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The Ultimate Vass (Footwear) Thread (Pictures, reviews, sizing, etc...)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. Siwash

    Siwash Well-Known Member

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

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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  5. stmaier

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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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    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

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  6. RogerP

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    ^^^ Nice boots - congrats!
     
  7. Odd I/O

    Odd I/O Well-Known Member

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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?
     
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    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...
     
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    Does anyone know if vass anything does anything like this (the initials)[​IMG]
     
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    I'd be delighted with that result; those are great!
     
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    also curious about the initials.. is that something a cobbler could do? it looks simple enough, but i don't know if it might mess with the sole or anything like that
     
  13. jaywhyy

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    Does anyone know if Vass will do unlined shell/calf/suede? Or have any experience with it themselves?
     
  14. joiji

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    I've asked on a couple of occasions and have been turned down each time.
     
  15. FrankCowperwood

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    Budapest last Budapesters:

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  16. RogerP

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    Love that two-tone, Frank. Well done!
     
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    Frank's tanks!! You might have to get those re-soled, NEVER!!
     
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    Ha! Brilliant, Frank, made me smile [​IMG]

    I am in two minds as to whether I love them or not. I think so. But what I'm sure about is that I love the fact that they exist. Well done, Sir!
     
  20. BeSpiffington

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    Very nice shoes FCW. For me if there's one style that best sums up the talents of Laszlo Vass it's the Budapest last budapesters. Wear them in good health.
     

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