The Ultimate Vass (Footwear) Thread (Pictures, reviews, sizing, etc...)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. kwhunter

    kwhunter Senior member

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    Thanks.
    Pain in the b... unfortunately
     


  2. konda

    konda Senior member

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    Need to get educated in Vass lasts... recommendations on lasts and sizes appreciated. Wearing:

    AE-5 last (and basically all AE lasts) US 14 B
    Meermin New Rey UK 13.5
    Meernin Olfe UK 13
    Alfred Sargent last 48, size UK 12.5 D

    Low instep foot.

    Recommendations?
     


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    Torsion Senior member

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    venividivicibj - I had opinions from a few different members who all own Vass and I made the decision to sell mine and try half a size down
     


  4. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Yeah... I'm concerned. Because I'm a true ten and got a 43 so it's weird.
     


  5. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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    How's that weird, if you're a true 10 US means you're a EU 43 on most shoes
     


  6. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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    Being a size US 14.5 your journey into Vass shoes will be fascinating. GOOD LUCK.

    I know there's a surcharge on anything over size 47.

    Your starting point probably a 48

     


  7. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    ??? True 10 is 43.
     


  8. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Slight heel slip, but I think it might be just from the shoes not being broken in (and one is a double leather sole). It's the closed laces that concern me most.

    I'll try them on again tonight and let you know. Or I'll post them in B&S tonight. We'll see.

    Either way, the quality is amazing, and they're beautiful.
     
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  9. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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    €500 for semi bespoke using the same material that John Lobbs sources is a win win if you're a betting man.






     


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    Semi bespoke as in last adjustments? Can you do it over email or only in person
     


  11. Bonggoy

    Bonggoy Senior member

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    Nope. Standard last. You get to design your own shoes with what available leathers they have.

    Edit: It's been a while but I read somewhere VASS offers a semi bespoke process where existing last are adjusted like you mentioned.
     
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  12. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    Not really semi bespoke then? Just mto in a sense
     


  13. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    They have semi bespoke, but you have to go in person to the store. They tweak an existing last of your choice to your feet. And then they keep it for future reference.
     


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    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    Only in person.

    As I understand it, if you visit you can get "bespoke", and it's on the price list. But they don't actually make a last, just add to and/or trim a standard one. Hence "semi-bespoke" by most definitions. Using your own design on one of their standard lasts, is their definition of MTO: they don't charge extra if you just want to swap colours and lasts within existing designs.
     


  15. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Senior member

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    This has changed, nowadays the only shoes that goes as RTW-price (420 euro incl. VAT) is the exact models and make-ups shown on their site. As soon as you change something, eg. double to single sole, or another last or different leather, it's MTO and the price is 520 euro. Still a really good price though. Semi-bespoke is 620 euro, but as mentioned above you have to visit the shop for that.
     
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