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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. wurger

    wurger Well-Known Member

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    Yes, Vass does recommend taking the same size for F, U, and K lastes
     
  2. rc121

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    It really boils down to the shape of your own feet. Personally, I have ample toe room in my H width F last where I feel I could easily go to U last in the same size in that regard. My issue is instep width/girth is tight in my size on f last. So technically if K last has more room in the instep, I could see actually going up a .5 size for F last compared to K.
     
  3. sstomcat

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    Brave man posting a photo of black oxfords with khakis.
     
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    yes Sir, funky day in the office.
     
  6. RogerP

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    I take the same size in K, U and F.
     
  7. agedashidofu

    agedashidofu Well-Known Member

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    What I am really interested to know is sizing on the loafer in U last. Should you size down 0.5 from your regular oxford U last?

    Have been putting this off forever because loafer sizing has to be perfect
     
  8. JubeiSpiegel

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    So, with a little stretching, it has improved the fit, so at least I can see them as being wearable in the future. It's not something I want to have to do again, and so I will give up on the U last. I will stick with GG for my chiseled last needs :)

    I don't know if I should even bother to give the F last a try. I feel like I would have to order a 45 H width just to be safe, but don't feel like blowing money on another failed attempt.

    Damn, and I really wanted VASS to work for me...
     
  9. NAMOR

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    so are ya going to muscle through? they wearable? i will say they look really good for chiseled last. better than G&G tg73 G width tbh. Really impressed how well Vass can maintain the proportion of their italian lasts in wide fitting. would have guessed your u-last pair was f width at most
     
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  10. RogerP

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    Agree completely - that is a seriously sleek-looking shoe for a wide fitting. Beautiful proportions. I hope they work out for you, Jubei.
     
  11. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Well-Known Member

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    Well considering they were not wearable at first, don't know if they succeeded with the proportions :)
    Keep in mind their F width is not a wide, but a medium for VASS. So this was an extra wide at H width ( just like a G width from GG).

    It was nice to finally see a pair in person though, nicely made pair of shoes. They feel solid but surprisingly light weight. Leather was as supple as any box calf i have ever felt, and the sole treatment on their Italian lasts are quite slick...
     
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  12. jazzsol

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    A lot of us wish we could be as lucky.
     
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  13. NAMOR

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    this might work with different widths
     
  14. RogerP

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    Works for me with standard widths across the board.
     
  15. NAMOR

    NAMOR Well-Known Member

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    you have feet of the gods! you bastard and you also have good taste in shoes
     
  16. RogerP

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  17. AJL

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    U last didn't work for me, but F did, rather nicely. Plenty of room in the forefoot, compared to U. YMMV though.
     
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    What is their standard width? E or F? If I request f width isn't that a hair wider than e?
     
  19. chogall

    chogall Well-Known Member

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    Vass standard is F.
     
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    gyasih Well-Known Member

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