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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. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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  2. Roguls

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    I don't agree with U or K last being traditional.
     


  3. chogall

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    It's fun to imagine how the polish would crack across the vamp...
     


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    Looks like a Septieme Largeur-style "patina" using dye painted directly onto the stripped down shoe. I like the colour, and the polish job is impressive, but I can't say I love the streaks in the dye this method makes. I suppose it's quirky and interesting, and some of these patina artists do some really fun stuff. But on a shoe this traditional, and in this colour, I can't help but think that a more traditional burnish with polish would have suited better.

    Still, they're not my shoes so who cares what I think? :)


    Yes, I agree. Beautiful colour, but looking more closely the side panel streaks in the dye are not good. I think something more subtle on such a fine pair of shoes would have been more suitable.
     


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    Anyone has experience with the R last? Would be good to know how the fit is compared to F last in Oxford.
     


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    Last edited: Jan 6, 2014


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    Yes.
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    Those are gorgeous aren't they
     


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    FFS! More on the list, less in the bank. Thanks RogP
     


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    You're gonna love 'em!


    Thank you kindly.

    I feel your pain. The forum is a dangerous place.
     


  13. Pliny

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    oh very nice
     


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    R last is quite a bit roomier than F. Wider forefoot and heel and, I think, higher instep. In the same size R and F, the F is a snug it and the lacing closes to a V. For the R, there's more room all around and the lacing closes pretty much all the way unless I have on thicker socks. Jury's still out on whether one is ultimately more comfortable than the other. Both seem nicely wearable at the moment.
     


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    There's an R last? I guess I need to pick one up so I can have the F-U-K-R Vass last quartet
     


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