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

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

  1. Notch

    Notch Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Beatiful pair!
     
  2. Meyboom

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    Thank you Notch, Vass makes truly beautiful shoes. They are very classic with that typical 'central european' touch. The craftsmanship is of a very high level and they offer great comfort. The Ilcea museum calf is quite something as well. But I don't have to convince you since you have some impressive pairs on offer. Great to have an official retailer in Belgium!
     
  3. ThomGault

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    I'm contemplating my first Vass shoes, possibly plum museum calf, model 1052. For customization options, is the sole choice the main/only decision, or other aspects fully customizable, too? I've begun reading this thread from the start, and it seems like years ago, people changed the design in different aspects.
     
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    Vass has a generally very flexible MTO program.
    Apart from sole and last choices, minor variations to designs, like a V cap, seams with brogueing, having a dropped peak somewhere, can usually be accomodated.
     
  5. ThomGault

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    Thanks for the info. Is there a full list of options located somewhere? I'm looking for a mostly basic model, but perhaps some of the options would still fit into the design to make it a bit more personal.
     
  6. jazzsol

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    There is no list of options as such. If you contact Vass or any US retailer, they will work with you to reach your design goal within limits. Note that Vass no longer sells directly to new US customers, so you will have to contact US or other online merchants to arrange your order. You can also travel to Vass store in Budapest if that is feasible.
     
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    https://www.vass-shoes.com/en/howtoorder
     
  8. ThomGault

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    Generally, you make a request through your retailer, or Vass, whichever route you are going through. If they can manage it, they'll agree, if not, they'll tell you right off the bat.
     
  10. peppercorn78

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    The best thing to do is use google image to stare at every possible photo of Vass shoes for at least 2 weeks, agonizing over every little design element. At the end of that time, you'll be reasonably sure what you want.

    That's how I do it.
     
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    Need your help, do you find p2 having roomier toebox than Carmina Detriot last or Alden Barrie at the same UK size? I wear Alden TruBalance US9D comfortably, I think it is roughly equal to UK8.5 or EU42.5.
     
  12. peppercorn78

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    Definitely roomier than both in the toe, but also narrower in the heel and arches. Very different shape than both, in my experience. Because I have really long big toe (left foot), I can actually wear a smaller size on P2 (43.5 H) than Barrie (10.5E) and Carmina (10EEE). Those latter two sizes are roughly equivalent BTW.

    P2 is one of my better fitting lasts. I would get more of that if I wasn't already all full up on PTBs and wingtip bluchers.
     
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    If I was to rank them in order of toebox room for me it would be P2 (G width size 44) with the most room followed by Barrie 10.5E then Detroit 10 EE in that order.
     
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    Has anyone ever done a Vass blue suede double monk?
     

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