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

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

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    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.

    +1 correct.
     
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    Fritzl, I can bring mine along for the ICPM (Inner Circle Paprika Meeting), with non-360-welt for comparison.

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

    sg, i love the ICPM creation.

    dude, we are not wussing out. first things, first. operation paprika has priority status

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

    poor little bugger, what does he know. now raw paprika comes to the connaisseurs. [​IMG]
     
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    +1 correct.

    really i found that with my high instep that both the F U both fit the same! it is just the the round shape of the F is more forgiving that the U
     
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    If anything, I would say that U last is more suitable for people with moderate to high instep feet. Low instep folks need not apply.
     
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    really i found that with my high instep that both the F U both fit the same! it is just the the round shape of the F is more forgiving that the U
    one never stops learning. from my experience the instep is one parameter among a few others. there are rules of thumb and there's the possibility to try them on. besides, i noticed that most people (here) do not care for the arch support. heaven knows why? at least for me, this is the most effective "adjusting tool". talk on the streets was about U-last doesn't suit high insteps, never mind.
     
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    one never stops learning. from my experience the instep is one parameter among a few others. there are rules of thumb and there's the possibility to try them on. besides, i noticed that most people (here) do not care for the arch support. heaven knows why? at least for me, this is the most effective "adjusting tool". talk on the streets was about U-last doesn't suit high insteps, never mind.
    Could you elaborate on that? That sounds very interesting. Background is that I had an almost revelation-like experience when I tried a Handmacher on the Primus last - for the first time ever I felt the middle part of the sole against my foot! Very, very comfortable. Unfortunately I'm not sold on the last shape.
     
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    one never stops learning.

    from my experience the instep is one parameter among a few others. there are rules of thumb and there's the possibility to try them on.
    besides, i noticed that most people (here) do not care for the arch support. heaven knows why? at least for me, this is the most effective "adjusting tool".

    talk on the streets was about U-last doesn't suit high insteps, never mind.


    in theory, the only difference should be the toe reigon, as being sq2 the lines from the little toe and the big toe are straight, and on the the round toes curved, the fit over the instep down to the heel should be the same even the fit in the arch.

    so the reason why most people like to size up 1/2 a size on the u to the f is the toes are not as cramped, unless they have short toes (like me) thus dont have this issue
     
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    I wonder where these word on the street comes from. The italian last have a shallower toe box but i don't think it's a problem to those with normal insteps. If the instep is high, then the U & F last can still be made to derby, monks and chukkas styles. The problem people face if they get a very pronounced V opening at the laces in oxford is I think also partly due to width, which is not particularly wide on the italian last and sadly offered only in one fitting.
     
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    Could you elaborate on that? That sounds very interesting. Background is that I had an almost revelation-like experience when I tried a Handmacher on the Primus last - for the first time ever I felt the middle part of the sole against my foot! Very, very comfortable. Unfortunately I'm not sold on the last shape.

    yes i can in my mother tongue. you'll receive a "private lesson". [​IMG]

    background is, that as you can see, everyone has different observations due to the fact that no foot is like another.
     
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    yes i can in my mother tongue. you'll receive a "private lesson". [​IMG]

    background is, that as you can see, everyone has different observations due to the fact that no foot is like another.


    Question being, whether I'll be able to understand that [​IMG]
     
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    Question being, whether I'll be able to understand that [​IMG]

    icke kann een bisschen berlinerisch...
     
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    Can I get the detail around these? Are they cordovan?
     
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    Can I get the detail around these? Are they cordovan?

    horween's finest cigar, sadly now gone, but for someone else to take pleasure from!!

    http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...&postcount=436

    pictures with patina!
     
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