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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. Concordia

    Concordia Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Vass made Budapesters/Budapest last with shell? That's a miracle.
     


  2. JermynStreet

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    I'm not sure what the deal is but the black ones I posted here are shell.
     


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    Exemplary. Worth an un-spoiled quote.
     


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    I have shells on the Budapest and 3636 lasts. Love them.
     


  7. BeSpiffington

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    I am totally leaning toward a shell Budapester for my first pair of Vass handmades. Something like one of these.[​IMG][​IMG] tomcat said the Budapest last runs a bit snug in the toe box when compared to other Vass lasts. Maybe the 3636 will do because I like the classic Astro-Hungarian style, real old school.
     


  8. FrankCowperwood

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    The Budapest is a little narrow, at least compared to the P2. I wear 45F in P2 but need 45G in Budapest, which then fits very nicely. I have not tried the 3636 yet, but don't abandon the Budapest. It is so classic and distinctive with that high toe box.
     


  9. Odd I/O

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    Agreed. The Vass commando sole is fierce. Is Vass still having issues with their rubber soles partially coming off?
     


  10. prettywish

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    sorry another question about sizing. I did go through many pages but I could not get the answer.
    I am good with EG 888 last. sized 6.5F. I believe I should go to EU 40 with the F last. but I am not sure if I need go to standard "F" width, or wider width "G".
    I think F last with standard width should be very elegant, if the G width too wide? if the "G' width equals US "E" width or much like "EE" width?
     


  11. j ingevaldsson

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    If you take wide fit in EG 888, I'd say you definitely need to go with wide in F-last as well. And it won't look too wide, both U and F still look very sleek in wide G-fit IMO.
     


  12. prettywish

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    Thank you. then I think I will go to 40G.
     


  13. bamboo

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    Hi. Just FYI, I am 5.5 E or D on 888.
    My F last is 38E. Length is ok but I still feel wide. Is your instep high? F last is very high around instep.
     


  14. prettywish

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    I think my instep is high. I have a C&J 3 eyes derby, 337 last 6.5E. it is too narrow for me, and its instep is also too low, actually it makes my instep feel painful, I even could not stand with it.
    will F last 40F be wider than 337 last 6.5E?
     


  15. bamboo

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    Sorry I don't own 337 so cannot comment on that. I just thought 40 is too big for u.
     


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