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post #14671 of 20287
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Originally Posted by velomane View Post

So, does the thinner museum calf mean that it is more delicate than the regular calf?

That's correct. 

 

Museum like selecting a finer and thinner super 150 cloth for your bespoke suit, 

compared to a more durable super 100 cloth.  

post #14672 of 20287
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post
 

Oxblood is such a fantastic shade.

RogerP - this is for you......Enjoy!!! 

 

Vass River Model on the K last. 

Purple laces. 

Plum Museum Calf

Double sole

3 Piece Trees. 

 

 

 

 

post #14673 of 20287
That is sweet!
post #14674 of 20287
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

That is sweet!

Agreed!!!
post #14675 of 20287
Fresh from Budapest. Not particularly exciting but they fill two holes: I actually didn't have a pair of black punched captoes and I needed a pair of black shoes for wet weather. The stitching on the toes of their dainite soles is still a bit crude but the rest is nice as usual. F last, size 43.5.







post #14676 of 20287
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Originally Posted by Sammy - Ascot View Post
 

RogerP - this is for you......Enjoy!!! 

 

Vass River Model on the K last. 

Purple laces. 

Plum Museum Calf

Double sole

3 Piece Trees. 

 

 

 

 

Profile Pic? Curious about Double sole 

post #14677 of 20287
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Originally Posted by Webbo View Post

Superb! Which polish do you use on your Vass oxbloods?

I use saphir. Equal mixture of mahagony and dark brown. And finish off with one layer of black but don't think if the black wax make much difference.
post #14678 of 20287
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Originally Posted by velomane View Post

So, does the thinner museum calf mean that it is more delicate than the regular calf?

 

Well, in what context?  If you are thinking of a dress shoe, I can't imagine there would be a meaningful difference in how the shoes perform or endure - assuming proper care for both.  If you are thinking of a rugged lugged-sole hiking boot, then perhaps.

post #14679 of 20287
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

Well, in what context?  If you are thinking of a dress shoe, I can't imagine there would be a meaningful difference in how the shoes perform or endure - assuming proper care for both.  If you are thinking of a rugged lugged-sole hiking boot, then perhaps.

Thanks Roger. I meant in simple day to day wear.
post #14680 of 20287

Like any polished leather, it might be more prone to cracking in the long term.  But also like any leather, looking after it will make the difference.  I'm certainly enjoying the burgundy museum boots that arrived yesterday (another maker, so no pics!)

post #14681 of 20287
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post
 

 

Well, in what context?  If you are thinking of a dress shoe, I can't imagine there would be a meaningful difference in how the shoes perform or endure - assuming proper care for both.  If you are thinking of a rugged lugged-sole hiking boot, then perhaps.

 

That's correct, for dress shoes not much difference at all. However, from a craftsman point of view, then yes.

 

They will have to be a touch more careful with the delicate leather during the stretching and lasting process.

post #14682 of 20287
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Originally Posted by Fiddler View Post

Well, after weeks of waiting and listening to reports on how Vass can be a minefield in terms of sizing unless you go through a proxy (not only was this said to me by a proxy but also by a proxy of the proxy LOL), the results are in and they speak for themselves.

Vass 3-Eyelet Derby in Oil Green Boxcalf on the F-Last, Single Sole with natural edge trim, Size 42, a PERFECT fit for my US9D feet:
I love the softness, substance and suppleness of this leather...it has to be touched to be believed. Oil green is (to me) a fantastic hue.


700


700


700

Fiddler,

Are these darker in the real life? I have a oil green box-calf swatch from 2014 and it seems to be much more muted olive green?
post #14683 of 20287
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Originally Posted by laufer View Post


Fiddler,

Are these darker in the real life? I have a oil green box-calf swatch from 2014 and it seems to be much more muted olive green?

@Fiddler - That's great MTO piece you have.

post #14684 of 20287
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Originally Posted by grunberg View Post

 

 

 6125 cognac.

post #14685 of 20287
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post
 

 

 6125 cognac.

 

 

So many cognacs :brick: it's easy to get lossed. On Vass website 6125 cognac looks darker...but very similar to that...

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