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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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    Will wear them with a lot of joy!
    Now I only need to acquire a well fitting suit to pair them with :)
     
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  2. sstomcat

    sstomcat Senior member

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    looks sharp man...
     
  3. hendrix

    hendrix Senior member

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    Yes. IME there is more creasing without a toe cap. Either that or it's an optical illusion.
     
  4. UnreasonableMan

    UnreasonableMan Well-Known Member

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    Looks good. Love the seamless heel. How long did these take, seems pretty fast.
     
  5. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    Really nice pair of black shoes, I may get something similar to replace my EG Chelsea.
     
  6. hendrix

    hendrix Senior member

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    F last is the best. What a beauty.
     
  7. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Senior member

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    In the two runs I experienced with Vass, the production time was 4 weeks +/- of only a few days.
    If I understood correctly from some topics I read at this forum, the leather uppers of quality made shoes have to sit on their lasts for around three weeks before being ready to be finished into a complete shoe, thus I think a MTO shoe can't be made a lot faster than Vass does it.
    I am very happy and can't wait for them to arrive at my place.
     
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  8. upnorth

    upnorth Senior member

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    Replace your EGs??? Did the gemming fail? :stirpot:
     
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  9. kashmir

    kashmir Senior member

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    I wonder if Vass can make chelsea boots?
     
  10. Silence

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    Who wears a 42 or 41.5 in F??

    Insole length and width much appreciated! :)

    TTS9D and I get so much conflicting info on Vass fit on this thread...
     
  11. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    LOL, I didn't like the 202 Last
     
  12. Slewfoot

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    It's my understanding that they cannot, but perhaps they've had a change of heart. Can't hurt to ask.
     
  13. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Ahh-- the 202 is too svelte and sophisticated?
     
  14. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    Let's just say I prefer F.

    Look back a few pages. I updated the color chart with help from Mr. Kuti.
     
  15. TheTukker

    TheTukker Senior member

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    +1


    I think I have the same ones in the works.
     
  16. archangle13

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    Will perforation affect the durability of shoe uppers? Like in this pair of U last wholecut perforated wingtip. Perhaps the 'pits' expand over time?

    [​IMG]
     
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  17. SuitedDx

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    Leather should dry faster but no expansion to my knowledge
     
  18. isshinryu101

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    The only area of the shoe leather that should really "wear" is at the vamp, where the leather flexes. However, in the case of wingtips, the area of the toecap which extends over the vamp (and thus flexes as well) is most susceptible to dryness and cracking over time. If that area has brogue holes, it may well be even more vulnerable. [​IMG] I know this is a ventilated spectator and not all leather. However, it is the first pic I found and the principal is the same.
     
  19. violethour1951

    violethour1951 Senior member

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    I'm a TTS US 9D & a 42 calfskin in F-last is a touch too tight on me, but I also have a high instep.
     
  20. archangle13

    archangle13 Senior member

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    Is there a lot of dead space in the toe box?

    How do you judge if you have a high instep? The vamp volume looks huge on both F and U lasts. I've no idea if my instep is enough to fill the space. As far as I know, I have pretty normal feet.
     

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