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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. Enthusiasm

    Enthusiasm Well-Known Member

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    Well the thing is it was a really confusing experience. I have the feet of a duck, my toes are extremely wide, yet my heel is slim. The P2 on half a size smaller felt better around the toe, and both felt too loose in the heel. The issue is the P2 was a soft wholecut whilst the F was a sturdy adelaide. I have no idea as to what to do...
     
  2. VRaivio

    VRaivio Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone bought sharkskin shuus from Vass? I've been waiting for them to restock some Jaws hides, but it seems like a forever project so far.
     
  3. RogerP

    RogerP Well-Known Member

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    I'll confuse you further - I take a half size down in P2 compared with F.
     
  4. Shouldaville

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    If a little more casual is ok, maybe look for one with a goyser welt. My 43 P2 with goyser has more room/width in the toe box than the 43 without it.
     
  5. Enthusiasm

    Enthusiasm Well-Known Member

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    Of course you do. :D Might I ask how your feet are shaped?


    I'm looking more for something all-purpose, so both formal and casual shoes to use the last.
     
  6. RogerP

    RogerP Well-Known Member

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    Wide-ish forefoot, tall-ish instep, standard heel, slender toes.

    I take the same size in F and U where others need a half size up in the latter due to the narrower toe box.

    The P2 is easily the most generous-fitting Vass last that I have personally tried.
     
  7. Enthusiasm

    Enthusiasm Well-Known Member

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    Thank you. I'm considering simply going for a 43 P2 with some slimming of the heel and instep. I hope it will be enough over the toes.
     
  8. NewStart

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    Hi guys,

    I have been following this thread for a while and getting addicted to Vass more and more. I came across this pair on Ebay, would this be a good starting point ?
    The seller seems to have 20% off for these at the moment.


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  9. RogerP

    RogerP Well-Known Member

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    I think the oxblood / Bordeaux combo is awesome. Whether they are a good start for you, I have no idea. If you have a solid rotation with quality basics, a slightly dandified pair like this make an excellent choice.
     
  10. NewStart

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    Thank @RogerP my current rotation allows me to wear each pair every two weeks. Eventhough, I have to admit that my G&G Cherry St James have more favorable treatments, and get used more often.

    I can see this pair offers strong competition for the St James as a Friday wear.

    Can someone help me to identify the last of this pair? It does not seem to be mentioned in the listing.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/400288321752?_trksid=p2060778.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT
     
  11. RogerP

    RogerP Well-Known Member

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    It's either U or K - and I'm leaning towards the latter. Email Ascot and ask them.
     
  12. OzzyJones

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    I'm soooo looking forward to my V caps now after seeing that colour combo
     
  13. pinkpanther

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    You should be, it is very nice. :nodding:
     
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  14. OzzyJones

    OzzyJones Well-Known Member

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    Do you have yours?
     
  15. pinkpanther

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    Yes.

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  16. RogerP

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    So nice.
     
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  17. Shouldaville

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    P2 Cigar shell lwb. The combo of Vass, New Peter and longwing doesn't sound all that sleek, but compared to others...very nice.

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  18. VRaivio

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    Please note that Ascot shoes' prices are higher than what Vass charges for direct orders. If you order by email from Vass, their pairs start at around 400 euros. With the pound as strong as ever, you'll make a bargain by avoiding Ascot. Then again, you could order from Ascot just to gauge your best size and then return the pair. These are my savvy two cents (or pence).
     
  19. NewStart

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    oh @VRaivio , you saved me. Thanks a lot for this. I just decided to pull the trigger tonight.

    Based on what I read here, I am pretty confident about the sizing - Should I just email Vass directly through this
     
  20. RogerP

    RogerP Well-Known Member

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    Quote:I would not choose to take advantage of a retailer in this fashion, nor would I recommend that others do so. Ascot are good peeps.
     
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