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post #19981 of 20266
Folks really get loafers on the F last? Seems like it would be too "high volume" to get a snug fit.
post #19982 of 20266
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

Folks really get loafers on the F last? Seems like it would be too "high volume" to get a snug fit.

 

I don't see it that way.  If F last fits you well, it will work in a loafer as in an oxford.  If it's too high volume for you then it really doesn't work regardless of style.

 

My issue with loafers is they rarely work with my high instep.

post #19983 of 20266
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

I don't see it that way.  If F last fits you well, it will work in a loafer as in an oxford.  If it's too high volume for you then it really doesn't work regardless of style.

My issue with loafers is they rarely work with my high instep.

I suppose that's true. I don't own any loafers currently because my feet are two different sizes and shapes, and you can fudge a lot with laces. But it seems like I hear cats say they may go down a half size or width from Shoes to slippers for some makers.

I guess it's my lack of experience talking.
post #19984 of 20266
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

My issue with loafers is they rarely work with my high instep.

My issue with those loafers is they look like something Vass made at a client's request, rather than something with Vass styling. And I say that as someone who is cool with the U last.
post #19985 of 20266
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My issue with those loafers is they look like something Vass made at a client's request, rather than something with Vass styling. And I say that as someone who is cool with the U last.

 

Not sure what you mean.  What would a loafer with "Vass styling" look like?  And how does your affinity for the U last illuminate the degree to which this loafer reflects "Vass styling"?  You're not one of those types who thinks that nothing but a double sole Budapeter on the Peter last is a "real" Vass. are you?

 

I think that's a really handsome loafer.  If it were a style that fit me well, I'd go for it.

post #19986 of 20266
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I'm not a loafer guy at all, but DAMN! :slayer:

 

 

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   I'm loafer central and seconding that emotion

post #19987 of 20266
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My issue with those loafers is they look like something Vass made at a client's request, rather than something with Vass styling. And I say that as someone who is cool with the U last.

I'm also curious as to what this means. It doesn't strike me as a particularly garish/tacky makeup at all.
post #19988 of 20266

he possibly thought the strap is a little hinky   personally, I would lose the strap across the instep and take it as is

                                                                            that's a good looking shoe.

post #19989 of 20266
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I'm also curious as to what this means. It doesn't strike me as a particularly garish/tacky makeup at all.

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Originally Posted by SoGent View Post

he possibly thought the strap is a little hinky

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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

You're not one of those types who thinks that nothing but a double sole Budapeter on the Peter last is a "real" Vass. are you?

In hindsight my response may have been a bit sniffy. I'm not a Vass purist (Budapester and nothing else) hence my comment on the U last, but I do think it's possible to push Vass' styling beyond where it should be via MTO. As @SoGent said, the contrasting strap is probably the deal breaker.
post #19990 of 20266

^^^ One has a contrasting strap, one does not.  I get that everyone is entitled to their subjective preference, and not everyone will like a given style.  I just don't understand the assertion that the styling of this loafer is 'beyond where it should be' for Vass - particularly absent any articulation as to why.  I mean, contrasting elements are hardly un-Vass.  Have you seen my triple-Cognac spectators with goyzer stitching?  But hey, you are more than entitled to your view.  I think it's a great addition to the lineup.

post #19991 of 20266
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   I'm loafer central and seconding that emotion

I like it. I've never been a big loafer fan myself, but this, this I like.
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New Boots!
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^^^ Sweet!
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Below are a couple of pairs of Vass MTO shoes that I got made with the help @jokb (Since i am lousy photographer, I thought I’d post the pictures I got from @jokb as they are much better than any pictures I could have ever taken myself)

 

Special mentions to @jokb and to Vass: 

 

It took a couple of iterations to get the shoes built on the U last made according to specifications. 

 

Many thanks to @jokb for persevering and to Vass for making the shoes according to specifications without any “ifs”, “buts” or any questions asked.

 

I am very pleased with the result!

 

 


Edited by cypi2 - 10/5/16 at 6:58pm
post #19995 of 20266

Very nice.  What is the combo on the second pair - navy and grey museum?

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