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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    If you have relatively high arches then keep away from close lace-up Oxfords...and gear towards a Monkstrap, Open lace Derby and Open lace boots.
    Do you know the difference between these shoe types and how they fit?

    If you went out and bought a pair of Vass in the U last size 40 - of the following style:
    1) Monkstrap
    2) Oxford Close lace budapest
    3) Derby open lace budapest

    The fitting will not necessarily be the same. You will find the Oxford budapest fitting more snug than the other 2.
    The Monkstrap will be more comfortable because it's opening will stretch down to the upper vamp section.

    My best advice is go for the 40 - you're better off getting a pair that's comfortable and if it loosen up just fit a gel pad insole.
    Any size smaller you run the risk of doing long term damage to your feet & pocket.

    IMHO.
     
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  2. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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    All sizes quoted in UK
    and width E = D in US

    Lobbs:
    7000 = 9.5 E
    8000 = 9.5 E
    8695 = 9.5 E
    1105 = 9.5 E

    EG:
    82 = 10 E
    202 = 10 E
    888 = 10 E
    808 = 10 E

    Saint Crispin
    Classic Last = 9.5 F
    Riva Last = 9.5 F
    Chiseled Last = 9.5 F
    Screwdriver Last = 9.5 F

    Crocketts:
    348 = 9.5 E
    350 = 9.5 E
    351 = 9.5 E
    360 = 9.5 E
    361 = 9.5 E
    337 = 9.5 E

    Corthay Last
    Model 1 = 10.5 E
    Model 11 = 10.5 E

    Vass:
    U = 44 - UK 10
    K = 44 - UK 10
    F = 44 - UK 10

    Church's:
    You must be joking!
     


  3. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    ^^^ I suddenly don't feel like I have too many shoes anymore. [​IMG] What a line-up!
     


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    rikod Senior member

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    Thank you!, I was with that comment, but I really find those Vass U/K lasted boots like costumes, circus entertainment stuff, personal opinion of course, and coming from a person who really love Vass
     


  5. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Senior member

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    I'm 10.5E/11D in Alden Barrie. 11E/11.5D in Hampton and Aberdeen. I wear a UK10.5 wide fitting in Carmina Forest and an UK11 regular fitting in Carmina otherwise. Overall, my foot is just a little bit on the wide side. Mr. Kuti suggest a 45 for me in the New Peter last and in a calf skin shoe it fits very nicely.

    Good luck.
     


  6. justsayno

    justsayno Senior member

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    I am visiting Europe in a few weeks. Are there any Vass retailers in London, Paris or Luxembourg?
     


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    sdolina Senior member

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  8. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

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    Now that's consistency! Thanks.


    Thank you, sir. I think that confirms my thinking that I'd be 44 or 44.5, depending on the last.
     


  9. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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    And depending on the shoe type/style you decide.
     


  10. Gauss17

    Gauss17 Senior member

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    To those of you who have ordered a stock style, how long did it take for Vass to get them to you?
     


  11. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Senior member

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  12. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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    Over 5-6 weeks for me...and over 12 weeks for my Shell - the shell came from Chicago
     


  13. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

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    Whut, I thought the Deco line was hand-welted?
     


  14. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    Only for the samples way back when it initially launched. And gemmed soon after. G&G wouldnt get to where it is today without cutting corners on RTW like everyone else.
     
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    That really puts me off the get Deco now. long waiting time, absence of dogmatic manufacture method, I much rather pay more to get a bespoke shoe.
     


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