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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. Gavinband

    Gavinband Senior member

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    I did indeed mean toe caps. All points taken, but Rezso always gives me an amazing deal and the F last itself has been customised slightly for my right foot (fatter pinky ha) so I cannot complain too much. A bit annoying, but the shoes look and feel lovely.
     
  2. patliean1

    patliean1 Senior member

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    Are your loafers double, single, or HAF soles? When I placed my orders at the Vass Shop, Eva informed me that metal taps are only for double and HAF soles.
     
  3. Gavinband

    Gavinband Senior member

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    Double sole tapering to single. Was just a minor error.
     
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  4. Zapasman

    Zapasman Senior member

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    That is new then. I have single leather soles with metal taps.
     
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    Me too but I don't think they like to do them as the screws can compromise the inseam
     
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  6. Zapasman

    Zapasman Senior member

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    Yeah, maybe is that, but the single sole Vass uses is thicker than most others.
     
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  7. justonemore

    justonemore Senior member

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    As long as you are happy with your new shoes, that's all that really matters....I often buy at "last pair" sales and have no choice...but anything I do order...or get re-soled...gets toe taps....the difference in wear (for my location) is amazing...
     
  8. patliean1

    patliean1 Senior member

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    ...what's your location?
     
  9. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    I'm with you justonemore, almost all my leather soled shoes have toe taps.
     
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    I'm an ex-Chicagoan living in Switzerland...."hills", cobblestones, and shoes don't mix well compared to the flat concrete of Chicago....but...to our advantage (shoewise) we don't use much salt for the sidewalks...That's not to say that falling on my a*s is any more pleasant than salt stains on shoes....I used to think taking a hit to the body was better than ruining a pair of shoes/a suit/etc....but nowadays...I have to admit that I'd rather the clothes take a hit versus me...I can easily replace that $2'000 suit...avoiding.2 months of soreness and bruises is priceless...lol
     
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  11. patliean1

    patliean1 Senior member

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    LoL I just sent you a PM...
     
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  12. peppercorn78

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    My incoming oxblood monks have a single sole and were originally fitted with metal taps (did not request).
     
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  13. sacafotos

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    @RogerP

    I'm in love with those bals, man. Fantastic choices. How did you size F relative to say Carmina Rain or any EB you have?

    I'm...
    GG MH71—7F
    EB 946—7G or 7.5F
    EG 82—7.5E
    Rain—7EEE (extra wide)
    Oscar—7

    High instep, wide foot, just like you.
     
  14. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    Thanks Sacafotos, I'd say the fit of my 43f Vass is a touch more snug overall than my Carmina Rain UK 9 bal boots were, and roughly on par with my UK 8.5 Bonafe 363Mod boots.

    I tend to straddle sizes - kind of a US 9 3/4, D.5 if such a thing existed.
     
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  15. peppercorn78

    peppercorn78 Senior member

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    Gotta love fedex. Got my shipping notice yesterday morning. Immediately log into fedex.com and request delivery to a FedEx store instead of my house, as I know I'm gonna be at work. Even get an unsolicited callback from fedex customer service confirming that they will deliver it to the store instead of my home. All good? Nope! Fedex attempts to deliver to my home anyway. Redelivery atyrmpt tomorrow am, when I'll be working again.

    Gotta love fedex. How much did I pay for shipping again? Lol.

    /rant
     
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    Looking for sizing advice

    Brannock - 8EEE US
    Length - 25.8cm
    Ball - 26.3
    Instep - 26
    Heel - 33.8

    Apparently popular lasts include 3636, P2, and F. Along with H widths - is this the case for other triple E sfers?

    Also looking for recommended proxy buyers. I live in Boston - can return home to Hong Kong for Christmas.
     
  18. mimo

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    Depending on the shape of your foot, I doubt you'd need an H width on the P2. There is a lot of room, especially across the toes, and if you are going for a Budapester/derby then you needn't worry about instep either. Try a 41 G width (their "E") for starters - it will probably be enough. It wouldn't surprise me if the standard width were workable after some wearing in - as 41 is already a fraction larger than a US 8.

    If you're in the US, try these from NMWA: standard width, but with free US shipping and returns, it's the fastest way to find out if you need to go up a size or width at all. And I suspect you might want to keep them.
     
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  19. andrel42

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    Vass Theresian Derby in Red Cognac with a military shine.
    This beautiful MTO pair is inbound from my good friends at @Ascotshoes ... can't wait !

    PS. 4th image shows two other available versions

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  20. MonteCarlo

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    I reckon you got the best of the three. Nice one!!
     

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