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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. Medwed

    Medwed Well-Known Member

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    I personally would advise to size at least half-size down in EU size. VASS is currently using new lasts and all their shoes (by their own admission) fit wider and longer. I found it necessary to go half a size down and into Narrow width. VASS U-last used to fit me like a glove, now ....
    Since this is your first time ordering from them I would do what I did first time around: find the dress shoes in your wardrobe that fit you the best, then measure outsole length and width, pass those measurements to Vass via e-mail and take their suggestion on the size. It will not be precise, but it will be much better than just guessing your EU shoe size.
     
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  2. Concordia

    Concordia Well-Known Member

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    When did this start, and for what lasts do they offer different widths?
     
  3. CHRK33

    CHRK33 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks; please do let me know how you find the U last. However, I thought you said to size down 1/2 in your original post. Would I be taking the same size in U and F lasts?



    Thanks for the suggestion. I have a pair of whole cut Ferragamo Tramezzas that fit beautifully, so I can take measurements in those and see what Vass suggests.
     
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  4. VRaivio

    VRaivio Well-Known Member

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    The blue pair has an excellent shade. Any idea of the tannery?
     
  5. rikod

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    That is if your feet have the characteristics I described, I will be trying the same size as the F, but some people have to size up for the U. I will let you know when I try it.

    Very good suggestion by medwed.
     
  6. CHRK33

    CHRK33 Well-Known Member

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    So in trying to come up with my makeup for my first pair of Vass', I have come up with the following specifications for this model (whose name I still don't know):

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    Antique cognac leather (with Italian polish - if possible)
    Medium brown suede (open to other suggestions of a better complementary color - haven't seen all the available suede colors)
    F last (seems like I would be a 43.5)
    antique sole edge and welt
    Double sole with sunken metal toe and heel taps
    Medallion (need to figure out what is available)

    Any expert advice is appreciated re: other available options or tweaks that you wish you had know when you first started out with Vass. Or any thoughts generally?

    Thanks in advance for everyone's ongoing help.
     
  7. Mr. Pink

    Mr. Pink Well-Known Member

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    My question as well
     
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  8. TheTukker

    TheTukker Well-Known Member

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    Not sure, but the pic seems to be double sole going to single sole.
     
  9. rikod

    rikod Well-Known Member

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  10. Incitatus

    Incitatus Active Member

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    Looks more like 6125 to me, not antique cognac. I own both colours myself.
     
  11. rikod

    rikod Well-Known Member

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    +1
     
  12. CHRK33

    CHRK33 Well-Known Member

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    Should clarify that those specs are my choices. Not meant to replicate the shoe exactly. Just my spin on the style.
     
  13. rikod

    rikod Well-Known Member

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    ...
     
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  14. sstomcat

    sstomcat Well-Known Member

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    Posted in the A-H thread as well..

    Felt like clicking few snaps today...

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  15. Sir F

    Sir F Well-Known Member

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    Nice shoes and nice shine :)
     
  16. sstomcat

    sstomcat Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Sir F. Cordovan does shine well with some off the shelf products..
     
  17. Gdot

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    GAWSP! Don't make me revoke your SF membership! :rotflmao:
     
  18. mymil

    mymil Well-Known Member

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    Does it still count as porn if there are feet in them..? F last, cross-posted from Rock Your Socks. This pair has probably already made the rounds, since I'm the third owner, but still.
     
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  19. fritzl

    fritzl Well-Known Member

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    missed out on this, anyway.

    generally speaking, i definitely ignore all this fw.cking colour discussions. when you have a rounded out wardrobe, this isn't an issue, imo.

    none of my shoes has the same colour as the other and i change the shades on a regular basis. time to talk about edgier edges, imo.
     
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  20. Stirling

    Stirling Well-Known Member

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    Gosh [​IMG]
     

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