Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Jul 24, 2009.
Pain in the b... unfortunately
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.
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
Yeah... I'm concerned. Because I'm a true ten and got a 43 so it's weird.
How's that weird, if you're a true 10 US means you're a EU 43 on most shoes
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
??? True 10 is 43.
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.
€500 for semi bespoke using the same material that John Lobbs sources is a win win if you're a betting man.
Semi bespoke as in last adjustments? Can you do it over email or only in person
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.
Not really semi bespoke then? Just mto in a sense
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.
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.
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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