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

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

  1. Camillo

    Camillo Active Member

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    Is there any succesor of Rezso with whom to contact i.e. about GMTO?
     


  2. Terminator

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    Anyone had any luck getting a reply to emails at all recently? Trying to finalize an order after initial discussions with Mr Kuti but no reply at all over the past month...

    Thanks!
     


  3. Mr. Six

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    Yes, I used sales at vass-shoes dot com in August, received prompt replies, and was able to place an order.
     


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    Thanks! That's what I've been using, I'll keep trying.
     


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    bdavro23 Senior member

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    I would recommend going with 43.5 in E width. It is more of a slightly less voluminous fitting that a true narrow width. YMMV.
     


  6. peppercorn78

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    Does anyone own any dress shoes or oxford/balmoral boots on the P2 last? I'm interested in a back boot, and P2 fits me the best, but I'm thinking the profile might be too chunky for a dress boot, particularly since I need to take "H" width.

    Opinions?
     


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    zr3rs Senior member

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    These are 8F. DSCF3109e.jpg
     


  8. peppercorn78

    peppercorn78 Senior member

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    They look quite classic! Of course, much sleeker than my extra wide budapesters. Thanks for the pic. I think I'm leaning this way.
     


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    Thanks to those who provided sizing advice, anyone have any strong opinions re: sole choices? Some internet sleuthing discovers that several years ago there were some strong feelings that the double tapering to single sole is "unbalanced"; I couldn't tell if people objected aesthetically or found the sole to be actually physically unbalanced. I'm looking at the Old English II and Double Monk models on F last, I think the tapering sole could look really sharp on both, perhaps more so on the monk strap.

    Also, I'm looking at getting the OEII in gold museum and the double monk in red cognac, but it seems like both have a pretty significant variation. Is this just based on different batches of leather, or can one request a specific shade?

    1065-f-museum_gold-single_sole.jpg
    1064-f-museum_calf_gold-single_sole.jpg
    1064-u-red_cognac_calf-single_sole.jpg
    5100-sp-red_cognac_calf-double_sole.jpg
     


  10. peppercorn78

    peppercorn78 Senior member

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    I've got two boots with the HAF (double to single) sole. It wears just fine! However, the way Vass does it, it mostly looks like a single sole to me.
     


  11. purpleporing

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    Quick sizing question if anyone would be so kind on advice.

    All my non-Vass shoes are 7.5UK (EBs, J. Fitzpatrick, etc.) or 8.5D US (AEs). They all squish my toes a little bit so I double-checked my sizing recently.

    Turns out I should have been wearing 8UK/9US all along. Oops.

    For Vass, I bought a pair of Vass size 42, U-last, which fits almost perfectly -- although any smaller and they probably would squish my toes just as much as my other shoes.

    For the F-last, should I be getting size 41.5 or 42? Or size 41.5? I notice Jeeves' chart correlated 8UK with 41.5-F and 42-U. (I always thought 41.5 was equivalent to 8.5 but know every maker seems to be slightly different...)
     


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    I don't know how you're so lucky. In the past 3 months, I've written 4 emails to that address, and never received a response at all.
     


  13. Mr. Six

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    I wish I could tell you! I emailed just to see if I would get a response (and because I wanted to order shoes) but didn't do anything special. Sorry you're not getting a response.
     


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