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

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

  1. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    I like burgundy/bordeaux shoes with navy. Although their bordeaux looks a little 'bright' to my taste. (not that I don't LOVE the shoooooz)
     
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  2. Pliny

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    +1 it's a stunning color but a real 'feature' shoe as opposed to everyday work shoe.
     
  3. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    it is easy to add into your daily rotation plus you can darken it with dark brown
     
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    I tried the antiquing - but with some mineral turpentine instead of Vodka. turps is an oil paint thinner of course. seems to have worked very well but have to wait to see long term effects, worried i may have damaged the leather
     
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    I like all of mine so much that I got a pair made for the girlfriend... perfect for the sunny, warm Norwegian climate:

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    Budapester high boot on women's P2 last on goyser-stitched Vibram.
     
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    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    cute ;-)
     
  7. Guero

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    Has anyone taken a double sole U-last down to a single sole? I have a pair of Italian Oxfords with a double sole that look a little heavy and could stand to look a bit more refined. How skilled does a cobbler need to be to make such an alteration? If I can get it done, I'll post before and after pics. Thanks in advance for any helpful advice.

    --Guero
     
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    I've heard from Nick at VIP in NYC that it can be done. It's essentially a re-soling job and would cost the same.
     
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    very skilled. in order he has to adapt the heigth of the heel also.
     
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    turps is brutal. Denatured alcohol from the chemist is the stuff you want but gently Bently....
     
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    My cobbler took down the sole froma pair of Trickers years ago successfully. Even in those days 10 years ago it cost me AUD60. But then he got to keep the unused UK leather.
     
  12. Pliny

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    I have a pair of Oxfords on the U in double and I too was put off by the bumper car sole. For a while. It's grown on me, and as time passes and the sharp edges become rounded, and compressed by all the bumps and knocks (I'm brutal with shoes) they look much better. The sole blends with the upper in form and color. And I like the sturdiness of the double. The single has a tendency to develop a slight waver lengthways. Not enough to look bad, but it's noticeable.
     
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  13. Guero

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    Food for thought -- thanks all.
     
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    I've also wondered about this....
     

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