleon qualities smile.gif

Anyone think the three piece trees are worth it over standard trees?

FWIW,they are lasted.
post #18551 of 20222
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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 take a standard P2 and an F that is one width above normal. It's not a great solution. I fit into the wide Fs, for the most part, but oxfords are very snug, requiring shoehorns more than most shoes. Also, they don't look nearly as nice as the standard-width F shoes, which are very elegant. The lake is more triangular and flat-- sort of a pie-server effect. I can't say that every P2 I've worn is perfect, but that last has been more successful on balance.
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Originally Posted by Concordia View Post

I take a standard P2 and an F that is one width above normal. It's not a great solution. I fit into the wide Fs, for the most part, but oxfords are very snug, requiring shoehorns more than most shoes. Also, they don't look nearly as nice as the standard-width F shoes, which are very elegant. The lake is more triangular and flat-- sort of a pie-server effect. I can't say that every P2 I've worn is perfect, but that last has been more successful on balance.

Interesting... Good to know. I can definitely see the "pie server" effect even on my G fitting F-lasts... Interested to see how the H will look.
post #18553 of 20222
A big thank you to all! Still awaiting Reszo's reply - I'd like to get a second opinion on it.
Seems like its a 50-50 on 41.5 or 42. At least we've narrowed it to half sizes!

For what it's worth, I've tried on a U last size 42.
Instep was a tad high? - I could fit a finger under the tongue pad
Is this normal/acceptable?
Joint below the pinky toe was pinching (same problem as simpson)

If I recall correctly, I tried on the F last size 42 about 2 years back.
I could fit a finger at the heel (length slightly long)

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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

I'm with you.  42 would be my recommendation.

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Originally Posted by sliq View Post

papercut I'm the same shoe size as you. I have F last in 41.5. it is snug, and it is still breaking in after 1.5 years of wear. 42 would be roomier, better to wear with thicker socks in winter. I'm otherwise happy with sizing down by 0.5 as over time the leather will very gradually stretch.

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Originally Posted by OzzyJones View Post

Well I'm basing my advice on UK 8 in Rain cripples me. 42.5 in F fits very well if maybe a little binding on the little toe.
I think 41.5 is a big gamble but only my opinion

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Originally Posted by walkthetalk View Post

I agree. I will say 41.5 for you on the F

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Originally Posted by DonRaphael View Post

You're half size larger than me. Based on the info you've provided, I'd say 41,5 or 42. I take 41 on the F and SP lasts and 41,5 on the U last. Some people stick to the same size all over, some don't.

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I'd say 42
post #18554 of 20222
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Originally Posted by sacafotos View Post

@RogerP & @Shouldaville

Thanks, guys! I think Oxblood is the right call. Everyone keeps speaking to its versatility and chameleon qualities smile.gif

Anyone think the three piece trees are worth it over standard trees?

I had a pair once. They were very wide, so much so that I couldn't fit them into any pair I owned and had to sell them onwards.

Pic for proof:

lepolestit_Keikari_comissa2.jpg
post #18555 of 20222
Just wanted to advertise the GMTO I'm currently running. It's an Ascot Shoes Budapest model for Vass exclusively for Ascot Shoes. You can find more pictures and details at the following link http://www.styleforum.net/t/517989/gmto-for-ascot-shoes-budapest-model-by-vass

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