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The Ultimate Vass (Footwear) Thread (Pictures, reviews, sizing, etc...) - Page 1237post #18541 of 208992/9/16 at 4:48ampost #18542 of 208992/9/16 at 5:07ampost #18543 of 208992/9/16 at 5:48amQuote:Originally Posted by sacafotos
About to visit the shop this week. Any thoughts on versatility of these shades?
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)Oxblood calf
Oxblood shell (similar to color 8 I believe)
Bordeaux shell or calf
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 208992/9/16 at 8:45ampost #18545 of 208992/9/16 at 8:49amQuote:
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 208992/9/16 at 8:52ampost #18547 of 208992/9/16 at 10:18ampost #18548 of 208992/9/16 at 12:53pmpost #18549 of 208992/9/16 at 1:28pmpost #18550 of 208992/9/16 at 3:12pmpost #18551 of 208992/9/16 at 3:59pmpost #18552 of 208992/10/16 at 5:03amQuote:Originally Posted by Concordia
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 208992/10/16 at 7:51amA 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)Quote:Originally Posted by sliq
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.Quote:Quote:post #18554 of 208992/10/16 at 8:09amQuote:
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:post #18555 of 208992/10/16 at 8:50amJust 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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