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I love the look of the Bordeaux but not sure how I'd actually wear it. The Ox is classi tho

I like burgundy/bordeaux shoes with navy. Although their bordeaux looks a little 'bright' to my taste. (not that I don't LOVE the shoooooz)
post #2057 of 12214
+1 it's a stunning color but a real 'feature' shoe as opposed to everyday work shoe.
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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post

I love the look of the Bordeaux but not sure how I'd actually wear it. The Ox is classi tho

alot depends on you job i think

I like burgundy/bordeaux shoes with navy. Although their bordeaux looks a little 'bright' to my taste. (not that I don't LOVE the shoooooz)
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+1 it's a stunning color but a real 'feature' shoe as opposed to everyday work shoe.

it is easy to add into your daily rotation plus you can darken it with dark brown
post #2059 of 12214
I tried the antiquing - but with some mineral turpentine instead of Vodka. turps is an oil paint thinner of course. seems to have worked very well but have to wait to see long term effects, worried i may have damaged the leather
post #2060 of 12214
I like all of mine so much that I got a pair made for the girlfriend... perfect for the sunny, warm Norwegian climate:

500

Budapester high boot on women's P2 last on goyser-stitched Vibram.
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I like all of mine so much that I got a pair made for the girlfriend... perfect for the sunny, warm Norwegian climate:

500

Budapester high boot on women's P2 last on goyser-stitched Vibram.



cute ;-)
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Has anyone taken a double sole U-last down to a single sole? I have a pair of Italian Oxfords with a double sole that look a little heavy and could stand to look a bit more refined. How skilled does a cobbler need to be to make such an alteration? If I can get it done, I'll post before and after pics. Thanks in advance for any helpful advice.

--Guero
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Has anyone taken a double sole U-last down to a single sole? I have a pair of Italian Oxfords with a double sole that look a little heavy and could stand to look a bit more refined. How skilled does a cobbler need to be to make such an alteration? If I can get it done, I'll post before and after pics. Thanks in advance for any helpful advice.

--Guero

I've heard from Nick at VIP in NYC that it can be done. It's essentially a re-soling job and would cost the same.
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How skilled does a cobbler need to be to make such an alteration?

very skilled. in order he has to adapt the heigth of the heel also.
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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post

I tried the antiquing - but with some mineral turpentine instead of Vodka. turps is an oil paint thinner of course. seems to have worked very well but have to wait to see long term effects, worried i may have damaged the leather

turps is brutal. Denatured alcohol from the chemist is the stuff you want but gently Bently....
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Originally Posted by Guero View Post

Has anyone taken a double sole U-last down to a single sole? I have a pair of Italian Oxfords with a double sole that look a little heavy and could stand to look a bit more refined. How skilled does a cobbler need to be to make such an alteration? If I can get it done, I'll post before and after pics. Thanks in advance for any helpful advice.

--Guero

My cobbler took down the sole froma pair of Trickers years ago successfully. Even in those days 10 years ago it cost me AUD60. But then he got to keep the unused UK leather.
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My cobbler took down the sole froma pair of Trickers years ago successfully. Even in those days 10 years ago it cost me AUD60. But then he got to keep the unused UK leather.
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Originally Posted by Guero View Post

Has anyone taken a double sole U-last down to a single sole? I have a pair of Italian Oxfords with a double sole that look a little heavy and could stand to look a bit more refined. How skilled does a cobbler need to be to make such an alteration? If I can get it done, I'll post before and after pics. Thanks in advance for any helpful advice.

--Guero

I have a pair of Oxfords on the U in double and I too was put off by the bumper car sole. For a while. It's grown on me, and as time passes and the sharp edges become rounded, and compressed by all the bumps and knocks (I'm brutal with shoes) they look much better. The sole blends with the upper in form and color. And I like the sturdiness of the double. The single has a tendency to develop a slight waver lengthways. Not enough to look bad, but it's noticeable.
Edited by Pliny - 7/29/11 at 4:21am
post #2068 of 12214
Food for thought -- thanks all.
post #2069 of 12214
Just a quick question , why so many Vass shoes at Ascot Shoes on eBay? Has he become the UK representative?? Seems like what he has are all MTO so i gather he's not just getting rid of over stock.

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Ascot-Shoes?_trksid=p4340.l2563
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Originally Posted by kev777 View Post

Just a quick question , why so many Vass shoes at Ascot Shoes on eBay? Has he become the UK representative?? Seems like what he has are all MTO so i gather he's not just getting rid of over stock.

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Ascot-Shoes?_trksid=p4340.l2563

I've also wondered about this....
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