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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. Pliny

    Pliny Well-Known Member

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    Some pictures...

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    good to see a new post, the seamless counter is a nice feature
     
  2. rioni

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    Does anyone have a picture of The old english plain U-last in Oxblood?
     
  3. Mr. Pink

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    Question for all the Vass experts: I have a high instep and a wide forefoot. G&G MH71 last in 11F is a perfect fit. Santoni FAMs and Tramezzas work well, but C&J 337 is just a bit too narrow, the instep not quite roomy enough. Will any of the Vass lasts work for me? I thought maybe an F or New Peter but then I read that the insteps were lower. Can one order different widths from Vass?
     
  4. Eustace

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    A few of mine that I was able to find with a quick search...

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    Italian Oxford (Sans Medallion), U Last, 6125 Cognac, Single Leather Sole
    Wholecut, U Last, Cognac, Single Leather Sole w/ Natural Edge Dressing
    Theresianer high boot w/ Medallion, Cognac Scotch Grain, F Last, Double Leather Sole
    U Cap, U Last, 6125 Cognac, Single Leather Sole
    Budapester, burgundy, F Last, Double Leather Sole

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    Vass Wholecut, Bordeaux Boxcalf, U Last

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    Vass Old English Semi Brogue Cap Toe F Last Dark Brown Suede
    Vass 3 eyelet London Derby U Last Dark Brown Shell Cordovan

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    Vass U Last Budapest Oxford in Medium Brown Suede
    Vass U Last Monk Starp with Medalion in Dark Brown Boxcalf
    Vass U Last Old English II in Oxblood Boxcalf
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    Vass U last old English dark brown suede
    Vass U last London Derby burgundy boxcalf
    Vass U last chukka boot brown shell cordovan
    Vass U last Oxford Medallion antic cognac
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    Worth a requote. Those London shell derbys and OE II Oxblood Boxcalf give me a broner.
     
  5. aon

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    Received this yesterday from margoandralph.com. The U-last is really gorgeous. I wear size 8.5UK in C&J 337. U-last in size 43 fits me well. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. badsha

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    ^^^^ Damn those are sweet. Did the shoes arrive shiny like that?
     
  7. aon

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    ^^^^ Damn those are sweet. Did the shoes arrive shiny like that?

    Thanks! I actually applied cream on them.
     
  8. forex

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    aon,the chukka boots look very nice,even though I am not fan of the U last. Great score.
     
  9. aon

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    aon,the chukka boots look very nice,even though I am not fan of the U last. Great score.

    Thanks. I realized though after a while that the U last is really pointy compared to the c&j 337. Next time I'll go for the F last.
     
  10. Mr. Moo

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    aon - fantastic.
     
  11. luk-cha

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  12. NotDickDiver

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    Although contrarian to the general feedback, in my opinion these shoes are extremely vulgar. I have no idea what would drive anyone, maybe apart from a circus director, to buy these shoes.
     
  13. Concordia

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    Question for all the Vass experts: I have a high instep and a wide forefoot. G&G MH71 last in 11F is a perfect fit. Santoni FAMs and Tramezzas work well, but C&J 337 is just a bit too narrow, the instep not quite roomy enough. Will any of the Vass lasts work for me? I thought maybe an F or New Peter but then I read that the insteps were lower. Can one order different widths from Vass?

    I'm not an expert, although I have been to their shop to try a few things, and bought 2 pair. And I have feet that could be vaguely described similarly to yours. High-ish instep, wide, with the maximum width pretty far forward. Or maybe I just have short toes.

    New Peter is a bit low in the instep. I did buy a pair of suede brogues in that last, but while they look nice, they fit a little too snugly-- like a pair of socks. Also, the arch is either a little too flat or too far forward for me.

    You may be best advised to start with 3636 and Budapest. Those fit me astonishingly well, although I do prefer the appearance of some of the others in their line. Anyway, they are wide in the forward part, and have enough on the instep for me.

    As far as I know, they won't do different widths although perhaps if you were to go there to be measured they could do a semi-bespoke fitting.

    I did once try a U-last pair at one of the AAAC shows. While it was astonishingly comfortable, giving great support and having enough width for the ball of my foot, the toe felt like it was 4 inches too long. Real cockroach-killer.
     
  14. Slewfoot

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    luck-cha - fantastic patina! Antique Cognac shell?
     
  15. gdl203

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    Although contrarian to the general feedback, in my opinion these shoes are extremely vulgar. I have no idea what would drive anyone, maybe apart from a circus director, to buy these shoes.

    Who said I wasn't a circus director?
     
  16. luk-cha

    luk-cha Well-Known Member

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    luk-cha - fantastic patina! Antique Cognac shell?

    yes they are AC shell, the pantina has not really developed as i have not really worn them enough for it to develop propper

    i find myself not really wearing my shell shoes at the minute, they are just not as comfy as my calf[​IMG]
     
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    Who said I wasn't a circus director?

    Have you thought about flat laces with those boots?
     
  18. Mr. Pink

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    I'm not an expert, although I have been to their shop to try a few things, and bought 2 pair. And I have feet that could be vaguely described similarly to yours. High-ish instep, wide, with the maximum width pretty far forward. Or maybe I just have short toes.

    New Peter is a bit low in the instep. I did buy a pair of suede brogues in that last, but while they look nice, they fit a little too snugly-- like a pair of socks. Also, the arch is either a little too flat or too far forward for me.

    You may be best advised to start with 3636 and Budapest. Those fit me astonishingly well, although I do prefer the appearance of some of the others in their line. Anyway, they are wide in the forward part, and have enough on the instep for me.

    As far as I know, they won't do different widths although perhaps if you were to go there to be measured they could do a semi-bespoke fitting.

    I did once try a U-last pair at one of the AAAC shows. While it was astonishingly comfortable, giving great support and having enough width for the ball of my foot, the toe felt like it was 4 inches too long. Real cockroach-killer.


    That's disappointing particularly about the New Peter last, and the 3636 just isn't what I was looking for. But, after reading this, I'm tempted to try the U-last which I had written off. While the widest part of my foot is at the ball, I definitely don't have short toes. Have you tried the F last?
     
  19. Slewfoot

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    yes they are AC shell, the pantina has not really developed as i have not really worn them enough for it to develop propper i find myself not really wearing my shell shoes at the minute, they are just not as comfy as my calf[​IMG]
    It's all about comfort! That is a spectacular shell color though. Still trying to figure out what I want for my AC shell. Leaning towards single strap monk. From there it depends on F or P2 last. Will finalize once I get both lasts in soon! :^)
     
  20. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus

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    How come anytime someone sells used Vass, its a 41 (im looking at you walneal and luk cha)? Never a 43.... [​IMG]
     

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