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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. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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  2. Gauss17

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    This is the only reason I have not ordered a pair.
     


  3. dlind

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    How would you guys say that Vass and AS Exclusive compare quality wise? I know there will be a bias since this is a Vass thread but I have a pair of Vass that I love but at the same time the AS Exclusive Moore looks very nice... I know the major difference is gemming vs hand welted,, how much of a difference is this really? I mean G&G are gemmed and they are considered some of the best RTW shoes out there... I have to say the AS finishing is a step up from Vass, any input is appreciated.
     


  4. RogerP

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    ^^^ Which Vass pair do you own? I have no experience with AS, so can't offer comment, but I was wondering which shoes you are basing your impressions of the Vass lineup upon.

    I do know that I have compared my Vass shoes to several Edward Green models (two retailers of the latter near my office) and styling preferences aside, I can find little reason to justify the significant premium for the EGs.
     
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    I didn't know that the MTO route allows altering of width.

    What does the standard width in the F last correspond to on the US width scale? Width does not vary across models on the same last, right?
     


  6. dlind

    dlind Senior member

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    I have a pair of double monks in the U-last.

    As for price difference they would be very close in price.
     


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    It's not even close, i've owned 2 pairs of AS Exclusive and sold them almost inmediately, I have C&J handgrades and also not close to Vass (but better than AS Exclusive). IMO to compare to Vass you have to go to a much higher price, over 1K like EG and GG etc.. (I've never seen in person AS handgrades but they look great in pictures). Right now I'm in love with G&G but will have to sell at least 3 pairs (due to personal rules) to get the Carlisle :)
     


  8. RogerP

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  9. mimo

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    Great shoes, and impressive photography too.
     


  10. A Guy from Shanghai

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    Hey fellow resident VASS experts, I need your help in determining my size...I have gone through almost all pages in the thread, however, I yet found one that is the same size as my small feet :brick:

    I wear UK 6E in EG 202 last, US 6.5 B/D in Alden Hampton & Leydon lasts, US 6.5D in AE, UK 5.5-6E in C&J 325 last, US 6.5D in BB/C&J 240 last, US 7D in BB/C&J 317 last. My feet have relatively high arches.

    What size should I get for VASS U, F, & P2 last?

    Thanks very much.
     
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  11. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    Guys, what is the difference in fit between Peter and New Peter (P2)? New Peter is fantastic on me.
     


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    To give you idea of my size and what I wear and tried on in Vass shoes:

    I have many EG 202 in size 10E = My Vass on U & F are 44 - I don't like the P2, but P2 on 43.5 fits me fine.

    Some of your C&J last are the wide country style which I have never owned.
     


  13. Ilovelobbs

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    The Double Monks are awesome!
     


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