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

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Would you guys recommend sizing up a 1/2 size from the f last to the U, K and S lasts? Would a 44.5 f last be equal to a 44.5 u, k, or s last?
 

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Would you guys recommend sizing up a 1/2 size from the f last to the U, K and S lasts? Would a 44.5 f last be equal to a 44.5 u, k, or s last?
It depends on your fit profile and mainly width and toes. I take the same size in all of them but have low instep, low volume and feet on the more narrow size with a normal arch and long narrow toes. I had to stretch/break in the U ever so slightly but get a better overall fit because sizing up .5 I ended up with gaping and instep problems and frankly just too much volume everywhere.

Do you have experience with Carmina’s Simpson last? If you need to size up in Simpson I’d size up on U and K. If you can wear your standard size in Simpson and have a little room in the toe box I’d try standard size.

Standard advice is up half on U and K for sure. S is a slightly more elongated last and has a somewhat wider toe box than U or K in my experience. I could wear the S in my standard euro size without it needing to stretch. Obviously YMMV.
 

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Would any of you gents happen to have a pair of shoes in walnut museum calf and gold museum calf in the same lighting side by side? I'm trying to decide which colour to get, but it's difficult to tell as the pics i've found through google dont seem to show their colours uniformly.

What i'm looking for is something to match greys/blues, but without being too much of a contrast. I prefer my browns to carry a reddish undertone and not be too dark of a brown, but I'm afraid the gold might be too flashy and similar to what one might consider "tan" as opposed to "brown".

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On the left, the pair with three types of brown, and next to it the pair in gold museum calf. From your description, you can't go wrong with the gold museum calf.

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Oh thank you! It looks great :) In some pics on line (exposure?), the gold looked really bright and flashy and it was something I was trying to avoid
 

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You really can't go wrong. It is my favorite shoe color from Vass.

Oh thank you! It looks great :) In some pics on line (exposure?), the gold looked really bright and flashy and it was something I was trying to avoid
 

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Oh thank you! It looks great :) In some pics on line (exposure?), the gold looked really bright and flashy and it was something I was trying to avoid
If you are looking for subtlety and unobtrusive beauty, take the walnut. It is very much unlike a medium brown. It seems almost black on some parts and, really, a deep walnut on the others. It is a colour rarely seen with other makers and catches the eye without being flashy in any way. I recommend a mirror shine on the toe cap though, otherwise it looks a little odd.
 

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If you are looking for subtlety and unobtrusive beauty, take the walnut. It is very much unlike a medium brown. It seems almost black on some parts and, really, a deep walnut on the others. It is a colour rarely seen with other makers and catches the eye without being flashy in any way. I recommend a mirror shine on the toe cap though, otherwise it looks a little odd.
This except I've never experienced the black. It's a solid medium brown
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I think I understand the source of the confusion. The Vass brown can indeed look black under indoor lighting. The walnut museum calf does not. Here are examples of gold museum calf, walnut museum calf, and brown museum calf under direct sunlight. Mystery solved?

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To me walnut is the richest brown colour. Should it be too bright for you apply a bit of black or dark brown while polish them. I always use the darkest colour to polish shoes if needed even if they are museum calf ( I do not polish with creams/waxes my shoes much).
 

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Oxfords on F-last in walnut museum calf. The colour on the picture is quite accurate. They used to be a bit darker before I polished them with tan cream. I will add a little black cream in the future. Maybe I should use black wax instead?
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Oxfords on F-last in walnut museum calf. The colour on the picture is quite accurate. They used to be a bit darker before I polished them with tan cream. I will add a little black cream in the future. Maybe I should use black wax instead?
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In your case I would just use the brush. Conditioner like Lexol or B4 might help. Beautiful pair.
 

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