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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. Fiddler

    Fiddler Senior member

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    I have both Vass oil green and G&G racing green and while both appeal to me, the difference between them is visibly stark.

    To my eyes, oil green is a lot greener, a lighter shade and muted. Racing green is darker, richer and at night looks like anything but green, it only shows when you're out in sunlight.

    The Vass oil green is box calf while the G&G is (I suspect) crust leather, since it takes burnishing rather well.

    I am happy to be corrected on technicalities but that's how I see it.
     
  2. Attolini

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    Thanks for your quick replys. I found a picture in this thread of the green Vass uses and in my opinion the one G&G or EG uses is much nicer as it is darker and richer.
     
  3. gyasih

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    Plum Museum Austerity Brogue on F-Last are ready, just waiting to confirm Vass' banking information.
     
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  4. bleu

    bleu Well-Known Member

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    I have made my first Vass-order, just hope the size is right! I usually have UK5 (C&J 348, 236 Loake Aldwych)

    77 Old English
    F-last
    Antique cognac
    Single leather sole
    EU 38,5
     
  5. barky

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    38.5 way too big, I think you are better off with 38 or better, 37.5. If you have high instep, 38 might probably work. I am smallish UK6 and 38.5 on the F. IIRC, some one with UK5.5 and a high instep went 38.5 on the U.
     
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  6. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    why? i'm a UK 9, and I wear a 42.5 in P2 and F, which a exactly on par with a uk5 for 38.5
     
  7. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

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    This thread could use some fresh porn. River II in antique cognac, U last, single soles. I requested dark edge trim, but they arrived with more of a medium brown. I'll probably have a local cobbler darken them.

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  8. tdude

    tdude Senior member

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    Those are stunning. Love the austerity.
     
  9. wurger

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    +1, it's better to err on half size too big, than half size too small.
     
  10. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    Ordered some Vass from Rezso, easy to deal with on email and phone! thanks especially to Jan, Roger and Phil with advice! :D
     
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  11. barky

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    Hey, just trying to help. Like I said, I am a small UK6 and wears 38.5 on the F last. Poster is a UK5 so if you insist 38.5 is good, I suppose it is good then.
     
  12. mimo

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    A UK 9 is exactly a Euro 43. A UK 5 is almost exactly a Euro 38.

    If you're used to very narrow English lasts e.g. G&G, then it might well make the UK sizes seem smaller. But for lasts of comparable to width, those size conversions should be pretty much bang on.
     
  13. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    From C&J 6E, AS 6F, JL 6E, G&G 6.5E, EG 6.5E.

    I am getting 39.5 in F, 40 in U.
     
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  14. barky

    barky Senior member

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    I wear UK6 in EG888, TG73, AS109, AS48 and CJ337. TG73 and AS48 is snug and CJ337 is the widest among them.
     
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  15. barky

    barky Senior member

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    Here's a shoe size chart that LouisXV uses previously, which I think is quite accurate if you use the EU size to the left of your actual UK size :

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    For example, a UK6.5 is probably good in 39.5 in F. I am a small UK6 so 39 is too big, 38.5 slightly snug but fits way better due to my low instep. For UK5, you are looking at a small EU38 or 37.5. For the guy with UK9, 42.5 is good. If he sticks to his EU equivalent a large 43, it would have been to big. Please take note that this is for the F LAST only. It is well known in this thread that Vass sizing is a bit inconsistent and tends to run to the larger side. For U, most people can take a half size up but some don't.

    For the guy with UK5, although I am confident 37.5 is good fit, go with 38 but at the same time, ask Rezso to include 2 additional insoles per side to adjust the fit. And whatever you do, do not ask Rezso to convert the UK size to EU for you, it'll definitely be too big.
     
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  16. wurger

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    according to that chart, UK 6 is 39.5, and UK 6.5 is 40...
     
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    That's why I said use the next EU size to the left of the UK size.
     
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  18. wurger

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    Ah, missed that. Sorry
     
  19. j ingevaldsson

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    Superb shoes! About the sole edge color, Vass only offers three alternatives: Black, dark brown and natural sole edge. Yours are dark brown (of course they may differ a bit from pair to pair) so the next step would be black.
     
  20. RogerP

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    Cheers my man - looking forward to the results!

    Mr.Six - those austerity brogues are terrific!
     
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