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

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

  1. tchoy

    tchoy Senior member

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    Wait - the F-last doesn't work for wide feet? I thought that was just the U-last?

    It's still too tight for me, I had to stretched the last pair to fit. I was thinking of going up half size on the F last but have concerns it's going to e too long.
     


  2. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    It's still too tight for me, I had to stretched the last pair to fit. I was thinking of going up half size on the F last but have concerns it's going to e too long.

    Thanks for the info. What width sizing are you normally?
     


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    tchoy Senior member

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    Thanks for the info. What width sizing are you normally?

    My best fitting shoes at the moment are Edward Green UK 10.5 F width. The problem with my feet are the fore-feet is wide with skinny ankles. I am a great candidate for bespoke shoes. Just order a pair of San Crispins MTO shoes which they will modified a existing last to fit your feet.
     


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    TRINI Senior member

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    The problem with my feet are the fore-feet is wide with skinny ankles

    Same - the "Asian" foot.
     


  5. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    i'd try the three piece trees for your next order...
     


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    :) thanks for the compliments

    but make sure you ask for the full 360 degree goyser welt!

    otherwise ou'll get the half one


    which is more elegant...
     


  7. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    which is more elegant...

    might be for you! but it looks off to me, i much prefer the look of a full GW
     


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    i'd try the three piece trees for your next order...

    3 piece trees from Vass are nice to look at but don't work as well as spring-loaded ones.
     


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    fritzl Senior member

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    3 piece trees from Vass are nice to look at but don't work as well as spring-loaded ones.

    why?
     


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    might be for you! but it looks off to me, i much prefer the look of a full GW

    horses for courses, i guess. fwiw, the half is more traditional, too

    i'm more for the "old" vash than the international things going on...
     


  11. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    why?

    dunno they dont seem to fit proper, but like K said the look nice, if vass's fit like OP's then i would get more of them - they just dont!

    horses for courses, i guess. fwiw, the half is more traditional, too

    i'm more for the "old" vash than the international things going on...


    agree - beauty is the eye of the beholder!
     


  12. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    dunno they dont seem to fit proper, but like K said the look nice, if vass's fit like OP's then i would get more of them - they just dont!

    the tree piece? i have read from the fit issues from both styles of vass trees. dunno, why this is the case. i'm happy with my lasted trees from the producer. personally i don't like the sl, but this is just a preference...

    agree - beauty is the eye of the beholder!

    exactly. vash has a very high beauty ratio...
     


  13. Son Of Saphir

    Son Of Saphir Senior member

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    Vass spring tree is much longer than 3 piece tree.
    Spring tree is must for shell cordovan shoes.
    3 piece Vass tree not fill out lenth of shoe like spring tree.
    Pity vass not have half sizes in trees.
     


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    Vass spring tree is much longer than 3 piece tree.
    Spring tree is must for shell cordovan shoes.
    3 piece Vass tree not fill out lenth of shoe like spring tree.


    how comes, although it's longer it doesn't fill out length???

    why is the sl a must for cordovan?
     


  15. Son Of Saphir

    Son Of Saphir Senior member

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    how comes, although it's longer it doesn't fill out length???
    No.
    Spring tree is longer so it fill out shoe better.
    lt the way it is with vass.

    shell cordovan shoe wrinkle more than calf.
    Need stiff tree to stretch out shoe for shell,
    vass spring tree best for this.
    You case is different.
    Vass tree not best.
    3 piece good for calf.
    Spring tree best for shell.
     


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