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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. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Well-Known Member

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    I'm a bit all over the map with sizing. Essentially I'm a 10.5+ with slightly narrow width in US sizing. I wear a 10/10.5 D on the EG 888 which are snug, but just doable. I wear a 44 on the U last and a 43.5 on the F last, P2 last and Budapest last. Hope that helps!
     
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  2. aj_del

    aj_del Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, David. I am a standard 10.5 in US shoes, but will order 44 in F last since I like to wear an insole for arch support these days.
     
  3. luk-cha

    luk-cha Well-Known Member

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    aj - welcome mate
     
  4. Slewfoot

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    My pleasure. I originally ordered a 44 in the F last and it was definitely too big even with an insole. If you're a slightly wider than normal width it may work for you though. Keep in mind that while most of the British makers only use half sock linings Vass uses full sock linings so there is a touch more support already.
     
  5. aj_del

    aj_del Well-Known Member

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    Thanks again David.

    I guess I have to take a chance w.r.t. my size the first time. I usually wear a 9.5UK in most shoes and 10UK in most boots, so I guess I am a largish 9.5 UK. So I am thinking of going with 44 this time. I can easily go with 43.5. Maybe I will go with 43.5 since suede is 'supposed' to stretch.

    Maybe I should just flip a coin ...
     
  6. Slewfoot

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    I'm guessing (guessing being the key word) that a 43.5 would be the better fit. On the C&J 348 last I'm right in between a 9.5K and 10K (neither fits perfectly) and the 43.5 F last is the best fitting RTW last I've encountered.
     
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  7. Achillus

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    Just try it. If not return.
     
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  8. Slewfoot

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    If it's a MTO then I don't think you can return it unless one specifically checks with them and hears otherwise.
     
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  9. TheTukker

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    FWIW, I wear a C&J 9E (last 337) and am pleased with a 43.5 on the U last.
     
  10. SpooPoker

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    Has there ever been another shoe brand with as much confusion to fit as Vass? I think out of the 2270 posts in this thread, 1800 are fit questions.
     
  11. Slewfoot

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    Probably not, but the main reason is that there's no where for anyone to try them on unlike the major English brands. Not all of them, but most you can find a store somewhere that carries them.
     
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    I'm agreeing with David on this: I'm a UK 9.5 in most brands and lasts, and I have plenty of room in all Vass lasts. In fact a couple yrs ago I bought a P2 suede blucher in UK 9 because it was available on Ebay - which is half a size smaller than I usually get - and altho it was a bit tight for the first few wears I just wear slightly thinner socks and it's a good fit. I'm wearing them today and they fit like a glove. Very comfortable. I think this is because the suede has stretched slightly, as suede is wont to do. If you buy the UK10 suede chukka it may stretch beyond comfortable to 'loose'.
     
  13. aj_del

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    Thanks Pliny, Lonneker, David and luk-cha.

    Spoo - I don't find it so difficult. I have no access to trying any of SF approved shoes in India so went through same process with CJ. Bought and returned/sold 3 pairs. I am quite confident that 43.5 or 44 would fit me. I will order 43.5 this time as members have advised and will see how it works out
     
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    Its not just you - I went through the same thing. Its rather the conflict of options that I was talking about.
     
  15. luk-cha

    luk-cha Well-Known Member

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    welcome i am glad to be of help to a fellow Vass fan :slayer:
     
  16. Parker

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    Vass teaser and spam. F-last captoe chelsea in Antique Cognac with a single sole.

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    parker - like the single sole
     
  19. Slewfoot

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    Vass Theresianer boot on the F last in 43.5 in Cognac Scotch Grain. Killer stuff and amazing fit. I actually like how even though I asked for a beveled waist it's more subtle than most which goes well with the boot. That being said I might be willing to sell them to re-order with a different last and sole as that's just where my mind is a bit more these days. If anyone's interested click the link in my signature. Since they fit so well I'm completely fine to keep them otherwise.

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  20. gshen

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    A real shame that those don't fit, Parker.. I ordered the exact same pair in Oxblood, cant wait :slayer:
     

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