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post #18091 of 20239
Speaking of cordovan care. Tried using Bick 4 on some dry looking cordovan uppers and results were better than Saphir cordovan cream.
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Just so you guys know, I heard back from Vass saying that they will not get in the Hippo in January as they originally expected, but they still are trying to get them in. 

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Vass order arrived from Budapest in 2 days via Fedex.

 

Specs:

  • 3 eyelet derby (different pattern from the london derby)
  • Tärnsjö leather (though I was expecting a darker brown like the link)
  • R last
  • Double leather sole with steel toe taps and topy

 

More pics (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

Compared to the Carmina Skoaktiebolaget make up also in leather from same tannery

 

 

 

Leather feels and looks thinner on the Vass pair

 

 

Close up to view texture (However, I asked them to last it tighter)

 

 

 

 

Tried this leather via Skoak before and found it quite comfortable, soft though thick. Hence, I wanted to make a comfortable pair of PTB for travelling and more (business) casual use as I kept getting stopped at airports to remove Chelsea boots. Some marks on the leather and my request for flat waxed laces was missed out. Overall still decently happy with how it came out. 

 

Merry Christmas to all!

post #18094 of 20239
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Why do you ask?

Best guess is TD does not approve. For me, they seem like they're in a sort of purgatory between trying to be dressy and trying to be casual.

Admittedly, I'm not a derby fan unless they're super sleek (which in itself is a bit contradictory I know), but I think these would have been better served by a lighter shade of leather.

That said, if they're Vass, they're obviously good quality, and if you like em, place no stock in what I, TD, or others may think!
post #18095 of 20239
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Originally Posted by mw313 View Post

Just so you guys know, I heard back from Vass saying that they will not get in the Hippo in January as they originally expected, but they still are trying to get them in. 
this is true.
post #18096 of 20239
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These are classic and robust looking. I love the Vass norweger. Looking good!
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applied some angelus acrylic finisher to the osloer'. used the angelus 600 normal shine and im pleased with how they turned out. thanks to @Eddielch for being the trailblazer and giving me some pointers. the acrylic gives the shell a lovely glow similar to alden but the 600 isnt as shiny. hopefully the acrylic will minimize spotting

Thanks for sharing your experience. I may try this on some AE derbies which spot terribly. I know @Burzan applied Angelus to a PTB but then removed it later on. I can't remember why.
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Originally Posted by ecwy View Post

Vass order arrived from Budapest in 2 days via Fedex.

Specs:
  • 3 eyelet derby (different pattern from the london derby)
  • Tärnsjö leather (though I was expecting a darker brown like the link)
  • R last
  • Double leather sole with steel toe taps and topy


More pics (Click to show)













Compared to the Carmina Skoaktiebolaget make up also in leather from same tannery
 







Leather feels and looks thinner on the Vass pair




Close up to view texture (However, I asked them to last it tighter)








Tried this leather via Skoak before and found it quite comfortable, soft though thick. Hence, I wanted to make a comfortable pair of PTB for travelling and more (business) casual use as I kept getting stopped at airports to remove Chelsea boots. Some marks on the leather and my request for flat waxed laces was missed out. Overall still decently happy with how it came out. 

Merry Christmas to all!

Somehow I always thought of the R last as being an Oxford last, but these PTBs are looking great, and compare very favorably to the Carminas I have and Alden PTB models. This has certainly made me think about a future shell makeup down the line. I wonder if they will do five eyelets in this pattern.
post #18097 of 20239
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

Somehow I always thought of the R last as being an Oxford last, but these PTBs are looking great, and compare very favorably to the Carminas I have and Alden PTB models. This has certainly made me think about a future shell makeup down the line. I wonder if they will do five eyelets in this pattern.

 

Yes they do. In fact I believe they used the 5 eyelet model and just reduced the number of eyelets for mine as the spacing between eyelets is a little far apart I feel

 

Quick google reveals this:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/293634/fs-vass-saddle-shell-cordovan-like-ravello-ptb-p2-last-42-5

post #18098 of 20239
Thanks for posting pics! Did you take same size as your f and p2 last? @ecwy
post #18099 of 20239
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

Thanks for posting pics! Did you take same size as your f and p2 last? @ecwy

 

I only have U and R now. I take same size in both.

 

Would want to try F last one day for sure. P2 Rezso recommended me to size down 0.5 if that helps (though I never went ahead with that particular enquiry)

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Thanks for posting pics! Did you take same size as your f and p2 last? @ecwy


 I am DEFINITELY a half size down for P2 relative to F.

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All i have at the moment is the pics from Vass. Will take some pics once it arrives.

 

I don't know how I missed these - sweet!

post #18102 of 20239
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 I am DEFINITELY a half size down for P2 relative to F.

My P2 size ends up being a full size lower than U. Go figure...
post #18103 of 20239

43.5 in F and U, 43 in Peter. Budapester is next on my list, but I expect it will be the same as Peter.

post #18104 of 20239
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Originally Posted by ecwy View Post



Would want to try F last one day for sure. P2 Rezso recommended me to size down 0.5 if that helps (though I never went ahead with that particular enquiry)
I take the same size in F and P2, but go to a wide fitting on the F Even then, it's on the tight side.
post #18105 of 20239

Same size with F and P2; F feels a bit tighter, but I wouldn't go up half a size. I'd say P2 is definitely one of their most comfortable and versatile lasts unless you want something very sleek or are interested in wholecuts or monk straps without any toe caps or medallions - in those models, P2 can look a bit dull.

 

Had to go up half a size with U. It's a tough call because the shoes ended up being on the 'looser' side of a good fit, particularly in the instep, but I can see that they would be too tight in the toebox if I stayed TTS. But I guess I could see that coming: there are many reasons to choose the U or K last, but comfort is not one of them.

 

I've tried the R last once. I guess if I had to buy, I'd stay TTS, but I was thoroughly unhappy with how that last fit me, regardless of size, so I just crossed it out for future purchases there and then.

 

Anyway, I do think it depends on the model. Oxfords are going to fit differently than bluchers, single monks are more forgiving than double monks, and boots the easiest to deal with as long as they're not way too tight. The extent of (eventual) stretch, if you count on that when buying slightly tighter shoes, will depend on the amount of broguing and stitching. At the end of the day, it's a bit of a gamble.


Edited by Topaze - 12/25/15 at 8:40pm
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