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Wow to exoticness!
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Those are very cool.  I would never wear them, but appreciate the shoe. 

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River II austerity brogues, antic cognac, U-last.



Really like the clean lines!
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For all you Vass lovers out there, some exotics extravaganza.

Vass U last Adelaide, cognac shark leather & cayman. Size 13.25 smile.gif New model apparently, makes it a prototype I guess.





Thanks for posting this. You just gave me an idea! How does the shark leather feel compared to calfskin? Is it supple, stiff?
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The texture of the shark on the inner instep of the right shoe looks a bit odd - like it's been sanded a little flat and not taken the tanning as well.  But I guess that's a fact of life with some hides, bound to get some variation.  And honestly, caiman is a little "horny" for me, and I think I like it more in principle than in reality.

 

But really, who gives a shit what mimo thinks?  They're not my shoes.  And a U last adelaide in TWO exotics is balls out and brilliant.  Well done. :)

 

@agedashidofu I don't have any shark from Vass, but my vintage AE sharks are perfectly comfortable - stiffer than calf, but no more than shell.

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A few wears on these now. Maybe just a little large, but the creasing is good with nothing in the cap area like my smaller P2 pair.

 

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^^^ Awesomeness.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Mr. Six View Post

River II austerity brogues, antic cognac, U-last.


Really like the clean lines!

 

Thanks, gents!

 

I really like the design of that adelaide.

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I have been very pleasantly surprised by shark leather. The reason why I ordered this is that I have been wearing a pair of Vass Burgundy shark double monks for some time now (see pictures below. I take not good care of my shoes mind you). They are in my current top 5 because of the comfort and 'oddness'. It wears so very well and comfortable I decided to take it a bit further (or maybe: over the top smile.gif).

In my opinion, shark skin (this kind at least) is thinner than calf, very durable, pliable, doesn't scuff easily, has a texture that stands out in positive way and it's is about as stiff as calf or less. It creases differently, because of the texture. I'd call it micro-creasing. Looks a bit like peccary. It has a nonchalant way about it.

I must mention that there is shark, and there is shark. I have seen some hideous examples that had a very coarse texture, but this lot came from a Japanese tannery apparently and is quite thin, smooth, and supple. It shapes nicely to the foot and requires virtually no breaking in. Vass has a blue shark skin that screams for a creative idea btw.

PS: I had requested crocodile because I didn't 'believe' in cayman, but apparently that was unavailable at the time. They gave me a choice to accept or bounce, but I accepted. The two leathers added up works quite well in real life.



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I like the texture, I'm a bit surprised by that creasing, though: mine's a lot thicker I guess, and more deeply textured:

 

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Heavy duty, I like it! Nice contrast with the calf. The green laces work really well with black, have to remind that.

I guess that species and tanning determine a lot of the characteristics of the leather, even between sharks.

To illustrate the leather 'as is', check this from Vass.

The blue will be mine, oh yes. biggrin.gif.

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A few wears on these now. Maybe just a little large, but the creasing is good with nothing in the cap area like my smaller P2 pair.



No shame in a tongue pad.
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I got my new boots today, but the packaging seemed a bit strange. Upon opening the package I discovered that I got one box per boot.







For those interested, here's my collection of cordovan wingtip boots. From left to right:
Vass Austerity boot, saddle.
Vass Wingtip boot, bordeaux.
Crockett & Jones Skye 2, dark brown.





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Originally Posted by Maessive View Post

For all you Vass lovers out there, some exotics extravaganza.

Vass U last Adelaide, cognac shark leather & cayman. Size 13.25 smile.gif New model apparently, makes it a prototype I guess. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




 

Awesome! Wear in good health. Any idea what the model# is on these Adelaides? Thanks.

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thanks! As for the model number, there is none I guess. I gave some Bestetti and Cleverley examples (mountain ram and calf) with specific details and off we went.

I'd have some alterations to ask for if I would order a second pair, to pull this out of Hungarian style into Italian, but the way it is fits Vass just fine.

Just ask Rezsö for the #. it's fresh.
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thanks! As for the model number, there is none I guess. I gave some Bestetti and Cleverley examples (mountain ram and calf) with specific details and off we went.

I'd have some alterations to ask for if I would order a second pair, to pull this out of Hungarian style into Italian, but the way it is fits Vass just fine.

Just ask Rezsö for the #. it's fresh.
curious what the upcharge for shark is? I've been looking for a unique grain leather
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