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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. sleepyinsanfran

    sleepyinsanfran Senior member

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    has anyone experienced a situation where Vass decided to change the last you asked for? I ordered osloer boots on the 3636 (high-walled budapest last) and I received what appears to be boots shaped on the P2 last (lower toebox, and snugger instep). I don't particularly mind the change to a very similar alternative last, but the sizing is obviously different (will need thin socks for these).

    P.S. Will add pics when I can find my camera (which aparently has been appropriated as a toy by my toddler). I'm wondering if this is something I should bother returning for (even though all I need are thinner socks to make the boots work)
     
  2. Exdeath

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    My boots broke while being lasted. :(

    Gotta wait for the replacement to be made. Sigh. Shell cordovan, why you gotta be so difficult

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  3. OzzyJones

    OzzyJones Senior member

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    @sleepyinsanfran, I don't find 3636 very high walled; very similar to p2 actually but with a little more room. Are you sure they subbed the last?

    @Exdeath, that's horrible man!
     
  4. Zapasman

    Zapasman Senior member

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    I suffered the same issue, but Mr. Kuti resolved it very well (waiting another 2 month).

    If you like the last, I am sure enough that they will strech with some wear to the point to use winter shocks. Put in the same size shoetree with a thick sock or maybe give them a step by step strech. I have done so with 2 pairs and it works perfectly if the lenght it is ok.
     
  5. arahat

    arahat Senior member

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    Beautiful shell budapesters @ktown :slayer:
     
  6. Keal19

    Keal19 Senior member

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    Just received my latest order! Might end up selling a pair or two of these - size 42!
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  7. Jazzmenco

    Jazzmenco Senior member

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    And I thought I was out of control [​IMG]
    Love the split toes.
     
  8. Zapasman

    Zapasman Senior member

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    That is a feast!!. [​IMG]Do not sell any if fit is good.

    Love all!!
     
  9. OzzyJones

    OzzyJones Senior member

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    Fantastic haul @Keal19
     
  10. Keal19

    Keal19 Senior member

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    Thanks! Looking forward to shipping yours out so you can post a photo and I can see what they look like on a pair of feet!
     
  11. ktown

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    Maiden voyage. @Torsion I don't notice any difference in fit between shell vs calf or even derby vs bal.

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  12. OzzyJones

    OzzyJones Senior member

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    Me too!
     
  13. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Nice stuff, and well-proportioned for you. Pity about my feet and the U last-- I did once try on a pair that were incredibly comfortable, until I tried walking and not feeling like a clown. If I'd needed to kill cockroaches, on the other hand, they would have been fantastically practical.
     
  14. mimo

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    The U last does have a very extended toe. I don't think yours looks any more crazy than any other. I guess it depends on how your feet are in proportion to the rest of you.

    How much they are prepared to modify a last will vary case by case, but I can confirm that as of this morning, they do "semi-bespoke" only, i.e. modifications to an existing last. They are shoe makers, but not last makers.

    MTOs on existing lasts are cheaper, of course. Which reminds me: anyone here order an "Italian oxford" (model 66) with a brown suede facing, U last, in a size 38? They look great! And who ordered big saltwater croc wholecuts? Now that's baller.
     
  15. Shouldaville

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    My poor U-cap took a beating this week. Two torrential downpours and I had to walk through inches of standing water after parking by a drain that backed up. Even with the goyser and double leather, I was surprised my feet remained dry.

    Before and after some care... Bick 4 conditioner, Saphir bordeaux cream and Burgol neutral and black wax (forgot edge trim).



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  16. plei89

    plei89 Senior member

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    Nvm.
     
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  17. Zapasman

    Zapasman Senior member

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    Nice job on those Windsor which are infrecuently seen in this thread. For me they are a great model of Vass´ signature. P2 last?
     
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    hazwanazani Well-Known Member

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    Plum museum + oxblood scotch grain would be awesome!

    I think I've seen a makeup like yours on this thread, and it worked very well, but the post about 'suit separates' is totally on point, it could look a bit odd if the two materials are not in the right hue.
     

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