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post #2956 of 20236
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Originally Posted by rikod View Post

Ok, it looked like a full size bigger and in a wide width, it was specially wider, a fat mess. That's what I remember, I had to call and ask if the shoe was made in a wide width instead of a regular. even with a thick insole wasn't wearable. Maybe it was just a mistake and the shoe was made in a different size than the number inside the shoe and the box. I just sold the damn thing and eat the loss ( I did disclosure the real aprox size by the way)

many thanks.
post #2957 of 20236
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My Second Pair

Cognac U-Lasted Weymouth/Italian Oxford with U-Cap, seamless back, double to single JR sole, beveled waist (standard on double to single), rubber toe/heel caps, Shell Cordovan with shoe trees. Size 44. Price HUF 15,000 delivered

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very nice post and thanks for sharing. Nice shoes as well except:
It could be me but I just dont get the double sole to single thing..does this enhance the aesthitics ?Looks to me like a ladies shoes..IMO
post #2958 of 20236
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It could be me but I just dont get the double sole to single thing..does this enhance the aesthitics ?Looks to me like a ladies shoes..IMO

no. i have yet to see a vass which has done it right.
post #2959 of 20236
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Originally Posted by sstomcat View Post

very nice post and thanks for sharing. Nice shoes as well except:
It could be me but I just dont get the double sole to single thing..does this enhance the aesthitics ?Looks to me like a ladies shoes..IMO

It's one of those things that seems to look better in person than in photographs. I was always weary of it until I actually had one in my hands where it adds a nice subdued flare to the look of the shoe. Of course it will also make the sole even more durable and last longer. I could be wrong, but I think the tapering makes the break-in period shorter unlike full double-leather soles that can be a bit painful the first few wears.
post #2960 of 20236
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

I could be wrong, but I think the tapering makes the break-in period shorter unlike full double-leather soles that can be a bit painful the first few wears.

i cannot imagine this.
post #2961 of 20236
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

i cannot imagine this.

As I said, I could be wrong. :^)
post #2962 of 20236
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

As I said, I could be wrong. :^)

from my personal experience "thicker" soles wear more comfortable. fortunately my makers found the recipe which works best for me.
post #2963 of 20236
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Originally Posted by sstomcat View Post


very nice post and thanks for sharing. Nice shoes as well except:
It could be me but I just dont get the double sole to single thing..does this enhance the aesthitics ?Looks to me like a ladies shoes..IMO


These are going to be my more frequent wear pair of shoes so, as has been said, it makes it more durable, and easier just to replace the outsole leaving the midsole intact.

I also wanted the chunkier look for this more casual shoe. It really isn't hugely noticeable.

 

While I was waiting for my shoes I bought this book. Really excellent read by Vass detailing how his shoes are made. Really makes you appreciate how much work goes into them and a big reason why I bought them.

 

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post #2964 of 20236
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

from my personal experience "thicker" soles wear more comfortable.

+1
post #2965 of 20236
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

It's one of those things that seems to look better in person than in photographs. I was always weary of it until I actually had one in my hands where it adds a nice subdued flare to the look of the shoe. Of course it will also make the sole even more durable and last longer. I could be wrong, but I think the tapering makes the break-in period shorter unlike full double-leather soles that can be a bit painful the first few wears.

Could be for you, but for me it looks like a womens shoe more pronounced on the foot and tapering up to the heel.
post #2966 of 20236
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Originally Posted by Northampton Novice View Post

+1

amen
post #2967 of 20236
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Originally Posted by Mousem40 View Post



I also wanted the chunkier look for this more casual shoe. It really isn't hugely noticeable.

While I was waiting for my shoes I bought this book. Really excellent read by Vass detailing how his shoes are made. Really makes you appreciate how much work goes into them and a big reason why I bought them.

I have the book, excellent read.
In that case I'd have gone with full double sole, more comfortable, durable, and much more chunkier,,,oh well!
post #2968 of 20236
Was in polishing mood today....please excuse the hyped up Iphone 4S picture quality(no flash) biggrin.gif
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post #2969 of 20236
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Originally Posted by sstomcat View Post

very nice post and thanks for sharing....

+1; many thanks.
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Originally Posted by Northampton Novice View Post

+1

+2
post #2970 of 20236

Great shoes above, congrats.

 

nerd alert, Vass heel shapes-

 

l to r from top:  U last single sole, U double,

F single, F double,

P2 single, P2 double

 

and just for point of comparison EG Dover

 

Pointy lasts like U take a trapezoidal wedge shape tapering down in single, but AFAIK the rest are slightly assymetrical but identical

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