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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. jokb

    jokb Senior member

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    Nice pair! Is it in the toe area that's tight?
     
  2. SteveL91

    SteveL91 Senior member

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    Thanks, I appreciate the feedback! Can you provide any insight into P2, Budapest, or New Peter? I'm assuming I'd want to look at 42.5 since I believe they're more generous lasts?

    Thanks again,
    Steve
     
  3. OzzyJones

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    Yeah second wear, brutal! U is not my best last!

    Pinky toes, it eventually breaks in but it's a slog.
     
  4. Webbo

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    Yes in my opinion. , P2 still has more "girth" than the same size F (G width)
     
  5. Zapasman

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    Maybe you shoul try to add some adhesive tape on that area of the shoetrees (apply B4 or Lexol inside the shoe before). Bunions and pinky toes are sometimes the main problem for me so I add that tape on those areas of the shoetrees. I also add that tape on non lasted shoetrees to conform better the shape of the shoe and avoid gaps.

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  6. OzzyJones

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    Yeah, thanks Zap. I was thinking of trying something like that.
     
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  7. andrel42

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    @SteveL91 and I am a 10.5D in AE and mostly a 44EUR in Vass. Keep in mind that with handgrade shoes the sizing does tend to vary I find particularly on the width (depending on the tightness of the "pulling" on the last). Same thing with G&G where I have had in some cases different sizes on the same last. I am guessing a 43 should be right for you at least length wise!
     
  8. JSO1

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    Antic Cognac shell today.

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  9. stephenaf2003

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    Also, if you've got a good cobbler nearby they can help. The cobbler here that repairs my shoes for me is excellent. On the narrower lasts, he puts a stretcher in and adds the bunion pieces. They have always turned out perfectly; of course I do this because I don't trust myself to not screw up and make them too wide...lol
     
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    Good cobblers are a dying breed around here unfortunately
     
  11. bdavro23

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    Can anyone share sizing advice for Vass Cordovan shoes? I wear a 43.5 F last in calf, but could go no larger at all due to the high instep. I am wondering if there is a similar volume increase on Vass Cordovan shoes like some other makers and if I should drop to 43 in F last for Cordovan. Thoughts are appreciated, thanks!
     
  12. Slickman

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    I wear the same size in vass calf and shell, I see no real difference. I will say that their suede does stretch a little more than the others but not enough to merit a downsize
     
  13. bdavro23

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    I appreciate the feedback. My concern is that I couldnt wear f last in 43.5 with ANY additional volume in the shoe, so I was hoping to understand if Vass Cordovan generally had greater volume than calf like a lot of other makers.
     
  14. SteveL91

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    Thanks for the feedback, I greatly appreciate it!
     
  15. pediwear

    pediwear Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Hey Vass fans

    I will be in Budapest next week and my hotel is not much more than 50m from the Vass shop. Oh dear!

    Has anyone subscribing to this thread bought from the shop? I am wondering what sort of RTW lines they might have in their shop?

    Thanks for any information you might have.

    Mike
     
  16. TtownMD

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    Go to shop get sized if you don't know your size and then try on shoes then buy whatever you & if they don't have some thing get it mto & delivered to your home enjoy.
     
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  17. Swede66

    Swede66 Senior member

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    Some Vass for you. Enjoy.

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  18. Jorge

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    You have good Vass, ;) ... and you have excellent taste in pavement.
     
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  19. mw313

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    what color calf is that with the two tone boot with burgundy suede?
     
  20. Swede66

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    It's plum museum calf.
     

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