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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. rikod

    rikod Senior member

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    Thank you, unfortunately, even downsizing 0.5 for the slippers, they are still big for me and will have to sell them.

    Regarding the F last vs GG06 last they are completely different. Both are round but the F is sleeker with a beautiful raised profile and look very elegant. The 06 is much wider and flat. The shoes I had on the 06 last gave me the weird impression that the front of the shoes (toe area) had no correlation with all the rest. I can't help much regarding the waist and fit, I was stupid enough to purchase 3 G&G 06 but only did wear one of those for one day and they fit well, but I just couldn't look at them and sold them. IMO if you are going to G&G, go with the sleeker lasts except maybe for boots.

    I know my shoe vocabulary sucks but I hope you get the idea.
     


  2. fritzl

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    oops, that's frightening. it would be the only last for me to consider, if i ever feel the need for gg.
     


  3. DonRaphael

    DonRaphael Senior member

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    That was very, very helpful and made my choice. I was about to order only U-lasts but I put in an order on a F-last also. I quiet like the GG06 and MH71 last from G&G. If the F-last is sleeker and more narrow than GG06 I'm sure I'm going to love it. Once again, thank you for your input. Now, I have to wait till late May until my Vass shoes arrives. Can't wait! =)
     


  4. rikod

    rikod Senior member

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    See them in person first and try them on (if you haven't already) , but I know you always do that anyway.
     


  5. rikod

    rikod Senior member

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    There are hundreds of good pictures of the F here. Check Pliny's pictures a few pages back, that's a good example.
     


  6. DonRaphael

    DonRaphael Senior member

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    Yes, I know and I like what I see, but I wanted to get a feel of how it might look like in real life compared to GG06 since I haven't seen the F-last.
     


  7. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    there's no possibility here...
     


  8. rikod

    rikod Senior member

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    Nice, is this on New Peter last?
     


  10. rikod

    rikod Senior member

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    Thanks, yes P2 last, the soles look black but they are brown.
     


  11. Medwed

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    VASS Loafer
    Actual color is on Pic.4
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  12. Son Of Saphir

    Son Of Saphir Senior member

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    Loafer is very very good.
    Me post me 360 goiser shell budapester very soon.
    Me fix it now. :nodding:
    Me find man to post photo.
    The budapester very very good.
     
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2012


  13. Pliny

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    [​IMG]cheers Medwed- haven't often seen these in this thread- they look great. Couple Q's- did u specify contrast stitching on the top? and how about the sizing- did u size down for the loafer? thx
     


  14. VRaivio

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    I have a pair made on GG06 and Vass's F.

    The GG last is much more contoured and narrow-fitting than F (which has an unusually high instep). The F also has a very close-fitting heel, GG's is larger. The GG06 is a bit pointier, with a flat rounded toe. The F has a more chiseled toe. Although GG has an aggressively shaped sole waist, both lasts fit identically on the insole waist. If you decide to go with GG06, you should definitely size up ½ size. However, Vass's shoes are much cheaper than GG's -- and completely handmade. Hungarian wages being what they are, GG cannot compete with pricing, but they really don't have to. They have the most beautiful RTW lasts ever created, and I've seen hundreds.

    Picture comparison of both lasts:

    http://www.keikari.com/blogi/gazianogirling-jalkineiden-anatomia/
    http://www.keikari.com/blogi/laszlo-vass-jalkineiden-anatomia/
     


  15. DonRaphael

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    Wow, thank you for a very informative post. I've also experienced that Vass has a very close-fitting heel compared to G&G and C&J. I have a pair on the U-last and the shoe almost feels to little/snug because of this, but when sizing up 1/2 a size i have a gap in the heel-area. Concerning the size I'm with you, I'm a UK8 in G&G but UK7,5 in Vass, although my Vass feels more snug.

    Thank you for the comparison of the look between the shoes and for the pictures. I feel the GG06 is to round for me, I liked the MH71 more but thought the F-last did look like GG06 more than MH71. I ordered three pair of Vass last week, two on the U-last and one on the F-last. If I like the F-last I might get my another pair which I think I will given your description and pictures of the last.
     


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