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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. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Senior member

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    Curiosity really. Fit on these in 45 feels good. I'd say slightly more generous than P2 though a bit shorter. Seems as if the quarters will be completely closed. Will assess further after break in.
     
  2. barky

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    Frank, is the R instep higher than the F and P2? And if you have the time, can you please shoot a few comparison shots of the 3 lasts. Thanks much.
     
  3. FrankCowperwood

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    I don't have a pair on the F last yet, so I can compare instep. I'll take some comparison photos of the P2 and R for you certainly and I'll see if I can formulate a useful opinion on the relative instep height of the two.
     
  4. barky

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    Thanks Frank! I am convinced a cordo or grain Budapester derby with single goyser on the R would be killer but if the instep is higher than F or P2, that's a no go for me.
     
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  5. sstomcat

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    More Budapest love .....
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  6. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    These do look better with the lighter colors. The upper has a chance to be appreciated as separate from the sole. I got an all-black pair with Goyser stitching, and by comparison, they look like pontoons. Good enough for snowy days with flannel suits, but I wouldn;'t try that again.

    Are yours straight Cognac, or antique? (Or original Cognac with a lot of conditioner added?)
     
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  7. RogerP

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    sstomcat - very nice - I got nuthin' but love for that Budapester vibe.

    Concordia - I have to say I don't think black is well suited to this style, but I do think the renditions I have seen in oxblood and dark brown look terrific.
     
  8. sstomcat

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    These are classics, but you have to like them to appreciate them. Again these are not for all, specially those with a fascination for the chiseled shape shoes like U and K. I'm a pretty big guy, 6'2 size 45.5 and I think these go pretty well on my feet with both dark and light colored cotton khakis. I don't like wool so never wore them so unsure how they will look on formal trousers.

    These are cognac scotch grain with a coat of reno and light brown Saphir paste wax, so I would say they are pretty much original.
     
  9. Concordia

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    Good show. If I needed another pair with double-soles, I'd put that on the list.
     
  10. sstomcat

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    Personal preferences I guess but I do love my shell in black, it does have a certain uniqueness to it with the added shell sheen.
     
  11. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Vass made Budapesters/Budapest last with shell? That's a miracle.
     
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    I'm not sure what the deal is but the black ones I posted here are shell.
     
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    Exemplary. Worth an un-spoiled quote.
     
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    I have shells on the Budapest and 3636 lasts. Love them.
     
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    I am totally leaning toward a shell Budapester for my first pair of Vass handmades. Something like one of these.[​IMG][​IMG] tomcat said the Budapest last runs a bit snug in the toe box when compared to other Vass lasts. Maybe the 3636 will do because I like the classic Astro-Hungarian style, real old school.
     
  18. FrankCowperwood

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    The Budapest is a little narrow, at least compared to the P2. I wear 45F in P2 but need 45G in Budapest, which then fits very nicely. I have not tried the 3636 yet, but don't abandon the Budapest. It is so classic and distinctive with that high toe box.
     
  19. Odd I/O

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    Agreed. The Vass commando sole is fierce. Is Vass still having issues with their rubber soles partially coming off?
     
  20. prettywish

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    sorry another question about sizing. I did go through many pages but I could not get the answer.
    I am good with EG 888 last. sized 6.5F. I believe I should go to EU 40 with the F last. but I am not sure if I need go to standard "F" width, or wider width "G".
    I think F last with standard width should be very elegant, if the G width too wide? if the "G' width equals US "E" width or much like "EE" width?
     

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