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

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

  1. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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    Can you see the upper stitching is different compared to the Vass and EG boots.

    The sitching I wanted is like the bottom picture from EG and is more complex
    but I don't know the terminolgy (maybe Bengal-stripe can help) .....
     
  2. stmaier

    stmaier Senior member

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    I do...that is why I included the up close photos for Rezso to look at...what Vass leather do you think is the closest to the EG dark oak?
     
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  3. TheTukker

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    I have tried this now; completely impossible. Are you sure you are wearing the correct size (is the vamp closing sufficiently around your shoe)?
     
  4. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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    Quote:Namor, I have a couple pair of the Dover in the 82 and 202 Last. And the JL Chambord too.......... Apart from these, I have not seen any other English or European manufacturers produce these design on a RTW basis....... Nutcracker: Japanese Shoe thread have posted several pairs but their prices are double for RTW........
     
  5. Liquidus

    Liquidus Senior member

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    I've been in contact with Ascot shoes on a potential order of Suede Chelsea Boots on the F last from Vass. I wear a UK 6 and they've recommended that I try a size 40 or 40.5. Does this seem right?

    I've read some members here who were UK 6 have gotten a size 39 or 39.5.
     
  6. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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    If a UK 8 = 42 Eu and UK 7 = 41...sounds about right to me.....

    here's my 2 Dover in suede & scotchgrain work in progress. [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. Swede66

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    I am normaly a "small" 8 UK. Was recommended a 42 in F-last. Turned out too big. Had them replaced with 41, which were on the tight side initially but that fit me well after some usage.
     
  8. bamboo

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    My foot size is UK 5.5 true to size. I have F last 38.5 (normal width) Old English 2 which is still 0.5 size too big. My next order is 38 on narrow width last.
    My foot is relatively narrow at ball joint and heel but instep is high. I hope this helps.
     
  9. SuitedDx

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    UK6 and got an F in 40 and it was too big (instep was high). Haven't gotten an encore shoe yet. Thinking going 39 with the F or 39.5 with the U next time.
     
  10. joiji

    joiji Senior member

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    Anyone heard from Rezso the last couple of days?
     
  11. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    Dover made by vass? Looks great!
     
  12. stmaier

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    I think this might be his Plan B mentioned a few pages back...the friend of a friend in Northhampton...

    Namor--do you take a size 11.5UK in EG?
     
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    NAMOR Senior member

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    Oh right..

    Yeah 11.5uk in EG
     
  14. Bonggoy

    Bonggoy Senior member

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    Yup
     
  15. Jakezero

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    Received my austerity brogue boots yesterday. The delivery was delayed for 4 weeks due to them being out of saddle cordovan, and then there were some minor delays on top of that. Hopefully the sun will be out tomorrow so that I can take some pictures.
     
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  16. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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    Quote:This sounds like Vass sizing deviates considerably on smaller sizes....
     
  17. alloy13

    alloy13 Well-Known Member

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    Definitely. Vass seems bigger than standard for the smaller sizes.
     
  18. ThinkDerm

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    gorgeous. who is the maker?
     
  19. tcideneb

    tcideneb Well-Known Member

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    Are
    are these dovers made by Vass?
     
  20. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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    Quote:No, these are made by a freelance shoe maker based in Northampton. He does freelance work for the likes of JL, EG and others....Was introduced by a friend and I'll find out in a few months time when it's fully complete....
     
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