The Ultimate Vass (Footwear) Thread (Pictures, reviews, sizing, etc...)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. gdl203

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    Doh you're right... Budapest-Oxford... Those are beautiful too
     


  2. Saratorial_Splender

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    I think U!
     


  3. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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    yes
     


  4. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    Well, sometimes I have difficulties distinguishing R and F lasts.
     


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    Zarium Senior member

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    Need a bit of help regarding Vass sizing.

    If I wear UK 6.5 in Meermin Ama and most C&J (Connaught, Savile, Drummond & more), what size in EU should I get for Vass U and K lasts? I've only had experience with Vass' F last in EU 41, and those were too big.

    I'm looking into getting a MTO, on either the U or K last. Should I get a 40 or 40.5?


    Also, stylistically, what are the differences between the U and K? This one pair of brown austerity shoes on the U look amazing (somewhere in this thread), and I might get an exact looking pair.
     


  6. justsayno

    justsayno Senior member

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    ^ You need 40.5 in 3636 last, if that helps.
     


  7. gsugsu

    gsugsu Senior member

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    I think you should be a 40.5 in F and normally go up 1/2 a size to 41 for the U. I have no experience with the K.
     


  8. Gdot

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    Does anyone have personal experience of having their Vass resoled by a local cobbler? If so, how was it compared to having a GY welted shoe resoled?
     


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    For U-last I would go with 39.5 , not a half-size more. I wear UK7 and I am swimming in U-last 40.5 from last year. U-last grew at least 1size larger than it used to be , 1/8" wider and the heels also became wider and less well-proportioned.
     
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  10. forex

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    You already bought a pair and went through the soles?
     


  11. Gdot

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    No, just wondering if the hand stitching causes any difference in the resoling process.
     


  12. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    picture from earlier poster, aon.

    F Last, Old English II

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    Narrowed my choice down to these, can someone tell me the difference between Vass' Oxblood, Bordeaux, and Burgundy? Thanks
     
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  13. sdolina

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    Hope this helps

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    This might help too, although some colors do seem a bit off:

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    gyasih Senior member

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    Thanks!!!
     


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