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post #6571 of 20286
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Originally Posted by tcideneb View Post

Hi, which Vass model would be the closet to JL city II shoes? Does anyone have pics of the Vass equivalent ( if there is one ) in museum brown equivalent? Thanks
The Old English plain model is very close-- you could probably specify it without the heel counter.
http://www.styleforum.net/t/244846/us-9d-vass-old-english-plain-u-last-oxblood-c-j-polo-darlton-shell-loafters
post #6572 of 20286
Speaking of OE plain, Saddle cordovan, U last






post #6573 of 20286
And something completely different, theresianer in blue calf, New Peter Last




My mistake was ordering this pair with a double sole, I think a single sole would look better
post #6574 of 20286
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

Dark Brown shell by Vass just maaayyyy be my favorite color of theirs.

AppleMark

Yes dark brown shell is great, what last?
post #6575 of 20286
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Originally Posted by Concordia View Post

The Old English plain model is very close-- you could probably specify it without the heel counter.
http://www.styleforum.net/t/244846/us-9d-vass-old-english-plain-u-last-oxblood-c-j-polo-darlton-shell-loafters

What's a heel counter?
post #6576 of 20286
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Originally Posted by rikod View Post

And something completely different, theresianer in blue calf, New Peter Last




My mistake was ordering this pair with a double sole, I think a single sole would look better

Great colour...very understated for navy.

post #6577 of 20286
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Originally Posted by tcideneb View Post

What's a heel counter?

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Originally Posted by rikod View Post


It is the laid-on heel cap, as you can see in this picture.
post #6578 of 20286
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Originally Posted by rikod View Post

And something completely different, theresianer in blue calf, New Peter Last




My mistake was ordering this pair with a double sole, I think a single sole would look better

 

This model is meant to be a double-sole one, right? Is the heel lifted off the horizontal plane?

 

I read that singe-sole models that are made on the double sole have the heels lifted at the front. I wonder if a double-sole model will be the opposite if made with a single sole.

post #6579 of 20286
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Speaking of OE plain, Saddle cordovan, U last







Lovely.
post #6580 of 20286
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Originally Posted by Silence View Post

 

This model is meant to be a double-sole one, right? Is the heel lifted off the horizontal plane?

 

I read that singe-sole models that are made on the double sole have the heels lifted at the front. I wonder if a double-sole model will be the opposite if made with a single sole.

 

The problem to which you refer is the "HAF" sole or two-into-one, where there is a double sole on the front of the foot that is skived away into a single sole over the waist, giving a more elegant, tapered look.  With a full double sole, the extra layer extends all the way to the heel, so there is balance with the extra layer on the forefoot.  But with the two-into-one, the double layer on the forefoot ceases before the waist and does not extend over the the heel, leaving the heel and sole slightly out of kilter.  But if you ask, they will put an extra layer on the heel to compensate.  I guess the reason they don't as a matter of course is aesthetic - as the sole in the waist area next to the heel is single, the heel looks taller if they add a layer.  But they should.

 

Anyway, the point is that this is irrelevant to the full double sole, which should be perfectly in balance.  It's just a matter then of what you like.

post #6581 of 20286
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Originally Posted by rikod View Post

Yes dark brown shell is great, what last?

3636 which fits very well when the left shoe is 44 and the right 43.5. Definitely a shorter last, but very comfortable.
post #6582 of 20286
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Here
is a link to a pdf that is marginally better than the website. You can mix/match and just about do whatever from what I've seen. 

thank you
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

So... I have something coming from Vass.... it weighs 3.3 pounds, but I don't know what it is... any ideas? biggrin.gif

sick, post pics once u get it biggrin.gif
post #6583 of 20286
Saddle Shell on the Budapest Last from the new batch in outdoor natural light. At first the color was a bit mundane, but I added some Venetian polish and a touch of Mahogany Saphir which made them more classic Chestnut. Really like the way that turned out. Spring is here so time for Chestnut colored shoes!

AppleMark
post #6584 of 20286
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Originally Posted by tcideneb View Post

Hi, which Vass model would be the closet to JL city II shoes? Does anyone have pics of the Vass equivalent ( if there is one ) in museum brown equivalent? Thanks

Old English plain without heel counter with a single leather sole in black calf on the F last




rikod should be able to share a lot more.
post #6585 of 20286
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

3636 which fits very well when the left shoe is 44 and the right 43.5. Definitely a shorter last, but very comfortable.

So you get one shoe in 44 and the other in 43.5? icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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