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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. Cityplace

    Cityplace Well-Known Member

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    Very, very nice boots! As I'm learning, Vass does boots really well.
     
  2. RogerP

    RogerP Well-Known Member

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    These definitely rank among my all-time favourite pairs:

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  3. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Well-Known Member

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    @RogerP is that a brown or oxblood?
     
  4. RogerP

    RogerP Well-Known Member

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    sacafotos Well-Known Member

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    What's the consensus on sizing differential of boot vs shoe, shell vs calf, Goyser vs flat welt?

    If I'm a 40H in an F lasted calf bal boot with flat welt (high instep and wide foot), what size should I be looking at if considering a shell bal boot? Or shell+Goyser bal boot?

    Based on what I've read, seems like those attributes would add 0.25-0.5 size in volume, so I'd want a 40G. I'm assuming 40.5G is roughly the same as 40H in volume, so should size down a half.

    Paging @RogerP, @TtownMD, @NAMOR

    Edit:

    Recently got these beauties:
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    @Shouldaville

    I believe this is the exact boot you had once MTO'd.
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  6. RogerP

    RogerP Well-Known Member

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    Consensus? With Vass sizing?? LOL!!!

    But seriously, sorry I have but one pair of Vass shell boots and they don't fit any larger than I expect based on comparable calf shoes in the same size and last, save that I think Vass bakes a tiny bit more room overall into tall boots versus comparable shoes.
     
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  7. Zapasman

    Zapasman Well-Known Member

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    Are the wooden lasts Vass uses too old, too beaten up?. Anyone have had the pleasure to visit the lasts room.
     
  8. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Well-Known Member

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    Wow, surprising. I love how dull (matte might be the better word, a good thing to be sure) they are in artificial light.
     
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  9. Brovsko

    Brovsko Well-Known Member

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    Good evening gents,

    Repost from the WAYWRN thread - taking these out for a spin tonight:

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    - Brovsko
     
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  10. TtownMD

    TtownMD Well-Known Member

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    In my experience 42.5 eu shoes & boot fits the same regardless of shell or calf so just take your normal size & you should be good to go. I have one whiskey shell boot & bourdoux shell double monk. They all fit the same hope it helps.
     
  11. MonteCarlo

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    Cheers man. They are antic cognac cordovan uppers with dk brown pebble grain shaft, 360 deg goyser stitching and a vibram sole.
     
  12. HeyBremen

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    Good day, gentlemen.

    I'm visiting Budapest on vacation soon and is planning to get a pair or two of Vass shoes. I'm most interested in their made-to-measure services, since I have peculiar-shaped (wide toes but very narrow heel and very low instep) that can hardly fit well into RTW shoes. However, after studying this thread for a while, it seems to me that Vass occasionally make shoes without exactly following customers' preferences, which really makes me worried about ordering made-to-measure shoes from them. I wonder how seriously and how frequently does this problem occur? [​IMG]
     
  13. peppercorn78

    peppercorn78 Well-Known Member

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    You seem to have a very similar foot to mine. Good luck with your visit. I'm looking furward to hearing your exoerience.
     
  14. ino68

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    I wouldn't worry. While it can happen, they will make it again for you. Mr. Kuti is a pleasure to work with, and very accommodating!

    While the pair I ordered were exactly to my spec, I'm sure they will do what it takes to make you happy.
     
  15. taxgenius

    taxgenius Well-Known Member

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    My Chukkas are roomier than my shoes. Both F last.
     
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  16. urban

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    I just received my very first Vass. A Norweger in dark brown grain leather.
    I am very pleased with the quality of the leather and the construction. And a beautiful shoe tree to boot.

    Won't be the last.
     
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  17. RogerP

    RogerP Well-Known Member

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    My F-last chukkas fit exactly the same as my F last shoes. Hence my chuckle at seeking consensus on Vass sizing.
     
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  18. TtownMD

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    ^^^^this has been my case also
     
  19. Zapasman

    Zapasman Well-Known Member

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    Excellent choice Urban. Congrats
     
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  20. IGotId

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    Finally ready to jump into the Vass pool but would like some sizing advice. I have relatively wide feet, the Alden 9.5D gives a relatively good fit w/ some minimal heel slippage. I'm looking for sizing advice for an F-last boot.

    Other shoes I have include:

    C&J:
    RL Marlows in 10D (325 last; a bit loose)
    Barneys NY Newbury 10D (335 last; a bit loose)
    Coniston (325 last) & rebranded Islays (last 365?) are both 9E

    Enzo Bonafe 9UK in both the 946 & 74945 lasts (the 946 fits more snug than the latter, almost a tight fit)

    Carmina Detroit 9; way too loose (8.5 was too snug)

    Alden: Barrie 9.5D, Aberdeen 9.5E

    Thanks in advance!
     

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