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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. NAMOR

    NAMOR Stylish Dinosaur

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    looks like a better fit too. did you size up .5?
     


  2. velomane

    velomane Senior Member

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    You guys keep talking about wide-fitting lasts. Do you know if the F or P2 lasts are available in a narrow-fitting?
     


  3. Swede66

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    This is a wide version (G fit) on the U-last. Slim enough for my taste anyway.

    [​IMG]
     


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    I think the U last loo great in the G fitting.
     


  6. RogerP

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    wurger - thee pairs at once??? [​IMG] Those look great - I'd be pretty damned excited, too. 2 U-last and an F?
     


  7. wurger

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    thanks roger, yes, and waiting on a pair of gold museums. :)
     
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    Me too!! :D
     


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    F looks way better than U. Biggest concern is the instep girth. Now if anyone has doubt about F last having a lower instep...
     


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    geez the U is an awesome look isn't it. good choice there
     


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    gyasih Distinguished Member

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    U guys are kopping hard!!

    I am looking forward to pictures of them all.
     


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    Well, I think there is a bit of inconsistency in Vass in this respect.

    I have a pair of F-last in F-fitting where the lacing is fully closed. I have another pair in the same size but in G-fitting where I have roughly 1 cm opening.
    I also have a U-last in the same size and in G fitting where I need a thin insole to be able to lace them enough.

    It is hard to find a consistent pattern...I love all my Vass so I do not meen to put them down, but inconsistency in sizing in my humble collection is a fact.
     
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    Dear Sirs,

    About to commission an austerity brogue but can't decide between U or F last and which leather, plum or brown museum calf. I've only ever tried the F last and am certain that I size 41.5. Currently leaning towards the U last but not confident to take a gamble on size.

    Which combination of options are more aesthetically pleading to you guys?
     
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  14. Swede66

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    I think the Austerity look better on U, but that's only a matter of personal taste.
    With regards to sizing. I wear the same in both F and U. This was also the recommendation from Mr Vass himself (through Rezsö).
     


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    I have been fortunate in the consistency of sizing with my Vass shoes.

    As to fit of the F last, I suppose I could post a pic of two Oxfords, one F one U, on each foot, point to the near identical facing gap and declare "If anyone still thinks there is any difference in fit over the instep...." Perhaps I will.
     


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