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

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

  1. joiji

    joiji Senior member

    Messages:
    1,050
    Likes Received:
    78
    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2012
    I took the same size on Rezso's recommendation. They fit very similarly, but with the P2 being slightly wider, and less elongated.
     


  2. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

    Messages:
    3,671
    Likes Received:
    9,045
    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2009
    

    I'm in the Bay Area.

    Carmina: 10UK Simpson and Forest (balmorals); 9.5UK Rain, Robert, Forest (boots and bluchers), Oscar (boots)
    G&G: 10UK TG73
    EG: 10UK 888
    Meermin: 9.5UK Olfe (I see you're selling your museum MTO's because they're too big. I got the same size and also should have gone a half size smaller.)

    I sent Rezso an outline of my feet with measurements and gave him my EG size. He initially suggested 44.5, which I thought would be too big. He talked with one of the makers, who agreed that 44 would be big enough. Turns out I need to go a little smaller. It's not the end of the world. I'll let you know what happens.
     


  3. stevent

    stevent Senior member

    Messages:
    9,556
    Likes Received:
    1,431
    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2010
    
    Thanks, I needed f last in wide otherwise it's too long so probably going to try half size down on the p2 as it's easy returns


    I believe so, on a temporary kop freeze but this one may break it
     


  4. Gauss17

    Gauss17 Senior member

    Messages:
    1,297
    Likes Received:
    236
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2010
    I'm telling you guys, try the 3636 last. It's just the best.
     


  5. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

    Messages:
    11,218
    Likes Received:
    3,883
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2013
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    

    Only worried that the 3636 would be blobby, and look too casual.

    Does anyone have the p2 and the 3636 vs the Barrie for a comparison shot, as a reference?

    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2013


  6. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

    Messages:
    5,411
    Likes Received:
    818
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010
    

    Damn! We are about the same size in everything.
     


  7. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

    Messages:
    8,353
    Likes Received:
    5,763
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2012
    Location:
    Oakville, Ontario, CANADA
    It's certainly a broad last. This isn't necessarily a bad thing - I have a pair of Alden shell captoes on the Barrie last and like the solid chunky look. But if that's not the look you're after, the 3636 may not be the last for you.

    Lasts aren't inherently good or bad, better or best. It's primarily about what fits your foot, and secondarily about what fits your eye. What works for someone else may not work for you in either respect.
     


  8. Ecstasy

    Ecstasy Senior member

    Messages:
    206
    Likes Received:
    29
    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2013
    I would think that for larger sizes, blobbiness is less of an issue. For sizes larger than perhaps US10, I would just concentrate on whether the last suits the chosen design/style & colour of the shoes.
     


  9. Odd I/O

    Odd I/O Senior member

    Messages:
    1,027
    Likes Received:
    67
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2009
    

    Are those sizes for an E (regular) width? If yes then I take the exact same size as you in Gaziano & Girling and Edward Green. I'm a UK10E on Carmina's Forest last in a boot. From all the reading I've done I'm surprised that a 44 in the U last was too large. Were they too large both in terms of length and width?

    Please let us know how a 43.5 fits you when you get it. It would really help me to determine my size in Vass. By the way do you have any experience with the F last?
     


  10. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

    Messages:
    3,671
    Likes Received:
    9,045
    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2009
    

    Feet doppelgängers!


    Yes all E. I thought there was a good chance that 44 would work, but as one of the guys at Alden SF put it, I have "low volume" feet, so it's sometimes hard to tell. And my left foot is a bit shorter than my right. In the case of the Vass that I got, the left shoe was long and the high instep of the last meant that it was generally loose. The right was better in length and volume but still not a good fit. I think a half size smaller will be fine once they've broken in.

    No experience with F last. Good luck!
     
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2013


  11. Odd I/O

    Odd I/O Senior member

    Messages:
    1,027
    Likes Received:
    67
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2009
    

    Thank you for that detailed reply Mr. Six.
     


  12. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

    Messages:
    11,218
    Likes Received:
    3,883
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2013
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    

    Same with me. I'm a US 10/UK9 in everything, but I take a 42.5 for vass due to the high instep of the F last and my 'low volume' I guess. (42.5 on both P2 and F lasts)
     
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2013


  13. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

    Messages:
    3,671
    Likes Received:
    9,045
    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2009
    ^ Thanks, venividivicibj. I guess I should evaluate whether I need to go down a full size.
     


  14. SloopyNoob

    SloopyNoob Senior member

    Messages:
    191
    Likes Received:
    8
    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2012
    Guys, would you say the U last is similar to the CJ 348?
     


  15. Medwed

    Medwed Senior member

    Messages:
    3,337
    Likes Received:
    810
    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2011
    Location:
    Boston->NYC->Helsinki->St.-Petersburg->Budapest->A
    
    Awesome, it is killer shoe. The shoe you wear to invade a small alpine country.
     
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2013


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by