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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. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Well-Known Member

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    I really like how the Budapest last makes up in a loafer. Unfortunately the pair I received recently are either a 1/2 size or a width too small. I'm going to try them again though. And when I get the size right, ostrich may well be in the cards.
     
  2. kashmir

    kashmir Well-Known Member

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    chukkas other than in u last.. i have yet to witness them.
     
  3. Concordia

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    Did you get the lasts of each of the Norwegers? That would be an interesting exhibit.

    Also, are the shell Budapesters deliberately 2-tone, or is that natural variation?

    The soles-- straight single/double, or is there some intermediate width?
     
  4. stmaier

    stmaier Well-Known Member

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    for those of you wondering about current stock of cordovan at Vass:

    In stock now: Black, Bordeaux, Whiskey and Antic Cognac

    Coming in July: Cognac, Cigar, and Saddle
     
  5. BeSpiffington

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    stmaier, thanks for the awesome news about Vass shell color availability. It's always nice to get up on a Saturday morning and find out there are so many options.
     
  6. stmaier

    stmaier Well-Known Member

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    Rezső at Vass has been a pleasure to communicate with...always get an answer in a day or two...eagerly awaiting my MTO to confirm sizing and already have a couple of other in mind...
     
  7. BeSpiffington

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    stmaier, is there an easy, fool proof, or best way to determine Vass sizing? I have pretty much worn an EU45 equivalent in a standard D width since Ronald Reagan was getting his horoscope read in the Oval Office.
     
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  8. stmaier

    stmaier Well-Known Member

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    Not sure yet...I told Reszo my sizes in other shoes and he recommended a 45.5 in the New Peter last...I will have confirmation in about two weeks...

    It was also extremely helpful that NAMOR is the same size as I am and I was able to get some help from him...
     
  9. FrankCowperwood

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    I have a 45 in the New Peter as an 11D US. Does that help? Happy to try to answer questions on this here or via PM.
     
  10. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Well-Known Member

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    For those who wear UK6, do you do a 39 or 39.5 on the U?
     
  11. BeSpiffington

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    FrCpw, yes that size reference gives me a great deal of information. I measure as an US11.5D. If I'm within half a size, give or take a little, I usually order a couple of different sized shoes. Thanks.
     
  12. stmaier

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    Did you hear back from them on this? I really like the EG Nevis (essentially the boot version of the Dover) and am wondering if Vass can make something similar.
     
  13. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Well-Known Member

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    Quote:No can do from Vass - Plan B was to find someone in Northampton who could make me a pair of Dover. Managed to persuade a friend of a friend - and WIP...pics to come shortly...the uppers are being stitched as we speak...
     
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  14. stmaier

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    Interesting, just heard back from Rezso and he said it should not be a problem. I even included pics of the Nevis with close ups of the stitching...wondering if they have something else in mind....

    Was it hand stitching they could not do? Want to make sure I know what I may be receiving if I go ahead with an order based on the email saying it would not be a problem...
     
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  15. Bonggoy

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    If I am not mistaken, most if not all of those Norwergers are on P2 last. The boots are U last.
     
  16. Ilovelobbs

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    Quote:My original query was over 12 months ago..and I jogged their memory before Xmas..but no news.... Maybe they have re-hired the same person that used to do this stitching.....would be good to see Vass making this to compete with the EG Nevis/Dover & JL Chambard model.
     
  17. stmaier

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    Thanks...I may give it a go then...
     
  18. NAMOR

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    Ilovelobbs, why not just purchase a boot from a shoemaker you've mentioned
     
  19. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Well-Known Member

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    Quote:Which picture did you send to Vass for your sample shoe? Because they do make something similar, but it isn't the same (can't explain unless I have a picture of the other pair) Will try to dig out.
     
  20. stmaier

    stmaier Well-Known Member

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    They have the Osloer...which is almost like the Alden NST...protruded stitch...

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    These are the pics I sent over

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    The very close up is actually a EG for RLPL from a couple of years ago
     

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