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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. Eddielch

    Eddielch Well-Known Member

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    Would like to seek you gentlemen help on the u last sizing. I am definitely not having narrow feet. Below are my sizes for reference. Is 40.5 probably the best size?

    C&J 337: UK6.5E (snug after break in)
    G&G MH71: UK7E
    Carmina rain & robert: UK6.5
     
  2. DonRaphael

    DonRaphael Senior member

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    I'm like you but +1. 40,5 should do.
     
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  3. Eddielch

    Eddielch Well-Known Member

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    Thanks so much Don.
     
  4. agedashidofu

    agedashidofu Senior member

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    Thanks a lot Roger!


    If you're wearing 7UK on GG, my guess is that you'll be wearing the same size in the U last - which would be 41 (my U-last sizing is exactly the same as my GG Deco / TG73.)

    One watch-out is that Vass (any last) has a very high instep. If you have low instep, I would stay away from Vass.
     
  5. hoodog

    hoodog Senior member

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    @agedashidofu - Awesome! Congrats. Is this a standard style or did you do a new pattern?
     
  6. DonRaphael

    DonRaphael Senior member

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    It's #123. There's also the old version of it, #117.
     
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  7. agedashidofu

    agedashidofu Senior member

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    Yup - the funny thing is that I actually requested 117 and not 123, but it came out 123. LOL. However, since I anyway plan to do 2 of this style (but different makeup) I didn't mind at all!

    @hoodog: Thanks!
     
  8. dlind

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    I'd go with the same size as in G&G MH71 i.e. 41. I take 41.5F (wide) in MH71 and 41.5G (wide) in Vass U-last.
     
  9. agedashidofu

    agedashidofu Senior member

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    Agree - also wear the same size GG and Vass

    @eddielch: suggest you make a cheap pair first to test it out and minimize the risk if this is your 1st time. My 1st attemp in sizing was also a failure ;-)
     
  10. Eddielch

    Eddielch Well-Known Member

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    From bepsoke england, G&G uk7 = 40.
    From G&G website, G&G uk7 = 40.5
    LOL really confusing.
     
  11. cbbuff

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    Cross post from the U last fit thread:

    Im confused on my U last sizing, maybe I have weird feet, although I have always thought of them as fairly normal.

    I fit:

    EG 888 in 8.5/9 is almost perfect
    C&J 337 8E - is slightly loose
    Carmina Rain 8E - is slightly tight, but a good fit (I was fit for these in the Carmina Paris store)

    The confusing part for me is I wear a US 9.5 in most shoes, including most Alden lasts (Hampton tighter, Barrie looser)

    Any advice? I'm stuck between a 42 and a 42.5.
     
  12. Staffer18283

    Staffer18283 Senior member

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    I am actually contemplating the exact make up in the same style, leather, last and colour. Was the use of the white thread for stitching a special request or did Vass exercise their discretion ?
     
  13. Staffer18283

    Staffer18283 Senior member

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    I like how prominent the white thread is - emphasizes the hand made nature of the shoes.
     
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  14. dlind

    dlind Senior member

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    Won't be much of a cost if it goes wrong, they will simply exchange the shoe for you.
    Might depend on US/UK sizes quoted, but yea seems weird.
     
  15. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    I ordered an austerity version of the V-cap on the U-last in navy calf a month or so ago. These pictures make me even more excited.
     
  16. agedashidofu

    agedashidofu Senior member

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    I had requested specifically for the white stitching - which I thought would be a nice contrast with the dark brown museum
     
  17. agedashidofu

    agedashidofu Senior member

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    Austerity version = without perforations? Don't think I've seen this style before. Mind sharing pics? :)
     
  18. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

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    Stellar combo.
     
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    interested to see how it looks in navy calf, I've been debating on a similar pair.
     
  20. venividivicibj

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    Will share pics when received. Should be a month or two. (I like austerity brogues, and like the v cap Adelaide, so I decided to mix the two)
     

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