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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. TtownMD

    TtownMD Well-Known Member

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    Thank you gents, these are regular navy museums calf k last with blue suede.
     
  2. jokb

    jokb Well-Known Member

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    Thanks man! yeah, this shell valways will probably get more wear time than I was planning.
     
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    P2, bordeaux cordovan :)

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  4. TtownMD

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    Thank you sir
     
  5. rbhan12

    rbhan12 Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone help me with sizing? I'm thinking of a Vass loafer in the R last. I take UK7 Wide in pretty much everything (EG202 F width, JL 800 EEE, Carmina Rain, J Fitz UK7F). Any guidance? I've looked at a few size guides and they've said either 40.5 or 41. Because this is a loafer, maybe size 40.5 is the better way to go?

    Does anyone know if Vass makes the heel wider as well in wider widths?
     
  6. sacafotos

    sacafotos Well-Known Member

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    I am the exact same size as you, though my instep is high.

    F - 40.5F (prefer G)
    P2 - 40F (great)
    U - 41F (almost perfect, slightly tight at forefoot, might want 40.5G)
    SP - 40.5F (tight in forefoot, maybe need G)

    The "maybe G width..." comments are based on convos with Mr. Kuti, who is super knowledgeable about fit and said they only had F widths at the shop to try on.

    EDIT: instep is average on F last but the START of the toe box is surprisingly low. They can take out the liner for you and you might gain 1-2mm, which is just under the average increase in width (~3mm) if you go up half a size in length.

    I still maintain what I said about proportions:

    U last looks best 43 and down, F last looks best 43 and up. This is approximate, but the designs just scale differently.

    If U last fits super well and you want a sleeker but casual pair, just add Goyser to give it visual heft.

    Gents...

    For a mixed media Valway, would you prefer shell/suede or shell/scotch grain?

    cc @RogerP @NAMOR

    And @jokb, are those Valways on the P2? Would love a top-down shot when you get a chance that shows the profile of the toe box. Seems sleeker than I remember and a good match for the style. Congrats, beauties.
     
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  7. rbhan12

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    Thanks! I also have a high instep. Really wide forefoot, high instep, but normal heel. I probably need bespoke lol.
     
  8. RogerP

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    I don't know that I have a categorical preference. The suede would look a bit more dressy and the grain a bit more casual.
     
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    Thanks sacafotos! Here's a top down shot.[​IMG]
     
  10. peppercorn78

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    Ok, I wear:

    Vass U 44.5 H
    Vass P2 43.5 H
    Carmina Detroit 10 EEE
    Lobb 7000 10 EE
    Alden Barrie 10.5 EE
    Allen Edmonds 10.5 EEE
    Bonafe 946 10 H

    And I find that both Vass last's have the snuggest, narrowest heels relative to width. Bonafe is next closest. Carmina's heels are oddly wide and the toe boxes narrow, especially in the wider versions.

    If you go up a width in the F last, I don't think you'll have to worry about the heel being super wide as well. Although I haven't tried F yet, Mr. Kuti has told me that F and U are identical up until the toebox.
     
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  11. TtownMD

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    Some natural light pictures of "Red Brown" U last boot. Gorgeous color in real life !!!
     
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    Thank you Roger
     
  14. wigglr

    wigglr Well-Known Member

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    Those look fantastic!!
     
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    @TtownMD

    I love both the navy museum / blue calf boots as well as the U wing red suede boots!!!!


    great choice for both and you must have had some good friends to help you choose those! lol
     
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  16. TtownMD

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    You & your shoe expertise are greatly appreciated my man :slayer:
     
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    haha. no problem my good friend!
     
  18. Zapasman

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    Wow. Great boots. Congrats man. Whst a show.
     
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    These last few boot pictures have really got me thinking that I should have started Vass a long time ago....
     
  20. VRaivio

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    I've stopped counting how many pairs have gone through my hands, but after so many, there's still room for alternative colour shades. Gotta get those highs somehow.

    Here's made to order Vass schüs with F-last, burgundy suede, their newer double monk model, double-to-single tapered oak bark soles, brass buckles, undyed welt top and white stitching. The shade is very difficult to capture with my poor-ass camera, but I'd describe it as a dark red with plenty of brown in it. Ruddy in sunshine, browner indoors - the top-down picture shows it best.

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