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

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

  1. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    I wanted to like the F but reminds me too much of this

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    K corrects the problems with the U.
     
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    3636 für mich.
     
  3. MalfordOfLondon

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    Different horses for different courses.

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  4. Pliny

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    :D yeah not into winkle picker or other excessively elongated styles either. pkiula it's a matter of taste, but i doubt you'd find many people here agreeing that the U last is too short! I've got a couple of inches of empty space in front of my toes on the U, and that's plenty. Too much causes unpleasant toe-break probs too. I'd give the K last a try I guess, but I'm def happiest with the elegance of the F and P. Not really interested in strapping a couple of pointy-assed missiles to my feet, it's about balance and proportion- the Vass lasts that work best are closest to EG's 82, 202, 888 etc. IMO
     
  5. pkiula

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    Agree. Vass is certainly not pointy. It's a classic princely cut. The new K-last just looks nicer to my eye.

    F-last looks bulbous to me, but you're right - diff strokes for diff folks.

    U-last is fine for feet that are long, as many in the pics attached in this thread are. But at 43 and below it looks stumpy when the front part of the leg does not require too much "flow".
     
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    It's funny how Isetan keeps ordering new custom lasts, yet the last time I walked in 2 out of 3 salesmen in the shoe section apparently never heard of Vass... And they had only 5-6 pairs and at a 2x markup. :uhoh:

    Anyway those K lasts do look stunning... will have to get a pair or two... :drool: :drool: :drool:
     
  7. pkiula

    pkiula Senior member

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    You bet. The Isetan nearly never has sizes above 8 (UK), and when they do, it's some esoteric color and pattern that's hard to purchase. The markup is due to the Tokyo rent...so some of us who know how to use a keyboard and a browser are better off getting it off eBay or Vass own website..
     
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    grc1 Senior member

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    Just got my first pair of Vass in the post. U-last, black plain English (figured I would take it easy on the designs until I'm sure of the size). Pictures to follow.

    I'm hooked. (As if I didn't know that already)
     
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    Look forward to your pics. What size are you? Would love to see pictures from the top, from the vantage point that your own eyes see when wearing the shoes...thanks!
     
  10. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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    here ya go- from wearer POV.

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  11. pkiula

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    Thanks so much. Really kind of you.

    For me, only for my personal taste, this is a bit stumpy. I have an old paid of Mantelassis that I keep turning to, because the "flow" of the shoe on the front part of my foot (ahead of the stem of the leg) is much sleeker despite similar measurements. Will show a comparative photo one of these days.

    But that first shoe above is quite a good looking one. And the black on the right on the second pic!
     
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    only from my personal taste. there's a lot of creasing going on right out. not good, imo.
     
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    The beauty of cordovan
     
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    urban myth, heh
     
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    Are the middle and left shoe F-last or P2?
     

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