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post #31 of 231

What a terrific addition - congrats gents.

post #32 of 231
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Originally Posted by Epaulet View Post

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.



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Mike,

I LOVE that boot. I would be up for light shell like pictured or antique cognac. That or the NST boot I am all over. I would love a York or Dainite but would go leather if that us the consensus.
post #33 of 231
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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.

I like this a lot, are they the same leather as the Austerity Brogue you have in stock now?  My current most expensive shoes are Alden cordovan LWBs, but this is mighty tempting... 

post #34 of 231
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

Mike,

I LOVE that boot. I would be up for light shell like pictured or antique cognac. That or the NST boot I am all over. I would love a York or Dainite but would go leather if that us the consensus.

Unfortunately the only rubber sole Vass currently works with is that Vibram on the scotchgrain Alt Wien Mike posted.
post #35 of 231
This is very exciting.
post #36 of 231
I missed out on the RLPL Narvell frenzy from a few years ago, so I'd be interested in a single-strap monk in dark brown suede, with or without medallion.
post #37 of 231
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Originally Posted by Epaulet View Post

Lemme show you guys three things that stood out for us...
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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.

I'd like one of each please
post #38 of 231
I heard a rumor Epaulet has already arranged to carry an OTR Vass monk.

Honestly I'd like to see an austerity in a less casual material. I feel like the austerity pattern is a way to bring a brogue more upscale, and the current offering goes in the wrong direction IMO.

That said, I'm sure I'll still buy the current model on offer smile.gif
post #39 of 231
congrat, but is this going to be more country/rugged oriented?
post #40 of 231
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

Mike,

I LOVE that boot. I would be up for light shell like pictured or antique cognac. That or the NST boot I am all over. I would love a York or Dainite but would go leather if that us the consensus.

Unfortunately the only rubber sole Vass currently works with is that Vibram on the scotchgrain Alt Wien Mike posted.

 

 

Vass will also do a danite sole.

post #41 of 231
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Vass will also do a danite sole.


True, but you have to supply the dainite sole for them and they are still figuring out how to work with it...here is pic from the Vass thread...I would wait on ordering this until they are totally comfortable working with it...

 

 

post #42 of 231
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Originally Posted by Epaulet View Post

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.

 

I mentioned this earlier but they are expecting samples from the new source (Haas...most likely the supplier JL switched to about a year ago for the museum calf) in mid September.  I have three make-ups (2 dark brown, 1 navy) on order and Rezso did not think that my delivery dates for the end of September and mid/end October should move all that much.

post #43 of 231
I am so in. Please please included 7US in your inventory orders. Thanks.
post #44 of 231

I've been wanting to get a Vass boot - that austerity blucher posted above would certainly fit the bill.

post #45 of 231
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Originally Posted by stmaier View Post


True, but you have to supply the dainite sole for them and they are still figuring out how to work with it...here is pic from the Vass thread...I would wait on ordering this until they are totally comfortable working with it...

They had the Dainite soles in stock this past spring. I don't think we'd have to supply them. Don't know how comfortable they are working with the sole yet. Toe stitching on mine looks
better than the photos you quoted though.
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