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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. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Senior member

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    Some interesting news, Vass has developed a new last: S. It's a development of the U-last, with the same length but a bit sleeker, with lower instep and a more defined, square toe. Not as soft square as U-last. Rezso describes it as "a more British design". They will show samples of shoes made on the S-last on a trunk show I'm hosting in Stockholm on September 20, so will be able to share pics after that. They haven't had it made up in all sizes and all yet though, so will still be a while before you can order shoes on it. On the event in Stockholm they also will present a new series of models.
     
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  2. agedashidofu

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    Dang! I should have waited before having ordered so many U last pairs!!!
     
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    That's awesome! Have you seen it? So like u last but less pointy? More like EG888 or MH71? This is excellent news and good luck! Please keep us posted!
     
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    Lol how many pairs you get? In production or already delivered?
     
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    That's disappointing, shouldn't the C last come first?
     
  6. agedashidofu

    agedashidofu Senior member

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    I have a total of 10 pairs - but that's over the course of 2.5 years...still if I had known they would be coming out with this S last, I wouldn't have ordered anything this year hehehe
     
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    I see what you did there. But not before N and T
     
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    Lol that's a bummer especially if they are looking to improve on the U.. I only have one U and love it. I think if any of my ongoing mto was on U I would probably give Cootie the red light..

    Edit- 10 pairs on U?!?!
     
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    It sounds like they are putting the u last on weight loss plan and making it more aggressive looking? Am I reading that correctly? Sleeker, lower instep, and more defined, chiseled square toe?! S last sounds like U last on cocaine ala Kate moss
     
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  10. j ingevaldsson

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    Haven't seen it. But from the description I'd say it sounds more like G&G TG73 than MH71 (or EG 888). "U last on cocaine" might be a good description [​IMG]
     
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  11. diadem

    diadem Senior member

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    S last sounds ridiculously awesome. Do want.
     
  12. VRaivio

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    ...isn't K-last already a very pointy, narrow and low last in the Vass selection?
     
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    This.
     
  14. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Senior member

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    Nah, K-last just narrows more in the toe part and has a round toe instead of soft square. And the toe is higher on K than on U. Ball volume and instep and everything is still U-last. S-last seems to have changed more from the original U-last than K. And I'm not sure where you get pointy from? Sleek isn't pointy to my ears. (Still, I might be wrong, like I say I haven't seen it.)
     
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    This too. [​IMG]
     
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    U is plenty sleek enough for me. And a lower instep would not work for me at all in terms of fit. I'll be interested to see what S looks like, but have little enthusiasm for it from a purchase standpoint. For dress shoes, U is by far my fave, followed by F.
     
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    K has a narrow toe box but a reasonably wide forefoot and high instep.
     
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    I was just thinking the other day that I'd love to see a more English-styled soft square. Looking forward to seeing this.
     
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    Too bad, since apparently the S last will apparently have a more pronounced square toe and not a soft square toe...

     
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