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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. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    My feet are hard to fit; we've talked about this in emails and PM's, so I don't know why you're getting your schnitzel in a twist here. Perhaps for show?

    One shoe was quite voluminous in the forefoot and instep, and one was the complete opposite. Same last. Same size. Given that there's no Vass store here in the Bay Area, if you have any other ideas on how to achieve good fit, without "fwocking up" a few times, I'm all ears.
     


  2. quar

    quar Senior member

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    Look, I rarely side with Moo, but I agree that Vass shoes vary more than other brands I own in terms of sizing.

    I always order 42.5 in the U-Last, and it seemed to be a lucky-dip in terms of how the shoes fit. Some were loose right out of the box, while others were tight as buggery. It is a little bit annoying, but that is the name of the game when purchasing shoes without trying them on each time.
     


  3. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    this is just tickeling...
     


  4. OyezDC

    OyezDC Well-Known Member

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    +1 - I've found the same to be true of my size 42 F lasts. Some are borderline tight, others have a lot of play in the forefoot and instep. They are great shoes, but I do wish the sizing were more consistent.
     


  5. rikod

    rikod Senior member

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  6. TheTukker

    TheTukker Senior member

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    Could this have anything to do with all the handwork that goes in them or am I completely off here?
     


  7. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    Leaving aside the joys/pains of variable fit, it would seem that it doesn't lend itself to sight-unseen internet shopping.
     


  8. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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    don't bother with cutting the welt. It will wear and compress. And it protects the leather. It's Vass.



    It's not subtle. First is a burgundy. second is muddy red.



    suit your fits nicely [​IMG]
     


  9. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    good vibes
     


  10. DonRaphael

    DonRaphael Senior member

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    Actually, I've never thought of it that way. I might just keep it then, we'll see when I receive my first pair of Vass next week. Thank you for your input.



    Quote: That is just... wow! Mind-blowing. I could never see myself in that kind of shoe but in the same time I think it's one of the most beautiful shoes I've ever seen. Period. The combination of colours (is that antique cognac and mid brown suede?) and calf/suede completes each other to perfection. I envy he who can use such a shoe. One should buy it just to look at its' aesthetic beauty. A true decoration of a classy home.
     
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  11. coolpapa

    coolpapa Senior member

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    I made this mistake with Vass and regret it. These shoes are beautiful and well made, but they are not cheap and buying them without trying them, particularly given all the last choices and variability, is a mistake. At least it was for me. I tried to talk to as many people as possible and draw comparisons with other makers to make as informed a decision as possible, but in the end it didn't work out for me.
     


  12. Son Of Saphir

    Son Of Saphir Senior member

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    small detail is the fun. :nodding:
    small detail = fun
    very small detail = more fun
    very very small detail = best fun. :slayer:

    no.
     


  13. sstomcat

    sstomcat Senior member

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    not trying to be smart or intrusive....

    did you study your feet?
    did you look at the finer points, heel, metatarsal, instep, arch etc?
    did you study the vass last?
    did you study what type of sole, heel, height is best for you?
    did you ask questions "many" to knowledeable members and more importantly to Rezso?

    be patient and make your choices, wait few days and again revisit your choices? and then when you are satisfied to the best extent possible pull the trigger with the agreement if it doesn't fit it goes back?

    "Due dilligence" Sir.

    I did all the above and I see no reason if a novice like me can do, everyone else can as well.
    cheers!
     


  14. PipersSon

    PipersSon Senior member

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    How do you 'study your feet'? I mean where do you even begin? Use a measuring tape?

    I'm not dissing you, BTW, these are genuine questions.
     


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    :nodding:
     


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