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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. andrel42

    andrel42 Senior member

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    Thank you MonteCarlo; I think so too :)
     
  2. TheTukker

    TheTukker Senior member

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    I am thinking of getting some dark brown suede chukkas and would like to get some views:

    1. Do people take the same size in chukkas as in regular (non-boot) shoes?

    2. Danite or leather sole?

    3. Thinking F last; bad/good idea?

    4. Thinking rubber toe taps; bad/good idea?

    5. Anything else I should consider?
     
  3. bdavro23

    bdavro23 Senior member

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    I would do Dainite personally, since its a fall sort of shoe/ boot, but leather works well too. F last looks good for that Chukka, but take a look at the new SP last as I think the chukka looks really good on it.
     
  4. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    1. Yes. At least this people does.

    2. Depends - do you value all-weather versatility and exceptionally long wear, or are you all caught up in the over-hyped romance of "traditional" sole choices? Bottom line get what you like here. I'd go Dainite, but they are not my shoes.

    3. F is a great choice if you are going for elegant and dressy. P2 is a lovely choice if you want something a bit more casual.

    4. Pointless if you go Dainite. I generally prefer steel taps combined with leather soles, but rubber taps are better than none at all if, like me, you otherwise wear out the toes quickly.

    5. Nothing springs to mind.
     
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  5. peppercorn78

    peppercorn78 Senior member

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    Time for some pr0n! Took delivery (yes, finally) of my lovely U last dubmonks in oxblood calf.

    The U last in H fitting is very well designed for my foot: wide enough at the ball, slim at the waist and heel, shallow in the instep. The only area of concern is I'm getting some toe rub with my left big toe. But I suspect it'll stretch out a bit to be perfectly comfortable just like my Bonafe 946 last boots and AE monks on the 3 last. It's a common issue I have with chiseled lasts that usually ends up solving itself.

    Anyway. I'm nevertheless very pleased with this footwear. The swapped out the metal toe taps for rubber ones for me, thank goodness!

    Gotta love Vass shoes. Incredible artisanship.

    (PS, I won't be wearing these with jeans. Just trying them on!)

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  6. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    skeen7908 Senior member

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    Looks even better in H width than normal
     
  8. Zapasman

    Zapasman Senior member

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    Great DM!!. Yeah, the shape on the G width looks perfect. [​IMG]They look like dark brown in those pics.
     
  9. sacafotos

    sacafotos Senior member

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    Nice, @peppercorn78! What size do you take in EB 946? What about other Vass lasts (F, P2)?

    Oxblood is so beautiful. I need two pairs of long wings in P2 last, one Oxblood and one dark cognac. Ugh.
     
  10. TheTukker

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    @rogerp and @bdavro23: many thanks for weighing in - much appreciated! If anyone has any other views/insights on chukkas, please don't hold back.
     
  11. peppercorn78

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    I love chukkas. I have three. One shell, one museum calf, and one suede.

    Thinking of getting one of these two next. Maybe in grain leather or green suede:

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  12. peppercorn78

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    Thanks! For P2 I went half a size down to 44 H. It's still on the big side for me. I'm going to try an insole.

    Here are my sizes:

    AE (all lasts) 10.5 3E
    Alden Barrie 10.5 3E
    Alden hampton 11 E
    Bonafe 946 10 H
    Carmina Detroit 10 3E
    Vass P2 44 H
    Vass U 44.5 H

    Hope it helps!
     
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    44.5H!? Are you taking a ring to Mordor?
     
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  14. ThinkDerm

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    Why not get a smaller width, such as a G if the H is too large?
     
  15. peppercorn78

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    Sorry, I wasn't clear. The length and width are perfect. P2 is a little on the "deep" side. I've got a low volume foot. I put a very thin insole in and it works just fine.

    Yes, I'm a hobbit. I've got hairy toes, too and eat 9 meals a day.
     
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  16. ghosty06

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    Some incoming boots.[​IMG]
    Suffice to say, I'm very excited.
     
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  17. aglose

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    How do you like your shell chukkas? I'm heading to The Vass store late next month and I am considering a shell chukka if they have some in stock while I'm there. What color are yours? I'd like something lighter, but I don't know what's available since there is still a shortage of shell.
     
  18. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Senior member

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    Cool looking boots! What leather is that?
     
  19. Zapasman

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    Great boots. Going to Africa?.[​IMG]
     
  20. RogerP

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    I'm a huge fan of chukkas, too. My first Vass pair is due to arrive any day now.

    Those are both terrific. I'd be happy with either pair
     
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