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post #12121 of 20218

1.  Colours of tanned leathers, and cordovan in particular, tend to be within a range of variations, so one "cigar" shell wouldn't necessarily be identical to another, just close.

 

2.  "Cigar" in Alden's shell cordovan terminology.  It might be Horween's too, though I think they actually just give their colours numbers.  Vass have their own colour terminology, so they will call their shell colours by the name of whatever is closest in their (more consistent) calf colours.  For example, I've seen shoes made up in what appear to be "Saddle" and "Whisky" shell that have both been described by Vass as "Cognac".

 

3.  Therefore, even if Vass have a colour that Alden or even Horween call "Cigar", they will call it something else.  My guess would be "Antic Cognac", as that's the leather colour in their range that it most closely resembles.  My advice to you is to ask them to send some daylight pictures of the shells they have in stock.

post #12122 of 20218

I agree with Mimo, but I contacted Vass and they mentioned they have in stock Cigar & Whiskey Shell from Horween in addition to their current offerings of Beaudeux, Anique Congac, Black.

post #12123 of 20218
Great news!
post #12124 of 20218
Vass also refers to cigar as brown shell. Per Vass Saddle, Whiskey and Cognac shell are three different colors, with whiskey and cognac almost very similar.
post #12125 of 20218
how much does the Vass shoe cleaning kit cost?

http://www.vass-cipo.hu/Eng/Kiegeszitok04.html
post #12126 of 20218
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post


sushi role. hotter than wasabi

lots of pics and contributions across the board. atypical for this thread atleast in recent years so ive been enjoying much more

 

 

just to add some spice to this lovely thread:

 

what model of Budapest is this? ...

 

compared to the typical ones, the rear quarter is different - also the wing lines run parallel unlike in the other budapests ... nother odd thing ... color = MERLOT ... not a regular color of Vass

 

 

 

here a "regular" budapest ...

 

 

any thoughts?

 

cheers, Al

post #12127 of 20218
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Originally Posted by sstomcat View Post

Vass also refers to cigar as brown shell. Per Vass Saddle, Whiskey and Cognac shell are three different colors, with whiskey and cognac almost very similar.

Does Vass have similar color ranges for Oxblood, Bordeaux, and Color 8 Shell or are people using these terms interchangeably?
post #12128 of 20218
i just ask for burgundy rolleyes.gif but ive heard kuti refer to all of the above

best to send a pic otherwise youre certain to get something else. thats not to say that specifying color gets what you want..
post #12129 of 20218
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Originally Posted by Ironist View Post

Does Vass have similar color ranges for Oxblood, Bordeaux, and Color 8 Shell or are people using these terms interchangeably?

Best is to use Bordeaux Shell, remember there is a light and dark shade of Bordeaux so good to be specific.
post #12130 of 20218
Thanks guys. They did get a picture and I requested oxblood shell so I hope I get a darker one. Kind of confusing though, I would think Oxblood = darker burgundy shell and Bordeaux = Lighter burgundy shell since that's what they do for calf.
post #12131 of 20218
The Vass shell set up is interesting.
post #12132 of 20218
^ hows the thickness of your shell? ive noticed the shell on both of my boots is pretty thin. i foresee busted seams and torn shell in the future :/
post #12133 of 20218
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^ hows the thickness of your shell? ive noticed the shell on both of my boots is pretty thin. i foresee busted seams and torn shell in the future :/
thin cousin.
post #12134 of 20218
vass shell setup is censored.gif
post #12135 of 20218
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^ hows the thickness of your shell? ive noticed the shell on both of my boots is pretty thin. i foresee busted seams and torn shell in the future :/

How did you determine this may I ask? Is it just the experience of owning many shell shoes and boots from a variety of makers?
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