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post #3046 of 12335
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Originally Posted by Son Of Saphir View Post

small detail is the fun. nod[1].gif
small detail = fun
very small detail = more fun
very very small detail = best fun. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
no.

salude
post #3047 of 12335
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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post




It's not subtle.  First is a burgundy.  second is muddy red.



Thanks couldn't really see the difference in the pictures.Infact I changed my order and switched from antique Cognac to 6125 for the Budapester in Budapest last..

What say?
post #3048 of 12335
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Originally Posted by sstomcat View Post

not trying to be smart or intrusive....
did you study your feet?
did you look at the finer points, heel, metatarsal, instep, arch etc?
did you study the vass last?
did you study what type of sole, heel, height is best for you?
did you ask questions "many" to knowledeable members and more importantly to Rezso?
be patient and make your choices, wait few days and again revisit your choices? and then when you are satisfied to the best extent possible pull the trigger with the agreement if it doesn't fit it goes back?
"Due dilligence" Sir.
I did all the above and I see no reason if a novice like me can do, everyone else can as well.
cheers!

Knowing your own feet is good. I make my own lasts and know the exact measurements of my feet at numerous places but there is still some missing info that you are guessing at which observing will not help you one bit at. That missing info is the measurement of the last that Vass (or any other maker) is using and to make matters worse the last being used is certainly evolving and being replaced every so often.
Vass uses wooden lasts that will change size with humidity if Vass doesn't work in a year round conditioned environment (steady conditioned environments are not likely given what I know of europe in terms of energy costs and habits). So the last changes size slightly and as it is used it slowly loses a bit of its volume as it gets dropped/banged and knife strokes slowly remove a bit of the surface and the nails no longer hold the upper as securely because the nailing area is getting mangled up with use. Most other RTW makers are using Plastic lasts which perform better in this regard (stability to moisture change, resistence to impact, nail area wear)

For instance my right foot has a girth of 22.5 cm at ball, 24cm at the bony protrusion of instep and 23.5 cm in between. My heel measures 5.1 cm wide, my heal to ball is 19.5 cm and the circumference from heel extremity to bony protrusion on instep is 37.5 cm. Any idea of these measurements on the U last (which I would like to get). The answer is very likely NO even though on observation I can see that the shape of the U last will be generally a good match for my feet.

Its all trial and area no matter what anyone says if the last measurements and measurement location are not given. If you get it right the first time = luck
post #3049 of 12335
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Originally Posted by Xenon View Post

If you get it right the first time = luck
not sure why you say that?
post #3050 of 12335
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Originally Posted by Xenon View Post

Knowing your own feet is good. I make my own lasts and know the exact measurements of my feet at numerous places but there is still some missing info that you are guessing at which observing will not help you one bit at. That missing info is the measurement of the last that Vass (or any other maker) is using and to make matters worse the last being used is certainly evolving and being replaced every so often.
Vass uses wooden lasts that will change size with humidity if Vass doesn't work in a year round conditioned environment (steady conditioned environments are not likely given what I know of europe in terms of energy costs and habits). So the last changes size slightly and as it is used it slowly loses a bit of its volume as it gets dropped/banged and knife strokes slowly remove a bit of the surface and the nails no longer hold the upper as securely because the nailing area is getting mangled up with use. Most other RTW makers are using Plastic lasts which perform better in this regard (stability to moisture change, resistence to impact, nail area wear)
For instance my right foot has a girth of 22.5 cm at ball, 24cm at the bony protrusion of instep and 23.5 cm in between. My heel measures 5.1 cm wide, my heal to ball is 19.5 cm and the circumference from heel extremity to bony protrusion on instep is 37.5 cm. Any idea of these measurements on the U last (which I would like to get). The answer is very likely NO even though on observation I can see that the shape of the U last will be generally a good match for my feet.
Its all trial and area no matter what anyone says if the last measurements and measurement location are not given. If you get it right the first time = luck

You cant fix lasts for Vass. Let them take care of what they are supposed to and I'm sure they knw their stuff pretty darn well. You give your measurements and let them figure out . Again, I say its not be a true bespoke but it seems there is a conflict of expectations.
post #3051 of 12335
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Originally Posted by sstomcat View Post

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Originally Posted by coolpapa View Post

I made this mistake with Vass and regret it. These shoes are beautiful and well made, but they are not cheap and buying them without trying them, particularly given all the last choices and variability, is a mistake. At least it was for me. I tried to talk to as many people as possible and draw comparisons with other makers to make as informed a decision as possible, but in the end it didn't work out for me.

not trying to be smart or intrusive....

did you study your feet?
did you look at the finer points, heel, metatarsal, instep, arch etc?
did you study the vass last?
did you study what type of sole, heel, height is best for you?
did you ask questions "many" to knowledeable members and more importantly to Rezso?

be patient and make your choices, wait few days and again revisit your choices? and then when you are satisfied to the best extent possible pull the trigger with the agreement if it doesn't fit it goes back?

"Due dilligence" Sir.

I did all the above and I see no reason if a novice like me can do, everyone else can as well.
cheers!

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post #3052 of 12335
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Originally Posted by Xenon View Post

Knowing your own feet is good. I make my own lasts and know the exact measurements of my feet at numerous places but there is still some missing info that you are guessing at which observing will not help you one bit at. That missing info is the measurement of the last that Vass (or any other maker) is using and to make matters worse the last being used is certainly evolving and being replaced every so often.
Vass uses wooden lasts that will change size with humidity if Vass doesn't work in a year round conditioned environment (steady conditioned environments are not likely given what I know of europe in terms of energy costs and habits). So the last changes size slightly and as it is used it slowly loses a bit of its volume as it gets dropped/banged and knife strokes slowly remove a bit of the surface and the nails no longer hold the upper as securely because the nailing area is getting mangled up with use. Most other RTW makers are using Plastic lasts which perform better in this regard (stability to moisture change, resistence to impact, nail area wear)
For instance my right foot has a girth of 22.5 cm at ball, 24cm at the bony protrusion of instep and 23.5 cm in between. My heel measures 5.1 cm wide, my heal to ball is 19.5 cm and the circumference from heel extremity to bony protrusion on instep is 37.5 cm. Any idea of these measurements on the U last (which I would like to get). The answer is very likely NO even though on observation I can see that the shape of the U last will be generally a good match for my feet.
Its all trial and area no matter what anyone says if the last measurements and measurement location are not given. If you get it right the first time = luck

Common sense at last. nod[1].gif
Good post.
lt easy for amateur to make issue simple,
but professional know it more complicated.
post #3053 of 12335
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

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i don't get your reaction. almoast fping back...
post #3054 of 12335
It's great that folks have their enthusiasms, but the piling on that goes on in this thread when anyone suggests that they've had a less than ideal experience with Vass is almost comical. One shouldn't need to be a podiatrist or cobbler to order a pair of shoes with a reasonable expectation that they'll fit. Especially if he already has a pair in the same size and last.
post #3055 of 12335
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

It's great that folks have their enthusiasms, but the piling on that goes on in this thread when anyone suggests that they've had a less than ideal experience with Vass is almost comical. One shouldn't need to be a podiatrist or cobbler to order a pair of shoes with a reasonable expectation that they'll fit. Especially if he already has a pair in the same size and last.

ah, ok.
post #3056 of 12335
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Especially if he already has a pair in the same size and last.

Doesn't need to have one.
post #3057 of 12335
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

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you have your opinion, so do I.
post #3058 of 12335

Anyone knows what colour this shoe is? http://guialomejordelmundo.com/imagenes/ct5/70457vass1_3.jpg I know it's an Old English Medalion model on an U-last, but not certain of the colour. I think it's beautiful.

post #3059 of 12335
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Originally Posted by DonRaphael View Post

Anyone knows what colour this shoe is? http://guialomejordelmundo.com/imagenes/ct5/70457vass1_3.jpg I know it's an Old English Medalion model on an U-last, but not certain of the colour. I think it's beautiful.

Burgundy, Vass may call it bordeaux
post #3060 of 12335
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Originally Posted by sstomcat View Post


Burgundy, Vass may call it bordeaux


Thank you. How is Bordeaux? More reddish or brownish? If anyone have seen the Vintage Rioja that G&G uses, how does Vass' Bordeaux compare to it?

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