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Vass Old English II, Oxblood, F Last, 43 EU

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by william, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. william

    william Distinguished Member

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    Behold the finest pair of shoes I've ever had the opportunity to own. For me they are the absolute perfect balance of sleek styling and masculine elegance.

    The Oxblood color shows its character outdoors...inside they look like a less severe black. This is fine with me as I have no issues with black shoes at all, especially considering that I've been needing a dark/black pair of Oxfords anyhow.

    The 3-piece shoe trees I ordered were shipped separately and are on their way.

    The last bit of good news is that the F last nails the fit I've been looking for: arch support, narrow heel, narrow mid-foot, slightly wider toe-box. I've yet to really break them in so there may be fit issues that will appear later on.

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  2. nmoraitis

    nmoraitis Senior Member

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    Absolutely stunning!! I anxiously await my pair of Old English II's on the U-last.
     


  3. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Distinguished Member

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    Stunning - very well done!!

    You and I share the same taste in shoes, as you'll notice from an upcoming post of mine. [​IMG]
     


  4. coolpapa

    coolpapa Distinguished Member

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    Those really are beautiful.

    So where does one buy Vass? I've heard so much about them, but I've no idea where to purchase them.

    Regards,
    Stephen
     


  5. whnay.

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    Really really nice Chris...excellent and classic choice.
     


  6. Eustace Tilley

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    Those really are beautiful.

    So where does one buy Vass? I've heard so much about them, but I've no idea where to purchase them.

    Regards,
    Stephen


    Try:

    www.budapester.de
     


  7. Tarmac

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    Awesome, I've been wanting to try a slightly narrower heel shoe as well. Beautiful, classic make up there.
     


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    marvelous indeed
     


  9. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    I'm a big fan too. Is the 43 EU comparable to an Alden 10 B/D?
     


  11. kolecho

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    I have a pair of F last Old English Plain on as I type. Wear them in good health.
     


  12. aFancyHome

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    Great purchase, really not that much more one can say about it.
     


  13. Will

    Will Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Probably better to email Gabor Halmos at [email protected]. He's the U.S. rep and can get you fitted. Once you own a pair and know your size you can go charging around European internet sites looking for bargains.
     


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    aportnoy Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Great choice. I went for the same thing except on the U last.

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  15. william

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    Thanks for the kind words fellas.

    emptym:
    Regarding sizing...these fit unlike any shoe I own. I'm basically a 10D or a 10.5C (US sizes) depending on the last. The closest fitting shoe to these would be my C&J Belgraves/337 in 9E UK. Hope that helps a little.
     


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