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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. 63AMG

    63AMG Senior member

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    Thanks! I would never have known about Vass without you guys.
     
  2. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    Quote:I own but one example of the P2 and it is a tall boot. That said, my preference would be for the F last for a sleeker double monk. I prefer P2 for more casual styles of shoes. I've not ordered through Vass directly, but since you are going that route, just ask them for a quote based on all the specs you want.
     
  3. Zapasman

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    Gracias RogerP,

    Once I get my first pairs I´ll contact Vass about prices for HAF+metal guards on top of RTW. I´m going to see first how are my P2 last in an OE Oxford (I wanted something sturdy) to figure out how would be the P2 last in the DMonks. I´m pretty sure not good combo but wanted to see.

    I am thinking to get either the DM in Oxblood calf (yours) or in Dark Brown Museum calf with a same colour belt. Both colours are amazing to me and hard to decide!!.

    Gracias.
     
  4. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

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    Well, shell cordovan is an original workwear boot material. Our fancy-ass office oxfords or dubmunks came a few decades later in history. It's one tough membrane but not really in best use in anything formal. Another option is to desensitise away from seeing water spots and dry patches.
     
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  5. Zapasman

    Zapasman Senior member

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    Double sole Monks?



    P2 last Monks in Shell #8 ?
     
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  6. stgrim

    stgrim Senior member

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    Hey Guys,

    Does Vass calf stretch much? I have a double monk vass in 41,5 in f last and it fits perfect, have another brouge wingtip on the u last in 42 and it squeezes my little toe! Should I resell it or hope for the best after break in?
     
  7. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    I don't see a lot of stretch happening in the toe box. U is known to be more confining in this regard than F.
     
  8. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    The toe stiffener should not...probably does not...extend as far back as the little toe on most feet. So, all other things being equal, you can usually stretch the shoe in that area. A cobbler can do it with almost pinpoint accuracy and you won't have to endure the discomfort of breaking it in.

    That said, if there is wingtip on the shoe, it can change the whole equation. If the edge of the wingtip is on or near the affected area it can cause pain and feel as if the toe is being squeezed even if there is adequate room inside the shoe. Again, the shoe can be stretched but because of the seam it is more difficult to see results in the short term.You may have to stretch it several times.
     
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  9. OzzyJones

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    I had a similar problem with U last. Mine have broken in now to the point where they're pain free. It took 4-5 wears tho and they're cap toes so DW's point re wingtips is a consideration for you
     
  10. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Senior member

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    R last scotch grain oxfords

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  11. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    That looks so much better than it sounded. Nice work, FC.
     
  12. Nik Telford

    Nik Telford Senior member

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    Thinking of putting in an order for a pair of F last double monks in antic cognac scotchgrain with a double leather sole. I want a shoe that's a bit more country than what I have.
     
  13. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    Recently had occasion to try on, and handle, an oxford on the P2.

    Two Observations:
    (1) for me personally, the P2 is much better suited for casual styles, and
    (2) too much space in the toe box (vertically) and too wide at the ball.

    Moral of the story: the P2 is not for me.
     
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    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    Sounds like a very nice make-up.
     
  15. cat 5

    cat 5 New Member

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    What is the best way to order Vass in the US?
     
  16. OzzyJones

    OzzyJones Senior member

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    Try @Notch or order from No man walks alone
     
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  17. RobinM

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    Personally, I would pay a little more and get the shoes through NMWA. The lead time through Notch has been really lousy.
     
  18. OzzyJones

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    NMWA's return policy is also great if you're not sure of your size
     
  19. Nullson

    Nullson Well-Known Member

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    If you're looking for the best prices avoid the US retailers.
     
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  20. OzzyJones

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    There's not much choice; new buyers can't go direct any more
     

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