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post #10561 of 20252
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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post

What do you guys think about this particular makeup?

Punched captoe derby (no additional broguing near vamps or sides)
Single Leather sole
Oxblood
F-Last


Does it make more sense to do this makeup in a double sole and more broguing along the sides and vamp?

Any pictures on this?

Rikod has like the exact same thing. I'm not sure which model he used but I think this is the picture.

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It's very nice and I'm thinking of doing that next myself.
post #10562 of 20252

Latest acquisition, a pair of Old English II in plum museum calf, F-last, single Dainite sole. Lovely shoes! The leather is a bit less mottled than my pair made with Ilcea leather, as been discussed before, more towards what Lobb calls misty calf. For those who like more mottled finish, it's good news that Vass will buy from Ilcea from end of May again. The waist work with the rubber sole is really nice, they've trimmed it off to the sides a bit to create a small bevelling and a bit like a HAF-sole look. What surprised me though is that the hold heel is in rubber, the heel base as well. Never seen that before, a bit of a shame that you can't polish up a shine on that part, but we'll see how it will function.

 

Enough babling, here's some pics:

 

 

 

 

 


 

MORE PICTURES HERE! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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post #10563 of 20252
Beautiful shoes, JI! Very little colour variation and perhaps better for it
post #10564 of 20252
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Originally Posted by j ingevaldsson View Post
 

...Lovely shoes! 

 

"Lovely shoes!"? The city skyline at night is lovely. A portrait in a museum is lovely. Those shoes are beyond lovely. They are stop-you-in-your-tracks, choke-on-your-coffee, wipe-drool-from-your-chin, stunning! Can't stop staring out those pics. Well done, sir!

post #10565 of 20252

Is that closed-channel sole stitching on dainite???  Never seen that before.

post #10566 of 20252
Wow, that dainite work is art. Reszo says they also have brown dainite available
post #10567 of 20252
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Originally Posted by OzzyJones View Post

Beautiful shoes, JI! Very little colour variation and perhaps better for it
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Originally Posted by partyof6 View Post

"Lovely shoes!"? The city skyline at night is lovely. A portrait in a museum is lovely. Those shoes are beyond lovely. They are stop-you-in-your-tracks, choke-on-your-coffee, wipe-drool-from-your-chin, stunning! Can't stop staring out those pics. Well done, sir!

Thanks a lot guys!

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Originally Posted by jssdc View Post

Is that closed-channel sole stitching on dainite???  Never seen that before.

No no, but they only stitch the toe part (look again and you'll see).
post #10568 of 20252
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

Wow, that dainite work is art. Reszo says they also have brown dainite available

Agree!
post #10569 of 20252
Beautiful shoes! How does the Plum differ from Oxblood? To my eyes, in some pictures, they look similar.
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^ Wait a week or so. :smarmy:

post #10571 of 20252

@j ingevaldsson - that plum museum is fantastic.  I will save a few pics for the next time someone wants to belly ache about how synthetic soles look awful on a dress shoe.

 

@DonRaphael -  the plum has a decidedly purple / pomegranate cast to it that oxblood does not.

post #10572 of 20252
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Originally Posted by DonRaphael View Post

Beautiful shoes! How does the Plum differ from Oxblood? To my eyes, in some pictures, they look similar.

 

Thanks! Like Roger says, plum museum is more "purplish", and not as dark as oxblood.

 

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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post
 

@j ingevaldsson - that plum museum is fantastic.  I will save a few pics for the next time someone wants to belly ache about how synthetic soles look awful on a dress shoe.

 

@DonRaphael -  the plum has a decidedly purple / pomegranate cast to it that oxblood does not.

 

Cheers Roger! Waiting for a G&G Hove with single Dainite as well, will be interesting to compare them.

post #10573 of 20252
Thanks, guys. So I guess that raises a second question: with what do you wear the plum colored shoes? I'm having a hard time imagining a combination/any combination that is superior to the darker oxblood color.
post #10574 of 20252
I'd wear them with any outfit where burgundy / Bordeaux / oxblood shoes would otherwise be appropriate. For me, it's not a question of which is superior, but each representing an attractive alternative to the other.

My AC Camerons have a beautiful pomegranate tint to them. And they certainly get their share of outings in addition to my Vass Oxblood double monks
post #10575 of 20252
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I would use plum in any instance that burgundy is ideal as well.

@j ingevaldsson

Your plum has the regular VASS leather finish correct? I ask because I know Italian Polish is a finishing option, but don't know if it's of any benefit from just polishing the shoes yourself at home...
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