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

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

  1. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    ^ nice shoes! I think Vass does that style very well. They're on the potential wish list.

    well, not well enough, when you are nitpicking.

    the line of the wingtip is meant to be parallel, like on the this numbers.

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    not like this shoe style is their house shoe thro ;-)[​IMG]

    Ha! Good point! No wonder I like them so much!
     
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    Slewfoot Senior member

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    well, not well enough, when you are nitpicking.

    the line of the wingtip is meant to be parallel, like on the this numbers.


    Whatever Vass is doing with them they should keep it up! :^)
     
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    Can someone explain the difference between New Peter and Peter lasts? Also, how does Peter last compare to F last. I got feedback that New Peter last is similar to F last but I don't know if Peter and New Peter lasts are different.
     
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    Can someone explain the difference between New Peter and Peter lasts? Also, how does Peter last compare to F last. I got feedback that New Peter last is similar to F last but I don't know if Peter and New Peter lasts are different.

    New Peter is more elongated. I tried on Peter, 3636 and Budapest lasts in 47 and they were all too short and wide, but New Peter fit my long, narrow foot quite well for RTW. U and F lasts are more elongated compared to New Peter.
     
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    New Peter is more elongated. I tried on Peter, 3636 and Budapest lasts in 47 and they were all too short and wide, but New Peter fit my long, narrow foot quite well for RTW. U and F lasts are more elongated compared to New Peter.

    Thanks, that's what I was trying to validate. So Peter last is wider and shorter compared to New Peter last.
     
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    Thanks, that's what I was trying to validate. So Peter last is wider and shorter compared to New Peter last.

    Correct.
     
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    Correct.

    So essentially the order of Vass lasts from narrowest to widest widths are the following, correct?

    U
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    New Peter
    Peter
    Budapest
     
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    Where would the R last fit in there?
     
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    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have a pair of Norwegers on the Peter last and they fit narrow. Too narrow really - I had to have them stretched and now they're fine. My understanding is that the New Peter is more generous in fit - it might appear sleeker but I think there's more volume overall.
     
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    I have a pair of Norwegers on the Peter last and they fit narrow. Too narrow really - I had to have them stretched and now they're fine. My understanding is that the New Peter is more generous in fit - it might appear sleeker but I think there's more volume overall.

    Thanks for creating more confusion[​IMG]
     
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    I have a pair of Norwegers on the Peter last and they fit narrow. Too narrow really - I had to have them stretched and now they're fine. My understanding is that the New Peter is more generous in fit - it might appear sleeker but I think there's more volume overall.

    That's possible. Length was more of a concern for me initially, and the New Peter was the only one in 47 that was long enough. The Peter last certainly appears wider/clunkier, however.

    The 48 I tried was OK for length but far too wide, and I believe it was a Peter last. It was also one seriously ugly shoe; they even had Topys on them.
     
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    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Just ask Kolecho or someone else that has handled several pairs in each last. It's a simpler way to figure this out than guesswork.
     
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    best bet.

    go to budapest. the savings of paying cash and minus the shipping costs is covering the trip.


    Have you got around to getting a pair?
     

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