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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. mct358

    mct358 Active Member

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    @bdavro23 @peppercorn78

    The fit feedback I got was that yes, similar to U, but very comfortable. Still new shoe, first time out of the house today. Made to his own measurements so fit is as right as it gets.

    Close up for the colour as the shoes artived to Finland. Very plummy :)

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  2. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    Thanks gents. Bordeaux shell upper,Bordeaux calf shaft. F last. From @jokb
     
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  3. Ccw55

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    Damn Roger, on point again with those boots! I'm inclined to think that the F-last is one of the more attractive ones for boots.
     
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  4. cezinho

    cezinho Senior member

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    could someone please post picures of Vass chukka in cordovan col 8 in F last?

    or is it mission impossible? [​IMG]

    thanks
     
  5. EUtroll

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    @mct358: Would you consider it as pointy as the u last or with a more chisel shape? How about the space of the toe box, more forgiving?
     
  6. mct358

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    Well, to be honest when I saw the SP last for the first time I called it the 'nose of the condor' due to its funny bubbly pointy nose. The plain S last was more appaling to me at the shop. But my friend insisted on the SP and now, having seen the shoes live outside of the shop environment I must admit they are perfect shape. Bot as pointy as U or K, yet much more refined than F last. The owner does say that the fit is more confy than U or K, but still its a snug leather shoe which needs to be broken in. So yes, more forgiving that U. The bubbly on the tip might make it even more forgiving than F last to some extent.
     
  7. EUtroll

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    Thanks! I believe my current order needs an addition :)
     
  8. bdavro23

    bdavro23 Senior member

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    Early next year, I will be ordering the suede chukka boot on the SP last. Split toe is on the way and the Budapester is next though.
     
  9. EUtroll

    EUtroll Senior member

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    P2 boot in the making, but struggling to decide on the next one. Black cap-toes, currently missing in my wardrobe, or black wingtips on the SP last. So tough choices :embar:
     
  10. DonRaphael

    DonRaphael Senior member

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    In my experience, the SP is more forgivning than U and K in the toe box area. I even sized down from 41,5 to 41 from U to SP (for reference, I take size 41 in F last). I would say that the SP last is a very sharp looking last when combined with a cap toe, with/without medallion.
     
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  11. Ccw55

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    I believe Ascot is having up to 50% off their ebay store for certain stocks of Vass shoes. You gents may want to take a quick gander.

    DISCLAIMER: Am not liable if your wallet becomes significantly lighter afterwards
     
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  12. manasdirge

    manasdirge Senior member

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    Hi, how can I get to Rezso and ask about the measurement in my sizes? Thanks in advance.
     
  13. TtownMD

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    Good to know this as me & you are different size but same concept I am 42.5 on K & U last & I can take 42 on F last. I have 42.5 on boot F last feel little roomie so very sure I can do 42 on F last shoes & from your info 42 on SP last. Thank you for sharing this :slayer:
     
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  14. aglose

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    Heading to Budapest to see Vass this weekend and take in some sights. Excited to pick up a pie of Valways and order a double monk and a black captoe. Should be a good weekend full of food and shoes!
     
  15. Trompe le Monde

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    some recommendations for future visitors to budapest.

    hotels:
    Kempinski (european luxury brand)
    Lanchid 19 (on the quieter buda side; great view; next to nice restaurants)
    4 Seasons ... may have seen this one in movies, recently Spy
    Continental Hotel
    Boscolo (AC by Marriott)


    restaurants:
    Mak Bistro
    Comme Chez Soi
    Pampas Argentine Steakhouse
    Cafe Deryne
    Hemingway
    ... many more. dont skip the goose liver

    nightlife: walk the Jewish quarter / Kazinczy. check out Szimpla Kert for the younger crowd...
     
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  16. asaa1000

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    Can anyone please share some sizing experience on the banana last? Cheers.
     
  17. peppercorn78

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    Wow, first reference to banana last i've seen in this thread. I've forgotten it exists. Does anyone have any real life pictures?

    What are you planning to order?
     
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  18. mebiuspower

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    +1 on Lanchid 19. I enjoyed walking to and from the chain bridge everyday.
    4 Seasons AFAIK is the most expensive hotel in Budapest.

    If you feel like splurging try Nobu.
    Csalogány 26 is understated but quality of food is excellent.
     
  19. asaa1000

    asaa1000 Senior member

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    In conversation with Mr. Kuti to order a dark cognac cordovan London model. Just trying to decide between p2 or banana last. Cheers.
     
  20. Zapasman

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    I would not mine to order a solid goyser military boot on the Budapester last.
     
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