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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. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    Vass "Burlington" in saddle shell U last.
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    very, very nice
     


  2. pkiula

    pkiula Senior member

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    Somewhere in this meandering thread of 100+ pages, I noticed that people have the same problem as me -- I am super-keen on getting a pair of U-last shoes, but not sure what size I should wear. What's the best way to measure? I like long, narrow shoes, but want to be sure my feet won't get squished. So many of these Italian makers have sizes that are all over the place. I usually wear size 43 (or size 10) but bought a pair of Magnanni recently in size 8.5 and they fit me like a glove. Would appreciate any help!
     


  3. Journeyman

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    Somewhere in this meandering thread of 100+ pages, I noticed that people have the same problem as me -- I am super-keen on getting a pair of U-last shoes, but not sure what size I should wear. What's the best way to measure? I like long, narrow shoes, but want to be sure my feet won't get squished. So many of these Italian makers have sizes that are all over the place. I usually wear size 43 (or size 10) but bought a pair of Magnanni recently in size 8.5 and they fit me like a glove. Would appreciate any help!

    Obviously, everyone's feet are different and so advice from one person won't necessarily help another.

    Having said that, though, I usually take a US10/Euro 43 and whilst I can fit into a size 43 in Vass in the U-last without problems, I do prefer a size 43.5 as it just gives a little bit more room, including over the instep (and I have a high instep). Hope that this helps.
     


  4. fritzl

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    Somewhere in this meandering thread of 100+ pages, I noticed that people have the same problem as me -- I am super-keen on getting a pair of U-last shoes, but not sure what size I should wear. What's the best way to measure?

    this: http://www.kielman.pl/en/zamowienia/

    scroll down to chapter II.
     


  5. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    Vass "Burlington" in saddle shell U last.

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    Looks great! Kolecho, are these yours? The combination of a medium size and the toe cap with punching makes the U last appear wider.
     


  6. mr monty

    mr monty Senior member

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    Somewhere in this meandering thread of 100+ pages, I noticed that people have the same problem as me -- I am super-keen on getting a pair of U-last shoes, but not sure what size I should wear. What's the best way to measure? I like long, narrow shoes, but want to be sure my feet won't get squished. So many of these Italian makers have sizes that are all over the place. I usually wear size 43 (or size 10) but bought a pair of Magnanni recently in size 8.5 and they fit me like a glove. Would appreciate any help!

    You usually wear a size 43 (sz 10), but 8.5 Magnanni is a curve ball???[​IMG]
     


  7. Jermyn

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    A month or so ago, I bought my first pair of Vass: a lovely pair of Budapesters, on the Peter last, from Tombrone over on B&S.

    However, on my third wear a slip on an escalator left me with a scrape on one of the toes. No matter what I did, nothing seemed to remove it. Having read the shoe snob blog a few times and knowing that its author polishes shoes at Gieves and Hawkes, I decided to see what he could do.


    Here is the result (bearing in mind that these were originally plain cognac boxcalf):

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  8. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    ^ where was the gash? (I guess that means good job).
     


  9. gam29

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    i can see it, but your boy did a great job covering it up...

    if it's that hard to make out with an up close photo like that, i'd be it's completely unnoticeable when worn.
     


  10. Slewfoot

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    I recently sold my two pairs of black EG's and figured I could use a pair around the house. I thought these should work well both with suits and more casual outfits that could work with black shoes. Looking forward to wearing them one of these days!

    Vass - F last - black shell cordovan monks - double sole tapering to single

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  11. PhiloVance

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    Forgive the probably silly question from someone with no Vass experience, but are there Rendenbach soles the default for all Vass shoes? Or are those soles a special order item?
     


  12. Slewfoot

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    Forgive the probably silly question from someone with no Vass experience, but are there Rendenbach soles the default for all Vass shoes? Or are those soles a special order item?

    I believe JR's are the default leather sole for Vass these days, but I'd verify with Kolecho.
     


  13. TheTukker

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    I recently sold my two pairs of black EG's and figured I could use a pair around the house. I thought these should work well both with suits and more casual outfits that could work with black shoes. Looking forward to wearing them one of these days!

    Vass - F last - black shell cordovan monks - double sole tapering to single


    These look great - just got the same, but in calf and with white buckle.
     


  14. Isak Bengtsbo

    Isak Bengtsbo Well-Known Member

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    Damn, those F monks were the last thing I needed to see.. It's an amazing last.
     


  15. gam29

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    I believe JR's are the default leather sole for Vass these days, but I'd verify with Kolecho.

    these are not default...they are optional, but i don't think there's an additional charge for them iirc
     


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