Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Jul 24, 2009.
The traditional lasts, the Budapester and 3636 favor high insteps. Any time I've done an oxford in Edward Green special order, they've had to stretch out the bit near the shoelaces-- badly, most of the time. By contrast, Vass oxfords made on 3636 fit me like bespoke in that area. Those twolasts also have their widest point pretty far forward. So if you are undecided between a standard 12, say, and an extra-extra-wide 11, that might be helpful.
By comparison, while I can get into the P2, its instep is too low for major comfort, and the high point of the arch is too far forward. Essentially, to find my width in that last, I've had to go to a longer shoe than is appropriate.
This is all relative, of course. If P2 fits your foot exactly, then you won't want a 3636.
Vass Monkfest. First is dark brown suede on the F last and second is dark brown Chromexcel on P2 last.
a blast from the past
navy u-last monkstrap
This is the only part I understand
High arches are a definite problem with U and F last balmorals, not a problem with gibsons.
Budapest oxford in calf, U last, red cognac, double sole. (I posted this bad photo before)
Really nice, enjoy!
It is official now, Vass has raised their prices on the 'normal' lasts such as the 3636 last, New Peter, Peter, R, Budapest... to the same price of their Italian lasts (F,K an U).
They will also be opening a new and 5 times bigger store in June only 50 meters from their current store, where they will have a bigger stock of their Italian lasts. They will keep their traditional lasts in their current shop. They will also have a small atelier in their new shop so you can see how their shoes are made
I will be traveling to Budapest in July and will take as many pictures as I can!
lol that opening date has been slipping for months now, typical Hungary
Since I'm currently commuting to Budapest, I'll try to be there for the opening so hopefully I can beat you to it
I don't know but they look really cool
I like it.
same as the toe!
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