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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. billsayers

    billsayers Well-Known Member

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    I bought a couple of pairs from Ascot Shoes (based out of England) and Notch (based out of Belgium).
    With Ascot Shoes, I bought models they already had in stock so I received my pairs within a week. With Notch, my pair had to be special ordered so it took roughly 7 weeks for me to receive them; he takes payment after the shoes are made and just before he ships them so one should not worry about the wait.
    Both are highly recommended as they were excellent to deal with great communication and shipment. I live in Southern California and did not get charged customs duties on any of the pairs delivered.
     
  2. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Well-Known Member

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    So what's the difference between these lasts?

    3636
    P2 (new Peter?)
    P3 (new Peter/3636??)
    F

    I'm going to get an alt wien, but the 3636's look blobby/gunboat-ish online, and I don't want them to look blobby.

    So what're the differences between these lasts, and which would you recommend for the alt wien?
     
  3. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Well-Known Member

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    Quote:P2 or F last for the Alt Wein...
     
  4. Concordia

    Concordia Well-Known Member

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    I have the Alt Wien in P3 and 3636. While neither is a disaster, they're not especially flattered by the toe-cap which emphasizes width while reducing apparent length.


    If you fit the F, that is the safest bet. Otherwise, I'd look first at Norweger or Budapester models.

    Some of this may be size-specific, BTW. A few of the lasts tend to be a little ungainly if they're taken out of their sweet spot. I wear a 45.
     
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  5. NAMOR

    NAMOR Well-Known Member

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    great observations, concordia
     
  6. terradilavoro

    terradilavoro Well-Known Member

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    I'm in love - latest aquisition Vass two tone Oxfords

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    cheerio
    Joachim
     
  7. dddrees

    dddrees Well-Known Member

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    Hmm, those look vaguely familiar.[​IMG]


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    Congrats.
     
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  8. terradilavoro

    terradilavoro Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Dan. Guess yours are build on the F-Last. Wear in good health. cheerio Joachim
     
  9. dddrees

    dddrees Well-Known Member

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    Thank you sir, and you as well.

    That's correct, mine are on the F-Last.


    Cheers,

    Dan
     
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  10. tchoy

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    Old English Oxford in cognac, chose 1.5 sole it's more dressier and elegant imho.



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  11. Concordia

    Concordia Well-Known Member

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    F?

    And is that 1.5 all the way through, or does it taper to single at the waist?
     
  12. tchoy

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    Yes F last G fitting and it's tapered to single.
     
  13. Ilovelobbs

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    Quote:ThinkDerm, These 2 are trial pairs with this maker - I'll find out the end result in about 2/3 months time. Given the maker a £600 deposit and they sent me a couple of pics of the shoes in progress....getting excited.....
     
  14. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Well-Known Member

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    Quote:Wow...Wow......Wow....... First Dan now Joachim...this model really caught my attention... But big question is U, K or F???
     
  15. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Well-Known Member

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    Quote:Very nice Tchoy.........same colour as my wholecut
     
  16. NAMOR

    NAMOR Well-Known Member

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    looks fantastic considering g width
     
  17. Concordia

    Concordia Well-Known Member

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    How does the fit compare with P2 for you?
     
  18. Concordia

    Concordia Well-Known Member

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    Those cockroach-killers have got to be Us.
     
  19. dddrees

    dddrees Well-Known Member

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    Mine is on the F Last. I figured based on what I found from my research I was safer with an F, even though they initially advertised them on eBay on the K Last. Ascott shoes is now also advertising them on the F Last. Ascott will get them on whatever Last you request them on.
     
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  20. tchoy

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    Thanks guys!
     

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