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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. NAMOR

    NAMOR Well-Known Member

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    Budapester boot
     
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  2. wurger

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    How did you go? vass take a bit of wearing in, but heel lock is excellent.
     
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    NAMOR Well-Known Member

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    after tweaking the fit, u last is the best fitting vass last. heel is snug, ball of foot is also snug but not tight. Just wish the toe wasnt so pronounce. i think eg 888 has the best square toe
     
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    gyasih Well-Known Member

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    Anyone has the U-last made wider? I am having horrible pinky toe crush on mine and don't think I need to size up.
     
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    chogall Well-Known Member

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    Don't even think about it. Just give up the last or go bespoke at Ugolini or other Italian makers.

    A wider width means the ball width will be wider. Due to the shape of the last, the width increase at the toe box will only be a small fraction of the width increase at the ball.
     
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    As we've discussed, the 40 has the best fit; heel is snug, width is at the right spot, and length works well. The problem has always been the instep which is still too high on the standard U.
    On my end of the size spectrum it works well. Did you alter the fit while you were in the store? I decided on an ankle boot hoping that the higher closure around the ankle will work better. Here is what I got: Dark brown museum [​IMG]
     
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    I had mine made in U Last G Width. Fit is pretty good. It was an Oxblood Chukka. Looks sleek too.
    Ankle Boot looks amazing. :slayer:
     
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    Odd I/O Well-Known Member

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    How did you tweak the fit? Or did you visit Vass in person to take advantage of their semi-bespoke service?
     
  9. gyasih

    gyasih Well-Known Member

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    Badsha and Chogall, thanks for the advice.

    Badsha, could you post a pick at your convenience?

    Thanks
     
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    I width up. Ball width good. Toe box still too narrow. Ended up stretching it. Still snug but no pain. If I width up any more it's gonna be to wide for my heels.

    If it's cap toe, cordovan, exotic leathers, good luck. Those have much less give to stretching.
     
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    Michael Ay329 Well-Known Member

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    The steel eyelets really complete the boot...good call on your part NAMOR
     
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    Those are gorgeous and are on my list of must have
     
  13. gyasih

    gyasih Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Chogall.

    It is these
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    I tried on the u last in person so I knew they would only fit as a blucher and if I could make the left shoe a touch wider When I ordered through email I told Kuti to make left boot 2mm wider and the fit is superb. Can't distinguish left is bigger Drdppr those chukkas look great what is the verdict?
     
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    @ThinkDerm

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  16. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, the thing is that Vass hand last their normal calf leather very hard, much harder than your normal RTW shoe. It's essentially a good thing, makes it keep the shape better etc. if you hand last you have better precision, with machines you don't pull it that tight since it's harder to get it correct, and easier to damage the leather.

    When it comes to cordovan and also suede, you can't stretch it as much as regular calf, so Vass pull them much looser. The difference between them is bigger than in factory made shoes.

    Same differences with other brands who hand last, like Antonio Meccariello for example.
     
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    Sure, I can try to do it Monday.
     
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    nice!

    3-6 mafia
     
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  20. ThinkDerm

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    abandon the last. this last does not fit you
     

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