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post #2041 of 12515
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post


A bit off topic since this is the Vass porn thread, but is this really the consensus? I haven't even seen a competition since Gaziano&Girling launched their RTW lasts. They have a bespoke feel and look outmatched by none -- and I've owned and ogled too many shoes to mention.

nah - just an opinion. so what's yo fav?
post #2042 of 12515
I personally like the Vass cordovans the most. their calf is underwhelming to me now...
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ayy - courtesy A Portnoy

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the top looks more like red cognac than bordo, bottom one is oxblood
post #2044 of 12515
looks like oxblood to me then, though it looks like the first one is under a lot more flash than the second one (just comparing the carpets)
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looks like oxblood to me then, though it looks like the first one is under a lot more flash than the second one (just comparing the carpets)

vass's oxblood is very dark brown with a redish tint too it, or for a better example get a very fresh pint of guiness and hold it up to the light it should be also of a redish tint,

both pictures have a bright flash so you wont be able to see the colors propper

i have had both tones each in 2 different shoes so this is why i know/ guessing only other issue would be batch issue

IMO bordo is the nicer of the 2 tones as you can antique it nicer
post #2046 of 12515
Bordeaux seems to be for Vass what Edwardian is for EG - lots of variation and unpredictable what you'll end up with, but always looks good regardless.
post #2047 of 12515
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Originally Posted by luk-cha View Post


vass's oxblood is very dark brown with a redish tint too it, or for a better example get a very fresh pint of guiness and hold it up to the light it should be also of a redish tint,

both pictures have a bright flash so you wont be able to see the colors propper

i have had both tones each in 2 different shoes so this is why i know/ guessing only other issue would be batch issue

IMO bordo is the nicer of the 2 tones as you can antique it nicer

oh that's piqued my curiosity - you antique your Vass?

How do you do that? - other than wearing them a lot.
I've heard that Lattanzi buries his shoes for a year or more and gets a nice effect, and I've noticed on at least one of my Vass that the process of getting wet then drying over and over can cause an antique effect.
My understanding is that antiquing is an artificial process shoe makers developed to imitate distinctive variegation effects caused by UV exposure - display shoes left neglected in shop windows for many years developed a patina.
Tell us yo secrets.
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post

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Originally Posted by luk-cha View Post


vass's oxblood is very dark brown with a redish tint too it, or for a better example get a very fresh pint of guiness and hold it up to the light it should be also of a redish tint,

both pictures have a bright flash so you wont be able to see the colors propper

i have had both tones each in 2 different shoes so this is why i know/ guessing only other issue would be batch issue

IMO bordo is the nicer of the 2 tones as you can antique it nicer

oh that's piqued my curiosity - you antique your Vass?

How do you do that? - other than wearing them a lot.
I've heard that Lattanzi buries his shoes for a year or more and gets a nice effect, and I've noticed on at least one of my Vass that the process of getting wet then drying over and over can cause an antique effect.
My understanding is that antiquing is an artificial process shoe makers developed to imitate distinctive variegation effects caused by UV exposure - display shoes left neglected in shop windows for many years developed a patina.
Tell us yo secrets.

wax, cream, vodka and elbow grease

lighter tones are easier to add antiquing the darker they are the more they need shine IMO
post #2049 of 12515
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My understanding is that antiquing is an artificial process ...

is an umbrella term for various methods...
post #2050 of 12515
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Originally Posted by luk-cha View Post


wax, cream, vodka and elbow grease

lighter tones are easier to add antiquing the darker they are the more they need shine IMO


thanks, I'll give it a try - I don't agree with VRaivio that Vass calf itself is wanting, but I do wish they'd offer an antiqued option along with their Italian polish
post #2051 of 12515
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post


A bit off topic since this is the Vass porn thread, but is this really the consensus? I haven't even seen a competition since Gaziano&Girling launched their RTW lasts. They have a bespoke feel and look outmatched by none -- and I've owned and ogled too many shoes to mention.

+100%
post #2052 of 12515
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Originally Posted by luk-cha View Post


the top looks more like red cognac then bordo,
Red's more of a Ferrari red (top), then dark cognac, then Bordeaux, then Ox, then brown (top)
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post #2053 of 12515
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yes some think like that
post #2054 of 12515
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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post

Red's more of a Ferrari red (top), then dark cognac, then Bordeaux, then Ox, then brown (top)
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very useful, thanks you!
post #2055 of 12515
I love the look of the Bordeaux but not sure how I'd actually wear it. The Ox is classi tho
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