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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. fritzl

    fritzl Well-Known Member

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    Funny, as i want to sell them only to re-order more vass but in derby form...

    yep, i read that. in your "case" i strongly admit with rioni, though.
     
  2. LanceW

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    From my understanding, most people wear the same size in the P2 and F.

    Does the Budapest last offer the highest instep for Vass?
     
  3. Pliny

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    From my understanding, most people wear the same size in the P2 and F.

    Does the Budapest last offer the highest instep for Vass?


    Yes on the P2 and F, and on U people generally seem to go up a half size. I do.

    I only have the P2, U and F, and of those, the U definitely has the highest instep.
     
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    the P2 is sleeker in person than in pics. These feel substantial without being clunky....

    [​IMG]


    Is this a Vass double sole? (sorry for the dumb question). I think it looks good with the Norwegian.
     
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    To my uneducated eye, it certainly looks thicker than their regular sole and does not appear to taper.
     
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    Is this a Vass double sole? (sorry for the dumb question). I think it looks good with the Norwegian.

    Yes - I think so too, the NST is a shoe that can take an unbeveled double sole well. would look okay with a single, but prob not with a bevel, and with Goyser bevel not poss at all (acc to Gabor Halmos)
     
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    So what do you guys think, what last are these below shoes on? Seems like P2 or 3636. Tough to say as I haven't seen the 3636 in the flesh.

    Also, out of those 2 lasts, which do you think is more of a banana shape and which is more classically proportioned?

    Thanks!

    [​IMG]
     
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    3636 is banana shaped (I have a pair of boots). P2 looks more normal. I wear the same size in both.
     
  10. fritzl

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    Also, out of those 2 lasts,... ...and which is more classically proportioned? Thanks!
    3636 "we" had a banana shape discussion many moons ago(very hefty). to my eye it's not. imo, it's in the eye of the beholder.
     
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    geoffmartin17 Well-Known Member

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    That looks like p2 to me - looks great, regardless, what kind of shoe you thinking of slew?
     
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    So what do you guys think, what last are these below shoes on? Seems like P2 or 3636. Tough to say as I haven't seen the 3636 in the flesh.

    Also, out of those 2 lasts, which do you think is more of a banana shape and which is more classically proportioned?

    Thanks!

    [​IMG]


    D

    i think those are on the P2, also i think you'd find the 3636 too wide, i had a few pairs a passed them on they are very stumpy and i did not find them at all comfortable
     
  13. fritzl

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    3636 - they are very stumpy...

    holy jeebus noooooooooooooo [​IMG]

    on a serious note. agreed, they are probably too wide for David.
     
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    So what do you guys think, what last are these below shoes on? Seems like P2 or 3636. Tough to say as I haven't seen the 3636 in the flesh. Also, out of those 2 lasts, which do you think is more of a banana shape and which is more classically proportioned? Thanks! [​IMG]
    don't know - my guess is P2 or even F - and the Budapester style in the pic looks prety special. The consensus seems to be that the 3636 is relatively wide, short and stubby with a rounded toe. 'our so-called “3636” last, which, as a result of its great width, its comfortable instep height and its classic, round cap formation indeed proves a very comfortable fit for everyone'
     
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    The consensus seems to be that the 3636 is relatively wide, short and stubby with a rounded toe.

    i really don't like stubby in this context.

    Master Kiss' version for me is my "go-to" last. it's flattering for my frame and it accomodates the width of my forefoot. stubby doesn't come to my mind. i have at least half a dozen of them in two development steps.

    Maftei recommended the same shape and we went this way. not stubby, sorry.

    understood, luk is a EU 40.5/41 and i'm EU 44.5/45. go figure.

    iirc, david is close to my size.
     
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    luk-cha Well-Known Member

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    i really don't like stubby in this context.

    Master Kiss' version for me is my "go-to" last. it's flattering for my frame and it accomodates the width of my forefoot. stubby doesn't come to my mind. i have at least half a dozen of them in two development steps.

    Maftei recommended the same shape and we went this way. not stubby, sorry.

    understood, luk is a EU 40.5/41 and i'm EU 44.5/45. go figure.

    iirc, david is close to my size.


    i am between 41/42 depending on last/ shoe, the OP's i have are not stubby but the 3636 i had were not a great fit, they were 41's perhaps a half size bigger would be better
     
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    Thanks guys! Consensus seems to be the P2 which was my initial thought. Thinking of ordering these exact same shoes at some point - Budapest model in Burgundy calf. Just realized I don't have any Burgundy colored shoes in my rotation. Gasp!

    Happy Easter!
     
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    Slewfoot Well-Known Member

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    Also, does anyone have a direct overhead photo like the one below of the wingtip Budapest model on the P2 last? Just curious to see how the brogueing looks and curves from that angle. Tried doing some searches, but didn't see any. Thanks!

    [​IMG]
     
  19. fritzl

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    i am between 41/42 depending on last/ shoe,

    i have your outline [​IMG]

    1. the OP's i have are not stubby...

    2. the 3636 i had were not a great fit, they were 41's perhaps a half size bigger would be better


    1. it's a different last

    2. no problem, that's a complete different story.
     
  20. luk-cha

    luk-cha Well-Known Member

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    i have your outline [​IMG]



    1. it's a different last

    2. no problem, that's a complete different story.




    haha you are so romantic!!!!

    1) better last

    2) you are welcome![​IMG]
     

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