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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. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Senior member

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    aspasp, I had a look at the OP for you.

    This is the OEII with broguering
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    and the black one is it without
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    Both on the U instead of the recommended F last though.

    I think they are all beautiful shoes, just decide which one you like the most.
     
  2. aspasp

    aspasp Senior member

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    Wow, thanks for the help, they all look beautiful...damn. Is their Old English II without broguering shown on their website?

    Also, a question what is the difference between the two lasts and why the F last is recommended?
     
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  3. Notch

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    Both are made by the same person: last maker Ugolini from Florence (Hence the U and F last).

    The U last is a narrow and more elongated last with a square toe.

    The F last is a medium width (definitely not a wide fitting last, but medium width at most) last with rounded toe.

    For the U last it is recommended to size up a half size from your standard European size. For a cap toe shoe, to be worn for business, I would also recommend the F. It is a classic, versatile last that oozes classic.
     
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  4. Fiddler

    Fiddler Senior member

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    Holy crap.....I reckon I got a bargain from Vass then.
     
  5. Fiddler

    Fiddler Senior member

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    I wouldn't limit your search to just Old English....there's a lot more...it depends if you like to dress conservatively or show a little flair. I also love Vass 3 eyelet derby and the Italian Oxford with adelaide brogueing. Keep an open mind. You're one of the lucky ones who gets to see them in the flesh and try before buying.
     
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    More correctly, Ugolini is a bespoke shoemaker with a long history of doing trunk shows in Japan. He developed the lasts in cooperation with Isetan Japan. Isetan wanted to do a RTW line, something that Ugolini was not interested in. Isetan tapped Vass to produce the shoes and Ugolini worked with Vass to ensure a workable product . Kalman Berta, produces the lasts for Vass.
     
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    gyasih Senior member

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    I am going to quote myself in hopes of an answer. Also, should I get the same size in suede as I do leather? I ask because suede usually stretches more. Thanks
     
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  9. Concub1ne

    Concub1ne Senior member

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    Wow! Is that oxblood?

    EDIT: bracing for imminent color vision fail. [​IMG]
     
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  10. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Senior member

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    It's not my shoe, I think you should contact luk-cha because it's either his or he has handled it for somebody else.
    I am not much of a Vass expert, but seem to be one of the rare members on this forum who uses the "100 posts per page" option and thus happily dig out pictures from the thread to help others with their questions regarding different styles.
     
  11. sstomcat

    sstomcat Senior member

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    Looks bordeaux to me...
     
  12. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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    It is dark cognac IIRC.
     
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    What's the cheapest way to purchase a pair of Vass shoes online? I do not have access to a Vass retailer in my country, Singapore.

    I read that Vass shoes should be purchased directly from the main office? Who should I be contacting? The email address (andrew@vass-shoes.com) stated in the main website does not seem to be working...

    Is there an online gallery of the current range of Vass shoes available? Website is still under construction...
     
  15. Swede66

    Swede66 Senior member

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    E-mail the sales manager Rezsö Kuti at info@vass-cipo.hu

    Not always the fastest to reply, but he does reply
     
  16. Pliny

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    I only have two Vass in suede, and one other decent maker (C&J) to compare it with for wear, so it doesn't mean much- but I'd say the wear on the Vass suede is about on a par with the C&J.

    Suede stretches, but unless you're getting a boot I don't think it warrants a size up.
     
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  18. Concordia

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    And when you go to the second, you will find something. That is the difference.
     
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  19. archangle13

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    Has anyone seen the F last with this wingcap?

    [​IMG]
     

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