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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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    But they're literally the Vass version of the classic doak/walnut cc Galway, which EG executes more cohesively, no?

    The Valway is a smashing design, but works best in other makeups I reckon.
     
  2. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Now that looks like A Pair of Shoes. Nothing more, nothing less. Congratulations-- especially b/c it fits! F?
     
  3. kali77

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    Yes, simplistic beauty, and yup F last. Just blew out my C&J Audleys soles after about 8yrs. Figured these would fit nicely until I get around to re-soling them.
     
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  4. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    I'm talking second pair from the left - uppers are pretty far removed from DOAK. Though the shaft may be similar to Walnut country calf.
     
  5. Mutombo

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    That pair caught my attention too. Hopefully it turns into a GMTO that I can purchase.
     
  6. peppercorn78

    peppercorn78 Senior member

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    Woke up to a nice surprise from Mr. Kuti in my inbox!

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    F last, H width, gold museum calf, HAF sole.
     
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  7. TtownMD

    TtownMD Senior member

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    Very nice pepper you got your DM boot, congrats
     
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  8. danielyam

    danielyam Well-Known Member

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    Wow! H-width! Please drop some pictures of the TOP-down view when you received them!
     
  9. peppercorn78

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    Yeah, thanks man. I was in Barney's recently and all those lovely JL William 2 boots were making me eager for this one to come through.


    Will do. This will be my first F last actually. I've got a P2 and U, and think they both handle their girth in a pleasing manner.

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  10. justinkapur

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  11. danielyam

    danielyam Well-Known Member

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    Sharing what I have received from Rezso recently. Both in F last, the pair in brown is in G-width [​IMG]
     
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  12. Al B4B

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    Danielyam, these are honestly a terrific pair of shoes that should be the building blocks for any beginner - like myself!

    And as any beginner I would appreciate some enlightenment by the experience 'members of the shoes cult'.
    To give you a background, my first serious pair of shoes was a pair of black EG Epsom in 82 last, which I love, but I now need something more 'solid' like a timeless pair of black cap toe Oxford.
    To get it, I will be going to Budapest next month. I like the last F and R, but for some reason I find very little info/comparison about the last R. Does anybody have any experience with the R last? And what is the best Vass last for a black cap toe Oxford? And what's Vass closest relative to the 82 last from EG (I am not after an EG copy, but it is the only reference that I have at this moment!)?

    Thanks for any advice!
     
  13. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Aesthetically, F aims right at where the 82 has come to rest. Its normal width, however is more trim than the E82. There are people who can wear both, but for me the 82 needs more than a little conditioner and patience, and so I had to go to a wide F. I have since decided that even that doesn't work so well for me. Its shape is less bespoke-looking when my foot gets squeezed in -- a bit of the pie-server thing going on-- and it is not nearly so comfortable as the 82.

    An alternative-- don't rule out the P2. I have some oxfords in it-- including a patent leather plain toe that's coming out tonight-- and while it isn't quite so elegant as the standard F, neither are my feet.
     
  14. Gabru

    Gabru Senior member

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    That u last double monk is amazing..
     
  15. Al B4B

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    Thanks Concordia, the P2 looks a tad too wide from the pictures, but of course when I will see it in the flesh I can change my mind entirely. Any experience with the R last? It seem very nice, but there's very little discussion about it
     
  16. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Nope-- but you should find out pretty quickly.
     
  17. danielyam

    danielyam Well-Known Member

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    picture credits to the owner, this is one pair of sexy wingtips in Bordeaux I believe, r last.
     
  18. Al B4B

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    They look very good as expected! It's going to be an interesting trip to Budapest and I will probably have to force myself not to come back with the whole Vass shop!
    Thanks Danielyam!
     
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    Epaulet GMTO Vass Museum Cognac DM's.-F last, regular width. I had to size down .5 with these. My first and only(so far) Vass.
    Maison Margiela Suit Trousers-7" leg opening.
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    chinos
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  20. ktown

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    Latest arrival. I'm done with shoes for a while. I don't even have many pairs compared to most on this board but I feel like I just don't really need more. So I ordered some Vass double monks over a year ago but sold them due to the fit of K. @RogerP always made these look great and after getting side-tracked with other shoes, I decided to give these a try again on a different last. These new ones fit nicely. I didn't expect the design to turn out the way it did with the buckles sweeping back, but I kind of like it.

    Oxblood calf, U, HAF, metal taps, 41

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