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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. Jazzmenco

    Jazzmenco Well-Known Member

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    No streching on those??. They look to me too narrow in the ball, low and high instep.

    low and high instep? ¿Qué quieres decir con eso
     
  2. StockwellDay

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  3. jazzsol

    jazzsol Well-Known Member

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    Nice shoes. What color is that?
     
  4. StockwellDay

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    Thanks; dark brown museum and brown scotch grain
     
  5. jazzsol

    jazzsol Well-Known Member

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    StockWellDay, I suppose your new shoe is on the U last. What is the style number of the shoe on Vass site?
     
  6. StockwellDay

    StockwellDay Well-Known Member

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    I guess model 65? It's the Old English II on U Last.
     
  7. Zapasman

    Zapasman Well-Known Member

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    B (low) and C (High)

    Lo entiendes ahora?.
     
  8. Jazzmenco

    Jazzmenco Well-Known Member

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    Si, muy bueno. Y es verdad!
     
  9. DWFII

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    For what it's worth, I also use a high and low instep.

    "D" is what we call the "short heel."

    "C" is the "high instep" although not taken at quite such an angle and running over the "root of the fifth."

    The "low instep"...not shown on the diagram, by my definition...would be running over the middle cuneiform and one "section" (Sabbage) forward of the high instep..

    The waist...roughly the same as B...just behind the medial and lateral joint.--"A" on the diagram.

    Not many shoemakers use either the short heel or the high instep...or perhaps I should say they don't use two instep girths. Nor do they use a long heel measurement, although I find them all very useful--more data equals a better fit, IMO.

    I suspect these are measurements more appropriate for pull on boots...I'm guessing Bestetti recognizes them, as well

    edited for punctuation and clarity

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  10. Zapasman

    Zapasman Well-Known Member

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    Hi DW, the PDF sheet for foot mesurements in your webpage it helped me very much (I was thinking to place you an order, lol). I was not sure how to mesure the ball until I read it. Many tutorials are completly wrong about the issue. Thanks for clarifications.
     
  11. DWFII

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    :fonz:


    If they are tutorials associated with specific shoemakers, they're not really wrong (although never as good as having the maker, himself, make the measurements). Each maker measures feet according to his own way of doing things--where and how tight to place or pull the tape is very idiosyncratic.

    If they are just general tutorials, then they're not much use to anyone.
     
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  12. Shouldaville

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    Intense lighting, but the new dark brown museum looks great. Be sure to give us a natural light shot tomorrow.
     
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  13. NAMOR

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    details on the green pair?
     
  14. Zapasman

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    If you are asking for details about the Osloer Green Boot: P2 , Olive Green Calf, 360º goyser in natural stiching color, rubber taps, double leather sole. I have received them yesterday.

    I would use this color only for casual boots but never for shoes. Very happy with the experiment

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  15. OzzyJones

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    Like those a lot, Zapasman!
     
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    Love the Jolly Green Giant boots. Seriously cool.
     
  18. Zapasman

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    Thanks RogerP. Although, here are my favs.

    Alt Wien 3636. Top-notch.

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  20. ktown

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    How long does it take Notch to respond? I sent him money and am waiting on confirmation that he has it and my order has been placed. It's been 1 week...
     

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