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

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

  1. sstomcat

    sstomcat Senior member

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    salude
     


  2. sstomcat

    sstomcat Senior member

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    Thanks couldn't really see the difference in the pictures.Infact I changed my order and switched from antique Cognac to 6125 for the Budapester in Budapest last..

    What say?
     


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    Knowing your own feet is good. I make my own lasts and know the exact measurements of my feet at numerous places but there is still some missing info that you are guessing at which observing will not help you one bit at. That missing info is the measurement of the last that Vass (or any other maker) is using and to make matters worse the last being used is certainly evolving and being replaced every so often.
    Vass uses wooden lasts that will change size with humidity if Vass doesn't work in a year round conditioned environment (steady conditioned environments are not likely given what I know of europe in terms of energy costs and habits). So the last changes size slightly and as it is used it slowly loses a bit of its volume as it gets dropped/banged and knife strokes slowly remove a bit of the surface and the nails no longer hold the upper as securely because the nailing area is getting mangled up with use. Most other RTW makers are using Plastic lasts which perform better in this regard (stability to moisture change, resistence to impact, nail area wear)

    For instance my right foot has a girth of 22.5 cm at ball, 24cm at the bony protrusion of instep and 23.5 cm in between. My heel measures 5.1 cm wide, my heal to ball is 19.5 cm and the circumference from heel extremity to bony protrusion on instep is 37.5 cm. Any idea of these measurements on the U last (which I would like to get). The answer is very likely NO even though on observation I can see that the shape of the U last will be generally a good match for my feet.

    Its all trial and area no matter what anyone says if the last measurements and measurement location are not given. If you get it right the first time = luck
     


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    not sure why you say that?
     


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    You cant fix lasts for Vass. Let them take care of what they are supposed to and I'm sure they knw their stuff pretty darn well. You give your measurements and let them figure out . Again, I say its not be a true bespoke but it seems there is a conflict of expectations.
     
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    :facepalm:
     


  7. Son Of Saphir

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    Common sense at last. :nodding:
    Good post.
    lt easy for amateur to make issue simple,
    but professional know it more complicated.
     


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    i don't get your reaction. almoast fping back...
     


  9. sugarbutch

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    It's great that folks have their enthusiasms, but the piling on that goes on in this thread when anyone suggests that they've had a less than ideal experience with Vass is almost comical. One shouldn't need to be a podiatrist or cobbler to order a pair of shoes with a reasonable expectation that they'll fit. Especially if he already has a pair in the same size and last.
     


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    ah, ok.
     


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    Doesn't need to have one.
     


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    you have your opinion, so do I.
     
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    Thank you. How is Bordeaux? More reddish or brownish? If anyone have seen the Vintage Rioja that G&G uses, how does Vass' Bordeaux compare to it?
     


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