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

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  1. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Can anyone tell if this is this a single or double sole? (or a double-to-single)

    Thanks folks. According to the powers of search function deduction, I am a 41.5 in the F last. I'm going to place an order for the Ye Olde English II and see how it goes. (I'm usually a 8UK and a 8.5/9 US)

    Thinking dark cognac or dark brown. And I like whatever sole treatment is on that shoe above. Sounds like single it is.


    Antique cognac is the best calf color IMO from Vass - and yes these are a single sole too
     


  2. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    you won. i'll ask for the haf with the salmon norweger by the mystery bespoke shoemaker [​IMG]

    lol Sushi shoes!!
     


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    lol Sushi shoes!!

    it's more sashimi [​IMG]
     


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    luv those shoes rebel
     


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    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    it's more sashimi [​IMG]

    joking aside, Zee told me in the 80's eel skin was very popular with the Japanese for mens shoes
     


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    Perhaps you iGents can help me with Vass sizes.

    Measured on Brannock device, my right foot is a size US 9.5 E width; left foot is size 9 E. I was told I have a high instep and low arch. I normally wear a size 9EE in Ferragamos, a size UK 8F in Church's; a 8.5E in A-E, and size 8 in Santoni.

    I was thinking about pulling the plug on a Budapest Oxford on the U last. Should I order size 9.5 Wide fitting in U last ? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks very much.
     


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    kolecho Senior member

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    Plain cap in ravello shell, semi brogue in saddle shell. [​IMG] Monks in brandy shell, wingtip brogues in saddle shell. [​IMG]
     


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    Perhaps you iGents can help me with Vass sizes.

    Measured on Brannock device, my right foot is a size US 9.5 E width; left foot is size 9 E. I was told I have a high instep and low arch. I normally wear a size 9EE in Ferragamos, a size UK 8F in Church's; a 8.5E in A-E, and size 8 in Santoni.

    I was thinking about pulling the plug on a Budapest Oxford on the U last. Should I order size 9.5 Wide fitting in U last ? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks very much.


    Good choice! I myself own a Budapest Oxford in black on the U-last. I have found Vass to fit true to size. This is at least the case for me. I wear a 45European in Ferragamo and wear the same in Vass in both U and F-last. Hope I was of help. [​IMG]
     


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    Sterling Gillette Senior member

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    great balance of last and sole thickness.

    i really dig them

    Agreed. The F-last is a true beauty.

    you must have the 360 welt it would look too ghey without it
    Fritzl, I can bring mine along for the ICPM (Inner Circle Paprika Meeting), with non-360-welt for comparison.

    my foot shape asks for it. it's the "Wiener" Leisten and i love it. nvm.

    you wanna hear more about the mbs? [​IMG] we haven't used him, yet. sterling gillette and me have to throw the dices, who is first.

    sg is opting for materna but for a two eyelet derby(pictured in the sf gallery by von Rothbart)

    his name is Karl Weiner, his workshop is in Vienna. i dunno, if he speaks english. if you have more questions ask or pm me.

    I am open for both. After all, I am only lusting after this one Materna style (in a lot of different leathers, that is).
     


  11. GuidoWongolini

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    It's late.. My dealer called.. What do I do? Get in a cab PRONTO
    [​IMG]

    I need my FIX!

    One box at a time..
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    Slowly.. Breath..
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    Creepy pose..
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    Sit down..
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    Caress.. Scotch grain Norwegian on U.. What's in the other boxes?
    [​IMG]
     


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    ^ Great monologue, but you're such a tease. Just ordered me a pair of Nowegians in Antique Cognac calf. Can't wait!
     


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    Plain cap in ravello shell, semi brogue in saddle shell.

    [​IMG]



    Monks in brandy shell, wingtip brogues in saddle shell.

    [​IMG]


    Great shoes, Kolecho. Maybe I should get a pair or two of those.[​IMG]
     


  14. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Plain cap in ravello shell, semi brogue in saddle shell.

    [​IMG]


    the ravello has more depth of color

    i think both the ravello and saddle are simular and great addition to anyones collection - hhhmm i might need ravello now[​IMG]

    Agreed. The F-last is a true beauty.

    Fritzl, I can bring mine along for the ICPM (Inner Circle Paprika Meeting), with non-360-welt for comparison.
    I am open for both. After all, I am only lusting after this one Materna style (in a lot of different leathers, that is).


    bring it on, and both should jump at the same time - stop wussing out!

    It's late.. My dealer called.. What do I do? Get in a cab PRONTO
    I need my FIX!
    [​IMG]
    Caress.. Scotch grain Norwegian on U.. What's in the other boxes?


    coffee, tea or perhaps WHISKEY!!!!

    ^ Great monologue, but you're such a tease. Just ordered me a pair of Nowegians in Antique Cognac calf. Can't wait!

    good choice bro' listen to that Vassist calling[​IMG]
     


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    Perhaps you iGents can help me with Vass sizes.

    Measured on Brannock device, my right foot is a size US 9.5 E width; left foot is size 9 E. I was told I have a high instep and low arch. I normally wear a size 9EE in Ferragamos, a size UK 8F in Church's; a 8.5E in A-E, and size 8 in Santoni.

    I was thinking about pulling the plug on a Budapest Oxford on the U last. Should I order size 9.5 Wide fitting in U last ? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks very much.


    AFAIK there are no width fittings. U last will work best for low instep. Do not buy these shoes unless you're happy to sell them.
     


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