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post #14716 of 20266
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Originally Posted by Nik Telford View Post
 

Hi gents, I was wondering if any of you happened to know if Vass carried white suede? I'm looking to build myself a pair of white suede longwings. Just wondering if anyone knew off the top of their head before I went and emailed. Thanks!


Hi Nik, I saw your post at the Ultimate Toronto Thread as well. Vass  don't normally carry white suede and if anything, it'll have to be an MTO. I'll be stocking Vass as well.

post #14717 of 20266
How 'bout these bad boys!?
U last, dark gold museum on single leather.
A little Reno and couple of coats of neutral wax on the toes
Massive thanks to @Keal19 for the awesome deal!


Sorry for the pic quality-the light's terrible today
post #14718 of 20266
Oz, nice kop.

Nik, sometimes - if not, they can get it.
post #14719 of 20266
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Oz, nice kop.

Nik, sometimes - if not, they can get it.

Alright I shot them off an email. Thanks for the help gents!

post #14720 of 20266
@OzzyJones those looks spectacular. That's a great shade of gold museum. Usually it's lighter and has a more orange hue to it.
post #14721 of 20266
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Originally Posted by DonRaphael View Post

@OzzyJones those looks spectacular. That's a great shade of gold museum. Usually it's lighter and has a more orange hue to it.
Thanks @DonRaphael! My other pair is much lighter. These are closer to @RogerP's shade I think
post #14722 of 20266
Those are just beautiful Ozzy!
post #14723 of 20266
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Originally Posted by DonRaphael View Post

Wore my newly acquired Vass shoes on the F-last for the first time today. Two things struck me immediately. 1) the brown museum calf is amazing in direct sunlight. I've been very careful with acquiring museum calf shoes as I'm not a fan of (to much) mottling. These were perfectly balanced. Not to much mottling, but enough to express great depth and character under direct sunlight. The brown shade is really amazing and with a mirror shine at the toe caps, they're all win. Actually they reminded me of a pair of Paolo Scafora shoes I've seen around here, and which I almost acquired for the sole reason of the brown shade (also brown museum calf). 2) I found myself admiring the robustness of this pair compared to other F-lasted shoes I've handled. None have been built as robust as this pair. Until I figured it out (didn't get much work done in the meantime, but at least I figured it out): it's the double to single sole. It's really amazing and goes very well with the F-last if you enjoy a well constructed shoe. I appreciate sleekness as well, but for the F-last I've found the double to single sole far superior to the single sole. I think I'm going to stick to the single sole for U-lasted shoes. But from now on, I'm ordering double to single exclusively on the F-last.



Needless to say, they've become my favorite shoe, only after one wearing. We'll see if it holds up when my Inverness (dark oak and burgundy) arrives next week.

 



I hear you Don. I absolutely LOVE the feeling of a double sole underfoot.
post #14724 of 20266
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

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Originally Posted by DonRaphael View Post

Wore my newly acquired Vass shoes on the F-last for the first time today. Two things struck me immediately. 1) the brown museum calf is amazing in direct sunlight. I've been very careful with acquiring museum calf shoes as I'm not a fan of (to much) mottling. These were perfectly balanced. Not to much mottling, but enough to express great depth and character under direct sunlight. The brown shade is really amazing and with a mirror shine at the toe caps, they're all win. Actually they reminded me of a pair of Paolo Scafora shoes I've seen around here, and which I almost acquired for the sole reason of the brown shade (also brown museum calf). 2) I found myself admiring the robustness of this pair compared to other F-lasted shoes I've handled. None have been built as robust as this pair. Until I figured it out (didn't get much work done in the meantime, but at least I figured it out): it's the double to single sole. It's really amazing and goes very well with the F-last if you enjoy a well constructed shoe. I appreciate sleekness as well, but for the F-last I've found the double to single sole far superior to the single sole. I think I'm going to stick to the single sole for U-lasted shoes. But from now on, I'm ordering double to single exclusively on the F-last.



Needless to say, they've become my favorite shoe, only after one wearing. We'll see if it holds up when my Inverness (dark oak and burgundy) arrives next week.

 



I hear you Don. I absolutely LOVE the feeling of a double sole underfoot.
I didn't get what the fuzz was about until I tried it out by accident. I didn't know the shoes featured double to single when I purchased them. As said before, I highly recommend it. And if @RogerP prefers it, you know it's the right thing to do!
post #14725 of 20266

I first tried the HAF sole on my last pair of Vass and I really like it. My other makeup will include the HAF as well. It looks really nice from a 3rd person perspective (e.g. walking near a mirror or window) and I see the sleekness at the waist.

 

Also there was a discussion a while back where Son of Saphir was talking about the horrible imbalance of the Vass HAF, and that it causes a person to feel as if he is "falling backward." Lol I just have to disagree with this completely. I also tried that BS test of sliding a pencil underneath the front and I couldn't even get it past the very tip of the toe where the metal toe plate is.

post #14726 of 20266
I never understood why people would want leather soles until wearing my Vass with HAF JR soles, they're great!

Even on wet payment they don't immediately soak up water like sponges smile.gif
post #14727 of 20266
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Originally Posted by Nik Telford View Post
 

Hi gents, I was wondering if any of you happened to know if Vass carried white suede? I'm looking to build myself a pair of white suede longwings. Just wondering if anyone knew off the top of their head before I went and emailed. Thanks!

There should be some off-cut laying around - depending on the model and size, there could be enough to make a pair. 

But please confirm with Reszo. 

post #14728 of 20266
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Originally Posted by OzzyJones View Post

How 'bout these bad boys!?
U last, dark gold museum on single leather.
A little Reno and couple of coats of neutral wax on the toes
Massive thanks to @Keal19 for the awesome deal!


Sorry for the pic quality-the light's terrible today

 

Very Nice Ozzy, these would have rocked the #Vassweek on IG :-)

Always thought you were into boots. 

post #14729 of 20266
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post
 
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Originally Posted by DonRaphael View Post

Wore my newly acquired Vass shoes on the F-last for the first time today. Two things struck me immediately. 1) the brown museum calf is amazing in direct sunlight. I've been very careful with acquiring museum calf shoes as I'm not a fan of (to much) mottling. These were perfectly balanced. Not to much mottling, but enough to express great depth and character under direct sunlight. The brown shade is really amazing and with a mirror shine at the toe caps, they're all win. Actually they reminded me of a pair of Paolo Scafora shoes I've seen around here, and which I almost acquired for the sole reason of the brown shade (also brown museum calf). 2) I found myself admiring the robustness of this pair compared to other F-lasted shoes I've handled. None have been built as robust as this pair. Until I figured it out (didn't get much work done in the meantime, but at least I figured it out): it's the double to single sole. It's really amazing and goes very well with the F-last if you enjoy a well constructed shoe. I appreciate sleekness as well, but for the F-last I've found the double to single sole far superior to the single sole. I think I'm going to stick to the single sole for U-lasted shoes. But from now on, I'm ordering double to single exclusively on the F-last.



Needless to say, they've become my favorite shoe, only after one wearing. We'll see if it holds up when my Inverness (dark oak and burgundy) arrives next week.

 



I hear you Don. I absolutely LOVE the feeling of a double sole underfoot.

Considering a resoling job can cost upto $150 - makes economic sense to double the life of your soles. 

post #14730 of 20266
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Originally Posted by Sammy - Ascot View Post

Very Nice Ozzy, these would have rocked the #Vassweek on IG :-)
Always thought you were into boots. 
Thanks Sammy! Don't use IG. I am into boots but shooz too! The first pair I got from you were shooz but they didn't fit frown.gif
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