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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. Hole in sole

    Hole in sole New Member

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    I am in the understanding that when you order shoes in the style, color and last to your liking, it will not cost you extra? Or is this something from the past?
     
  2. aragon765

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    I would be interested in the answer to this question, as well as any pictures of the three piece shoe trees...
     
  3. fritzl

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    there's no real answer. for me it's more traditional. it's a horses for courses decision.

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  4. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure someone else with more experience can give you a better answer, but what I know is that when I ordered a pair of double monks a month ago I made my own specification-list with U-last, antique cognac, brass buckles without extra leather piece attaching them, rounded straps and single sole, and I paid the RTW price 420€. I'd also would like to know were the line goes for the MTO?
     
  5. TheTukker

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    Many thanks - very helpful.
     
  6. Lo Zingaro

    Lo Zingaro Active Member

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    As soon as I get home, I'll post one shot of my Antique Cognac, F Last, Old English II (Italian polish). I don't know why I once imagined Vass shoes to be heavy: this babies are feathers at my feet. :slayer:
     
  7. Knowledge is King

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    Any idea which last these are on? The photo angle is a little distorted but normally I can tell Vass lasts from photos. They look a little broad to be F Last but they look more shapely than some of the other 3636 photos I've seen. Somehow doesn't look like P2 either. I came across these on google images and there wasn't any info that came along with the pic.

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  8. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Well-Known Member

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    My first pair of Vass arrived today.

    The specifications:
    * U-last, size 44,5
    * Antique cognac
    * Brass buckles
    * Shorter rounded straps, buckles attached directly to shoe
    * Single sole

    Ordered directly from Vass, got wonderful service and prompt e-mail answers from Reszo Kuti. And for us europeans who don't have to fight extra FedEx-costs they came out pretty cheap (470 euros including trees and shipping). Very happy with them, truly great shoes and they fit well (I'm normally a size 10UK/44EU, so did the right choice to size up to 44,5).

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  9. Concordia

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    Perhaps a P2 in cordovan or some other stout stuff. Or a small 3636?
     
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  10. ncdobson

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    Beautiful! Great pix. Thanks.
     
  11. fritzl

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    lol wut
     
  12. Slewfoot

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    Sooooo consensus is that I would the same size on the 3636 last as the Budapest last, correct?

    I am the same size on the P2 and F and on the U a half size up from those two.
     
  13. jerrybrowne

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  14. NAMOR

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    mynd blown
     
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  15. fritzl

    fritzl Well-Known Member

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    one of the best norweger on the market. congrats
     
  16. Pliny

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    Which leather is this JB?
     
  17. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Well-Known Member

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    New Vass boots on the Budapest last in dark brown scotch grain. Thanks Kolecho! Apologies for the poor photos.

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  18. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Well-Known Member

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    They look like saddle shell and cigar shell. Awesome stuff.
     
  19. rikod

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    +1
     
  20. Knowledge is King

    Knowledge is King Well-Known Member

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    Came across this video and there is some decent Vass footage starting at ~1:40 and also at the end

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