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post #13396 of 20259
@NAMOR that whiskey boot is amazing! U Cap is awesome too but that Galway is more in my wheelhouse. Bravo. Can't wait to see how they age
post #13397 of 20259

Those whiskey shell Valways..... fack......

post #13398 of 20259
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Wow @NAMOR, what the hell. Killing it man. Everytime you post a new boot I get more confused on what boot to target next! What are your thoughts on Valway vs Galway so far?

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@NAMOR that whiskey boot is amazing! U Cap is awesome too but that Galway is more in my wheelhouse. Bravo. Can't wait to see how they age

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Those whiskey shell Valways..... fack......

thank you gents the valways came out nicely indeed. i didnt ask for it but they made the uppers from a single piece of shell. vass are truly masters at their craft. its pretty easy to distinguish galway from valway imo simply by looking at toe shape. as concordia eluded to, vasss shoes retain that central european charm even with the galway design

btw, the ucap was supposed to a longwing boot. i specially mentioned "longwing" and "galosh" in my description but im happy with the boot they made.

youll notice that the boots have a shell pulltab which i may or may not keep. i asked that the pull tab be made at the very top which they did do. just need to test out whether theyll catch pant hem
post #13399 of 20259
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Those whiskey shell Valways..... fack......
+1000000
post #13400 of 20259
Adding a traditional shoe to my collection.
post #13401 of 20259
Are those from the Epaulet order? They certainly look as if they could be.
post #13402 of 20259

Really great additions everyone.  Looks like Santa received a lot of Vass letters this year - it's a Christmas explosion in here.

post #13403 of 20259

My willpower decreases as the number of NAMOR's Valways increase.

post #13404 of 20259
Recieved yesterday. Melton P2 oxblood[IMG]

post #13405 of 20259

And the hits just keep on rolling.  I definitely need another Oxblood pair.  Well, want another Oxblood pair anyway.

post #13406 of 20259
@NAMOR

Amazing boots. I think the Valway is my fave.

As I recall, Kuti said no more shell MTOs until further notice, so I couldn't put in my whiskey austerity order.
post #13407 of 20259
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OK, my F oxfords (wide fitting?) came today. Black shell, quarter-brogue.

They are slim and elegant indeed. So elegant that they could plausibly be a bespoke London product, if you don't look too long. But so slim that I had trouble putting them on. Also, the quarters don't close up parallel the way they do for P2 and 3636 oxfords (normal width). There's still close to a centimeter's separation at the top.

That said, they give decent support, probably better than P2 which sometimes seems a little flat on the insole. The heel is very tight, unlike the 3636 whose comfortable looseness may have contributed to a small nerve injury while I was walking on medieval cobblestones last month. The whole thing fits well in the sense that it is equally tight all over without pinching. And shell can stretch a bit. So while I'm quite aware that these aren't bespoke, I am not too worried--yet.

The only question now is whether I would buy more on this last. One motivation to get more than one is travel-- if you have two pair of anything that use the same last, that's one less pair of shoe trees you need to take. And this particular pair would be very useful in getting around in the city during wintertime. The shell creates the potential for good support while walking, and will be less prone to damage by snow, salt, and rain than calf. The metal toe tap adds a little bullet-proofing to the sole.

Nevertheless, I wonder if these would be too tight to put on after a long flight and some salty restaurant food. We'll have to wait after the breaking-in period to be sure. Also, these are oxfords with a lot of seams. A derby for Pair 2, either a Norweger or a plain-toed Londoner might come with a tad more room, especially if made from something other than fine calf. Shell, Scotch-grain, or camel, for example.

Great post Concordia; very usefull. I whish you had posted before. Thanks

post #13408 of 20259
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Recieved yesterday. Melton P2 oxblood[IMG]

Same ones are in production for me in F last. Wear them in good health.

post #13409 of 20259
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Adding a traditional shoe to my collection.

Same are in production for me too (3636). Shell dark brown 270 goyser.  Wear them in good health

post #13410 of 20259
I believe @venividivicibj asked to see some comparison photos of the F and 3636 last.

Here are several different angles (spoilered for those who don't want to flick through them on their phones)

There are probably some distortions due to camera angle, but hopefully they give an idea.
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