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

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

  1. bigasahouse

    bigasahouse Senior member

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    How about 47? Please!
     


  2. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I got the Antik Cognac Norweger in 3636 because I can't fit into the Peter. 3636 is considerably wider where it counts for me. It looks more or less the same as the Peter-- which is to say, lovely in this application. :)

    Vass's website has a pic of NST in the Budapester last. In the right setting (or on the correct foot), that could be very useful as well.
     
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  3. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Incidentally, the Vass website has a whole batch of new designs. Most won't survive the scrutiny of time, although it's interesting that they now offer sharkskin.
     


  4. fritzl

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    only because US banks cannot handle international standards, don't blame VASS, please. ty.
     


  5. fritzl

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    all of them are "good". really depends on your measurements, imo.
     


  6. jerrybrowne

    jerrybrowne Senior member

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    The sharkskin is interesting. Unlike other examples I've seen before.
     


  7. fritzl

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    special makeup, imo. special request. by default RTW ends at EU 45/46.
     


  8. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    Wow - there are some stinkers in that batch, 121, 135 and 138 in particular don't do it for me.

    Conversely there are also some to love - 128, 129, 132 and 134 would be welcome to come live at my house. :D (although I doubt some of the particular lasts would work for my narrowish foot.)
     


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    Saratorial_Splender Senior member

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    2nd that. I am a 47 and Vass made me some on the U last, but the 4 pairs are all different fit.
     


  10. Saratorial_Splender

    Saratorial_Splender Senior member

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    Why, 10-12% of men in teh wetern hemesphere have size 13 (47). I think it is economics, less material to make smaller sizes. These defaults were put in place in 1920s - 1930s, when the average shoe size was 7.5, now the average is 9.5. Perhaps we need new defaults.
     
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  11. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    I was just talking what RTW offers today across different brands. i'm not in the position to change defaults, though. sorry for the misunderstanding.

    i can understand that EU 47 is a certain endeavour in the aspects of shoemaking.
     


  12. bigasahouse

    bigasahouse Senior member

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    So a size 13 US is a special order?
     


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    rikod Senior member

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    13 US is size 45.5 or 46,

    I'm US 8 and 41 is big for me. 9,10,11,12,13 - 42,43,44,45,46

    I have a few martinis down, not sure if im correct but I think I am. I don't think 12% of the population is 13. Can you imagine a 3 eyelet F last size 47?
     


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    I'd recommend using CurrencyFair then. Should be about $3 to transfer the funds and with some luck you can get better than live rates
     
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    sm31 Senior member

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    Interesting.

    Maybe this is a dumb question, but if with a service like this funds are deposited on the receiving end account in HUF currency, does that qualify for the Vass cash discount?
     


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