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post #18766 of 20281

I think some more contrast to the welt would have been too much.  I like them that way.  Congrats Namor.

post #18767 of 20281
I was also thinking a shell Sarek with contrast shaft and shell facing would be killer!

My pair, I asked them to leave the Tarnsjo leather unfinished so I could add my own patina, so it's a bit lighter than normal.





Mr. Kuti was a pleasure to work with, and very accommodating! Boots are so soft they feel more like slippers than rugged boots.
Edited by ino68 - 3/2/16 at 12:39pm
post #18768 of 20281
I'll be interested to see where you take those. They look pretty darned good as - is, reminds me of my Utah Gold Galways.
post #18769 of 20281
ino68, those are nice! which last? i agree with rogerp, they do remind me of eg utah calf and thats a good look. maybe slight burnish to captoe and heel counters but i wouldnt do much more
post #18770 of 20281
Does VASS have brown calf chelseas?
post #18771 of 20281
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NAMOR awesome make up my man icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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Those boots are way cool NAMOR!

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Very nice! Cigar shell upper? What's the shaft material?

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I think some more contrast to the welt would have been too much.  I like them that way.  Congrats Namor.

thanks gents. hard to question vass' judgment. i think they made an easy wearing boot. the specs i wanted - if done exactly how I specified - would have made the boot slightly challenging to wear. i might throw some dark brown shoe cream on tarnsjo leather. or not
post #18772 of 20281
Those are very tempting. Excellent choice, Namor.
post #18773 of 20281
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I'll be interested to see where you take those. They look pretty darned good as - is, reminds me of my Utah Gold Galways.

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ino68, those are nice! which last? i agree with rogerp, they do remind me of eg utah calf and thats a good look. maybe slight burnish to captoe and heel counters but i wouldnt do much more

Thanks guys! I agree, I'll let time do its thing and see how they patina smile.gif

They're on F last, with a lower instep. Namor, maybe you can just darken the facings in line with the dark brown shell? I think the facings being the same leather will also make them wear better/more comfortably, so it worked out for the best!
post #18774 of 20281
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I was also thinking a shell Sarek with contrast shaft and shell facing would be killer!

My pair, I asked them to leave the Tarnsjo leather unfinished so I could add my own patina, so it's a bit lighter than normal.





Mr. Kuti was a pleasure to work with, and very accommodating! Boots are so soft they feel more like slippers than rugged boots.

They look great! The shading is very nice and I think you will do some great work to burnish them on your own. 

post #18775 of 20281
Please note: that Sarek hide from Tärnsjö is really an upholstery leather -- it was never designed, tanned or finished for use in footwear. I cannot say how it will age, but likely not as nicely as shoe leathers.
post #18776 of 20281
So I don't own any Vass but have been looking through this tread and have been blown away! Some absolutely amazing footwear. How are people generally ordering? I'm interested in the 1180.
post #18777 of 20281
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So I don't own any Vass but have been looking through this tread and have been blown away! Some absolutely amazing footwear. How are people generally ordering? I'm interested in the 1180.


@hoit1981Personally (and a growing collection of over 20 pairs of Vass) I deal with @Ascotshoes in the UK where the service is impeccable ! In the US I would definitely recommend No Man Walks Alone

post #18778 of 20281
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@hoit1981
Personally (and a growing collection of over 20 pairs of Vass) I deal with @Ascotshoes
in the UK where the service is impeccable ! In the US I would definitely recommend No Man Walks Alone
Very well said & +1
post #18779 of 20281

@Notch as well is an option. 

post #18780 of 20281

I went through No Man Walks Alone for my recent order. Perhaps I could have saved a $50-100 or so going through someone else (I am not certain this is even the case, NMWA's pricing was very low), but having an established retailer (not some random guy on Instagram or whatever) who dealt with all of the shipping, handling, import fees, and, if there had been an error, would have corrected it, was well worth it.

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