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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. bobbers

    bobbers Well-Known Member

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    The Vass are size 44. In my opinion I'm slightly wider than a US 11 E. Allen Edmonds 11E in the narrow lasts like the 5 and the 222 are too snug on me, but the roomier lasts can work for me.
     
  2. rc121

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    why not order a wider width in any of the other lasts?
     
  3. venividivicibj

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    There was a great picture on IG that made me want to buy a pair then I realized I have a single monk on order from them
     
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    Great question; would love to hear people's thoughts.
     
  7. Gavinband

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    Hi,

    I think it's nice! Admittedly mine is a leather shoe with some suede but nice to touch and a good colour.
     
  8. mimo

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    Good to great. The thing I noticed when I was in the shop was how much their stuff varies. To be clear, it's all good. But as a smaller maker, they do have erratic supply from various brokers and tanneries. When I was ordering, they had some fabulously hairy full-thickness "proper" suede there in most colours. People often remark on how their suede looks rougher than some others, but that's the real deal as far as I'm concerned. However, I noticed that the black suede they had was thinner with a shorter nap, and I liked it less. It was just a matter of availability.
     
  9. gdl203

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    Interestingly enough, it seems like the vast majority of customers prefer the flatter, thinner, shorter nap. We've even had a customer return a pair of suede shoes saying there was a quality issue with the suede (too thick of a nap!). It was a beautiful suede
     
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  10. mimo

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    Yes, I can see where you're coming from: the stuff I liked could be considered quite ragged, I suppose. But I liked how thick and fleshy it felt; a really lovely piece of full-grain leather whichever way round it was going to be used.
     
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  11. Nik Telford

    Nik Telford Well-Known Member

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    All this talk is making me excited for my suede longwings. They should be done in a couple of weeks still.
     
  12. RogerP

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    Quote:When it comes to suede I do like a reasonably thick, dense, plush nap. But I don't like the ragged shaggy dog look at all. I think that why some may prefer the shorter, thinner nap is that is tends to be more even throughout the shoe. But a thick EVEN nap is the cat's pajamas for me.
     
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  14. RogerP

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    Quote:Erm.... no thanks. But I would be happy to hear your summary of what you glean from the thread. Just to be clear, what I had expressed above was an expression of my personal aesthetic preference, not a pronouncement on comparative quality.
     
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    jajaja, I must leave right now for a wedding with my black OEII in my suitcase...next week!!. Have a nice weekend.[​IMG]
     
  16. bobbers

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    I found that when ordering a wider width in narrow lasts, the heel gets wider too and I start to get slippage; I think I suffer from wide feet but a comparatively normal heel.
     
  17. mimo

    mimo Well-Known Member

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    I am just the same. Time to look at MTM?!
     
  18. bobbers

    bobbers Well-Known Member

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    I asked the Vass salesperson about their custom option, to solve the wide foot/normal heel issue. She seemed to discourage me from it.

    But I did get an MTM pair from Attila a few blocks away. It should arrive next week, and I'll put pictures/impressions in the Attila thread.
     
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    Didn't you order a wide width? Did you find the heel to be too wide? My OEII have a very snug heel and they are an H width, much better than my wide width Carmina which got very sloppy in the heel.
     
  20. mimo

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    Depends on the last and the maker, but I mean in general it's an issue - wide forefoot. I have a wider G and now a wider F, and they're not bad - though the former is a little sloppy over the instep. P2 and Budapester are fine in normal width, though I like the snugness of the F in the waist.
     

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