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post #5416 of 11891
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Originally Posted by Fiddler View Post

 

If you have to ask...

 

I wouldn't bother with paying a premium. I'd just contact Vass directly.

 

Asking because I'll be in Budapest next month. Honestly not an expert, but seeing as I'll be there and all the hype around Vass, decided I would check it out and I need some new shoes for interviews/work,etc.

post #5417 of 11891
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Originally Posted by aspasp View Post

Asking because I'll be in Budapest next month. Honestly not an expert, but seeing as I'll be there and all the hype around Vass, decided I would check it out and I need some new shoes for interviews/work,etc.

I personally will go for the Old English II in the F-last.They are very business appropriate.

Good luck on your trip, I'm sure you will bring back a few beautifull pairs icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif My advice is, bring cash when you visit the shop, you will be pleasantly suprised.
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post #5419 of 11891
As far as I know that's the "Alt Englisch" = "Old English" = "Old English I"
http://www.vass-cipo.hu/Den/Modellek_08_Olasz/Modell_08_062_Kicsi.html
while the following is OEII, which can also be had without broguering
http://www.vass-cipo.hu/Den/Modellek_08_Olasz/Modell_08_065_Kicsi.html
post #5420 of 11891
Yup,i agree with Louis smile.gif
post #5421 of 11891
aspasp, I had a look at the OP for you.

This is the OEII with broguering

and the black one is it without

Both on the U instead of the recommended F last though.

I think they are all beautiful shoes, just decide which one you like the most.
post #5422 of 11891

Wow, thanks for the help, they all look beautiful...damn. Is their Old English II without broguering shown on their website?

 

Also, a question what is the difference between the two lasts and why the F last is recommended?


Edited by aspasp - 1/22/13 at 2:24am
post #5423 of 11891
Both are made by the same person: last maker Ugolini from Florence (Hence the U and F last).

The U last is a narrow and more elongated last with a square toe.

The F last is a medium width (definitely not a wide fitting last, but medium width at most) last with rounded toe.

For the U last it is recommended to size up a half size from your standard European size. For a cap toe shoe, to be worn for business, I would also recommend the F. It is a classic, versatile last that oozes classic.
post #5424 of 11891
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Originally Posted by terrorsquad View Post


 Calf is USD530 while cordovan is approximately USD600. So most people looking for a bargain would feel these are very steep prices smile.gif

 

Holy crap.....I reckon I got a bargain from Vass then.

post #5425 of 11891
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Originally Posted by aspasp View Post

 

Asking because I'll be in Budapest next month. Honestly not an expert, but seeing as I'll be there and all the hype around Vass, decided I would check it out and I need some new shoes for interviews/work,etc.

 

I wouldn't limit your search to just Old English....there's a lot more...it depends if you like to dress conservatively or show a little flair. I also love Vass 3 eyelet derby and the Italian Oxford with adelaide brogueing. Keep an open mind. You're one of the lucky ones who gets to see them in the flesh and try before buying. 

post #5426 of 11891
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Originally Posted by Fiddler View Post

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Originally Posted by terrorsquad View Post


 Calf is USD530 while cordovan is approximately USD600. So most people looking for a bargain would feel these are very steep prices smile.gif

 

Holy crap.....I reckon I got a bargain from Vass then.

 

I paid a little over $500 AUD all up for a pair on the F Last, I can't imagine the USD amount would be that much less?

post #5427 of 11891
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Originally Posted by Tombrone View Post

Both are made by the same person: last maker Ugolini from Florence (Hence the U and F last).

The U last is a narrow and more elongated last with a square toe.

The F last is a medium width (definitely not a wide fitting last, but medium width at most) last with rounded toe.

For the U last it is recommended to size up a half size from your standard European size. For a cap toe shoe, to be worn for business, I would also recommend the F. It is a classic, versatile last that oozes classic.


More correctly, Ugolini is a bespoke shoemaker with a long history of doing trunk shows in Japan. He developed the lasts in cooperation with Isetan Japan. Isetan wanted to do a RTW line, something that Ugolini was not interested in. Isetan tapped Vass to produce the shoes and Ugolini worked with Vass to ensure a workable product . Kalman Berta, produces the lasts for Vass.
post #5428 of 11891
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Originally Posted by gyasih View Post

How does Vass' suede compare to other top tier makers? Thanks

I am going to quote myself in hopes of an answer. Also, should I get the same size in suede as I do leather? I ask because suede usually stretches more. Thanks
Edited by gyasih - 1/22/13 at 10:11am
post #5429 of 11891
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Originally Posted by Louis XIV View Post

 

Wow! Is that oxblood?

 

EDIT: bracing for imminent color vision fail. shog[1].gif

post #5430 of 11891
It's not my shoe, I think you should contact luk-cha because it's either his or he has handled it for somebody else.
I am not much of a Vass expert, but seem to be one of the rare members on this forum who uses the "100 posts per page" option and thus happily dig out pictures from the thread to help others with their questions regarding different styles.
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