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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. nmprisons

    nmprisons Senior member

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    cross from central, F last 3 eye derby in black box
    [​IMG]

    like the versatility of the 3 eye derby


    I have and love these. A great choice.
     


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    I have and love these. A great choice.

    a fellow 3 eye fan. they do rock yeah? less is more [​IMG]
     


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    +1 Magyar is good
    these are not Vass, but just round the corner at Demeter Halmos
    Norweger, Freudenburg calf, three quarter goyser, double sole.


    would you mind posting them in the austro-hungarian thread, many thanks.

    what is a dover? [​IMG]
     


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    a fellow 3 eye fan. they do rock yeah? less is more [​IMG]
    curious, what makes them more versatile than their 5/6 eye brethern?
     


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    would you mind posting them in the austro-hungarian thread, many thanks.

    what is a dover? [​IMG]

    didn't know about this, great [​IMG]
    yes, very similar to the Dover, broader last
    curious, what makes them more versatile than their 5/6 eye brethern?
    the longer vamp when covered by a low cut trouser hem means it looks like an Oxford, but has the casualness of a Derby if needed. Also, simple = versatile IMO
     


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    didn't know about this, great [​IMG]

    many thanks

    the longer vamp when covered by a low cut trouser hem means it looks like an Oxford, but has the casualness of a Derby if needed. Also, simple = versatile IMO

    ah, ok.
     


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    Am thinking about popping my Vass cherry... [​IMG]

    ... but a quick sizing question first: if I am a 9UK in C&J 341/337 or Church's 173, what F-last size should I get if I am after a chukka?

    43 or 43.5?
     


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    Am thinking about popping my Vass cherry... [​IMG]

    ... but a quick sizing question first: if I am a 9UK in C&J 341/337 or Church's 173, what F-last size should I get if I am after a chukka?

    43 or 43.5?


    Apropos, 43 is equivalent to a UK9. IMO chukkas stretch more than any other shoe, (although Slewfoot says his Vass chukkas haven't stretched a few posts back) so I would go 43 not 43.5
     


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    curious, what makes them more versatile than their 5/6 eye brethern?

    I never said they are more versatile, but, for me, I prefer less adorned open-laced shoes and the reduced number of eyelets is in keeping with that preference. Now that I think about it, I own only two- and three-eyelet bluchers/derbys.
     


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    ah, ok.
     


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    Apropos, 43 is equivalent to a UK9. IMO chukkas stretch more than any other shoe, (although Slewfoot says his Vass chukkas haven't stretched a few posts back) so I would go 43 not 43.5

    fwiw, it also depends on fit preferences. e.g. snug versus "loose"

    another factor is the ability and willingness to work on fit.
     


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    Apropos, 43 is equivalent to a UK9. IMO chukkas stretch more than any other shoe, (although Slewfoot says his Vass chukkas haven't stretched a few posts back) so I would go 43 not 43.5
    Thanks for that. As per fritzl I prefer my shoes to fit snug.

    Any comment on how the P2 fits compared with the F? I would imagine there would be less elongation, and more width in the same size.
     


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    As per fritzl I prefer my shoes to fit snug.

    ah, ok.
     


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    Thanks for that. As per fritzl I prefer my shoes to fit snug.

    Any comment on how the P2 fits compared with the F? I would imagine there would be less elongation, and more width in the same size.


    I don't think they're wider. If they are it's not by much. If you look at the P2 tree it's just a bit fatter overall - a slightly higher and more rounded toe box. I really like the P2: it's not clunky, and although it's not as exciting as the F or the U, it has a nice balance, which is very hard to achieve and seems to take shoemakers years to perfect. Bit like the EG 202 in its smooth roundedness. the other distinguishing features are the unbevelled waist and the heel: it's broader and flatter (lower) than the F last. I think the Norweger, for example, looks better in the P2 than the F.
     


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