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post #16 of 38
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Originally Posted by alliswell View Post
Really? It seems rounder and less shaped than the 82. I'd like to see what Vass could put up against the Dover on the 82.

Your Dover on the 82's were quite nice. On some models and sizes the 82 seems fine. But most of the time to my eye it seems a bit too tube like for me. The F-last seems to be a happy medium betwee the 202 and 82.
post #17 of 38
ditto to OP: a very clean Balmoral in rare shell FTW a.k.a. the EG Gladstone
post #18 of 38
Thread Starter 
How did my question about what calf Vass shoes get into a discussion about EG lasts? I think what Vox said is essentially what I'm going for. I was hoping for more technical details along the lines of what he mentioned (suggestions on the sole etc.).

FWIW, the EGs I'm planning will be something along the lines of the EG Oundle/RLPL Grant, but with a tweak or two, but that's outside of the context of this discussion.
post #19 of 38
My only Vass MTO purchase was for an Oxblood calf. Its quite nice & I like it

At times I can pair it with brown suits too as their is a hue of brown to it...thus I found this Oxblood to be more versatile than I had originally planned
post #20 of 38
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post
Those Adelaides are sweeeeeet...F-last, I presume? I've become quite enamored with that last recently. It has excellent balance. It seems to be what the 82 wishes it could be.

D it is better than the 82, it is a very clean classic last not too sleek and not too stumpy - IMO it is the best round toed last out there
post #21 of 38
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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post
I've decided to try out a Vass and with kolecho placing an order soon, the time just seems right. I'm set on a very classic balmoral captoe with no medallion in a dark brown on the F last. Stylistically I want to keep a couple of things including the double to single sole taper. I want this to be my go to brown shoe but keep a little of the Vass trademarks. I'll probably add metal toe taps, but beyond that, I'm at a loss. I ask the forum to help me decide the following: 1) Type of captoe...punched or not? A tiny bit of pizzaz can't go out of style right? 2) Sizing...I decided against the U last since C&J took care of me with the 348. FWIW, I'm a Brannock 10.5C, a 9.5E UK in the C&J 348 and 240, 10D in the RL Darlton, etc. Basically somewhere between a US 10D and a slightly narrow US 10.5. My guess is 44 in the F? 3) Color. I want something dark brown, so no cognac, oxblood etc. There's always 'dark brown' itself. I'm looking at just calf for this shoe.
I am US 10.5 and I wear 43.5 in F last, so I think your F last size should be 43 or 43.5, 44 is definitely too big for you. Have you also considered ankle boots or high boots?
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
For you, I suggest an Adelaide, like the one on the right, but with a punch cap instead of the floating medallion: - B
Do you store all your shoes at the office? Have your colleagues walked in on you taking pictures of tableful of shoes?
post #22 of 38
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Originally Posted by von Rothbart View Post
I am US 10.5 and I wear 43.5 in F last, so I think your F last size should be 43 or 43.5, 44 is definitely too big for you. Have you also considered ankle boots or high boots?

+1
post #23 of 38
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
...their regular oxfords are nice but I don't think as special.


- B

classic is the word you are looking for...
post #24 of 38
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Originally Posted by walneal View Post
ditto

to OP:
a very clean Balmoral in rare shell FTW
a.k.a. the EG Gladstone

Or the Beaulieu?

EG MTO Beaulieu, #8 Shell Cordovan, 808 Last



post #25 of 38
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Originally Posted by aportnoy View Post
Or the Beaulieu?

EG MTO Beaulieu, #8 Shell Cordovan, 808 Last



vass blows them out of the water... ...easily.

back to topic
post #26 of 38
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post
vass blows them out of the water... ...easily.

back to topic

Like these??

post #27 of 38
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Originally Posted by aportnoy View Post
Like these??
yep, but the op is looking for f-last adelaides. c'mon, iirc, you have a bunch of them. i don't post paprika here either, just because, i feel it would be inappropriate...
post #28 of 38
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the suggestions all. I've been in contact with Leong a bit and I'm set on the Adelaide in a punch cap/no medallion double JR sole to single at the waist taper with metal toe taps on the F last in a 43.5 (I love incoherent run-ons). The last question perplexes me a tiny bit. Dark brown, bordeaux, or oxblood? As a staple shoe, I want to lean towards dark brown calf. I have a couple of shells at the moment...should I do it again here? The leather choice is all I have left.
post #29 of 38
staple = dark brown i am absolutely smitten with those wholecuts that bigbris posted
post #30 of 38
Dark brown is very nice. Just lighter than dark chocolate.
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