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post #16 of 217
1. U-cap in golden museum calf, assuming that Vass finds a suitable replacement for Ilcea.

Golden museum calf sample.



Could be an Adelaide balmoral (F-last, I think).



Could be a derby (F-last).



2. 3-eye derby in golden museum calf (U-last).



3. Mixed leather boot.

I'm thinking something Galway-esque in oxblood and black scotchgrain. Cap toe. F-last. Double leather sole.
post #17 of 217
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Re: the antique cognac NST: basically perfect... but do they offer a different eyelet/hook configuration? I'd prefer 5/4 or so.


absolutely...their standard tends to be 2/3 eyelets and the rest hooks but it is no problem to do any configuration you like...

post #18 of 217
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Originally Posted by Mr. Six View Post

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3. Mixed leather boot.

I'm thinking something Galway-esque in oxblood and black scotchgrain. Cap toe. F-last. Double leather sole.

Really interesting idea
post #19 of 217
I have no money + I have plenty of footwear + my last purchase was a shell cordovan boot = I want a pair of NSTs like stmaier's (a shade lighter is fine too)

Vass, so powerful it defies mathematical logic
post #20 of 217
Can Vass make any shoes in a wide size?
post #21 of 217
As I'm smiling, my hand is protecting my wallet.
post #22 of 217
Posting to be subscribed.
post #23 of 217
I am so excited. My budget is so screwed.
post #24 of 217

Excited for these

post #25 of 217

I'd be down for the Galway-esque boot or a variant of stmaier's... but would prefer a cap toe instead of NST!

post #26 of 217
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I'd be down for the Galway-esque boot or a variant of stmaier's... but would prefer a cap toe instead of NST!

A Galway style boot sounds great.
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Originally Posted by Moocow9 View Post

Can Vass make any shoes in a wide size?

+1, if there are no wides or extra wides available this is a non-starter for me.
post #27 of 217

Man! You guys are already throwing out some KILLER ideas.

 

I don't have a lot to add, at the moment, but just wanted to post in here and let you guys know that I'm here to help. Feel free to drop me a line either through PM or through email (matt[at]epauletnewyork.com).

 

I think there's a huge potential here to do some incredible projects and I'm looking forward to seeing what comes to fruition! 

post #28 of 217
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I'd be down for the Galway-esque boot or a variant of stmaier's... but would prefer a cap toe instead of NST!
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Originally Posted by Renton View Post

A Galway style boot sounds great.

Museum calf on bottom, scotchgrain on top.
post #29 of 217
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Moocow9 View Post

Can Vass make any shoes in a wide size?

Yes, the can do a single step wide fitting (like a US "E" or Carmina "EEE") on, I believe, all of their lasts. If not all then most of them.
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Originally Posted by darnold View Post

Re: the antique cognac NST: basically perfect... but do they offer a different eyelet/hook configuration? I'd prefer 5/4 or so.

Sure, we'll be able to do any mixture of eyes and hooks.
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Museum calf on bottom, scotchgrain on top.

Some of you guys may know this already, but Ilcea - the tannery who made museum calf - just filed for bankruptcy, so they're out of the game at least for the moment. I had some stock styles on order in that, so Vass is trying to find a new source for a similar leather. It will probably take a bit, but there are other places to do it. But that might put us out to early Spring '14 for a makeup style in something like this.
post #30 of 217
Thread Starter 
Lemme show you guys three things that stood out for us...


This is an awesome Austerity Brogue Blucher. It had a really nice balance of heft and simplicity. This could be a brilliant shape to do.


Also in the Austerity Blucher world, here's a high boot in a similar pattern. It was killer in person! Kind of a blucher version of the "Greeley" that we've done with Carmina.




Before I decided to move to Santa Monica, where it basically never rains, I got fed up with never having a proper pair of foul-weather shoes. So these were my first personal MTO with Vass. They're Alt Wiens on the 3636 last in scotchgrain with a goyser stitch and Vibram commando sole. Ready to take whatever the hell you throw at them.
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