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The Ultimate Vass (Footwear) Thread (Pictures, reviews, sizing, etc...)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. RogerP

    RogerP Well-Known Member

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    Bonafe 946 has a severely cramped toe box. Also by definition a chiseled to will be lower than a round toe - that sloping topography is what makes it chiseled.

    Compare Vass F to, say EG 82. Both fairly sleek round toe lasts. Vass is not appreciably higher. And nobody says the 82 last has a high toe box.
     
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  2. peppercorn78

    peppercorn78 Well-Known Member

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    Oh I'm not challenging you, Roger! I'm definitely nowhere near as experienced as you are. Just relaying my own fit experiences. And sadly, I don't own any EG (yet). For my foot, the F and Alden TruBalance are the "deepest" lasts I own shoes on.

    However, I'm quite positive that my perception is affected both by my flatter than average feet and the fact that my two F last pairs are in H width. I think I read somewhere that Mr. Vass increases foot volume as well as X axis width with each increase in fitting magnitude.
     
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  3. deburn

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    So it looks like I'll be making a trip to Budapest in the near future! My wife's pretty cool, generally, but I didn't think she'd agree. This might be the strangest thing I've ever done, at least sober: travel thousands of miles to buy shoes :slayer: :D :lol:
     
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  4. stephenaf2003

    stephenaf2003 Well-Known Member

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    ...sounds pretty normal to me...lol.
    I'll be making my second trip end of year.
     
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  5. deburn

    deburn Well-Known Member

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    So the process is you schedule an appointment with Mr. Kuti and then will they measure your feet and make recommendations which last/s would be better for my feet?
     
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    stephenaf2003 Well-Known Member

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    Not sure about others, that's how it worked for me. I emailed with him a few months before.
     
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  7. stephenaf2003

    stephenaf2003 Well-Known Member

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    Beauties inbound from Mr Kuti
     
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  8. deburn

    deburn Well-Known Member

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    Those look great!
     
  9. stephenaf2003

    stephenaf2003 Well-Known Member

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    Was expecting a different color, but I really love this color. Can't wait to have them in my hands and see the color in person.
     
  10. peppercorn78

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    They'll look different in person, I'm sure. The showroom's lighting can be misleading.
     
  11. stephenaf2003

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    Yep, still it will be quite a distance from the reddish hue I was expecting.
     
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    Did you order the Tarnsjo grain Valway ala shoegazing.se?

    Mine had to be delayed because Tarnsjo had supplied unsuitable leather according to Vass standards, and so there was a delay in ordering another batch.

    I suspect this batch wasn't the chestnut that was used in the initial run of the Sarek, and Vass planned to dye the boots to chestnut once made up from the light tan the leather came as from the factory.

    I asked for mine unfinished, with the leather as-is from the factory and they look exactly like yours. I too was expecting a chestnut hue.

    I plan on trying to dye them chestnut over the summer, as I now have two tan boots!
     
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  13. stephenaf2003

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    Yes that was exactly what I was after. The other disappointment for me was I was after a more grained look, the photos give an appearance of almost like a full grain calf leather. I will give them a chance though. I'm hoping I will like them once they arrive.
     
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    Yikes - those don't look like grain at all on my monitor. They are very handsome boots, but sound very different indeed than what you were expecting.
     
  15. stephenaf2003

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    lol...yeah I've gotten a few boots from them and heard of the, "Vassisms," but this is my first experience with it. I think I like them though, I'll be there in December, so I I'll try again then and this time be face to face with Rezso. That should ensure success.
     
  16. bdavro23

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    Vass typically doesnt have grain leathers, other than the pebble grains. They will however make grain boot and shoes for runs with supplied leathers, so long as the leather meets minimum standards.
     
  17. stephenaf2003

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    This was a grain leather they did have, and were doing a special makeup with. Hopefully, Rezso and I can figure out if they have anymore of it left.
     
  18. Gentlemenclover

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    New delivery for me today.

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    GC
     
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    Very nice pair! F last?

    I'm considering ordering the same model but on the New Peter last. Do you guys think it would be sufficiently elegant despite the chunkier last?
     
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  20. Gentlemenclover

    Gentlemenclover Active Member

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    Thanks, Yes of course for the last F.
    In my opinion this model remains very elegant even in suede.
    I actually being another order on a black suede this time.

    Regards
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