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post #18211 of 20276
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Originally Posted by Zapasman View Post

I do not think Vass should modified its wingtip oxfords at all (Alt Wien Budapester F last).







They are just awesome.

From what little I can make out, Vass did an incredible job with these... Like, really good work!

Seems the panels match and the shell is even, which, is an accomplishment in and of itself...

That whiskey/saddle shade will darken considerably with regular wear and maintenance.

Enjoy!
post #18212 of 20276
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Originally Posted by TtownMD View Post

Very nice Zapasman
 
Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

Zapasman delivers!

 

Thanks guys.
Originally Posted by Watchman1 View Post

Are those; "The Burgundy" pair?

 

No just saddle shell, from beginning  last year.
Originally Posted by sleepyinsanfran View Post
 

 

love the wingtips.

My pair in saddle shell have darkened considerably in two years of fall/winter wear. But i know what you mean-- after getting over the lovely colors of saddle shell, I am starting to prefer the darker shade for more frequent wear

 

 

 

Nobody gave me any tip to darken a bit the colour.  It seems that to dye shell its not a good idea, I prefer to wear them without much sun light.  
Originally Posted by Watchman1 View Post


From what little I can make out, Vass did an incredible job with these... Like, really good work!

Seems the panels match and the shell is even, which, is an accomplishment in and of itself...

That whiskey/saddle shade will darken considerably with regular wear and maintenance.

Enjoy!

 

Yes, this batch  is just perfect an homogeneous for such a colour.  I am very pleased with the execution, model and the shell itself.

That is why Vass does not need to modifie its wingtips. To me this model is one of the best in the market, 

 

Will need to wear them more...thats all. :) 

post #18213 of 20276
Very well said sir also very happy with vass.
post #18214 of 20276
Does anyone here own any black shell Vass boots? Trying to decide between Vass and Alden for something casual and badass.
post #18215 of 20276
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

Does anyone here own any black shell Vass boots? Trying to decide between Vass and Alden for something casual and badass.

Alden. Their black shell finishing is insane.
post #18216 of 20276
Can someone figure out what they do so we can apply the same to Vass shell?
post #18217 of 20276
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Originally Posted by Concordia View Post

Can someone figure out what they do so we can apply the same to Vass shell?

I prefer the unfinished (un lacquered or w/o acrylic) version that Vass and other non Alden makers put out

post #18218 of 20276
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Originally Posted by Concordia View Post

Can someone figure out what they do so we can apply the same to Vass shell?

Previously established to be acrylic glaze which can be easily purchased and applied

http://www.styleforum.net/t/85589/the-official-alden-thread-share-enthusiasm-reviews-sizing-advice-and-photos/76800#post_7021083
post #18219 of 20276

post #18220 of 20276

Hi all,

 

Looking to purchase my first pair of Vass and was hoping to draw on your collective expertise.  I'm thinking MTO double monk (model 1064) in either museum calf plum or cordovan burgundy.  Thoughts?  Also, what last would be a good choice for this combo?

 

Thanks!

post #18221 of 20276
U last oxblood monks with baggy BB Madison fit trews...

post #18222 of 20276
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Originally Posted by mgrod17 View Post
 

Hi all,

 

Looking to purchase my first pair of Vass and was hoping to draw on your collective expertise.  I'm thinking MTO double monk (model 1064) in either museum calf plum or cordovan burgundy.  Thoughts?  Also, what last would be a good choice for this combo?

 

Thanks!

 

Not exactly what you mentioned but here's an example of double monks  in gold museum (dark) in K last. I think the double monk looks sleek on a chiselled/narrow toe last like the U or the K. As for the leather, if it were mine, the double monk is versatile enough so I'll go with any museum colour

 

post #18223 of 20276
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Originally Posted by mgrod17 View Post

Hi all,

Looking to purchase my first pair of Vass and was hoping to draw on your collective expertise.  I'm thinking MTO double monk (model 1064) in either museum calf plum or cordovan burgundy.  Thoughts?  Also, what last would be a good choice for this combo?

Thanks!

If this is your first time and you haven't been able to nail your sizing down, Mr. Kuti may try to dissuade you from taking the first plunge with museum or shell, since they're both more expensive. If the sizing doesn't work out (and it truly can be a gamble), your tears will be $100 or $200 bigger.

If you're going for a chiseled, Italian look, then U and K are awesome. But they do both run quite narrow. I think F and R are also good options for a more rounded, English look.

I was sold on oxblood calf for mine after seeing RogerP's incredible pair. It is truly a super-versatile chameleon color: can look either dark burgundy, dark brown, or even black under different lighting conditions.
post #18224 of 20276

Thanks for all the input!  I've spoken with Ascot, and luckily for me, the owner has the same pair of CJ's as me, so it appears sizing won't be an issue.  Sammy at Ascot suggested calf burgundy over museum plum because it will contrast better with a burnished toe.  Has anyone seen either of these combos?

 

My concern is the pics of calf burgundy on the Vass website appear a bit browner than I'd like.  I'm looking for a true burgundy shoe here, so any thoughts would be appreciated.  The $200 upcharge for the cordovan seems a bit steep, so I've narrowed my choice to the burgundy calf and museum plum.

post #18225 of 20276
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Originally Posted by mgrod17 View Post
 

Thanks for all the input!  I've spoken with Ascot, and luckily for me, the owner has the same pair of CJ's as me, so it appears sizing won't be an issue.  Sammy at Ascot suggested calf burgundy over museum plum because it will contrast better with a burnished toe.  Has anyone seen either of these combos?

 

My concern is the pics of calf burgundy on the Vass website appear a bit browner than I'd like.  I'm looking for a true burgundy shoe here, so any thoughts would be appreciated.  The $200 upcharge for the cordovan seems a bit steep, so I've narrowed my choice to the burgundy calf and museum plum.

 

There seems to be a fairly diverse interpretation of what constitutes burgundy, among different shoe makers. If it is a purplish shade you are looking for, then go for oxblood. If it is a more reddish tone you are looking for, then go for their bordeaux calf. 

I do agree, plum museum would prob not go very well with burnishing, as the mottling and burnishing together, may look too "busy". Burnishing probably goes best with "plain" calf. 

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