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post #7891 of 20222
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Originally Posted by stmaier View Post

Rezso confirmed to me that they will not be receiving any more Ilcea leathers.  But the good news is that they have found an alternate supplier in France.  He said the new supplier is where JLP is currently sourcing some of their leather.  I wonder if this is where the "misty calf" comes from or perhaps it is the "ultra calf" (examples of this ultra calf are under the "By Request" section of the website.

The third color is a deep navy blue.  It appears that the new supplier has this color as well as I had a boot ordered in it. 

Yes, it's Tannery Haas in Strasbourg. It was mentioned above in this thread, that John Lobb switched from Ilcea to another supplier for their museum calf about a year ago, and I think that since then they buy it from Haas. Also Zonta in Italy makes a museum calf-like leather, and know Rezso has contacted them as well as a back up for Haas. Hopefully Vass will be able to get some badges already early fall, and everything will be great again.
post #7892 of 20222
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Originally Posted by j ingevaldsson View Post

Yes, it's Tannery Haas in Strasbourg. It was mentioned above in this thread, that John Lobb switched from Ilcea to another supplier for their museum calf about a year ago, and I think that since then they buy it from Haas. Also Zonta in Italy makes a museum calf-like leather, and know Rezso has contacted them as well as a back up for Haas. Hopefully Vass will be able to get some badges already early fall, and everything will be great again.

Rezsö seems confident that the deliveries will occur around September/October as he did not seem too worried that my delivery dates for 3 museum boots would shift all that much.

Do you know if they are going with the "misty" or "ultra" calf? The "misty" is subtler than the Ilcea Radica but the "ultra" seems almost the same.
post #7893 of 20222

does this new tannery mean that vass will be able to produce in new colors?

post #7894 of 20222
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Originally Posted by stmaier View Post


Rezsö seems confident that the deliveries will occur around September/October as he did not seem too worried that my delivery dates for 3 museum boots would shift all that much.

Do you know if they are going with the "misty" or "ultra" calf? The "misty" is subtler than the Ilcea Radica but the "ultra" seems almost the same.

 

No, I don't know that, and not sure if they know it themselves yet since they just contacted the tannery.

 

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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

does this new tannery mean that vass will be able to produce in new colors?

 

I don't think that Haas offers any other colors than all the ones that John Lobb uses, which nowadays are quite a bunch, but not sure. But that Vass has planned to use more colors than just the dark brown, gold and blue that came with the first delivery from Ilcea is for sure. I think they had ordered seven colors from Ilcea.

post #7895 of 20222
Rezsö mentioned that they ordered 7 colors but only 3 were the "museum calf", dark brown, gold and a deep blue...the other 4 were going be "regular" leathers...I assumed this to mean non-antiqued/mottled...

Doing a quick look through the JL website I found 9 "misty calf" colors: chestnut, claret, deep blue, pewter, dark brown, green, Parisian brown, black, and ardilla.
Edited by stmaier - 8/10/13 at 4:39pm
post #7896 of 20222
I looked through JL's website but gave up because they're colors are uniquely named, and they don't have examples of the true colors haha. (Ex claret... Or chestnut for JL night be different that chestnut for C&J)
post #7897 of 20222
Just made this Vass chart for myself. Shows the various brown/tan shades in natural light vs. the swatches

5fnity.jpg
post #7898 of 20222
^that is awesome! Thanks for posting
post #7899 of 20222
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

Just made this Vass chart for myself. Shows the various brown/tan shades in natural light vs. the swatches

5fnity.jpg

That's great, thanks!
post #7900 of 20222
I think the 6125 has a strong reddish tint also
post #7901 of 20222
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I think the 6125 has a strong reddish tint also

 

The reddish tint on 6125 cognac is lovely. But my antique cognac looks exactly the same as my 6125 cognac. Anyone else seeing the same thing?

post #7902 of 20222
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

I think the 6125 has a strong reddish tint also

Yes, it definitely has a reddish-brown tint as confirmed in both the natural light and swatch
post #7903 of 20222
Does anyone have a picture of a "Budapest model"/shortwing on the Peter last?


Also what about a Norweger on the Budapest last? (All I can find is the following)

vass_norweger3.md.jpg
post #7904 of 20222

Hello gentlemen,

 

I'm about to buy Vass lasted 3-piece shoe trees for F last 40 size. However, I'm not sure these'd fit my F last 40.5 size shoes too.

I'd be grateful if anyone could advice me who has experience of Vass 3-piece shoe trees or has information about this. satisfied.gif Thanks in advance!

post #7905 of 20222
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Originally Posted by sjys035 View Post

Hello gentlemen,

I'm about to buy Vass lasted 3-piece shoe trees for F last 40 size. However, I'm not sure these'd fit my F last 40.5 size shoes too.
I'd be grateful if anyone could advice me who has experience of Vass 3-piece shoe trees or has information about this. satisfied.gif
 Thanks in advance!

Yes they will.
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