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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. OzzyJones

    OzzyJones Senior member

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    Size?
     
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    It's a U last 42.5
    Looks like this.
    Dark brown museum calf with red-brown suede. Metal toe taps and V captoe seam.
    I first wore this pair on a trip to Japan. Whilst on the taxi to the airport, I knew something was very wrong. But was stuck with this pair for the next 8 days.


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  3. OzzyJones

    OzzyJones Senior member

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    Oh man, those are great! My size too!! Where are they tight?
     
  4. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    Those V cap boots are seriously sweet.
     
  5. ThunderMarch

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    There is a medieval-torture-esque-wicked-toebox-squeeze going on.
     
  6. OzzyJones

    OzzyJones Senior member

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    Boo, what I was afraid of!
     
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    Shame, damn beautiful boots.
     
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    papercut Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys, what should I get in the F last if I were to wear the following:

    Carmina
    UK8 Inca - Best fit
    UK8 Rain - good fit all around
    UK8.5 Simpson - Tight in width, protrusion of the shoe just below the toe-cap, on the second joint of the pinky toe.

    Thanks!
     
  9. DonRaphael

    DonRaphael Senior member

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    You're half size larger than me. Based on the info you've provided, I'd say 41,5 or 42. I take 41 on the F and SP lasts and 41,5 on the U last. Some people stick to the same size all over, some don't.
     
  10. OzzyJones

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    I'd say 42
     
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    I agree. I will say 41.5 for you on the F
     
  12. OzzyJones

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    Well I'm basing my advice on UK 8 in Rain cripples me. 42.5 in F fits very well if maybe a little binding on the little toe.
    I think 41.5 is a big gamble but only my opinion
     
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    papercut I'm the same shoe size as you. I have F last in 41.5. it is snug, and it is still breaking in after 1.5 years of wear. 42 would be roomier, better to wear with thicker socks in winter. I'm otherwise happy with sizing down by 0.5 as over time the leather will very gradually stretch.
     
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    I'm with you. 42 would be my recommendation.
     
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    Ooops ! Dear Vass lovers and friends, any good ideas for me? I have not tried anything yet but it looks like the leather is ripped ... :-(

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  16. RogerP

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    They arrived like this brand new?
     
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    @RogerP No not at all; they were beautiful and I must have caught my toe somewhere ... (sad face) ... not sure how to fix that if at all.
     
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  18. OzzyJones

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    If there's a flap ripped in the leather you can stick it down then polish over it. If it's just a nick then polish it and call it patina. These things happen!
     
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    @OzzyJones Thanks for the tip; I will try that; thanks for the support Gents!
     
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    Any professional cobbler will make it look like new if you don't want to deal w/ it yourself.
     
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