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

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

  1. rikod

    rikod Senior member

    Messages:
    1,218
    Likes Received:
    187
    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2010
    

    Oh yes uncle, I'm happy with that whiskey PTB, it's a beautiful shoo, here it is.


    [​IMG]
     


  2. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

    Messages:
    12,120
    Likes Received:
    2,586
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    

    nephew,
    looks good, have whiskey made there maiden voyage
     


  3. kashmir

    kashmir Senior member

    Messages:
    715
    Likes Received:
    152
    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2010
    how's 3636 compared to budapest last? Will a boot design look good in either of these two last? they seem to use these lasts more for the low-cut shoes, while the boots are either F, P2, or U.. save for that one budapest boot image from this site loong time ago
     


  4. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

    Messages:
    9,500
    Likes Received:
    3,726
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2009
    If you looks at the Vass catalogue most of the boots are made on the 3636.

    F, P2 and U boots are usually only MTOs
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2012


  5. Fiddler

    Fiddler Senior member

    Messages:
    757
    Likes Received:
    91
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2011
    Wonderful...the best things are the simplest....is that P2 Last? I might have to do this but in that wonderful Saddle shade.

    Any more details to share?

    Does the welt style have a particular name? And is that a double leather sole. Since Vass now offers Dainite sole, that would make a nice option for wet weather. I recently got a pair of mine (not Vass) shod at the shoe healer and what a great job they did. I hope one day Vass will offer the Ridgeway sole too.


    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2012


  6. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Senior member

    Messages:
    1,920
    Likes Received:
    258
    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2011
    Easy to comprehend?

     


  7. Fiddler

    Fiddler Senior member

    Messages:
    757
    Likes Received:
    91
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2011
    Dear Mr. Kuti,

    please don't worry. I am very sorry for this misunderstanding myself.
    In the meantime I was able to try on the shoes and I think they are half a size too big for myself.
    What EU size are they?


    The style I am looking for looks like the left shoe in the attachement of this email.

    Please see the attached picture...this is the EXACT shoe design I want. (Also ask him to confirm if it's possible)
    I ask you to follow these details:

    Last: F
    Leather: Boxcalf
    Color: Black
    Size: Half a size smaller than the pair I received (I would state a number here)
    Sole: Single leather

    Can you confirm the information I sent to you?

    Wish you, your family and everybody at Vass a merry christmas! (Is this necessary?)

    Louis XIV

    PS. I think your picture has the potential to be misunderstood....can't you crop out the other two shoes...why give them reason to make a mistake?

    Also, and I can't stress this enough, tell him not to ship the new shoes to you until he has sent you detailed pix of the new product and you have given him the go-ahead to ship them.
     


  8. Pantisocrat

    Pantisocrat Senior member

    Messages:
    1,772
    Likes Received:
    7
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2010
    Location:
    √Čtats-Unis
    how do these shoes compare to Lobb/CJ in terms of price?
     
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2012


  9. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

    Messages:
    5,458
    Likes Received:
    852
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010
    Louis, definitely crop the picture and state size, you should know what size you currently have.
     


  10. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Senior member

    Messages:
    1,920
    Likes Received:
    258
    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2011
    Does Vass offer trees in half sizes?
    The trees in the shoes I received say 41.
    As I ordered UK6.5 and there is no additional sizing information on the shoes I don't know whether they are 40.5 or 41.
     


  11. joiji

    joiji Senior member

    Messages:
    1,050
    Likes Received:
    78
    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2012
    They do not. They also will not fit trees larger than shoe size. I ordered a 44.5 pair and received a pair of 44 trees.

    Also, why not just specify you want model 62 in black boxcalf? It is the model shown in your pictures, and there would be no confusion on either end as to what the shoe would look like.
     


  12. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Senior member

    Messages:
    1,920
    Likes Received:
    258
    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2011
    Your help is much appreciated!
    This is a valuable experience for me.


    It is not, 62 has a heel counter.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2012


  13. joiji

    joiji Senior member

    Messages:
    1,050
    Likes Received:
    78
    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2012
     


  14. Fishball

    Fishball Senior member

    Messages:
    1,798
    Likes Received:
    120
    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2007
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    I do have a pair of half size tree from Vass, however it is not the norm.
    I wear UK7 in EG & G&G and Vass 41, so I think 41 will be too large for you.
     


  15. Fiddler

    Fiddler Senior member

    Messages:
    757
    Likes Received:
    91
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2011
    If Vass is printing European sizes on their trees, that should tell you that this is the sizing convention they work with...so why give them a UK sizing and allow them the opportunity to convert wrongly. For me, UK6.5 is US7 is Eu size 40.

    It's best you pick up the phone and talk to the guy tomorrow. It's a small inconvenience for your piece of mind.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by