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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. Concordia

    Concordia Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    I feel much the same way but have all I need in darker shoes. So I am thinking of a Budapester Oxford on P2 in 6125 Cognac.
     

  2. Shawl Lapel

    Shawl Lapel Senior Member

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    For me, the instep in U is close to Alcudia or Rain, but U is higher. I have a relatively high instep, and end up with about 1/4"+ gap in my Rain and Alcudia oxfords. In my U oxfords, the laces pretty much touch.
     

  3. RogerP

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    This just popped up on my IG feed. Do. Want.

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    By 1/4" gap, I assume you mean the V shape gap between the laces?
     

  5. Shawl Lapel

    Shawl Lapel Senior Member

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    Yes, sorry that wasn't clear :)
     

  6. Alan Bee

    Alan Bee Senior Member

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    And now, for something slightly different from shoe-porn, DISCUSS.

    Feel free to take it in any direction (last, styling, comfort, durability, value, etc).

    1. Vass Budapester F last in Bordeaux Museum Calf
    2. Edward Green Chelsea 202C Last in Black
    3. Anthony Cleverley Bodie in Black
    4. Gaziano & Girling Rothschild DG 70 Last in Vintage Oak

    Alan Bee

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  7. benjamin831

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    Can you comment on fit between the G&G and the Vass?
     

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    Those are so sick!!! Details please? Where from?
     

  9. RogerP

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    I'm with you on the sickness of this pair. Posted by Vass on Instagram. I don't recall the deets (or if any were posted) but they are plain toe Valways, black grain over black calf that has been given the full Italian polish (that bit I asked about). Looks like F last on a tapered double leather sole. I'd replicate these as is in a heartbeat for my next MTO.
     

  10. RogerP

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    All very nice choices, though Vass being the sole derby looks like the odd man out. AC Bodie really is a slick piece of work.
     

  11. cypi2

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    EG Chelsea black: A must have!
    G&G Rothschild: Even better than EG's Malvern. On the GG06 last, it is a killer! (subjective opinion).
    Vass: Great hand-welted shoes. But, i unfortunately renounced to them a while ago because of the inconsistency and unpredictability of their sizes (too many MTO orders had to be redone because they would not fit and had to be returned and refunded even after the redo).
    I am very happy with the Vass shoes that fit, however.
    Cleverley: i can't comment because i do not own any. But, really nice shoes though.
     

  12. Alan Bee

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    Roger, the Vass is placed there as a "Judas" on purpose. I've always viewed Vass as primarily a Blucher/Derby maker. I can't quite get my head around their Oxfords. But the F last comes as close as you get to a dressy blucher.

    Alan Bee
     

  13. RogerP

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    Oh I have zero difficulty getting my head around Vass oxfords. I'd stack my midnight blue Vass austerity brogues against anything else in terms of design.


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  14. Alan Bee

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    In this instance, both the GG DG70 and Vass F-Last are somewhat narrow lasts which suit my scarecrow foot. The Vass hugs my foot like a glove while the GG being a close laced oxford, is a tad roomy on the instep. Both have narrow heels (compared to EG in the same width) which again suit my foot. I have to go down to a C widht in EG to get a good fit on the instep.

    I should mention, I have a narrow, long, somewhat flat feet with narrow heels and a shallow instep.

    Over all, in the specific lasts shown, both the Vass and GG are good fits with the Vass slightly better fitting. The Anthony Cleverley is also a narrow last but I still had to go down to a D width.

    Alan
     

  15. Alan Bee

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    Any input on construction? Across all 4 horsemen ...

    Alan
     

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