Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Jul 24, 2009.
For a frame of reference, what is vass' normal width lettering? E or F?
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.
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.
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.
well that navy has to be super dark I assume?
Journeyman - interesting perspective - thanks for sharing.
Some new suede Vass for the Fall...the Chukkas on the P2 last and the high boots on the 3636 last.
And here are some Chukkas from a friend on the P2 last. Impressive.
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)
^ Can't hurt to ask!
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?
Both look very nice. Is the suede dark brown? I see a green tint, but figure that may be the indoor lighting. Enjoy!
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?
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
I got a 43 and I'm a 9uk 10d us
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