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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. ncdobson

    ncdobson Senior member

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    +1.
     
  2. Gdot

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    If only I could justify another pair of green shoes. :embar: Me Lurv!
     
  3. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    Glad the direct orders are going well. Some great new shoes, formulating my next order.
     
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    They look great Fiddler, congratulations!, glad everything went fine.
     
  5. mcarthur

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    nephew, looking good
     
  6. sdolina

    sdolina Senior member

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    Whiskey shell, New Peter last, double leather sole with metal toes, goyser sewing, enjoy gents:
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    Have to say although the deal went smooth, and I even received a pictures of my boots before shipping, at home I found that Rezso finally forgot to add a medium arch suuport like on my monks, and a factory rubber topy - idea was to wer these when wet, that's why the goyser added.
    Okay, can live with it.
     
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  7. sdolina

    sdolina Senior member

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    Have to say New Peter last fits me better than F-last sme size, and it's almost the most comfortable last from all my shoes/boots so far.
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    Crockett is a bit narrow in a toe part





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    Carmina is a bit wide
     
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  8. sdolina

    sdolina Senior member

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    Pic to understand the color:


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  9. sm31

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    Can you say more about the difference between the P2 and the Carmina Forest?
     
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  10. Roguls

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    ^ +1. I've got a slightly wide foot and normally take a 10.5. Would I be a 43.5 in Vass?

    Those boots are most excellent. I must grab a pair.

    Does Vass do a more traditional Barbour welt, or just a goyser?

    Also, anyone know how the banana last fits compared to the P2?
     
  11. sstomcat

    sstomcat Senior member

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    Crude Iphone shot...top row 3636
    Bottom L-R Budapester, P2 and F

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  12. Slewfoot

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    Nice stuff Tom! Do you take the same size in all the lasts? Curious to hear your thoughts on how they all compare fit-wise to each other.
     
  13. sm31

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    Two things on this, having recently asked the Vass sales guy about related questions:

    First, I'm pretty sure he said, or at least suggested, they've stopped making shoes on the banana last.

    Second, he agreed with this description that the P2 is "a slimmer and more elegant version of the banana."
     
  14. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Senior member

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    sdolina, thank you a lot for sharing those pics with us!
    I think Carmina Forest is not only wide but also a bit too long for your feet as the creases are very deep, maybe you could go down half a size?.
     
  15. sdolina

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    I think so.
    If size size 9 3/4 EE exists it would be perfect in width. or otherwise 9,5EE would fit after break-in. At that moment I had very small experience with the shell boots and didn't want to break them in.
    At least my RL Marlow penny loafers are still tide after 10+ wearings.
     
  16. sdolina

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    By the request of the SF member this morning I made some additional pictures of Vass New Peter and Carmina Forest and Rain.




    The NP maybe is the narrowest from the three, but its shape fits me the best.
    The heel part is 7 cm NP and 7.5+ cm Rain and Forest, so if one have narrow heel he may prefer the NP last.

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    Forest is close to NP, the disadvantage of the Forest is the wide heel and arch parts, despite the shape of the sole the boot itself is rather wide in this part, and for someone it could lead to slippage.
    I would say New Peter 43,5 would match to the forest 9,75 EE, if such existst.

    Comparing Rain and Forest - you can see the difference from this pic - Rain is wider in the widest part, but the toebox is narrower.

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    Rain 9E vs. Forest 10EE
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    Rain 9E vs. NP 43.5
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  17. kwhunter

    kwhunter Senior member

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    You really have a small foot, how tall are you? In your mid twenties, you're still growing.
     
  18. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Senior member

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    Yes, my feet are indeed pretty small.
    I'm 173cm and haven't grown in serveral years.
     
  19. SuitedDx

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    Can you provide info on the wingtip blucher?
     
  20. Fiddler

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    Whiskey and grey, a combo I like.



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