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post #14896 of 20218
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Originally Posted by Mr. Six View Post

Did you do the burnishing in those chukkas or did Vass?

I did. At that point in time, Vass didn't offer burnishing at all.
post #14897 of 20218
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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

I often read where people speak of value when comparing HW shoes to GYW shoes. However I've yet to read anyone state that because a shoe is hand welted that would equate to it lasting any longer than a GYW shoe, or that it would look any better than a GYW shoe, or that it would fit any better or wear any better than a GYW shoe. So where's the value?

It appears that the major difference is how the shoe is crafted and the effort that goes into making the shoe. An appreciation for the craftsmanship which is no small thing, but this again doesn't mean you can expect any better results. I mean gemming does not appear to occur that terribly often.

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post #14898 of 20218
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post


 
 

Mmmmm.
me like it me like it. mwink[1].gif
post #14899 of 20218
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Originally Posted by hoodog View Post


I did. At that point in time, Vass didn't offer burnishing at all.

 

Vass now offers burnishing around the toes, similar to EG shoes.

Italian Polish or Military High Shine are also optional extras, as

the process can take up to an hour of labour.

post #14900 of 20218
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Originally Posted by Odd I/O View Post


Are those three piece shoe trees? I thought they were not available for half sizes?

Hello Odd,

 

Vass trees (2 and 3 pieces) come in whole sizes, i.e. 41, 42, 43.

A size 43 tree will fit into a size 43.5 shoes.

post #14901 of 20218
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Originally Posted by Sander View Post

Already on its way. wink.gif
Brown museum calf galosh oxford arrived today, thanks! I'll post some pics later in the week, but it looks really fantastic.
post #14902 of 20218
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

yeah i expect vass to increase prices if this continues this year. do you expect euro to keep falling?

 

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Originally Posted by Zapasman View Post
 

A bit more, yes. The problem is good leather prices going up cause of demand, I believe.

Please check Carminas new website.  They have just increased "slightly" their prices (around 7% in the models I have compared).  Shell prices are crazy for us now starting at 690 € (before 590€).  Spanish labour cost has not increased at all.

 

Do not know about Vass in the near future.

 

Stop buying so many shoes, please.:fu:

post #14903 of 20218
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Originally Posted by Zapasman View Post

Please check Carminas new website.  They have just increased "slightly" their prices (around 7% in the models I have compared).  Shell prices are crazy for us now starting at 690 € (before 590€).  Spanish labour cost has not increased at all.

Do not know about Vass in the near future.

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They greatly increased their shell prices several weeks ago.

They raised their calf prices slightly this week when the new website went up.
post #14904 of 20218
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Originally Posted by Sammy - Ascot View Post


Italian Polish or Military High Shine

What's the difference? I'm assuming polish is a simple wax job and high shine is mirror shine?
post #14905 of 20218

If the shell is sourced from Horween, in USD, then it's no surprise that European makers get hit by the increase in USD/EUR fx rate.

post #14906 of 20218

Definitely,  All EU makers will have to do the same with shell from USA

post #14907 of 20218
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

Nice F-lasted galosh oxford in brown museum

 

LOL

 

 

 

 

 

Those plum museum loafers posted a while back have some beautiful color on them. Is that the current plum, or the old distributor?

 

Also, Mimo/NAMOR, you said they were coming out with 2 new lasts? And one is between the U and the F? (So I'm assuming a rounded chisel?)

post #14908 of 20218

I heard talk of an "S" last.  It is supposed to look like the C&J 337 last shape

post #14909 of 20218
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Originally Posted by sleepyinsanfran View Post

I heard talk of an "S" last.  It is supposed to look like the C&J 337 last shape
S last is already out, they're referring to two other lasts
post #14910 of 20218

Yes.  And it does look like a classic English last - a rather wider square toe than the U, reminded me of a Tricker's shoe I have, or the Loake 026.  

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