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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. bdavro23

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    From research, I understand my stereotypical size (extrapolating from Rain) would be from 8.5UK Rain to 42.5 F last (correct?). Do any of you with a slightly high to high instep go another half size up (so in my case, to 43)?

    TIA!
     
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    I am 8.5UK Rain and 42.5 F and U.
    (Also 8.5UK Simpson)
     
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    Might be better going up a width than half size in length. Or try and get a hold of a 42.5 to try on first.
     
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    I'd be a 9 Simpson tho. I'm 9 uetam. Still say 42.5?
     
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    If you can fit Simpson and Uetam I would suggest the F last instep will not be a challenge for you.
     
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    But in a 9, so should I go 43?
     
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    I don't fit like most people typically do, due to a low instep and slender midfoot. I basically have to size down as much as I can without crushing my toes. Elongated lasts serve me best in smaller sizes. I don't want to say for sure.

    Someone taking a 9UK will confirm vs the other lasts you mentioned.
     
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    Fair enough - thanks for your input! I appreciate it.
     
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    I'm about to order my first pair of Vass boots, an F last Oesler in brown. I'm considering burnished toes/heels without a military shine, recommended or not?
     
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    ^^^ That's strictly down to personal preference my man - get them done the way you want (..... and then hope Vass does what you want. [​IMG] ) I like a mirror shine on the toe and heel on just about any smooth calf or shell - and it makes burnishing pop. But that's just my preference.
     
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    Can they mirror shine just the toe/heel?

    My guess is that a shine/burnishing is also higher maintenance?
     
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    1) Well I don't see why not - I get that done all the time from @jokb

    2) Not really. I mean if these are going to be boots you go hiking and camping in, then a mirror shine is not the best choice. But assuming regular casual wear, it shouldn't be an issue.
     
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    Would you mind posting some pics?
     
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    Not sure I have a pic of that particular polish on a pair of Vass, but if you check the G&G thread a couple days back I posted pics of my Burnhams that he shined for me.
     
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    ^^^ And those are some pretty ho-hum selections. Best of? Not even close.
     
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    Would you mind taking a pic when you get a chance?
     
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    I should have been more clear - I don't think I have a pair of Vass with burnished toe and mirror polishing on the toe. Burnishing is a fairly recent OE option from Vass and I haven't had it on any pairs.

    I have polished toes on unburnished Vass shoes, and the combo of burnishing and mirror polish on shoes from other brands. But not both on Vass.
     
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