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PSA. Ascot have some heavily discounted shoes in various styles and sizes. Lowest price I saw was £292 which AFAIK includes VAT!
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Old English II F Last Antique Cognac

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cracking shoes! i actually got something similar - did you add any polish to them? because they look a few shades lighter than your aus members post.

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cracking shoes! i actually got something similar - did you add any polish to them? because they look a few shades lighter than your aus members post.

Thanks for the comments guys!

 

The first picture does seem to bring out a strong orange tinge, it was taken on a sunny morning so that might have something to do with teh colour. iPhone cameras aren't one for tonal consistency, but i would see the colour as a suitable CBD shoe, at least for Sydney.  

 

No polish added as yet, they were box fresh on that day.

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Can somebody comment on Vass italian polish shoes?

It's basically shinning the heels and the front? I'm assuming the effects are temporary and would be gone after the first conditioning.

The pair of Vass I have which are Italian polish (they were a stock model, so not my choice) are noticeably shinier all over compared to my other pairs of Vass. Polishing them has reduced the differential but it's still noticeable. Unless you are someone who is drawn to binder or to cordovan for the shine / lustre I'd suggest getting the regular finish.
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Dear Gents,

How do you feel about getting a third party to topy your Vass Shoe? Does it throw the shoe off balance? Did you add just the forefoot or the heel as well? The local cobbler I have access to uses heel taps of exceedingly poor quality but does topy soles to a high standard. Only wanted to add metal taps to the front tip but seeing the quality of the materials they use poses this question.
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My pair has a shine only on the tip and the back of the shoes. I don't have a regular polish pair to compare and contrast. 

 

On another note, Vass shoes are so beautiful that it's going to be hard to not consider them before another shoemaker. 

 

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Hi all, I am thinking of ordering an old english ii in F last, and was wondering if I could get some feedback on the last. I have slightly wider feet. The UK8 capital last from loake fits me perfectly, but the UK8 meermin hiro is too tight for me, so I probably need a UK8.5 for the meermin hiro. Will the F last be suitable? I have been reading the shoe size guide and the info posted for the other members, and it appears that I should go for a 42. Is that correct? I prefer my shoes to be a little spacious at the toe box. 

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The F is a relatively generous last - I'm also on the wider side.  If standard "F" widths from Loake fit you, you should be good with a standard fit in the equivalent F last from Vass - 42 I would imagine.  But if you want to be sure and you do tend to prefer some wiggle room - and especially if the Hiro was small for you, then go for a 42G.  The last is long so don't size up, width up instead.

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Dear Gents,

How do you feel about getting a third party to topy your Vass Shoe? Does it throw the shoe off balance? Did you add just the forefoot or the heel as well? The local cobbler I have access to uses heel taps of exceedingly poor quality but does topy soles to a high standard. Only wanted to add metal taps to the front tip but seeing the quality of the materials they use poses this question.

Much of the hand-wringing we have seen of late on the forum on the issue of balance is so much of a tempest in a teapot, IMO.

I have had third party Topys pit on many shoes, including Vass. A good cobbler will take off a thin layer of the leather sole to both aid in adhesion and keep the original thickness the same.

An incompetent cobbler should never be allowed to touch your shoes.
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Originally Posted by stgrim View Post

Dear Gents,

How do you feel about getting a third party to topy your Vass Shoe? Does it throw the shoe off balance? Did you add just the forefoot or the heel as well? The local cobbler I have access to uses heel taps of exceedingly poor quality but does topy soles to a high standard. Only wanted to add metal taps to the front tip but seeing the quality of the materials they use poses this question.

 

I am also curious if anyone wore through their Vass-applied topy before. Since Vass nails the rubber layer to the toe tip, can replacing of the topy be done competently by regular cobblers?

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The F is a relatively generous last - I'm also on the wider side.  If standard "F" widths from Loake fit you, you should be good with a standard fit in the equivalent F last from Vass - 42 I would imagine.  But if you want to be sure and you do tend to prefer some wiggle room - and especially if the Hiro was small for you, then go for a 42G.  The last is long so don't size up, width up instead.

 

Thanks for the information mimo!

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Was that the only deviation from what you specified?

a couple other details but im not going to mention it to them. they got the meat of the mto correct
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Received my first pair last week (Congac Scotch Grain Norweger from NMWA). I assume Safire Renoventeur is an acceptable conditioner. When I actually give these a polish what would someone recommend in terms of colors or brands? I currently have a number of blacks and color 8 cordovan but really nothing in this shade of brown.
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Wow. Super pair. F last ? Which colour, dark cognac?
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Received my first pair last week (Congac Scotch Grain Norweger from NMWA). I assume Safire Renoventeur is an acceptable conditioner. When I actually give these a polish what would someone recommend in terms of colors or brands? I currently have a number of blacks and color 8 cordovan but really nothing in this shade of brown.

I use Saphir Light brown. You can also use colonil Tan
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