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post #9736 of 20287
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Originally Posted by SoGent View Post
 

A few semi-crappy pics of the austerity wing boot on the U last

What I really want to say is how absolutely fantastic the fit is for my first try with them.

For me, the heel cupping & arch support rival St Crispin.

That's saying a lot coming from me, as I'm unremorsefully one of Crispin's biggest fanboys

 

Even though the dark brown color of the Vass is a little 'flat', the leather itself is fantastic

and will hopefully take to a good burnishing on the toe.  Fit pics to follow soon.


Beautiful boots...

post #9737 of 20287
^ what he said
post #9738 of 20287
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Originally Posted by Swede66 View Post

No, the suede shoes where not unlined.
Below a picture with the two F-lasts, both in size 41. Suede in standard width (F), calf in wide (G). Lacing fully closed on F-width and quite open in G-width.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

How bizarre.

All other things being equal (and assuming that each foot is roughly the same dimensions), the lacing on the G-width shoe should close more, as there is additional leather over the top of the shoe.

Sigh - yet more obstacles in the way of figuring out proper sizing in regard to Vass!
post #9739 of 20287
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

How bizarre.

All other things being equal (and assuming that each foot is roughly the same dimensions), the lacing on the G-width shoe should close more, as there is additional leather over the top of the shoe.

Sigh - yet more obstacles in the way of figuring out proper sizing in regard to Vass!
Indeed.
It looks the same if I change feet to put suede on right and calf on left.
Both are great shoes, but the sizing part is a bit confusing. Had the calf one's ordered in standard width at first but had them replaced due to width. Still in G width they are more narrow than the suede shoes.
post #9740 of 20287
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Originally Posted by stgrim View Post

Thank you! If it could be a side by side top-down pic with the F last, all the better; trying to decide between the 2 lasts you see.

Here you go.

post #9741 of 20287
That F last nod[1].gif
post #9742 of 20287
I must be getting old and stodgy or something, but I find my tastes leaning more toward sleek round toes than chiseled these days. Wasn't too long ago I thought the opposite.
post #9743 of 20287
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Originally Posted by tdude View Post

I must be getting old and stodgy or something, but I find my tastes leaning more toward sleek round toes than chiseled these days. Wasn't too long ago I thought the opposite.

I like the rain chiseled last from carmina, but something about the U last is too chiseled/elongated for me
post #9744 of 20287
I can't wait to do a comparison with the GG TG73 last, I love that last...
post #9745 of 20287
Don't have the 73 or the U. Do have rain and I like it. I like chiseled lasts. In my mind I should prefer them. Modern. Less old man ish. But every time I see a comparison photo between round and chiseled, I find my eye drawn to the round one.
post #9746 of 20287
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Originally Posted by tdude View Post

Don't have the 73 or the U. Do have rain and I like it. I like chiseled lasts. In my mind I should prefer them. Modern. Less old man ish. But every time I see a comparison photo between round and chiseled, I find my eye drawn to the round one.

 



I think the U is closer to Rain than the F. But hey - it's why they offer different lasts inthe first place - for different fits and aesthetic preferences.

My Vass are mostly U, but I like my two pairs of F last very well and wouldn't change them if I could. Same goes for my lone K last. I dig variety.
post #9747 of 20287
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

My Vass are mostly U, but I like my two pairs of F last very well and wouldn't change them if I could. Same goes for my lone K last. I dig variety.

What is the main difference between U and K? Would you mind taking a picture with them next to each other (right foot U-last + left foot K-last or something like that)?
post #9748 of 20287
The main difference - arguably the only difference - is in the toe box - K is narrower than U.

Normally I'd be happy to oblige with a pic, but my home computer is undergoing emergency surgery and it is a PITA to try to manage resizing and uploading photos with my phone.
post #9749 of 20287
Here is an old pic. Not the best angle, but the best I have access to right now. Left to right, K, F, U.

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post #9750 of 20287
^
What leather is your double monk? That is a great burgundy color...
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