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post #19876 of 20242
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Originally Posted by patliean1 View Post

Does Vass offer any color resembling GG/EG "Oak"?

I'm in need of a mid-brown shoe and I'm not sure Antique Cognac really fits that look. I already own Gold Museum.

Thanks

They do have swatches called "brown" and "dark brown" calf on the Vass site. @watchidiot has some physical swatches. Maybe he can clarify...
post #19877 of 20242

Thanks @peppercorn78 . I didn't realize there was a plain brown calf so I did a search and found these:

 

http://www.sartoriale.com/products/vass-budapest-u-last-1069-brown-calf-leather-derby-dress-shoes-42-5-new-us-9 

 

 

 

post #19878 of 20242

^ I suspect that's probably AC. It varies a bit depending on the lighting. I think that the references on the Vass site to brown and dark brown are really both to dark brown. But it has been a while since I asked Rezso, so maybe I'm wrong. (Hope so!).

 

Thanks for reminding me that Sartoriale carries Vass. I went to look at the site and found what will probably be my next MTO. I thought that I had asked Rezso whether they could do this style and was told that they couldn't. Either I wasn't clear or things have changed.

 

post #19879 of 20242
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Originally Posted by Cityplace View Post

^^ So nice... 
post #19880 of 20242
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Originally Posted by Mr. Six View Post

Thanks for reminding me that Sartoriale carries Vass.

+1, I don't think I ever knew that. I noticed he is sizing up for U last too, and has 43.5 listed as a US10 for example. That's how I size U last, but I know not everyone does.
post #19881 of 20242
Brown and Dark Brown are the same Vass colors. The London 3 eyelet above is Antique Cognac, which is about the closest you'll get to a mid Brown with Vass. You could always get cognac and use a dark brown cream on them as well. I dont think dark Cognac darkened will give you the shade you are looking for as I have done that and the red tones still carry through a bit.
post #19882 of 20242
Are you open to suede? They have a nice medium brown suede
post #19883 of 20242
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Originally Posted by bc78 View Post

Are you open to suede? They have a nice medium brown suede

As a convenient example of the mid brown suede, see here:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/523574/final-drop-nib-vass-chukka-boot-mid-brown-suede-43-5
post #19884 of 20242

Anyone's got the photo of an oxblood calf next to a dark brown calf? Or an oxblood calf next to burgundy calf?
I already have dark brown calf, considering oxblood or burgundy for the next dress shoe.

 

Is it true that oxblood looks very similar to dark brown?

 

Pictured from the left: burgundy, oxblood, navy.

 

post #19885 of 20242
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Originally Posted by ThunderMarch View Post

@RogerP
I hear you and feel your pain.
Numerous shoe buys have been spoilt by incompetent / unscrupulous couriers for me.
Especially DHL, which is the worst.
In my case, they've added on arbitrary amounts in the value of the parcel to make up the minimum for charging tax on it. Claiming it as courier charges. Then went ahead to charge tax. Even though the declared value by the merchant was well under the taxable value. They've done this several several times.

How did you resolve it?
post #19886 of 20242
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Originally Posted by taxgenius View Post

How did you resolve it?

I paid the money.
post #19887 of 20242
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Originally Posted by ThunderMarch View Post

@RogerP
I hear you and feel your pain.
Numerous shoe buys have been spoilt by incompetent / unscrupulous couriers for me.
Especially DHL, which is the worst.
In my case, they've added on arbitrary amounts in the value of the parcel to make up the minimum for charging tax on it. Claiming it as courier charges. Then went ahead to charge tax. Even though the declared value by the merchant was well under the taxable value. They've done this several several times.

These shipping companies are really something.
post #19888 of 20242
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Originally Posted by madeinpoland View Post

Anyone's got the photo of an oxblood calf next to a dark brown calf? Or an oxblood calf next to burgundy calf?

I already have dark brown calf, considering oxblood or burgundy for the next dress shoe.

Is it true that oxblood looks very similar to dark brown?

Pictured from the left: burgundy, oxblood, navy.



I don't have such a Picture (sold my oxblood monks), but yes, I found the color to be closer to dark brown with reddish overtones then a true burgundy. It's a pretty complex colorway that can look different in every lighting situation, but under MOST conditions I found it to be more browny than red.

If you're looking for something with more contrast to a dark brown leather, I would say Vass burgundy is a good option. It's more definitely red.
Edited by peppercorn78 - 9/11/16 at 10:45am
post #19889 of 20242

I don't have side by side pics, but I will say that I love, love LOVE Oxblood and think it both a unique and beautiful shade that is totally worth having regardless of what else in the burgundy / bordeaux family already graces your shoedrobe.

 

I definitely do NOT think it is "very similar" to dark brown.  Peppercorn describes it as a "complex shade" and I agree.  Dark brown is one of the least complex of Vass' shades. It, Just. Is. Dark. Brown.  Oxblood is both subtle and complex - almost as if you somehow blended brown, burgundy and black.  Different lighting can highlight different elements. Lovely stuff.

post #19890 of 20242
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I paid the money.

If you live in the US, you might get quick relief by filing a claim for breach of contract and fraud in small claims court. Often large companies will roll over and pay up in claims in JP or small claims. This strategy works well in Texas, although I am not sure of its efficacy in other jurisdictions.
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