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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. aph999

    aph999 Senior Member

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    Feast your eyes.

    Straight from Budapest, the Budapest Oxford Spectator in Cognac and Dark Brown. 43.5 on the K-last.



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  2. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    That's beautiful. My grandfather would have worn something like this. (That's a compliment, BTW...)
     


  3. aph999

    aph999 Senior Member

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    Compliment accepted - and in all seriousness, it means a lot because my grandfather was always dressed well, even after he retired. He wore a suit and well polished wingtips up until the day he died. I found a pair of shoes a couple years ago that I instantly recognized as virtually identical to the wingtips my grandfather wore. I bought them on the spot, and I wear them to work frequently. Every time I see them, I think of him.
     


  4. ljrcustom

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    Good looking pair of shoes. Enjoy them.

    -LR
     


  5. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Stylish Dinosaur

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    tell us more about the burlwood furniture. :slayer:
     


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    I'm definitely warming to the P2....
     


  8. Michael Ay329

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    Can anyone who owns both the K last and the U last discuss how they both compare as to fit?

    Are they identical...or is the K last a bit roomier in the toe box and tad bit wider overall?
     
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  9. aph999

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    I'd like to know as well. I had a pair of the Budapest Oxfords in U-last a few months ago, but didn't keep them long because they didn't break properly for me. I decided to try the K-last to see, and I went a half-size up to see if it would help. To me, the K-last looks very similar to the U-last. Just based on my impression from what what I recall of my U-last Oxfords, the toe box of this new pair seems roomier (higher). I also recall another member saying the vamp might be a bit higher on the K-last.

    The Vass rep told me "The K last...is similar to the U last. Just the toe part is smaller and narrower than U last". :confused:

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  11. Michael Ay329

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    Aph999...thanks for the update. Looks like the Vass reps description details the smaller size of the K last's front end...but more importantly, your sizing comparison gives me hope that the K last is roomier and not as narrow as the U last

    Great pics
     


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    fritzl Stylish Dinosaur

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    +1
     


  13. aph999

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    Those Old English are stunning!
     


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    Thanks. Much appreciated.

    -LR
     


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    love the high sweep of the vamp and quarters and tongue. real Vass thing
     


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