Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Jul 24, 2009.
^ what he said
All other things being equal (and assuming that each foot is roughly the same dimensions), the lacing on the G-width shoe should close more, as there is additional leather over the top of the shoe.
Sigh - yet more obstacles in the way of figuring out proper sizing in regard to Vass!
It looks the same if I change feet to put suede on right and calf on left.
Both are great shoes, but the sizing part is a bit confusing. Had the calf one's ordered in standard width at first but had them replaced due to width. Still in G width they are more narrow than the suede shoes.
Here you go.
That F last
I must be getting old and stodgy or something, but I find my tastes leaning more toward sleek round toes than chiseled these days. Wasn't too long ago I thought the opposite.
I like the rain chiseled last from carmina, but something about the U last is too chiseled/elongated for me
I can't wait to do a comparison with the GG TG73 last, I love that last...
Don't have the 73 or the U. Do have rain and I like it. I like chiseled lasts. In my mind I should prefer them. Modern. Less old man ish. But every time I see a comparison photo between round and chiseled, I find my eye drawn to the round one.
Quote:I think the U is closer to Rain than the F. But hey - it's why they offer different lasts inthe first place - for different fits and aesthetic preferences. My Vass are mostly U, but I like my two pairs of F last very well and wouldn't change them if I could. Same goes for my lone K last. I dig variety.
What is the main difference between U and K? Would you mind taking a picture with them next to each other (right foot U-last + left foot K-last or something like that)?
The main difference - arguably the only difference - is in the toe box - K is narrower than U.
Normally I'd be happy to oblige with a pic, but my home computer is undergoing emergency surgery and it is a PITA to try to manage resizing and uploading photos with my phone.
Here is an old pic. Not the best angle, but the best I have access to right now. Left to right, K, F, U.
What leather is your double monk? That is a great burgundy color...
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