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I also have shoes incoming from Vass this week:

 

anxious to have them on .

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I also have shoes incoming from Vass this week:

 

anxious to have them on .

Very nice Sir! I can understand that you are anxious to touch them :)

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So I need some help. I am going to have two shoes made up two weekend from now and I have to decide between a Valway boot and a black captoe. I don't have a pair of staple black captoes yet, so would that be a batter option and then order the Valway boot at a later date? If so, would you recommend any brouging on the captoe or just plain?
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I would suggest the pair of black captoes without broguing first, then the boots later. It will also depend on how often you will use the black captoe shoe.
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+1

 

 

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I also have shoes incoming from Vass this week:



anxious to have them on .

stunning. remind me of the eg sandringham

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Originally Posted by aglose View Post

So I need some help. I am going to have two shoes made up two weekend from now and I have to decide between a Valway boot and a black captoe. I don't have a pair of staple black captoes yet, so would that be a batter option and then order the Valway boot at a later date? If so, would you recommend any brouging on the captoe or just plain?
Yes go with black captoe first you will use them more & agree with gents above.
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Originally Posted by aglose View Post

So I need some help. I am going to have two shoes made up two weekend from now and I have to decide between a Valway boot and a black captoe. I don't have a pair of staple black captoes yet, so would that be a batter option and then order the Valway boot at a later date? If so, would you recommend any brouging on the captoe or just plain?

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I would suggest the pair of black captoes without broguing first, then the boots later. It will also depend on how often you will use the black captoe shoe.

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+1


also worth considering is:

  • shoes are cheaper, thereby less risk than ordering a valway boot (if you havent nailed down sizing)
  • black captoes can be had by any and every maker. if you dont have a interview coming up then you dont need a "staple". almost an oxymoron that anyone would have an outstanding need for a staple
  • valways are icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif (but design becoming increasingly available from other makers)
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Namor - Thanks for the impressive line up of comparisons.  Just out of curiosity, regardless of fit, which is your favorite last (vass)?

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Finally received my MTO's after ordering them in september when I was in Budapest. Really happy with how they turned out.

U-cap brogues in grey museum calf, which don't look nearly as nice on this photo than they do in person. I'll try and take some pics in natural lighting.
Maiden voyage:

outstanding. look better in larger pics. i think the ucap is best served as a balmoral. the rounder "u" wing invariably looks better than those on bluchers
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I have seen few lovely make up of valways lately that you gents have been posting. Will have to add that to my vass list biggrin.gif
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Namor - Thanks for the impressive line up of comparisons.  Just out of curiosity, regardless of fit, which is your favorite last (vass)?

yw. i think f last is their best sleek option. p2 last is great for more casual fare.

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So these valways with the suede "uppers" - is the idea to try to get the best of both worlds: shell on the visible part of the boot and comfortable suede around the ankle for lightness / comfort? Or is this a pure aesthetic choice? Or is part of it also a lower price bc it's only half shell? I'm thinking of an mto so curious

i was hoping to replicate a suede/calf version but i prefer cordovan over calf thus the idea was born. I was pleasantly surprised with how soft the suede was. and compared to the shell it feels like a night and day difference. turned out to be a good move for ankle comfort. vass does charge less for cordovan boots with a non-cordovan shaft
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Also got to hand it to you NAMOR your boot selection & few design has inspired me. After reading through & seeing some pictures in past from this thread that you have posted are amazing.
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yw. i think f last is their best sleek option. p2 last is great for more casual fare.
i was hoping to replicate a suede/calf version but i prefer cordovan over calf thus the idea was born. I was pleasantly surprised with how soft the suede was. and compared to the shell it feels like a night and day difference. turned out to be a good move for ankle comfort. vass does charge less for cordovan boots with a non-cordovan shaft

Cool man, thanks.  I think the F is really nice and for me a much better fit but as you said, might be a bit too refined for certain casual wear.  I would like to try the R I have a feeling it will be nice and complimentary to the F. I'm curious about the SP but the chiseled lasts do not always accommodate my anatomics so to speak.

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yeah r last is kind of the best of both worlds: sleek shape but more volume in toe box and instep. you can always that beefy goyser to make a boot more casual (or not)
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Also got to hand it to you NAMOR your boot selection & few design has inspired me. After reading through & seeing some pictures in past from this thread that you have posted are amazing.

its that valway design! some credit goes to edward green and to whoever they ripped the design from
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