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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jhcam8, Oct 2, 2011.
New for winter:
I too am interested in seeing what other designers can accomplish using shell cordovan. Show us what you have.
I'll play...here are mine...all Vass.
PS - just edited mentioning the colors of the shells. The Antique Cognac just might be my favorite. Amazing depth while remaining a classic, vibrant brown. They're all pretty killer though!
well done, but...
...no kidding: what kind of winter are we talking, where crepe soles are doing fine?
well played david.
Thanks! These are F last. I really like how the F last looks with a captoe. It makes it seem wider and more structured than usual.
Nick - those are yummy!
Fritzl - I seem to recall that you don't like Dainite for winter. I've worn crepe in snow, slush, and on ice - admittedly, not for all day treks in the woods - but around town and kept dry and slip-free.
Nice collection, David.
Great boot, Nick - maybe I should order a pair?
Loving the Vass double monks in shell.
I purchased these dark brown wingtips from eBay a few days back. I think they're by the same makers that are responsible for the Gieves & Hawkes shell shoes.
Should have some better photos when they actually arrive.
i didn't realize that the majority is without a captoe. i'm a derby man and the Wiener style, with or without medallion(Alt Wien) is my favourite execution on them. i cannot care for the bevelled waist. it's not flattering for my frame.
whether, i would like it or not. it's not functional on snow. dainite is a rain wheel, no more or less.
understood, that only iron spikes are really functional on blank ice.
i appreciate your opinion on crepe soles. for me it comes down to personal experience. when it works, it's fine. i prefer my soles a bit harder, though
I believe this is the Alt Wien model...I didn't meant that the F last is usually done without a captoe. Just that there's a noticeable difference in the look between the two. Are you sure you're not a lawyer? :^)
completely sure. irl, i'm very pleasant... ...most of the time. it's just my patriotic vein.
according to the Ludwig Reiter patternbook, which are located in Vienna = Wien and are the producer of excellent cordovan shoes:
Wiener is with medaillon - no bevelled waist, except on customers demand with bespoke orders.
Alt-Wien is without - dito.
that's the way i've been taught it. vass just doesn't distinguish between the two names. that's all. so you're correct, that's their alt-wien model.
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