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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

You mean the pointy one with the floating medallion?

Do you know what's the one next to it, second from the right?

Sorry, I didn't pay enough attention when talking to the staff to remember what they called the different cordovan hues. I am sure there are a couple of shell experts in this forum who could assist!
post #15062 of 20242
Next to the others on the table, it looks a little red, but I think that is the cigar example they use. My last dark cigar boot is 100% brown.
post #15063 of 20242
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Originally Posted by DonRaphael View Post

Excellent, @hazwanazani. All tasteful choices. Were you charged extra for the swan neck design, if I may ask?

Thanks a lot @DonRaphael. No, there weren't any extra charges for the design.

 

 

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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post
 

Briefcase looks great

Thanks!

post #15064 of 20242

Gentlemen,

I am about to go absolutely insane....:bounce2:

 

I am ready to order my first pair of Vass...and the hunt is on.

 

Right now I am engaged in breathing exercises to calm myself down.

 

I am thinking the Vass Old English Oxford Boot on F last in 43.5 G fitting in Cognac Cordovan.

 

Perhaps having them add a medallion on the toe.

 

At this point, who is the best and cheapest shop?  I am working with Notch and am talking with NMWA as well.

 

The latter says no cordovan high boots.  So, that may mark them off the list.

 

Notch is also been helpful.

 

Your thoughts appreciated. 

post #15065 of 20242
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Originally Posted by Watchman1 View Post

Gentlemen,
I am about to go absolutely insane....bounce2.gif

I am ready to order my first pair of Vass...and the hunt is on.

Right now I am engaged in breathing exercises to calm myself down.

I am thinking the Vass Old English Oxford Boot on F last in 43.5 G fitting in Cognac Cordovan.

Perhaps having them add a medallion on the toe.

At this point, who is the best and cheapest shop?  I am working with Notch and am talking with NMWA as well.

The latter says no cordovan high boots.  So, that may mark them off the list.

Notch is also been helpful.

Your thoughts appreciated. 
I'm in a similar state of mind. Though I have yet to get sized properly. Notch's advice pegs me around 45 G.
Do all of the lasts offer wide fittings? Or only certain ones?
post #15066 of 20242
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post


Do you know what's the one next to it, second from the right?





News from a couple days ago is that Vass has black, deep cognac, cigar and Oxblood colors for shell. If that is the case, then the second from right is deep cognac, and the middle one is cigar. At least that's what I figure.
post #15067 of 20242
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post


I'm in a similar state of mind. Though I have yet to get sized properly. Notch's advice pegs me around 45 G.
Do all of the lasts offer wide fittings? Or only certain ones?

 

That sounds about right.  Its better they are bit big rather than smaller.

 

its my understanding that all of the Italian last come in widths up to "H".

post #15068 of 20242
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Originally Posted by velomane View Post





News from a couple days ago is that Vass has black, deep cognac, cigar and Oxblood colors for shell. If that is the case, then the second from right is deep cognac, and the middle one is cigar. At least that's what I figure.

 

This is good to see.  So, perhaps I will have a better understanding of what to expect.

post #15069 of 20242
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Originally Posted by Watchman1 View Post

Gentlemen,
I am about to go absolutely insane....bounce2.gif

I am ready to order my first pair of Vass...and the hunt is on.

Right now I am engaged in breathing exercises to calm myself down.

I am thinking the Vass Old English Oxford Boot on F last in 43.5 G fitting in Cognac Cordovan.

Perhaps having them add a medallion on the toe.

At this point, who is the best and cheapest shop?  I am working with Notch and am talking with NMWA as well.

The latter says no cordovan high boots.  So, that may mark them off the list.

Notch is also been helpful.

Your thoughts appreciated. 

Sounds great, but based on Namor's visit last week, Vass has stopped attempting to make shell oxford boots.
post #15070 of 20242
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Originally Posted by velomane View Post




News from a couple days ago is that Vass has black, deep cognac, cigar and Oxblood colors for shell. If that is the case, then the second from right is deep cognac, and the middle one is cigar. At least that's what I figure.

Actually, all these look a bit warm.

Does Vass not have any cool shades of brown shell cordovan? Or at least shades that are a bit neutral?
post #15071 of 20242
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

Vass P2 last Windsor U-Cap High Boot Cigar Shell Cordovan with 270 goyser





cigar shell
post #15072 of 20242
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Originally Posted by anzo View Post

Here's what they showcased in the store this Monday. The center one is a brown shell I believe.

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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post



"Horween color #8"

the left 3 are all what horween calls color 8. vass lists 5 colors but they really only have 5 "ideal" colors and then variations in between. ive had 6,7? boots/shoes made with shell and have received my "ideal" color once. and that happened to be my first pair. every other pair could be classified as something entirely different by another shoe company. ive learned that their is no ideal makeup, instead only an optimal makeup made from whatever shell they have thats closest to what you want. ultimately its the shoemakers/designers decision and ive learned to just let them do their thing.
post #15073 of 20242
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Originally Posted by Shouldaville View Post

Sounds great, but based on Namor's visit last week, Vass has stopped attempting to make shell oxford boots.

yeah something with this batch of shell is causing the shell to crack across the vamp so they are holding off new shell bal boots
post #15074 of 20242
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Originally Posted by Shouldaville View Post


Self inflicted torture. Last week I ordered a calf belt and just asked for it to be shipped with my next order. The very next day, the Osloer was ready. censored.gif  So I think it is shipping today with a belt.

Speaking of belts, when restocked, the Farnese Cognac belt is a nearly perfect match to Vass' Antique Cognac. 

http://www.nomanwalksalone.com/index.php/accessories/belts/cognac-brown-soft-calf-tubo-tubular-dress-belt.html

Agony! (For me wink.gif )

Did you consider a 360 welt?
post #15075 of 20242
Wearing the "whiskey" ucaps today



"whiskey"
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