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

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

  1. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    Style wise, F last is more classic, and the U last more contemporary. Depending on the situation you plan to use them in...
     
  2. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    They will stretch, so the large V on the F Last will close. I would get F if you need a classic, staple shoe.
     
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    Style wise I am definitely in favor of F. But my main concern over F is the fitting. It's quite tight and despite my medium in-step, the "V" seems wider than expected. Perhaps the leather will stretch out after several times of wear and the V would be closed a little bit?
     
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    Ah that's exactly what I am thinking about, thanks!
     
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    Hmm really didn't expect F last to be tighter than U last in the instep, as most others find them fitting the same.

    But the v will close up, and may be ask them for another pair of F in 42.
     
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    Maybe my left foot's instep is just higher?

    Anyway will follow your suggestion and see if there's some difference. Thanks!
     
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    New shoes delivered today.
    Old English II Plain, F-last, dark brown museum calf, single leather sole. Pre- and post polishing.

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    RogerP Senior member

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    ^^^ Nice! Wish I could lay a shine on like that.
     
  9. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think they also make a wide version of the F. Worth sending a photo to Vass and asking if that would be an option to consider.
     
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    Well, you did try each last on the other foot, didn't you?

    Could just be a production variation between these two shoes. Most of my half-dozen Vass shoes are F or U and they all fit the same through the instep.
     
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    They do. The F-last museum calf OEII posted above is in wide fittning, G.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion.

    Yes Vass has a G-width IIRC, as I read somewhere back then. But I'm rather hesitating over resorting to a wide version...I just prefer a slim look[​IMG]
     
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    Yes, I did. And they(U on the left and F on the right) look pretty much the same with those in the pic, respectively.
     
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    i didnt like split toes until i bought them. the look grew on me and is now one of my favorites. also by far the most complimented style
     
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    U last is better looking in that style
     
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