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post #8896 of 13452
I always called that 'patina', which I differentiate from 'antiquing'.
post #8897 of 13452

I've never understood the need to scoff at the aesthetic preferences of others - and I suppose I never will.  There's plenty I like and plenty I don't.  Expressing a preference is fine - hey, we are here to talk shoes and clothes and suchlike.  But I don't start from the position that everything that doesn't appeal to me personally is, by definition, "lesser" is some objective or qualitative respect.

post #8898 of 13452
RogerP, we scoff at the aesthetic preferences of others because we're human. Living in a world of well educated perfect gentlemen and ladies would be for me a disaster. Ones ability to be able to entertain the strong likes and dislikes of others, no matter how they're stated, is what seperates us from the apes, maybe.
post #8899 of 13452
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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post

RogerP, we scoff at the aesthetic preferences of others because we're human. Living in a world of well educated perfect gentlemen and ladies would be for me a disaster. Ones ability to be able to entertain the strong likes and dislikes of others, no matter how they're stated, is what seperates us from the apes, maybe.

 

I don't think the choices are quite so stark as constrained genteel politeness versus heaping scorn and derision upon all that falls outside the confines of our personal preferences.  And while I entertain the expression of personal preference just fine, I have to say that I sincerely hope that much more than that stands between us and the apes. :)

post #8900 of 13452
RogerP, well stated sir. What separates us from our hairier tree dwelling cousins is a very small percentage difference in our DNA. I once saw a chimpanzee wearing shoes at a circus, I believe they were wingtips.
Edited by BeSpiffington - 11/9/13 at 2:50pm
post #8901 of 13452
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Still wish they offered antiquing or at least colors that weren't totally flat.

Isn't the Italian polish they offer a premium finish?
post #8902 of 13452
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Originally Posted by Siwash View Post

Isn't the Italian polish they offer a premium finish?


If we are still speaking of Vass (several others creeped in and out) then upon request they tend to send a can of Saphir in the color.

To get 'antiquing' or burnishing, the technique involves a lot of patient application of wax/oil with a tinge of water. Repeatedly. My Vass or Santoni shoes are done this way and over a year or so of patina, the shading becomes more or less permanent.
post #8903 of 13452
Vass box calf is glazed enough to not take too much pigments, especially compare to the crust leather used by EG and G&G.

And no, Vass does not offer crust leather.
post #8904 of 13452
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

Vass box calf is glazed enough to not take too much pigments, especially compare to the crust leather used by EG and G&G.

And no, Vass does not offer crust leather.

EG and GG use crust leather so that they can finish their way, different colors,antiquing etc, since Vass does not do it to-date they let the tanneries finish it for them.
Edited by sstomcat - 11/10/13 at 9:22am
post #8905 of 13452

delivery from Hungary today...this is the Vass interpretation of the EG Nevis...Deep Cognac Cordovan, F Last

 

 

 

with the other family members...L to R--Alt Wien in Burgundy Cordovan P2 Last, Interpretation of EG Nevis Deep Cognac Cordovan F last, Osloer Antic Cognac Cordovan P2 Last

 

 

post #8906 of 13452

^^^ Nice boots - congrats!

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delivery from Hungary today...this is the Vass interpretation of the EG Nevis...Deep Cognac Cordovan, F Last
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Very nice boots. I can't make it out in the picture but did they duplicate the split toe stitching that's found on the Nevis and Dover?
post #8908 of 13452
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Very nice boots. I can't make it out in the picture but did they duplicate the split toe stitching that's found on the Nevis and Dover?

 

They did not.  I gave them free reign to to their interpretation...not exactly what I was expecting but I am very happy with the end result...

post #8909 of 13452
All great!
post #8910 of 13452
Does anyone know if vass anything does anything like this (the initials)
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