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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. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    You can't tell anything about quality from photos. Additionally, these are swatches. Swatches are taken from the margins of a hide...the best leather--the leather a maker would use in a pair of shoes--isn't going to get cut up for swatches.

    IMO...personal preference... if a calf is to be used as a reverse suede, it almost must be "struck through." That means that the dye penetrates uniformly from the grain surface to the flesh (or vice-versa). Most leathers that are intended to be used grainside out are not struck through. That means that the dye is pretty superficial (little penetration) on the flesh (suede) side. A little brushing, with a suede brush, will often expose the "chrome blue" of the core.

    Not ideal.

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  2. sstomcat

    sstomcat Senior member

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    I have seen variation b/w different batches from the same manufacturer.
     
  3. Amar ezzahi

    Amar ezzahi Senior member

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    Vass F Last:

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  4. ammanati

    ammanati Senior member

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    Black only makes you appreciate the shape and finish
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  5. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    It's not an exact copy, but pretty darn close.


    It's certainly a great looking boot. I really like the lighter walnut color cordovan. Congrats!!!
     
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  6. NAMOR

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    SuitedDx Senior member

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    Anyone purchase shoes in the S last yet? I'm curious to hear the feedback if the instep is indeed lower.
     
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  8. sacafotos

    sacafotos Senior member

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    I may find myself in Prague next month, but only for a few days. What's the fastest I could get to Budapest from there? Eurorail? RyanAir?

    Also, Italy this spring, so hoping to visit AM :)
     
  9. ino68

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    I'm also surprised we haven't seen any yet!

    Ballers, Vass aficionados of the forum, I beseach ye, take a punt! :)
     
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  10. joiji

    joiji Senior member

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    I was of the impression they had not made every size last yet, might explain the delays.
     
  11. lartiste

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    It will take about 7 hours by train, on the other hand I tried to check air tickets and they seems to be quiet expensive ... . You can try Czech Airlines or Smart Wings for direct flight and may be some cheaper Lufthansa flight (you will have to go at first to Frankfurt or Munich switch the plane and then to Budapest.
     
  12. Shouldaville

    Shouldaville Senior member

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    I traveled into Hungary when I was younger and knew nothing of shoes. Oh to go back now. We had actually just gone through Yugoslavia as it was falling apart, and I just remember the armed Hungarian Police/Military at the border checking us out more thoroughly than any other country.

    At one point in the trip I got suckered into a really niiiice Moroccan rug though [​IMG]
     
  13. Odd I/O

    Odd I/O Senior member

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    How did you adjust to the larger shell fit? Order a half size down from your usual size in that particular last?
     
  14. Shouldaville

    Shouldaville Senior member

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    Long answer, but for P2, I took the same size (43) in calf and shell, I just wear a thicker sock with shell. For the shoe, I could have probably gone 42.5 in shell with a thin sock, but I'm fine with a little extra room (especially on the boots).

    My F calf shoe in the same 43 size is a little snug. For a shell shoe or boot on F, I'll definitely stick with 43, but I may go up to 43.5 for a calf boot next time.

    For U, I'd stick with 43.5 for calf and shell shoes/boots and use thicker socks if needed. I'd be afraid of losing a toe if I sized down on U.
     
  15. Jazzmenco

    Jazzmenco Senior member

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    Help me out Vass experts. I wear a 9.5 Carmina in forest or rain last. How would this compare to Vass 43.5 F last?
    I wear 9.5 in Lobb and 10 in Edward Greens. My width is normal. My US size is between 10.5 and 11 (10.75?)
    Thanks
     
  16. Amar ezzahi

    Amar ezzahi Senior member

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    I wear 9uk in Green and 42,5 in Vass F Last. So, yes, you should take a 43,5.
     
  17. sacafotos

    sacafotos Senior member

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    U last is ok for people with wide feet and high instep, right? I'm assuming I can order in wider sizes.

    Barrie: 7.5E
    Bonafè 946: 7.5F UK
    Carmina Rain: 7.5 UK

    Would I be a 41.5 F in the U last?
     
  18. Flake

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    I'm slightly wide at the ball of the foot and very high instep and find U fits me great. Some find it too narrow for their toes though (I dont, but some do)
     
  19. rc121

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    F is standard width for Vass, so you'd want G width if u want a wide
     
  20. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

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    Those are my sizes in Carmina Forest and Rain and EG. 43.5 in the F last fits well.
     

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