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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. Shouldaville

    Shouldaville Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone. The adoption has been quite the process. There may have been a stress relieving shoe purchase here and there.
     
  2. OzzyJones

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    43 should do you
     
  3. RogerP

    RogerP Well-Known Member

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    Yep - probably splits the difference between a UK9 Rain and a UK9 Forest.
     
  4. partyof6

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    F last question: Is it normal to have a lot of 'height' in the toe box? The width of my austerity brogues feels about right especially in the waist. When I push down on the toes (where the wingtip is), however, there is a big gap/space between the shoe and the tops of my toes. I'm worried that this will cause irregular creasing.
     
  5. mimo

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    It might be Italian-inspired, but it's still a Hungarian last: roomy toe-box is normal, I think, and as long as it's right width-wise and holding your foot around the heel and instep, I don't see that that should be a problem.
     
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  6. chogall

    chogall Well-Known Member

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    If the arch fits good then there's nothing to worry about. Welcome to one of the most classic last.
     
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  7. partyof6

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    Thank you, gentlemen. Very much appreciate your feedback. The shoes hug my instep and heel quite comfortably, and the arch support is excellent. The latter was a welcomed surprise as I was under the assumption that that feature was only found in athletic footwear.

    I've never owned dress shoes that felt so comfortable straight out of the box. My other pairs (none of which are Vass) required a break-in period, so I was worried that this was too good to be true. Glad to hear that my anxiety was unwarranted and that I should just enjoy these.

    Cheers!
     
  8. wurger

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    Should enjoy the extra toe room while the shoe fits fine! Totally agree with Mimo and Chogall :)
     
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  10. florschubert

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    Thanks @OzzyJones and RogerP for the sizing advice
     
  11. wurger

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    Vass Budapest U last, Oxblood

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  12. JezeC

    JezeC Well-Known Member

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    1) Anybody has a side by side comparison of the F-last vs. New Peter Last? Are they similar?

    2) Does one take the same size in the the New Peter last and F-last?
     
  13. gyasih

    gyasih Well-Known Member

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    ^^ I wear the same size in both. Sorry I don't have comparison pics.
     
  14. sstomcat

    sstomcat Well-Known Member

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    This has been discussed so many times, search and you will have a plethora of information.

    This thread has lost all its charm and has morphed into a MTO and Sizing discussion,,,,sad.
     
  15. mebiuspower

    mebiuspower Well-Known Member

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    I took 43.5 on F and 42.5 on New Peter. New Peter is wider for sure.
     
  16. JezeC

    JezeC Well-Known Member

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    I'm assuming you meant 42.5 for both? Sizing down 2 sizes seem excessive?
     
  17. Concordia

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    I see on eBay that Ascot Shoes is selling some models on the "New Budapest" last. WTF is that? P2 or P3, or is there some other model out there that nobody's heard of?
     
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  18. nosrep123

    nosrep123 Well-Known Member

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    What size am I in U last or K last?

    I wear:
    7.5US Alden Barrie
    8.0UK Carmina Forrest
    7.5UK Carmina Rain (very snug)
    8.5D Allen Edmonds 5 Last
     
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  19. europrep

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  20. Junior

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    Mid brown is a terrific suede shade. Very nice colour.
     
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