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Vass fit: U vs. F last

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by von Rothbart, Dec 2, 2006.

  1. Earthmover

    Earthmover Senior member

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    Good to know. I've called their shoe department before but didn't get far. I think mostly because of my 12-C size. Maybe worth another try.
    I responded in another thread, but Vass models are down to $599 now, so it's a great deal. When I tried on the F last today, the insteps are the same (both fairly high), but the toe is definitely roomier. Because the toe has more room, I can go down to a 43 on the F, versus a 43.5 on the U.
     
  2. Jerry52

    Jerry52 Senior member

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    I responded in another thread, but Vass models are down to $599 now, so it's a great deal.

    When I tried on the F last today, the insteps are the same (both fairly high), but the toe is definitely roomier. Because the toe has more room, I can go down to a 43 on the F, versus a 43.5 on the U.


    Is this at Bergdorf Goodman, Earthmover?
     
  3. Earthmover

    Earthmover Senior member

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    Is this at Bergdorf Goodman, Earthmover?

    Yup. At Bergdorf. Sorry that wasn't clear before.
     
  4. mussel

    mussel Senior member

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    Don't want to start a new thread or don't know where to fit this. I guess this is good news for Vass customers:

    Hungary postpones adaption of Euro beyond 2010

     
  5. Jerry52

    Jerry52 Senior member

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    I did contact them, was treated very courteously, they had nothing on sale circa $400 my size but he said he'd keep me posted. The sale is to last into the New Year as I understand it, and he said they get more sale merchandise in.
     
  6. Jerry52

    Jerry52 Senior member

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    Don't want to start a new thread or don't know where to fit this. I guess this is good news for Vass customers:

    Hungary postpones adaption of Euro beyond 2010


    Are they the last European country other than England not to accept the Euro? The US dollar is being CREAMED by the British Pound Sterling and faring almost as bad against the Euro. Heck, the US dollar is barely ahead of the Canadian!
     
  7. Sator

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    Compared to the way the Australian dollar fares against the pound, euro and US dollar you guys in the US have NOTHING to complain about!!!
     
  8. free

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    Any shoes marked as a US 9D fit me quite well. Am I correct to assume that a Vass size 42 in the U last would be a decent fit for me?

    Also, what is currently the most cost effective way to purchase Vass shoes besides making a trip to Budapest? How about asking a friend in Germany to order them from the web retailor and ship to me? ... Really, really like to get the shell cordovan chukka boots in U last!
     
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  9. Jerry52

    Jerry52 Senior member

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    you guys in the US have NOTHING to complain about!!!

    hmmm...nothing to complain about?...well, they say never discuss religion and politics...and I wasn't going to talk about religion. [​IMG]
     
  10. von Rothbart

    von Rothbart Senior member

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    I tried on both the F and U last yesterday at the Vass shop, I think the F last is about half a size roomier width wise than the U last. And small world, I bummed inot another SF member while I was there.
     
  11. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You and Tiger were there the same day! LOL
     
  12. Jerry52

    Jerry52 Senior member

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    I tried on both the F and U last yesterday at the Vass shop, I think the F last is about half a size roomier width wise than the U last. And small world, I bummed inot another SF member while I was there.

    Where was this Vass shop?

    Is it possible to find a Vass leather lace-up blucher for under $500? Bergdorf doesn't have such an animal, even on sale!

    Jerry
     
  13. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It seems the U last has a high-ish instep. Can anyone comment on the instep height of the F last? Would it work for a flat, low instep foot?
     
  14. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It seems the U last has a high-ish instep. Can anyone comment on the instep height of the F last? Would it work for a flat, low instep foot?

    I have board-flat feet and feel more comfortable in F than in U. F fits me almost as well as bespoke. It is, for me, by far the best RTW last there is.
     
  15. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Thanks, Manton.
     
  16. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    Am I the only one on here who is Vassless?

    Damn.
     
  17. forex

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    Am I the only one on here who is Vassless?

    Damn.


    Pretty much.
     
  18. teddieriley

    teddieriley Senior member

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    Pretty much.

    Uhh... I'm pretty sure Foo is Vassless.
     
  19. Naturlaut II

    Naturlaut II Senior member

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    It seems the U last has a high-ish instep. Can anyone comment on the instep height of the F last? Would it work for a flat, low instep foot?

    U does have a higher instep than the F. If you have a flatter foot, F should fit you better than U.
     
  20. Pezzaturra

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    Uhh... I'm pretty sure Foo is Vassless.

    I am pretty sure 99% of local correspondents are Vashless, no big whoop.
     

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