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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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    These look very nice. Great choice. And the photo shows the oxblood color well.

    I am hoping to have some F last coming in this week and am looking forward to seeing how they fit me. I hope yours loosen up that little bit that you need.

    Here's a shot of my R-last Budapesters on my feet. Fairly heavily cropped and so I hope the photo quality isn't too poor.

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  2. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Senior member

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    x-post from No Man Walks Alone thread: oxblood u-caps.

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  3. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    Those look awesome.
     
  4. sstomcat

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    looks cool.
     
  5. chogall

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    Awesome shoes. Didn't know they have H fitting. What's your size in AE/American, EG, or JL?
     
  6. sstomcat

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    Great shoes, unfortunately that area is snug for my oxfords in F last as well and it doesn't seem to loosen up. My F last bluchers on the contrary fits extremely well.
     
  7. rc121

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    I was told they only do H fittings on certain lasts/models so I asked rezso and he said they could do the F last OE II in H.

    This is my first pair of high end shoes so I don't own any JL or EG, but my standard AE size is an 8EEE (same size in the 5, 8 and 333 last although there is a little variation in how snug/loose they all are). I would say the 40.5 H width fits more snug then my 8EEE AE, but I bet the 41 H would have fit almost identically. We'll see though, as I've only worn them twice and they may continue to loosen up.
     
  8. gyasih

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    A cobbler could stretch that area.
     
  9. n-domino

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    Some posters wanted to see better pictures of my Theresianer high boots. I tried my best with an iPhone camera. These are on the F-last with a Vibram sole. I added Alden flat-waxed laces because the stock ones Vass uses would tear easily. Some of the creases stand out more than they usually do as a result of dirt that accumulated from walking along some trails.

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  10. stgrim

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    Dear Sirs,

    I am looking to commission an MTO Austerity Brogue with either Gold or Plum Museum Calf.
    However, I am entirely new to VASS lasts and sizing.
    What do you think would be the most attractive last for an Austerity Brogue?
    Also how would you think I would size in the last that you would recommend?
    I wear US 9D in the 341-last Crockett & Jones for Peal & Co 341 shoes, an 8.5E in the Allen Edmonds 5-65 last and 9D in the AE 1-last

    Finally, would the cheapest way to obtain a pair of VASS shoes, save for being in Budapest itself, be to wire money directly to them and have them send it over via their local post option?

    Thank you for your advice!
     
  11. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ^^^Nice boots...got mine in 2008!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  12. venividivicibj

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    U or F last for austerity. For a boot, maybe F last, so it's rugged and yet still sleek.
     
  13. RogerP

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    Nice boots, gents.
     
  14. Roguls

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    False. US 10.5:

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  15. bleu

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    I would think that we have about the same size, what UK size do you usually wear? I'm for example UK5 in Loake Capital-last, Crockett & Jones 348 and 236, i think my feet measure about 24,5 cm. Do you have any Vass in U-last, if, what EU size do you wear?
     
  16. NAMOR

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    how is what i said false? 3636 is stubby last, put those on your feet and post a pic
     
  17. FrankCowperwood

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    Thanks!
    These are fantastic. The Vibram lug works really well on them. I really do love me some scotch grain.
    See above... :)
     
  18. rc121

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    I'm trying to do it a little myself right now. I put a sock around the shoe tree and will leave it in for a few days, then check the fit. I will try a thicker sock after that if it is still too snug.
     
  19. chogall

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    That won't be enough. Too mild to create the stretching effect IMO.

    Better tape some paper around the area you want to stretch on the tree, use a stretcher, or use stretching spray and wear the shoes for a few days straight.
     
  20. Roguls

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    Challenge accepted. I'll take a pic next to P2, and "on feet", as you say. Sometime.
     
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