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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. Ruhl

    Ruhl New Member

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    Sorry for the quality. I took this pictures with my Iphone.

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  2. RogerP

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    Nothing much wrong with the pics - just tighten up the laces next time - looks cleaner. The shoes are gorgeous. Do you have other pairs of Vass that you could compare fit?
     
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  3. OzzyJones

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    Those are great @Ruhl! The toecap looks pretty long; might be a concern for people with a dislike for creasing forward of the seam
     
  4. ino68

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    Great shots @Ruhl !

    Any chance of a direct top down shot (ie the wearer's perspective?)

    S last does seem like a longer style shoe, whereas the English squared toe style seems much shorter and 'compact' (ala G&G, AS).
     
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  5. DonRaphael

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    Yeah, so this post convinced me to buy terrorsquad's pair he had up for sale. Can't wait to receive it. I'm not sure they will fit though. I currently own a pair on the F-last in size 41,5. Not to happy with the fit, as it feels a tad roomy and is thus up for sale at B&S. Terrorsquad's pair is 0,5 size smaller. Hopefully it won't be to small.
     
  6. Concordia

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    This is worth pinning. A very nice addition to their site. Now if they had direct side-by-side comparisons of same-sized lasts, maybe over graph paper...
     
  7. striker

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    Ascot shoes has a few pics on their facebook giving an idea of how a last might look, not always side to side but valuable nonetheless. S last on the left, K on the right.
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    And the supposedly elongated S last against another crowd favorite from G&G.
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  8. teoky

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    That's a nice pair of shoes. Hope that they fits you well. Show pictures when you received them!
     
  9. DonRaphael

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    Thanks. Sure will do!
     
  10. Shouldaville

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    Some office Vass...remove one letter and could be an HR issue.

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  11. striker

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    What color is this shell cordovan? Technically, you are not wrong if you remove that one letter.
     
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  12. Shouldaville

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    Cigar. It's pretty dark (similar to recent Alden batches), but has some nice color variation. The cigar shoe I have is much lighter.
     
  13. Keal19

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    Anyone who wears a 41 in the U last, I've got a couple of pairs of BNIB for sale, navy austerity brogue and a dark brown cap toe - give me a shout if you want any more details and photos!
     
  14. RogerP

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    Awesome shell.
     
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  15. papercut

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    Hey guys, would be great if someone could offer me sizing advise for the U last!

    My sizes in other brands.

    Carmina:
    Simpson UK8.5
    Uetam UK8

    C&J: 348 UK8

    edit: forgot to add in Simpson sizing.
     
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  16. OzzyJones

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    +1.
     
  18. dreamspace

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    I had a pair in U-last size 10. They were unfortunately too narrow, and I got blisters on both toes after first wear...but my god were they beautiful and well made. Any lasts that could fit me? I'd need at least one "size" wider.
     
  19. rc121

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    So get a U last in a wider width?
     
  20. hazwanazani

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    An update on my pair of plain OEII.

    I've had this pair for about 2 months now. I wear it roughly once a week or once in two weeks, so not that much because I rarely wear formal clothes. I did find the shoes stiff in the beginning and it still is a bit even now. I think the thicker soles are not fully broken in yet. The leather, however, is very good, not as buttery as Edward Green but still easy to polish. I really like this pair because even though the soles are a bit stiff, they feel more substantial and more stable when you're walking. I didn't have any problems with creasing on the cap toes and frankly, I don't mind them at all. The welt on Vass shoes are also slightly thicker but that's what gives it its style and unless you're a size 5, it wouldn't look disproportionate. Quite happy with it. This pair is for life.

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