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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. ino68

    ino68 Senior member

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    According to Mr. Kuti, U and F are the same up to the toe box, after which F has more room than U.
     
  2. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    This is correct. I take the same size in both. Some guys don't.
     
  3. CanadaCal

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    Please take some pics when you wear these out. Must see them in the wild.
     
  4. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Senior member

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    I'm a UK9 in Rain and Forest, a 43 in P2 and F, and 43.5 in U. As Roger mentioned, some people go up .5 in U and some don't. I'm one that has to go up.
     
  5. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

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    CanadaCal, alrighty, might as well add a shot to my Insta account. We finally have some light up here in Finland after that Northern winter...you Canadians know what I mean.
     
  6. patliean1

    patliean1 Senior member

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    This is very true
     
  7. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

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    Anyone know what the material is for the shoe that's one back from the front? Looks like kudu maybe?
     
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  8. StockwellDay

    StockwellDay Senior member

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    I got these a while back for a friend. Brown museum on F

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    And have these incoming for me...

    The thought was a fall/winter shoe to wear with flannel suits and trousers for the office. Unfortunately, they were delayed so I missed the season... but will look forward to next year.

    Antique Congac Scotchgrain / Red/Brown Suede



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  9. Mute

    Mute Senior member

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    Beautiful shoes. Can't wait to get my MTO order.
     
  10. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

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    @gdl203 Greg, are these antic cognac scotchgrain?
     
  11. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Oxblood scotchgrain
     
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  12. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Senior member

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    These would be awesome to see in real (harsh) light. In seeing these, they appear far browner (neither good nor bad) than I would have expected, though I'm guessing this is probably not accurate.
     
  13. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

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    Wouldn't have guessed oxblood. Thanks!
     
  14. DonRaphael

    DonRaphael Senior member

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    Does anyone with experience from Vass' F-last have experience with Alfred Sargent's 109-last? I'm interested in the aesthetic differences regarding overall sleekness and shape of the toe box.
     
  15. OzzyJones

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    I have both, I'll try to post side by side pics later today. The 109 is suede tho. I would say off hand that the AS has a slightly more almond shape to the toe.
     
  16. DonRaphael

    DonRaphael Senior member

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    That would be extremely helpful, thank you. Bird view and side by side so as to be able to compare them in profile would be great.
     
  17. techaview

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    Here's mine in bird view view. Sorry was in a hurry and didn't take the side profile. Though I have to mention that my f last is in Norwegian welt hence the outsole looks bigger.. Hope it helps!

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  18. Zapasman

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    From your photo seems like F has more volume at the ball/waist, more room at the toe & less instep?. I like 109 last very much but never had the chance to try it on. Thanks.
     
  19. OzzyJones

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    I find 109.to be roomier in the toe, instep maybe slightly lower
     
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  20. techaview

    techaview Senior member

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    Yap that about right on how I feel wearing them. Oh ya point to note is that f last is 41eur which translate to 7uk and my 109 is 7.5uk...
     

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