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post #18826 of 20252
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Originally Posted by jokb View Post

Awesome boots my man!
Thank you sir
post #18827 of 20252
Thank you, everybody.

I really like where Vass is going: more lasts and models, new website along with neater welt stitching + a narrower sole waist make the company more interesting.
post #18828 of 20252
I'm wondering if I could get your opinions on my next pair of Vass. I'd like to get a derby in burgundy shell with dainite soles. They'd mostly be a shoe to wear with blazers or on the weekend, but I'd wear them with a suit occasionally.

So, I'm thinking of a London with a rounded stitched upper or the 1006 wingtip (likely without a medallion). I don't have any derbies that are similar to either. Pics are below.

Finally, it will be on the U last. I know what you're thinking, why not the F last or P2 for a derby. The reason is the U last just fits my feet perfectly and is too comfortable to resist. I have one pair of F lasts and they pinch my pinky toe a bit.

So, which would you recommend? Thanks for your help!

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post #18829 of 20252
Go for what's comfortable!

I personally wouldn't wear either of those derbies with a suit, though they're both beautiful. Maybe of the two the budapester might be best.

For OJT fits can't go wrong with either. Good luck!
post #18830 of 20252
Thanks for your response! Just updated my post. It will mostly be a weekend and casual friday shoe, but I'd wear them with a suit occasionally.
post #18831 of 20252
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

Thank you, everybody.

I really like where Vass is going: more lasts and models, new website along with neater welt stitching + a narrower sole waist make the company more interesting.

Did you request Vass to trim the edge of the welt/sole closer to the upper in the forefront/waist to be neater?.

 

I really like the wide welt/sole that Vass executes at the forefront, it gives the shoes some kind of austro-hungarian character and much protection.  However, there are some models like yours that look more refine with that narrow welt. 

post #18832 of 20252
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Originally Posted by bc78 View Post

Thanks for your response! Just updated my post. It will mostly be a weekend and casual friday shoe, but I'd wear them with a suit occasionally.

Oh ok! Well the Budapester is a Vass Classic but I do love a hand sewn blucher in shell. I think I would go with the Apron toe personally. I have an AE burgundy shell NST that I enjoy very much.
post #18833 of 20252
Zapasman, yes, I forgot to mention that I specifically asked for the welt to be trimmed as close as possible. Wide welts make any pair seem wider and clunkier, they usually fit Norvegese pairs or country boots well, but not this dressy F-last. The welt stitching is neater than in any of my older pairs, but I didn't ask for such accuracy. I have a feeling the makers have just decided to raise the bar. I'm eagerly waiting for what they come up with in the future. True fiddleback waists would be oh-so-nice.
post #18834 of 20252

Thanks Ville, I am sure they know you quite well; your pair seems to be done by senior artisans.:) 

post #18835 of 20252
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I've stopped counting how many pairs have gone through my hands, but after so many, there's still room for alternative colour shades. Gotta get those highs somehow.

Here's made to order Vass schüs with F-last, burgundy suede, their newer double monk model, double-to-single tapered oak bark soles, brass buckles, undyed welt top and white stitching. The shade is very difficult to capture with my poor-ass camera, but I'd describe it as a dark red with plenty of brown in it. Ruddy in sunshine, browner indoors - the top-down picture shows it best.

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Great shade. I'm considering a shoe or boot with plum museum and this burgundy suede. Thanks for some photos.

I'm thinking about a v cap toe Adelaide or balmoral two tone shoe with the museum upper and suede for the Adelaide or above the balmoral line. I may even consider a v cap toe balmoral boot with the burgundy suede shaft.
post #18836 of 20252


Tarnsjo pebble and cigar shell cordovan

The tarnsjo is very thin, almost thinner than the lining and very soft to the touch. Ideal for shaft imo
post #18837 of 20252
NAMOR those looking stunning holy crap love the color combo & close up pic biggrin.gif
post #18838 of 20252
^ thanks doc!

Closeup of the tarnsjo (hope ive spelled that correctly since ive used it multiple times today :/)

post #18839 of 20252
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

^ thanks doc!

Closeup of the tarnsjo (hope ive spelled that correctly since ive used it multiple times today :/)

Almost! "Tärnsjö". smile.gif

Tärnsjö is actually the name of the small town (village?) in Sweden where the Tärnsjö Tannery is located.

http://tarnsjogarveri.com/
post #18840 of 20252
@TtownMD

Very nice, sir. Impressive pickups.

Is it me, or does the U last look softer when done up in suede? I don't just mean the nap diffusing light or something, I mean the side walls of the toe box not dropping off as sharply as calf skin.

Love red-brown suede.
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