^^^^ Yeah baby!
VASS and Epaulet MTO & Group Buy Thread - Page 11
These are size 44.5D in 3636 last. I'm typically a 10.5EEE in the AE 5 last.
I would say the 3636 may very possibly work for you.
Haha, I agonized over this issue for a long time before ordering. The elusive size issue.
All I can say is that I do not understand the Vass sizing conversion, but certainly do not believe it to be "standard" (i.e. 44.5 = 11.5). To cite a few examples from the boards here: One guy typically wears a 12D and wears a 45.5-46D in Vass, and another who wears an 11E and wears a 45 in Vass. All I can say is the 44.5 seems to fit me pretty well, in a perfect world I might be a 44E, but it does not appear to be a huge deal. I have tried on Allen Edmonds locally in a size 11.5 and found them to be much to big (i.e. heel slip), but do not have the same issue with my Vass.
This thread might be helpful: http://www.styleforum.net/t/43405/vass-shoe-sizing
If you are debating ordering from them, Mr. Kuti is extremely helpful. I sent him my foot tracings and measurements and he recommended a size to try. I was sent a size 45, which was too big, but he graciously took back the shoes and had another pair made for me in a size 44.5, which fit much better.
The more I see those DMs the more I like them. Mike asked about Goyser stitch, so I'll vote no on the DMs. Might look good on a different model, but I don't think the Goyser stitch would suit the monks as well as it would an Alt Wien or something like that.
I'm still not 100% sure on sizing, so I'd have to really nail that down before I can commit I an $1150 (gulp) shoe. I'm thinking the equivalent of a 12C (which is one width up from my Barrie size). What would that be in Vass sizing? 45.5E?
In case you guys haven't seen what dropped today, juust wanted to toss them up in here!
Also, as a reminder for anyone who could have missed it:
The event will be held at our Manhattan store on
And as a special incentive, if you purchase a pair of VASS MTO shoes during this event, you may take 15% off any other items bought at the same time (which includes sale merchandise but does not include special order/made to order merchandise). If you cannot make it to our store, then no worries, we can take your order over the phone and the discount on any other merchandise purchased will still apply.
We hope to see you there!
VASS Made To Order Event
Epaulet Manhattan: 144 Orchard Street, NY, NY 10002
Gotcha, wrote you back. We can certainly hook that up for you!
We'll get our first group buys rolling tomorrow. It's confirmed that museum calf is going to return, so we can offer those makeups in both Gold (the medium brown) and Dark Brown. Here's leather swatches for the two of them. I can also do a six-unit run in Antique Cognac Cordovan - although shoes only, not boots.
Museum Calf Gold
Museum Calf Brown
We've got a bunch of guys interested in the Gold Museum Calf F-Last Double Monk, so I'm thinking that we should go ahead with that for style number one. We're totally open for the second shape, and there's been a lot of great ideas bounced around.