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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. sstomcat

    sstomcat Senior member

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    this is beyond me, sorry. but I have heard that the cordo bordeaux and the calf are different with the cordo more darker...
     


  2. DonRaphael

    DonRaphael Senior member

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    Quote: I see, thank you. But the shoe in the picture I provided isn't cordo, right? Maybe someone can provide Bordeaux-coloured shoes from Vass in calf and cordovan?
     


  3. sstomcat

    sstomcat Senior member

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    For the fun of it I'm going to guess - looks cordo to me, just because of the different shades/pigmentation. To me it could be some sort of polish/patina magic which is hard for me to decipher.

    Please remember - I could be totally off!
     
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  4. rikod

    rikod Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    Not exactly your question because I don't own (or have seen) Vass bordeaux cordovan but maybe this image I posted a few weeks ago might help a bit. The Vass at 3 (scothgrain) ,5 and 10 o clock are all Bordeaux, the vass at 9 o clock is 6125 dark cognag which is basically another burgundy and that's why I don't particularly like it that much (the color), the Alden #8 shell at 1 o clock and the Allen Edmonds merlot at 7 are darker than burgundy and are closer to Vass oxblood which is a darker red almost black and also closer to G&G rioja you mentioned.

    FWIW my favorite Vass color is antic cognac (not pictured), is a beautiful middle brown, I dont have photos available now but you can find some good ones on this thread.
     


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    Notch Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    +1

    Pedantry 101.
     
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  7. DonRaphael

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    I see, thank you. I guess I'll have to look further into it.



    Wow, great picture and thank you for your input. Seems like Vass have many reddish colours. I love G&Gs Vintage Rioja because it's not all to reddish, it's like a subtle red colour. Seems like Vass' Bordeaux and Oxblood is to red, the latter being the one closest to G&Gs version (Vintage Rioja). Didn't know that the 6125 Cognac was that red (9 o'clock shoe), that's quiet reddish I may say. I guess one would have to see the colours in person to decide or stick to the conservative colours of black, brown and mid-brown (antique cognac).
     
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  8. claes500

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    Is that really the 6125? It looks a lot different from these pictures:

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    I believe the colours are from L to R Dark Brown, Antique Cognac, Dark Cognac and 6319 Cognac

    (not my pictures, its from somewhere in this thread but I forget who it was who posted it)
     
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  9. rikod

    rikod Senior member

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    ^ yes they are, but they do look different
     


  10. rikod

    rikod Senior member

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    excellent
     


  12. Mr. Pink

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    6125 dark cognac looks very different depending on the light. In some light it's very red, in others, not.
     


  13. furo

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    Yep, but I figure that's inevitable with whiskey shell... the chances of you getting a perfectly smooth pair that don't show imperfections in a shade like Whiskey are incredibly low
     
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  14. rikod

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    Thank you!, very much appreciated
     


  15. DonRaphael

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    Looks great! May I ask how many times you've used them during the year?
     


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