Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Jul 24, 2009.
nah - just an opinion. so what's yo fav?
I personally like the Vass cordovans the most. their calf is underwhelming to me now...
the top looks more like red cognac than bordo, bottom one is oxblood
looks like oxblood to me then, though it looks like the first one is under a lot more flash than the second one (just comparing the carpets)
vass's oxblood is very dark brown with a redish tint too it, or for a better example get a very fresh pint of guiness and hold it up to the light it should be also of a redish tint,
both pictures have a bright flash so you wont be able to see the colors propper
i have had both tones each in 2 different shoes so this is why i know/ guessing only other issue would be batch issue
IMO bordo is the nicer of the 2 tones as you can antique it nicer
Bordeaux seems to be for Vass what Edwardian is for EG - lots of variation and unpredictable what you'll end up with, but always looks good regardless.
oh that's piqued my curiosity - you antique your Vass?
How do you do that? - other than wearing them a lot.
I've heard that Lattanzi buries his shoes for a year or more and gets a nice effect, and I've noticed on at least one of my Vass that the process of getting wet then drying over and over can cause an antique effect.
My understanding is that antiquing is an artificial process shoe makers developed to imitate distinctive variegation effects caused by UV exposure - display shoes left neglected in shop windows for many years developed a patina.
Tell us yo secrets.
wax, cream, vodka and elbow grease
lighter tones are easier to add antiquing the darker they are the more they need shine IMO
is an umbrella term for various methods...
thanks, I'll give it a try - I don't agree with VRaivio that Vass calf itself is wanting, but I do wish they'd offer an antiqued option along with their Italian polish
Red's more of a Ferrari red (top), then dark cognac, then Bordeaux, then Ox, then brown (top)
yes some think like that
very useful, thanks you!
I love the look of the Bordeaux but not sure how I'd actually wear it. The Ox is classi tho
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