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Oh my... Both are just lovely.
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Talk about badass. The oxblood boot looks both utterly elegant and ready for some ass kicking at the same time. Inspired.

btw has Vass gone upscale recently? The finishing is getting near perfect looking.
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An oxblood and black grain bal boot is on my list. Nice choice!
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Oxblood and black FTW! Reminds me of a Bonafe boot that has been on my wish list for a while.

 

Thanks everyone. Hard to go wrong with the color combo. I continue to experiment with F last sizing. The suede 43 is snug, but still comfortable with thin socks. The leather 43.5 is a little long, but fine with medium. I really am a 43.25 for F. The goyser didn't make a noticeable sizing difference on either of these.  

post #18947 of 20239

Can anyone post pics of Vass used museum calf shoes? I want to see how it creases after wearing and if it looks like the way Enzo Bonafe museum calf creases.

 

Thanks.

post #18948 of 20239
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Can anyone post pics of Vass used museum calf shoes? I want to see how it creases after wearing and if it looks like the way Enzo Bonafe museum calf creases.

Thanks.

Here is a side by side pic of enzo adelaides in bracken museum calf vs Vass chukkas in gold museum.

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Tbh, I feel this whole issue of enzo mc creasing excessively is a little over stated.
There are many things that influence creasing, fit being one of the most important. And also the model of the shoes being discussed.

Moreover, all leather creases.... so it's really a non factor... at least that's how I feel.
The only thing that eliminates creases, that I know of, is botox.
post #18949 of 20239

Thank ThunderMarch ( I was born in March)

 

I know every leather creases and I don't bother about it but my EB museum calf creases way too much and I heard that someone on this forum told that Vass mc has less much creases than EB mc.

 

Anyway, your shoes doesn't look like regular calf more than museum calf although they are mc.

post #18950 of 20239
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Thank ThunderMarch ( I was born in March)

I know every leather creases and I don't bother about it but my EB museum calf creases way too much and I heard that someone on this forum told that Vass mc has less much creases than EB mc.

Anyway, your shoes doesn't look like regular calf more than museum calf although they are mc.

The lining on my Enzos seems thinner than the lining on my Vass shoes. Perhaps that's a factor? Also, from the pictures I've seen here on SF and IG (including my own), it looks like the very steep instep of the most popular Bonafe lasts like 946, 804 just isn't suited to many folks' feet (including my own). It's possible that excess room around the instep and vamp is causing extreme creasing.

I don't know for sure if both brands source hides from the same tannery (maybe someone can confirm this).
post #18951 of 20239
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Originally Posted by azumi View Post

Can anyone post pics of Vass used museum calf shoes? I want to see how it creases after wearing and if it looks like the way Enzo Bonafe museum calf creases.

Thanks.

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Originally Posted by azumi View Post

Thank ThunderMarch ( I was born in March)

I know every leather creases and I don't bother about it but my EB museum calf creases way too much and I heard that someone on this forum told that Vass mc has less much creases than EB mc.

Anyway, your shoes doesn't look like regular calf more than museum calf although they are mc.

That would be me, lol. The Vass shoes are older and worn more than the EB shoes. In fact, this what the EB shoes looked like after a couple of yours unfortunately. They've been worn approximately 5x in total.


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IDK, not really seeing the problem here... get those puppies shined up and wear them with aplomb! 

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I'm not quite sure on that front. The creasing on the right shoe is a tad extensive for 5 wears, in my opinion. Certainly a shine would do much to mitigate the "issue," but not everyone is going to love shining/polishing their shoes every few wears.

post #18954 of 20239
As I said, they had deep creases after only a couple of hours. They get more pronounced after a couple of hours of wear. In this picture, they've had trees in them for over a week without any wear. Creases can't be remedied with polish. I usually don't mind them, but the ones on the EB shoes are to pronounced after such a short time in my opinion. You could polish the shoes, but the creases would reappear as soon as you take the shoe trees out.

Having said that, I definitely favour Vass over Enzo Bonafe. As a matter of fact, I'm in the middle of placing an order with Vass for a pair of Old English plain model in brown museum calf on the F-last biggrin.gif
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I agree that my enzos has deeper creases than my Vass even though my enzos had seen lesser wears than the Vass.
I always suspected it was due to the softer and thinner leather on my enzos but I don't have a conclusive answer shog[1].gif
post #18956 of 20239
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I agree that my enzos has deeper creases than my Vass even though my enzos had seen lesser wears than the Vass.
I always suspected it was due to the softer and thinner leather on my enzos but I don't have a conclusive answer shog[1].gif


I'm not sure, as this problem doesn't occur with EB's regular calf shoes. Why would they use different lining for regular and museum calf? If memory serves me well, Bonafè isn't keen on disclosing which tannery it's using as its museum calf supplier. I might be confusing this matter with Carmina though, not sure. In either case, it's not optimal.

post #18957 of 20239
Ready to ship! (Click to show)

F last balmoral in oxblood
HAF leather plus topy
Italian polish (my request)
Matching belt




Order placed ~2/12. That's insanely fast. Fit pics soon.

@Shouldaville

Congrats! Those are gorgeous. Might have to place an order for a similar Valway—that's too handsome to pass up. Cheers.
post #18958 of 20239
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Ready to ship! (Click to show)


F last balmoral in oxblood

HAF leather plus topy

Italian polish (my request)

Matching belt









Order placed ~2/12. That's insanely fast. Fit pics soon.



@Shouldaville



Congrats! Those are gorgeous. Might have to place an order for a similar Valway—that's too handsome to pass up. Cheers.

 



Thanks, and very nice on yours as well.

I've worn both of my new boots once each, and have decided it is best for me to stick with 43. May pass along the 43.5 Valway and reorder.
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Does anyone know which model the ankle balmoral boots below are?

 

post #18960 of 20239

Currently located in the U.S., I am considering ordering Vass MTO shoes.  Could you, please, recommend a few retailers or proxies with whom you have ordered Vass MTO and whose service you have enjoyed?  Thanks!

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