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post #17176 of 20262
My new shoes are finished! U last oxblood V cap Italian oxford! I am in love for sure!


Though they look brown in the picture Mr. Kuti has assured me that they are oxblood. Really excited to get my hands on these.
post #17177 of 20262
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My new shoes are finished! U last oxblood V cap Italian oxford! I am in love for sure!
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Though they look brown in the picture Mr. Kuti has assured me that they are oxblood. Really excited to get my hands on these.

 

When did you place the order?

post #17178 of 20262
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When did you place the order?

September 4th. These took about a month and a half. I honestly didn't expect them for another week or two so im pleasantly surprised with the speed they took.
post #17179 of 20262
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Since when did vass start offering this leather? Pretty certain its recent as I trust id have ordered it.

 

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post #17180 of 20262
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September 4th. These took about a month and a half. I honestly didn't expect them for another week or two so im pleasantly surprised with the speed they took.

 

Good to know the timeline. I ordered my pairs on 9/18/ so in theory the 6 weeks should be on 9/30.

post #17181 of 20262
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Good to know the timeline. I ordered my pairs on 9/18/ so in theory the 6 weeks should be on 9/30.

My last pair, back during the summer took 8 or 9 weeks so it definitely varies. I think they quote 7 weeks though so its tough to say when they will come exactly.

post #17182 of 20262
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September 4th. These took about a month and a half. I honestly didn't expect them for another week or two so im pleasantly surprised with the speed they took.
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Originally Posted by Nik Telford View Post

My last pair, back during the summer took 8 or 9 weeks so it definitely varies. I think they quote 7 weeks though so its tough to say when they will come exactly.

I placed an order Sept. 8th and he said 7 weeks too.
post #17183 of 20262
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

Speaking of chukkas, any day now turned out to be today. :slayer:  Green Museum on the F last from @jokb . Easily one of the more difficult shades I have ever attempted to capture.  Lighting wasn't the best - I'll try again - but they are quite lovely in person.

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Gorgeous boots. :slayer:

Seems like there is more mottling effect then on my green museum calf.

Looking forward to see more pics.


Edited by hmlarsson - 10/17/15 at 2:11am
post #17184 of 20262
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Originally Posted by Shouldaville View Post

Not sure if @VRaivio
 's boots/write-up was posted previously, but what a great simple design. The natural finish on top of the welt with white thread really pops with the black. Five eyelets is also a nice touch.  

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http://www.keikari.com/english/?s=vass

Oh, hello, for some reason your tag didn't pop up in my Styleforum homepage.

I found the boot model on some Vass sample photo online, I didn't know beforehand that it's actually shorter than most dressy boots today. It's a great help when trying to fight these on.

I always go for natural welt tops with white stitching, a combination that was popular up until the 1950s or so in most shoes, even black ones. The undyed top brings some nice constrast, and best shows off the shoemaker's skill and finish (or lack thereof) with the white stitching. An all-black shoe is very dull, but give it some contrast and you've got something for the eyes to dwell in.
post #17185 of 20262
Incoming.

Antic Cognac shell cordovan, P2 last:



Antic Cognac calf OEII, U last:

post #17186 of 20262
Awesome, bro. Congrats
post #17187 of 20262
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

I always go for natural welt tops with white stitching, a combination that was popular up until the 1950s or so in most shoes, even black ones. The undyed top brings some nice constrast, and best shows off the shoemaker's skill and finish (or lack thereof) with the white stitching. An all-black shoe is very dull, but give it some contrast and you've got something for the eyes to dwell in.

 

I think that detail looks terrific. As you say, it does give the shoe an interesting contrast that otherwise isn't there for an all black shoe. I've actually requested the exact same thing on my upcoming black balmoral boots from Vass. Worst case, I'll just paint it over with some black cream if I don't like the effect in person.

 

Do you feel that this detail makes the boot more casual btw? I think it does, but those are just my two cents...

post #17188 of 20262
Congrats JS01 biggrin.gif
Edited by TtownMD - 10/17/15 at 10:08am
post #17189 of 20262
Hoodog, it does make a black pair somewhat more casual and it's not perhaps best for very formal occasions -- but hey, just like you typed, we can always get rid of it with some black cream. If we change our minds again, getting it back, though, would be tediously difficult.

Just a few vintage undyed + white examples:

http://metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/158745

http://metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/158101

http://metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/158749

http://metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/158747
post #17190 of 20262
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