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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. greasymonkey

    greasymonkey Senior member

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    Also awaiting an email back as I sent them a mail yesterday. Looking into the U last option as its the only last I have tried on. The P Last boots on nomanwalksalone is so gorgeous am tempted to kop.
     
  2. Sander

    Sander Senior member

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    Which last is the second one?
     
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    Hmmm, I went up a half size to accommodate my toes in U last and the fit was horrible!
     
  4. teoky

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    What colour is the brown OEII? I'm planning to order a couple of pair too. And yes, if ever in doubt, just go for both!
     
  5. teoky

    teoky Senior member

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    Looks like F last to me. I personally think it's Vass best Italian last.
     
  6. TheTukker

    TheTukker Senior member

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    Who not #2 in black calf?
     
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  7. david muller

    david muller New Member

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    indeed
     
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  8. Trompe le Monde

    Trompe le Monde Senior member

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    flip a coin on the style and get the color you need (black).

    imo both look better on F last
     
  9. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

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    43.5 or 44. I'm 9.5 in Carmina Rain but 10 in Simpson and 9.5 in G&G MH71. 44 in the U last was too loose on my smaller foot, and 43.5 has required a bit of stretching to break in for my larger foot.

    Just a moderate caution about Vass's (dark) brown calf: it's very dark. Darker in person than that photo of the OE II. If you want a very dark brown, then it's perfect. If you're looking for something more like EG dark oak or G&G vintage oak, the Vass brown will be darker. Vass really needs a brown between antic cognac and brown that isn't as read as 6125.

    An OEII in black would be awesome though.
     
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  10. Hotjock

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    Just back from first ever visit to the Vass shop. Tried quite a few on to understand the lasts and conclusion: U last and F last fit me personally best and like the more contemporary style. Toying with a U last boot with speed hooks in burgundy box calf all over wingtip or maybe F last is better for a boot?

    Also a U last "London" derby in museum blue.

    Need to give these some thought. Can see me enjoying my relocation to Budapest. Any thoughts?
     
  11. StockwellDay

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    These sound amazing: Also a U last "London" derby in museum blue

    I recently acquired a pair of U-last suede chukkas. I like them a lot and wear them often during this time of year, but do sometimes feel they can be a bit incongruent if the rest of my outfit is very casual. Maybe the S-last is a happy medium for you?
     
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  12. greasymonkey

    greasymonkey Senior member

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    any fotos to share Hotjock?
     
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    well said. i usually reserve the u last for slim trousers and a tailored shirt. otherwise fit looks off
     
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    lovely thanks for posting. the blue looks fantastic. did you see any green museum? thoughts?
     
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    F last.

    Brown boxcalf with "Italian polish". (Q: What's an Italian Polish? A: a Hungarian.)

    I already have a very similar black shoe from Carmina. I want an Adelaide.

    Agree with others that the F last is gorgeous, but so is the U last. I am fond of the chiselled, narrow-toe look and I think it especially suits a CBD shoe, which is what this would be.

    Thanks everyone for your interest! It's always good to get feedback, especially regarding one's inaugural purchase from a brand.
     
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    You should do what chu want wit the body, but speed hooks ≠ CBD
     
  18. greasymonkey

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    Hotjock bravo,those boots just inspire me more to venture into Vass unchartered territory.
     
  19. teoky

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    Is this how Vass antique cognac looks like currently? Worried that it might be too light for work.

    [​IMG]

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  20. agedashidofu

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    That's 6125 cognac
    Antique cognac is less reddish and slightly darker
     

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