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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. WiredandTired

    WiredandTired Senior Member

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    For a frame of reference, what is vass' normal width lettering? E or F?
     


  2. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Distinguished Member

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    F is their standard width. You can order E (narrow) or G (wide), and also H (very wide), but the last they don't recommend on some lasts since the proportions change too much.
     


  3. RogerP

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    Quote:I couldn't disagree more. I wouldn't make navy my first choice for a quality dress shoe, but find it a very stylish addition to an estalished rotation of more traditional colours. My navy wholecuts (not Vass) have become my go-to shoe when donning a navy blazer and grey trousers.
     


  4. Journeyman

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    I realise that acceptable shoe colours can be affected by a person's location and by the type of work that they do, but interestingly enough, my father owned a pair of navy shoes in London and then in Australia in the 1950s and 1960s.

    They were a very conservative design, being just a plain captoe balmoral.

    When I was a teenager and shopping for some "proper" shoes in the 1990s, my father told me about how he had a pair of navy shoes when he was younger and, at the time, I was revolted - I thought that men's shoes should only ever be black and brown (and dark brown, at that!).

    Dad disagreed - he said that a pair of dark navy shoes went very well with a navy suit, just as a pair of black shoes went very well with a dark charcoal suit. From the way that he explained, back when he bought his navy shoes in London in the 1950s, it wasn't exactly a widespread colour, but neither was it unheard of or only limited to dandies.

    I just couldn't conceive of it at the time but now I'm much more open to the idea of a conservatively-styled pair of navy shoes.
     


  5. clee1982

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    well that navy has to be super dark I assume?
     


  6. RogerP

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    Journeyman - interesting perspective - thanks for sharing.
     


  7. Slewfoot

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    Some new suede Vass for the Fall...the Chukkas on the P2 last and the high boots on the 3636 last.

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  8. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Distinguished Member

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    And here are some Chukkas from a friend on the P2 last. Impressive.

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  9. steveyoo1983

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    wonder if vass can do something like this....in museum calf (if they get any more that is)
    (picture is form Ovadia&sons.....very similar to jermyn 3)
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  10. Slewfoot

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    ^ Can't hurt to ask!
     


  11. BeSpiffington

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    Gentlemen, does anybody have photos of a Vass derby, either Budapest or plain toe with a 270 or 360 goyser welt, that would get a convert to handmade shoes excited about the possibility of acquiring a pair?
     


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    Both look very nice. Is the suede dark brown? I see a green tint, but figure that may be the indoor lighting. Enjoy!
     


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    so now that you've helped me settle on the OE II in oxblood, time to figure out sizing. I'm an 8 EEE in pretty much all Allen Edmonds. When I emailed Rezso, he said a 44 was equal to a UK 10, so I assume that would mean a 41 would be a UK 7/US 8. But other charts show a 41 as a US 8.5. My original plan had been to get a 41G until I found out they could do an H.

    So can anyone help with the sizing, as it seems I could be either a 40H, 40.5H or 41H?
     


  14. steveyoo1983

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    Hey rc121

    I did an MTOs for my friends who wear 7UK wide and he got 40.5G (wide) on U last. He wears it a little snug but told me it was a good fit.
    Hope that helps. Cheers
     


  15. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Stylish Dinosaur

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    I got a 43 and I'm a 9uk 10d us
     


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