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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. NAMOR

    NAMOR Well-Known Member

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  2. Slickman

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    Anyone have a picture of the "berkeley" oxford on the P2 last? I'm trying to gauge which vass last (F or P2) is closer to this:

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    Funny you should ask as I love that pair of Manton's as well. I was considering the same thing, but at the end of the day Oxfords are tough on my left foot's higher instep. I went with the pair below and they are on the F last and work very well. Unless the P2 fits you better, I'd aim for the F as it's a bit more classic like these. I also went with a single sole which worked very well as opposed to my go-to double tapering to single.

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  4. Slickman

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    Both F and P2 fit great, I also found these, although they are clearly more F than P2:

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  5. hendrix

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    3 eyelet blucher on last similar to F.

    Now that's a man with taste.
     
  6. qbessi

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    Any online sellers? (not ascot!!). Based in UK.
     
  7. MalfordOfLondon

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    None that I know of. You could try calling Vass direct.

    Styleforum member "Kolecho" is a very good seller. Does a few orders a year if you wanted to place one with him. He's very helpful.

    There's also member "Trombone":

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/297851/...rand-new-with-lasted-shoe-trees-and-shoe-bags

    I've purchased shoes from him before (not via this forum) and he's very reasonable. I believe he can get hold of other models / sizes. Drop him a message.

    Hope that helps.
     
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  8. fritzl

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    fwiw, going direct one can benefit from the low HUF.
     
  9. MalfordOfLondon

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    For sure. Going direct is the way to go if possible. I've not tried for a year or so. Was quite difficult when I tried.

    Also Budapest is a great city. Perfect for a weekend break - a great excuse to order a couple of pairs.
     
  10. fritzl

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    exactly
     
  11. Mike147

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    Bring back the Schilling too!! Everything is weak versus Dollars these days (except Swiss) - You are seriously right about the HUF man... It can make a real impact on your purchases in Budapest
     
  12. hendrix

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    I'm so envious of you europeans
     
  13. chogall

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    men. weekend break @ budapest. u r making me jealous lol.
     
  14. fritzl

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    for how long?
     
  15. Mike147

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    Euro gets weaker versus USD - 1.1700 is next stop, then lower
     
  16. chogall

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    going to be for a long while. we deflated our currency from '01 to '08 and even more severely since '08. Euro has quite a long way to catch up.

    maybe its time for you to start another proxy service!
     
  17. aragon765

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    When in Budapest, buy Vass... First pair, not quite Budapesters, but double sole in Cognac on the 3636... We helped the local economy, 4 pairs for my brothers and I, plus the one pair my dad bought last Christmas!!

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    another? ...and a proxy for what?
     
  19. fritzl

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    we'll see. i don't think angie will agree, though :D
     

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