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

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

  1. Son Of Saphir

    Son Of Saphir Senior member

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    Me expect nice present soon.
    Me very very excited. :bounce2:
     


  2. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    gotta agree and it's the one gripe i have with my pair. I won't be ordering a HAF sole again through Vass.
     


  3. emc894

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    I suppose I will just bite the bullet and buy a size 43. If it doesn't work out, look for it in sales.
     


  4. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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    cheers- re: heel shapes ... the pointy toe takes a tapering-to-ground trapezoid - like a cowboy boot, or women's heels - for balance and even distribution of weight.
    A broad rounded-toe takes a broad heel tapering-to-top trapezoid for the same reasons.Acc to Vass a slight asymmetry in the heel is most comfortable for shoes in between.

    l to r: F dble; P2 pebble; F single in antic cognac, but IMO it's a very dark one.

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    [​IMG] so many shoes, so little time


    [​IMG] my bad- didn't know u felt this way. [​IMG]

    Clearly the Dover is inferior in construction, but still like the look tho, and the willow calf is rare now.





    + 1... and as Slewfoot says a 'Weymouth' in Edward Green terminology, mebe Burgundy? ... but to Vass u might be better saying a U cap Adelaide, or possibly an Italian-Oxford with a U-cap- or better still provide a pic.

    try faxing if email doesn't work

    same in U last, red cog [​IMG]

    and the Blucher version [​IMG]






    yes, the dble sole stack is higher
     
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  5. DonRaphael

    DonRaphael Senior member

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    Thanks for your answers guys! I contacted kolecho who was very helpful. Although, I do have a problem cause I don't know my actual size on Vass-shoes (UK7,5E on C&J, last 348 & UK8E on G&G). I think I'm going to order a pair of Vass through ascot_shoes at ebay at first and try the size out because the seller do offer refund if the buyer is not happy. After that, I will go bananas on Vass by kolecho! :D

    EDIT: I can't stop looking at the shoes. Stunning!
     
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  6. fritzl

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    good sport
     


  7. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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    I find the C&J lasts to be enormous- and the 348 most ginormous of all.
    I take UK 8.5 in 348 and UK 9 in the 341 and 337.
    UK9 in Vass F, UK 9.5 in P2 and U.

    You may be UK8 in Vass F, and maybe UK 8-8.5 in U.
     


  8. DonRaphael

    DonRaphael Senior member

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    That's what I also thought. I've ordered a UK8 in U-last. Hope it fits so that I can move on with my other orders. Thank you for you input!
     


  9. sstomcat

    sstomcat Senior member

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    cheers awesome.. looks like you are a derby guy :) The one above isn't this in the R last? Doesn't look F to me...but very nice though.
     


  10. sstomcat

    sstomcat Senior member

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    congratulations..
    I wish I too can get a present...but it will not happen lol
     


  11. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    good luck. imo, the u-last might be a bit complexe for a start into this venture. well, you have to start somewhere, anyway.
     


  12. DonRaphael

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    Much appreciated. Now, can we have the shell colour chart please?
     


  13. DonRaphael

    DonRaphael Senior member

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    Thank you for your concern. I just love the italian touch of the U-last. If the shoe doesn't fit I'll send it back since the seller offers full refund if not satisfied.
     


  14. DonRaphael

    DonRaphael Senior member

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    If one wishes, does Vass trim down the welt when ordering?
     


  15. quar

    quar Senior member

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    Sometimes they do, sometimes they don't. It's hit and miss.

    If they don't, just get your local cobbler to do it. Mine does a fantastic job.
     


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