Shoe Damage Report & Porn Central - Part I

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by von Rothbart, May 12, 2006.

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  1. william

    william Senior member

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    Chris, I find C&J 337 fits quite close to the U last, closer than the F last. With F last I have to down size at least half a size from the U last. If 337 fits you pretty good and you're a big fan of U last, I think you're in luck. I know many people have fit issue width wise with U last.

    Thanks a lot von Rothbart. This is GREAT news to me b/c I live in a city (Atlanta) where fine shoes are pretty scarce. I've been trying to figure out my size in EG/Vass/St. Crispin so I can order from home. The Vass U last is my favorite so knowing that it's similar to the 337, which I know fits, means I will soon be placing Vass orders [​IMG] [​IMG]

    One last thing if you don't mind...if I wear a 9E UK in the 337 would you suggest a 43 or 43.5 in Vass U-last?
     


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    von Rothbart Senior member

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    Very helpful VR. Seeing the last really spells it out.

    I'll archive the last comparison pic in the pictorial index thread.

    One last thing if you don't mind...if I wear a 9E UK in the 337 would you suggest a 43 or 43.5 in Vass U-last?

    I try to avoid this type of question, there's nothing more accurate regarding fit than trying the shoes on [​IMG] . That being said, I'd suggest 43 in U last. But don't hold me responsible if they don't fit properly.
     


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    william Senior member

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    I try to avoid this type of question, there's nothing more accurate regarding fit than trying the shoes on [​IMG] . That being said, I'd suggest 43 in U last. But don't hold me responsible if they don't fit properly.

    Of course not. Just looking for an educated opinion. Thanks.
     


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    Just for more input, I'm an 8.5E UK on the CJ 337 and a 43 Vass U-Last. YMMV, good luck!

    Arg
     


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    william Senior member

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    Just for more input, I'm an 8.5E UK on the CJ 337 and a 43 Vass U-Last. YMMV, good luck!

    Arg


    Thanks argoth. This fits in with A Harris' advice for me to try a 43.5 Vass U-Last. 8.5E UK in the 337 is too tight for me. 9E UK 337 fits just right.
     


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    Chris, please disregard my earlier suggestion and follow A Harris and argoth's.



    This is the last installment of Balint and Vienna shoe porn:

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    william Senior member

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    Chris, please disregard my earlier suggestion and follow A Harris and argoth's.

    Thanks von Rothbart. Thanks also for all this majestic shoe porn[​IMG]
     


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    Schweet [​IMG]

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    VR,

    The Vass last comparisons are superb. Puts U and F into perspective. Many thanks.
     


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    Thanks argoth. This fits in with A Harris' advice for me to try a 43.5 Vass U-Last. 8.5E UK in the 337 is too tight for me. 9E UK 337 fits just right.

    I would second this -- I have 9E in 337 and 43.5 in U-last, which fit perfectly. If you're going for the F-last, it would be 43, though.

    von Rothbart, I'm not sure if Vass doesn't have half-size trees. Mine are labeled "43--", which indicates a 43.5 size, bought from Bergdorf Goodman.
     


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    Does any one know the technical /proper name for these G&G suede shoes?

    I think the proper name is the "Sweet" model, in chocolate suede.
     


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    I would second this -- I have 9E in 337 and 43.5 in U-last, which fit perfectly. If you're going for the F-last, it would be 43, though.

    Fantastic. Looks like it's set then. Thanks for the help!
     


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    I know these are no comparison to the masterpieces in this thread, but how did I do? I did'nt really expect to win these, and these are my first pair of Oxfords (believe it or not).
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...3173&rd=1&rd=1

    At that price, how can you go wrong? (Well, you could if you got a Kenneth Cole monstrosity, but you did well - a very classic-looking shoe.)
     


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    I know these are no comparison to the masterpieces in this thread, but how did I do? I did'nt really expect to win these, and these are my first pair of Oxfords (believe it or not).
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...3173&rd=1&rd=1


    The shoes look decent and the model is a classic. You did good. You can't even get a pair of shoes resoled at that price.

    von Rothbart, I'm not sure if Vass doesn't have half-size trees. Mine are labeled "43--", which indicates a 43.5 size, bought from Bergdorf Goodman.

    The store manager at the Vass store told me shoe trees came in full sizes only. The pair of F Theresainder boots are 43.5 and come with size 43 trees. May be Vass does things differently with BG or export markets?
     


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