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post #14941 of 20242
A little suede.

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Thanks for you time again.  Really interesting. :teach:

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Nice. Is this mid-brown suede? And how come the welt looks different from the regular Vass shoes?

 

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A little suede.

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Red brown on this one. It just doesn't have the decorative wheeled marks around the welt. I've never really paid attention, but it may be specific to the more casual P2. 

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Red brown on this one.

Love that red brown suede, those really look great! On a somewhat related note, I just bought the black chukkas Sammy had posted on Instagram. That makes my 7th Vass (plus 2 more incoming), all bought from B&S or SF affiliates! I guess I'll cross the Tetbury off my "want list" since I just filled it with Vass.
post #14946 of 20242
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Originally Posted by Fred G. Unn View Post

Love that red brown suede, those really look great! On a somewhat related note, I just bought the black chukkas Sammy had posted on Instagram. That makes my 7th Vass (plus 2 more incoming), all bought from B&S or SF affiliates! I guess I'll cross the Tetbury off my "want list" since I just filled it with Vass.

Thanks Fred. Nice pickup on that Chukka...I was tempted as well.
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Originally Posted by Fred G. Unn View Post


Love that red brown suede, those really look great! On a somewhat related note, I just bought the black chukkas Sammy had posted on Instagram. That makes my 7th Vass (plus 2 more incoming), all bought from B&S or SF affiliates! I guess I'll cross the Tetbury off my "want list" since I just filled it with Vass.

 

 

The Crockett & Jones: Tetbury on the 348 Last a great fitting pair of boots if you can get hold of them.

I'll see if the C&J's factory have any subs at £175 this weekend. More than happy to proxy for you Fred.

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Thanks Fred. Nice pickup on that Chukka...I was tempted as well.

 

Great suede complexion on those shoes Shouldaville,

And thanks for putting the picture up – a few client inquiries already flowing

regarding the reddish suede for the summer.

 

I still have a pair of Navy Suede Chukka Boots in size 43 – F last.

Coming in this week – PM me if you’re building out a nice suede collection

post #14948 of 20242
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I presume the elasticated shoe pre-dates the firm of Tuczek.

The elasticated boot (which became as “Chelsea boot” very popular in the 1960s) was invented in the 1840s by J Sparkes Hall of Regent Street London:





Presumably some bright thing came up with an elasticated shoe not long after.

In the States the elasticated style was known a “Congress”. A few years back, DW did post an advertisement from the early 1900s, showing a Congress style in a boot and shoe version.

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John Lobb (London) calls the exposed elastic (not covered by strips of leather) “Tuczek style”

http://www.johnlobbltd.co.uk/catalogue/fullsize_images/Website_shoes_boots/Websiteshoes/Mensshoes/Elasticsidedshoes/Elasticsidesplain/elastic_plain_3.htm

 

Bengal-strikes again – always a pleasure to read your posts.

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The Crockett & Jones: Tetbury on the 348 Last a great fitting pair of boots if you can get hold of them.
I'll see if the C&J's factory have any subs at £175 this weekend. More than happy to proxy for you Fred.

I appreciate it Sammy, but one black chukka incoming will have to suffice for now. I had sort of had the Tetbury on my wish list for a while, but when you posted that Vass I decided to jump on it and go that route instead. I have 3 other 348 lasted shoes though, and I agree it's a great last.
post #14950 of 20242
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Originally Posted by Cal135 View Post

Here is mine U last Norweger with Goyser. Leather is burgundy Cordovan.

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any updates on these beauties?

@Cal135
post #14951 of 20242
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My boots broke while being lasted. frown.gif

Gotta wait for the replacement to be made. Sigh. Shell cordovan, why you gotta be so difficult


damn sucks. the color on this pair was amazing. kuti said they are no longer making shell bal boots going forward because of the poor success rate
post #14952 of 20242
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damn sucks. the color on this pair was amazing. kuti said they are no longer making shell bal boots going forward because of the poor success rate

 

Hopefully that means I can sell my cigar pair for more :/ they're making me a replacement though, just gotta wait like four more weeks

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Good luck to you sir!
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Another cool detail on your boot was the leg opening. Anyone that's owned an f last or p2 last boot will hae noticed he excessively large ankle opening characterized by overlapping leather at the top eyelet. Well now, vass is slimming down the opening similar to a ulast boot on all boot going forward. (Praise Christ, because I am able to slide 2 fingers in between leg opening and ankle)
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Hopefully that means I can sell my cigar pair for more :/ they're making me a replacement though, just gotta wait like four more weeks

A few of your 1st bal boot biggrin.gif. Great design!


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