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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. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Senior member

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    Not a bad idea, we actually have a big anniversary coming up next year. I think I've already managed to talk her into Scotland though, for one of my my other hobbies :)

    She has to travel to Basel a half dozen times a year though. Maybe I'll use miles to tag along and pop over to Budapest.
     
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  2. OzzyJones

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    Getting pished?
     
  3. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Senior member

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    LOL! She used to hate Scotch and I even only really got into it when she was pregnant with our first kid, since she didn't care if I drank it. Now I'll come home from a performance (I'm a musician) and she'll tell me "we're running low on Islays."

    She's pretty tolerant of my Vass habit, so if I can find a pair for her, it's all good.
     
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  4. peppercorn78

    peppercorn78 Senior member

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    Also....it takes the sting out of getting a pair for yourself if you can also get one for her! ;)
     
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  5. rbhan12

    rbhan12 Senior member

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    I disagree. That's one less pair of shoes I could have had for myself! [​IMG]
     
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  6. Mutombo

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    I could also use some help sizing the P2 last. Vass sizing seems to be all over the place. 12D/E brannock. I'm a 11UK in almost everything (363MOD, Carmina oscar, C&J 325 and 335), 11.5D Alden barrie and trubalance, 12D alden grant, and 11.5 viberg 2030. Trickers w2298 fitting 5 in 11UK is a tad narrow for me. Best fitting lasts are probably 11.5D barrie or 11UK C&J 325.

    From what I can gather, I'm probably a 45 or 45.5 on P2. Thoughts? Thanks gents.
     
  7. OzzyJones

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    On both counts, she's a keeper!
     
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  8. Mr. Six

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    I've ordered mixed sizes multiple times. 43.5 right foot, 43.25 left foot.


    My sizing is similar but I have narrow feet and low instep. 43 on the P2 fit fairly well. You'd probably do better with 43.5 if you have high insteps. But it's really hard to say, so look back through this thread at sizing discussions and be prepared to guess wrong.
     
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    I would go with a 45 in p2
     
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    Thanks Mr.Six and OzzyJones.
     
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    I agree
     
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    patliean1 Senior member

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    When you look at other 3rd-party retailers I'm curious to know how Massdrop can sell Vass boots for $500 incl U.S. shipping and still make a profit. That's around $200-$300 less than the other guys.
     
  14. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Senior member

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    I had a request via PM for a pic comparing Vass mid brown suede to Alfred Sargent snuff suede so I figured I might as well post it here too. Here 'tis:

    [​IMG]

    The Vass is slightly more reddish with a little deeper depth of color, IMO.
     
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  15. Zapasman

    Zapasman Senior member

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    I agree with you. Both shoes really nice. Congrats.
     
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  16. Mutombo

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    Thanks to you both.
     
  17. justonemore

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    Darn it fred...just when I set my mind on the dark brown you post those mids...is it as nice of a color in person? You mid brown seems a bit darker than those posted on that drop site. Whose photos are closer to reality?
     
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  18. rc121

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    Did it allow for specifying different widths once you get through the order process?
     
  19. Jorge

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    No
     
  20. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Senior member

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    I think it is just the lighting. My pics were taken indoors with incandescent light and their pics are outdoors in natural light. I think both are pretty accurate and just reflect the different lighting conditions. I did set the white balance in my camera off of a gray card before taking the pic, so the color should have been reasonably accurate anyway.
     

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