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

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

  1. clee1982

    clee1982 Senior member

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    nop, heard someone else done it on the U last, so tried my luck, got all the communication done and final pricing etc., but now I am moving again, so just not going to do it until much later...
     
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    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    von Rothbart did...
     
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    Slewfoot Senior member

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    That's fine because F last is better anyway. :^)
     
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    aj_del Senior member

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    Anyone inclined to help a Vass noob help get his first pair, please click the spoiler



    1. Sizing - in F last, 9.5 UK in CJ = 43.5 abd 10UK = 44, right ?

    2. What last is the shoe below on ?

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    3. What is the name of the suede of the shoes in this pic ?

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    4. Is it possible to have a close cut sole on a double sole ?

    5. Is it possible to get the derby shoes in the first pic with a seemless back

    Thank you for your help
     
  5. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    [​IMG] dark brown suede and the other is medium brown suede the derby looks like it is on the 3636 last - other examples [​IMG] [​IMG] as for the seamless butt, ask your dealer, he might be able to help arrange, thro they might be a surcharge
     
  6. aj_del

    aj_del Senior member

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    Thanks luk-cha. What lasts are the 2 suede shoes on ?
     
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    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    both are on the F last
     
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    aj_del Senior member

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    Any help w.r.t. Sizing
     
  9. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    i wear pretty much a 41 whihc is anything from a UK 7.5-8 so i am not sure this is gonna help you - but i would get the size you get normally in C&J
     
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    aj_del Senior member

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    Thanks, you have been a great help

    Hopefully David/ slefoot chimes in. His size is quite close to mine
     
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    Slewfoot Senior member

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    I'm a bit all over the map with sizing. Essentially I'm a 10.5+ with slightly narrow width in US sizing. I wear a 10/10.5 D on the EG 888 which are snug, but just doable. I wear a 44 on the U last and a 43.5 on the F last, P2 last and Budapest last. Hope that helps!
     
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    Thanks, David. I am a standard 10.5 in US shoes, but will order 44 in F last since I like to wear an insole for arch support these days.
     
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    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    aj - welcome mate
     
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    My pleasure. I originally ordered a 44 in the F last and it was definitely too big even with an insole. If you're a slightly wider than normal width it may work for you though. Keep in mind that while most of the British makers only use half sock linings Vass uses full sock linings so there is a touch more support already.
     
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    Thanks again David.

    I guess I have to take a chance w.r.t. my size the first time. I usually wear a 9.5UK in most shoes and 10UK in most boots, so I guess I am a largish 9.5 UK. So I am thinking of going with 44 this time. I can easily go with 43.5. Maybe I will go with 43.5 since suede is 'supposed' to stretch.

    Maybe I should just flip a coin ...
     

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