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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. Lo Zingaro

    Lo Zingaro Active Member

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    @ rikod: the loafers are true porn. Wear them in good health.
     


  2. rikod

    rikod Senior member

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    Sorry I missed your post, thanks so much!
     


  3. rs232

    rs232 Senior member

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    Whoever wrote that the U last gets more attractive and the F last gets stumpier as the size gets smaller may have been on to something. Anyway, Italian oxford in saddle shell, F-last.
     


  4. huskyzealot

    huskyzealot Senior member

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    What size are these?
     


  5. rs232

    rs232 Senior member

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    40.5. Also, I'd advise anyone thinking of sizing differently between U and F lasts to think again if you have narrow feet. This seems to be a phenomenon confined to those with normal width feet, and the U-Last is off limits for those with wide feet. If I were to re-order, I would go with 41 in both U and F lasts with my narrow feet.


    U last 41 in bordeaux shell.
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  6. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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    Nice shoes! I too have sized up in U- to 44, whereas I go 43 or 43.5 in F and P2. It used to worry me that my U lasts were a bit loose, and even looked largish on me, but I've solved the looseness with leather inserts, which make the shoe more comfortable. As for the look of them, my attitude has changed since my daughter made an unsolicited comment one day that 'I prefer to see a man with larger feet in proportion to his body- looks more manly'.
    Since then I've decided I really like my larger-sized shoes. I just don't wear stove pipes with em.
     


  7. fritzl

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    ...but shortly he is butchering them with hobnailed DIY topies. bummer.
     


  8. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

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    The makers at Vass are masters of shell. Very inspiring pics in this thread lately.
     


  9. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    Agreed. Here are some more amazing Vass shell pics found online.

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  10. rs232

    rs232 Senior member

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    That's an afterward shot, actually. I'm doing it just to annoy you, Fritzl. Hope you're not losing any sleep over it.

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    Old English 2, calf.
     


  11. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    Not trying to pour gas on the fire, but why do you add these? Does Vass not offer a similar option?
     


  12. rs232

    rs232 Senior member

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    Yeah they do, but this trio came via a somewhat discounted third party, so didn't have them.
     


  13. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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    The leather on the Vass shoes I use most often is hardly worn at all- I find a toe tap - rubber or steel - is enough.
     


  14. fritzl

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    everyone needs a hobby...
     


  15. Slewfoot

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    Did someone once say that the Budapest Last was not elegant? I declare that statement wrong and I have evidence to back it up.

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