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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. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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    Do the Finger and Thumb test behind the heels - if you can squeeze your thumb, then it's probably to big length wise....
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  2. BeSpiffington

    BeSpiffington Senior member

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    You should not be able to stick your finger easily in the shoes behind the heel, this is a sign of a shoe that's too big.
     


  3. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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    BeS, I have seen people who can easily fit 2 thumbs behind their heels and adamant their shoes "fits" perfectly ;-)
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  4. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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    The U last....or go down half a size...but you risk compromising on the length.
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    I highly doubt they know what is fit....
     


  6. Torsion

    Torsion Senior member

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    Thanks all for feedback and opinions - I've checked them out again and they're too big. There's me jumping the gun thinking they were a good fit.

    Wurger - I decided on trying 40.5 after extensive research on here and other forums, it's really hard to nail sizing over the internet without access to actually trying pairs on - I've also experienced this with other brands.

    To the guy that said from thrilled to gutted - it's an anti-climax indeed but I've learnt patience is the key especially with artisan/handmade products.

    Here's to another 6-8 weeks of thumb twiddling and watching paint dry :)

    Now the thing is - the general opinion it seems is half sizing up for U/K lasts - so do I stick with 40.5 now based on my current experience with the F last!?
    llovelobbs - I know you recommended staying with the same size for U/K as the F...
     


  7. OzzyJones

    OzzyJones Senior member

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    Maybe a bit cheeky to ask but why not see if you can visit No man walks alone and try some on?
     


  8. BeSpiffington

    BeSpiffington Senior member

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    Few are those who can appreciate the quality and craftsmanship of a well made pair of shoes. Fewer still are those who know what a properly fitting shoe feels like.
     


  9. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    It's too big if you can stick either a finger or a thumb behind the heels. Lacing completely closed means the shoes instep is too high, width too wide, length too long, or any combination of the above.
     


  10. Torsion

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    Yeh thanks - saw your comments last night Chogall and by that time already felt they were too big. Managed to get a finger in (as the actress said to the bishop) :D
     


  11. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Senior member

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    I suggest against purchasing another pair on a last that you are not familiar with.
    At first make sure you find the correct size for you in the F last, you can go from there with a much lower probability of failure.
    The following chart has helped me finding my correct size in Vass and the sizing it suggests has been affirmed by others, so it might be of some help for your too.
    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Shoesize-adult-de.svg
     


  12. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    I have to admit I'm one of them. Most of my shoes fit reasonably well, of course, but I know quite a few are pretty sloppy or just not quite the right last. Living in a country where quality shoes are mail order or nothing, the temptation to just make do with "OK" is often there, rather than sending pair after pair back and forth with couriers.

    One day, rather than buying ten more pairs of reasonably prices shoes just because they're in sales or I like the colour, I'll get organised and go to Budapest for (semi)bespoke...
     


  13. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Isn't there going to be some heel slip just because the shoes aren't broken in?

    Because I have two new vass shoes, both closed laces (but I like my shoes snug, so I don't know if it's because of that, one is a derby, one is an oxford).

    Otherwise I'll have to join the above poster and sell my shoes.
     
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    Is VASS still wire transfer payment only or are there any other means to pay?
    Thanks.
     


  15. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    Wire only
     


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