The Ultimate Vass (Footwear) Thread (Pictures, reviews, sizing, etc...)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    From my limited experience, Vass cordovans tend to fit 1/2 to a full size larger than their calf counterparts of identical size. I believe that David recently experienced this as well with his double-monks. YMMV.

    The Vass shell cordovans definitely do run large and are variable in how large they run. Some for me fit fine right off the bat while others have needed an insole or a tongue pad and then fit well. Never any guarantees with handmade shoes unfortunately, but they do seem to hit the mark the large majority of the time thank goodness.
     


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    The Vass shell cordovans definitely do run large and are variable in how large they run. Some for me fit fine right off the bat while others have needed an insole or a tongue pad and then fit well. Never any guarantees with handmade shoes unfortunately, but they do seem to hit the mark the large majority of the time thank goodness.

    Did kolecho mention anything about this? He has quite a few cordo and was wondering if he advised you on sizing at all.
     


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    theyare: Thank you for sharing. They are beautiful. It confirms that I have made the right decision with my most recent order (same shoe in oxblood).
     


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    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Love that norweger high boot - a norweger chukka in suede has been on my permanent "to buy" list. I don't wear high boots very often but I'll wear chukkas all the time, year round.
     


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    Did kolecho mention anything about this? He has quite a few cordo and was wondering if he advised you on sizing at all.

    Kolecho advised to still stick with your size as they start out roomy and mold to your feet. Sounds like Medtech got one a bit too big which is unfortunate. Just be prepared with a Tacco insole and tongue pad when they come in! :^)

    Whoa. Just realized this is post #2000 for me. True Geekdom here I come!
     


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    Love that norweger high boot - a norweger chukka in suede has been on my permanent "to buy" list. I don't wear high boots very often but I'll wear chukkas all the time, year round.
    Thanks and totally agree on the versatility of Chukkas. Perhaps that's why I have three pairs which is probably way more than I need!
     


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    That complicates matters!

    i remember from an older post of oshinex that they have a certified measuring kit.

    i'm just wondering, why "nobody" uses this effective tool???
     


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    What else?

    as long as the fit of the last is right for you, every one should own an authentic budapester once in his life. unfortunately, i don't have one either...
     


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    Well the F last fits me to a T - no break in period, no nothing; absolutely perfect, so i'm contemplating a major purchase in F.
     


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    Slewfoot Senior member

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    London Chukka in Dark Brown shell cordovan with natural soles with topy and 360 Goyser welt on the P2 last with an HAF sole. Fun! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    Love that norweger high boot - a norweger chukka in suede has been on my permanent "to buy" list. I don't wear high boots very often but I'll wear chukkas all the time, year round.

    +1
     


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    Gorgeous chukkas, Slewfoot.
     


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    London Chukka in Dark Brown shell cordovan with natural soles with topy and 360 Goyser welt on the P2 last with an HAF sole. Fun!

    [​IMG]


    chukka + natural sole + goyser = [​IMG]
     


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    Wow slew, those are epic - you should post an entire colleciton shot.
     


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