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post #19621 of 20267
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post


Try a dab of saphir renovateur, it should take just a touch off the polish Incase there is too much applied on the shoe.


I am not very familiar with the product. Will it lighten the spot?

post #19622 of 20267
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Originally Posted by TtownMD View Post

Are they paying for your shipping? In all honesty put insoles on and use them. And ask for some kind of discount on next pair & move on but that is what I would do or sell them. No need to wear wrong size shoes. So you have two options, hope it helps.

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Originally Posted by ericgereghty View Post

Try selling them on here? If they're virtually new, that would probably accomplish most of the partial refund you're seeking...as well as mostly pay for the replacement pair in the right size?

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Originally Posted by ThunderMarch View Post

Am sorry to hear that. 
Unfortunately, Vass is very / extremely prone to such errors, and the consumer suffers.
But once the shoes are worn, they cannot be returned. 
Your best course of action would be to sell the shoes and try to recoup as much as you can, and ask for a small discount on your next pair. It WAS their fault after all. 

Thank you all for the responses. You're all probably right, selling them is my best option. Shame to take a loss on them though. I guess there are bigger problems...
post #19623 of 20267
To those discussing Museum calf allow me to explain a bit.

Museum calf was originally created by Ilcea out of Italy. This is the one that Lobb uses and I am sure that VASS does too. Museum calf is just a term created by John Lobb. It's real name is Radica leather. Only one other tannery (Italian) that I am currently aware of (until I go to Lineapelle in Sept to see if more have followed suit) has since copied the idea of Museum calf. But ilcea is the most famous and I am sure where most get their 'Museum Calf' from.

Now for the mottled affect, this has nothing to do with VASS but rather the tannery and how each batch will come out differently. I also noticed that my plum museum is not really that mottled where as Lobb's is greatly so. I also presume that VASS and myself being small brands in the grand scheme of things, probably gets the last resort leather, not bad per se, but the least 'mottled' as I never see a lack of patina like look on Lobb's shoes. The sad but true nature of business.....

To try and bring out the lighter tones, polish your shoes with a tan wax polish (or neutral but I prefer tan). That will help to bring up the undertones and get a bit more variation out of your leather.

To read a bit more on Ilcea and Museum calf see the link below

http://www.theshoesnobblog.com/2014/09/a-trip-to-ilcea-leather-tannery.html
post #19624 of 20267
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Originally Posted by The Shoe Snob View Post

To those discussing Museum calf allow me to explain a bit.

Museum calf was originally created by Ilcea out of Italy. This is the one that Lobb uses and I am sure that VASS does too. Museum calf is just a term created by John Lobb. It's real name is Radica leather. Only one other tannery (Italian) that I am currently aware of (until I go to Lineapelle in Sept to see if more have followed suit) has since copied the idea of Museum calf. But ilcea is the most famous and I am sure where most get their 'Museum Calf' from.

Now for the mottled affect, this has nothing to do with VASS but rather the tannery and how each batch will come out differently. I also noticed that my plum museum is not really that mottled where as Lobb's is greatly so. I also presume that VASS and myself being small brands in the grand scheme of things, probably gets the last resort leather, not bad per se, but the least 'mottled' as I never see a lack of patina like look on Lobb's shoes. The sad but true nature of business.....

To try and bring out the lighter tones, polish your shoes with a tan wax polish (or neutral but I prefer tan). That will help to bring up the undertones and get a bit more variation out of your leather.

To read a bit more on Ilcea and Museum calf see the link below

http://www.theshoesnobblog.com/2014/09/a-trip-to-ilcea-leather-tannery.html

 

Interesting suggestion. I can see how tan wax polish would work for brown museum. Are you sure about your recommendation for plum?

 

I liked your blog and subscribed to it

post #19625 of 20267
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Interesting suggestion. I can see how tan wax polish would work for brown museum. Are you sure about your recommendation for plum?

I liked your blog and subscribed to it

Yes, I am quite sure as I do it all of the time when sending out my shoes. Wax is not strong in pigment so it won't affect the color but rather simply bring out the undertones.

And thank you for your subscription, I do appreciate that.
post #19626 of 20267
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Originally Posted by The Shoe Snob View Post


Yes, I am quite sure as I do it all of the time when sending out my shoes. Wax is not strong in pigment so it won't affect the color but rather simply bring out the undertones.

And thank you for your subscription, I do appreciate that.


Thank you for clarification. Can you recommend any particular one?

post #19627 of 20267
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Thank you for clarification. Can you recommend any particular one?

well, we sell wax polish at www.theshoesnob.com or you could always use Saphir who makes a very good product
post #19628 of 20267
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Originally Posted by The Shoe Snob View Post


well, we sell wax polish at www.theshoesnob.com or you could always use Saphir who makes a very good product

 

I bought your Tan Bees Wax Shoe Polish. Looking forward to try it. Thanks again

post #19629 of 20267
So what polishes do we all use for gold museum calf and for Vass oxblood calf?
post #19630 of 20267
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

So what polishes do we all use for gold museum calf and for Vass oxblood calf?

 

I use reno and neutral wax.

post #19631 of 20267
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

So what polishes do we all use for gold museum calf and for Vass oxblood calf?

I use TheShoeSnob or Saphir Tan wax for gold museum calf.
post #19632 of 20267
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Originally Posted by DavidAE View Post

I bought your Tan Bees Wax Shoe Polish. Looking forward to try it. Thanks again

Thank you David, I appreciate that and hope that you will be pleased with it
post #19633 of 20267
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Originally Posted by rbhan12 View Post

I use TheShoeSnob or Saphir Tan wax for gold museum calf.

Thanks.

I have been using Saphir neutral on all my museums, but just got a scuff on the strap of my gold monk chukka that will need something more.

I'll check it out.
post #19634 of 20267
Quick question. Where are all the US people ordering there Vass? I reached out to Rezso and was told they don't ship directly to the US and to go through Ascot Shoes. Is this the best option? If anyone has other avenues I would appreciate hearing about them. Feel free to PM me.

Thanks!
post #19635 of 20267
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