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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. Carl1955

    Carl1955 Senior Member

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    Thanks Tom, would you ship to the UK and if so how much would it be?.
    Thanks, Carl.
     


  2. peppercorn78

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  3. elsalvatrucha

    elsalvatrucha Senior Member

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    A little more than a year ago, I picked up these shoes new on eBay from a small/private seller. The seller said they were Cordovan but I had doubts (mostly because he was selling them so cheap, not Cordovan prices haha) but I went with it. When I got them they actually looked and smell like Cordovan and love the shape of the shoe and the fit was perfect So kept them.

    After a year or so of use , I have only use the deer-bone and renovateur but wanted to add some paste and always had doubts about the Cordovan claim (not that it matters any more) but figure I’ll ask opinions here. I see some small calf like creases that I do not see in any of my Cordovan shoes so figure this is calf. Any opinions?

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  4. peppercorn78

    peppercorn78 Distinguished Member

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    Looks like shell to me. You can it some lexol or Saphir dubbin in the crease point of the rolls if they’re starting to look dry.

    Enjoy!
     


  5. deez shoes

    deez shoes Senior Member

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    I use the saphir cordovan line for my shells when they need a touch up. It's a cream but the pigment is very concentrated so be conservative with the application. It's worked great for me and I recommend it. Enjoy the loafers, they look great.
     


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    They look like shell to me too, mate. Enjoy!
     


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    Recenet purchased from the Vass store during a weekend in Budapest. U-last but I either need to size up or go for F next time. A bit worried the extra width markedly will effect the shoes aesthetics though. Experiences and thoughts in general would be much appreciated.

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  10. peppercorn78

    peppercorn78 Distinguished Member

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    where is it tight exactly? could always have them stretched.

    i have and have had Vass shoes in Extra wide H width on the F, U, and P2 last and still find them aesthetically pleasing.
     


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    I'm guessing the toe box? I tried both the F and U last and I was half a size bigger in the U last...
     


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    I concur with @peppercorn78: All the Vass lasts I know (F, U, P2, Peter) are too tight for me at the ball of the foot in regular width. I have had a few stretched, a few others made in F (wide) width, and, I do not feel that it adversely affected the shoes aesthetically speaking.
    Note that one thing that has worked really well for me has been to go 1/2 size up from my regular size while keeping the width regular. It gave me the extra width I needed, and the shoes are completely fine length wise.
     


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    Same for me, I wear 41 on F last and 41,5 on U last. I had to go half size up because U last is pretty narrow in the toe area.
     


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    Pepper, Cypi2 and Term

    Problem area is the beginning of the tapered part and toe box, would need either some extra length or width. Instep and the ball is just in the border, still not to bad and I believe that parts will adjust. Planning to speak to my local cobbler, most likely it´s possible to have them stretched/lasted out to acceptable yet suboptimal fit.

    Great feedback for future strategy. Was primarily worrying about the shape if width up. Based on the experience of you guys I think G-width would be preferable, not sizing up further (already up on EU 43 on this pair, in general being UK 8,5-9). F-last makes a great fit for me (one of few RTW lasts) but U is hard.

    Thank you guys for response, much appreciated.
     


  15. Mr. Six

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    Vass version of the Philip II.

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