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post #7846 of 20222
For a frame of reference, what is vass' normal width lettering? E or F?
post #7847 of 20222
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Originally Posted by WiredandTired View Post

For a frame of reference, what is vass' normal width lettering? E or F?

 

F is their standard width. You can order E (narrow) or G (wide), and also H (very wide), but the last they don't recommend on some lasts since the proportions change too much.

post #7848 of 20222
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

 

Wouldn't touch anything navy; its a #menswear fad like those camouflage fabric blogger short blazers back in '08.  The only acceptable navy shoes are navy suede drivers.

 

 

I couldn't disagree more. I wouldn't make navy my first choice for a quality dress shoe, but find it a very stylish addition to an estalished rotation of more traditional colours. My navy wholecuts (not Vass) have become my go-to shoe when donning a navy blazer and grey trousers.
post #7849 of 20222
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Wouldn't touch anything navy; its a #menswear fad like those camouflage fabric blogger short blazers back in '08.  The only acceptable navy shoes are navy suede drivers.

OE2 is great, oxblood and black both works well.  I would skip the Italian Oxford since the adelaide pattern by Vass is already goofy.  Not sure how French oxford would look since there's no toe pattern weighing down on the balmoral line; and being a new pattern, how it will look stretched to a wide/G or double wide/F fitting.

Black will always look good with mid to dark colored suits in shades of gray and navy.


I realise that acceptable shoe colours can be affected by a person's location and by the type of work that they do, but interestingly enough, my father owned a pair of navy shoes in London and then in Australia in the 1950s and 1960s.

They were a very conservative design, being just a plain captoe balmoral.

When I was a teenager and shopping for some "proper" shoes in the 1990s, my father told me about how he had a pair of navy shoes when he was younger and, at the time, I was revolted - I thought that men's shoes should only ever be black and brown (and dark brown, at that!).

Dad disagreed - he said that a pair of dark navy shoes went very well with a navy suit, just as a pair of black shoes went very well with a dark charcoal suit. From the way that he explained, back when he bought his navy shoes in London in the 1950s, it wasn't exactly a widespread colour, but neither was it unheard of or only limited to dandies.

I just couldn't conceive of it at the time but now I'm much more open to the idea of a conservatively-styled pair of navy shoes.
post #7850 of 20222
well that navy has to be super dark I assume?
post #7851 of 20222
Journeyman - interesting perspective - thanks for sharing.
post #7852 of 20222
Some new suede Vass for the Fall...the Chukkas on the P2 last and the high boots on the 3636 last.



post #7853 of 20222
And here are some Chukkas from a friend on the P2 last. Impressive.



post #7854 of 20222

wonder if vass can do something like this....in museum calf (if they get any more that is)

(picture is form Ovadia&sons.....very similar to jermyn 3)

post #7855 of 20222
^ Can't hurt to ask!
post #7856 of 20222
Gentlemen, does anybody have photos of a Vass derby, either Budapest or plain toe with a 270 or 360 goyser welt, that would get a convert to handmade shoes excited about the possibility of acquiring a pair?
post #7857 of 20222
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Some new suede Vass for the Fall...the Chukkas on the P2 last and the high boots on the 3636 last. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



Both look very nice. Is the suede dark brown? I see a green tint, but figure that may be the indoor lighting. Enjoy!
post #7858 of 20222
so now that you've helped me settle on the OE II in oxblood, time to figure out sizing. I'm an 8 EEE in pretty much all Allen Edmonds. When I emailed Rezso, he said a 44 was equal to a UK 10, so I assume that would mean a 41 would be a UK 7/US 8. But other charts show a 41 as a US 8.5. My original plan had been to get a 41G until I found out they could do an H.

So can anyone help with the sizing, as it seems I could be either a 40H, 40.5H or 41H?
post #7859 of 20222
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Originally Posted by rc121 View Post

so now that you've helped me settle on the OE II in oxblood, time to figure out sizing. I'm an 8 EEE in pretty much all Allen Edmonds. When I emailed Rezso, he said a 44 was equal to a UK 10, so I assume that would mean a 41 would be a UK 7/US 8. But other charts show a 41 as a US 8.5. My original plan had been to get a 41G until I found out they could do an H.

So can anyone help with the sizing, as it seems I could be either a 40H, 40.5H or 41H?

Hey rc121

 

I did an MTOs for my friends who wear 7UK wide and he got 40.5G (wide) on U last. He wears it a little snug but told me it was a good fit.

Hope that helps. Cheers

post #7860 of 20222
I got a 43 and I'm a 9uk 10d us
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