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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. jon5986

    jon5986 Senior member

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    Those boots on the left...oh my...[​IMG]

    Agreed. Love the color!
     
  2. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Luk-cha, both the "Arca" and the whiskey shell ones are amazing.

    cheers!

    they are both great. i especially like the natural sole treatment on the first pair. the arca reference might not be too evident for me...

    i have to have some cordovans from vass.

    btw, these are setting the bar rather high for the paprika. it will work out for you.


    yes you do! well we are stage one complete on the pap's request is for suede please, no black derby for moi!

    love the look of the OE cordo shoes

    you bet the are - better than anything in whisky that have come from Alden IMO[​IMG]

    You met with DTO?

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Son Of Saphir

    Son Of Saphir Senior member

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    part 2 of today's little pictorial, Vass Old English with Medalion in Horween Whiskey Shell Cordovan which i treat quite meanly, as perhaps you can tell from the scrape's and guage's.

    [​IMG]


    You give me idea.
    It very good. [​IMG]
    Me want it.
     
  4. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    well we are stage one complete on the pap's request is for suede please, no black derby for moi!

    yep stage one is complete now [​IMG], but you funny. i mentioned the black one time and then never again... it was more to show them on a hkg meet up and have a quality check, as it was too big for you. i'll take care of your wishes.
     
  5. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    yep stage one is complete now [​IMG], but you funny. i mentioned the black one time and then never again... it was more to show them on a hkg meet up and have a quality check, as it was too big for you. i'll take care of your wishes.

    cool! back to basics, make sure the are wood(jake the)pegged ones too pls
     
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    fritzl Senior member

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    cool! back to basics, make sure the are wood(jake the)pegged ones too pls

    what else? [​IMG]
     
  7. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    what else? [​IMG]

    i'll let you know as and when i think of them!!!

    oh i want them to be special!!!!! more like a premium smoked paprika
     
  8. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    F-Last Windsor in Horween Saddle SHell Cordovan
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    [​IMG]
     
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    Rossini Senior member

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    Latest addition to the flock.

    [​IMG]

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    Particularly lovely. I presume this is Vass's 'Dark Brown'?​
     
  10. emptym

    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    Luk-cha, I love the brogued wiskey shells.
     
  11. forex

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    Luk-cha, I love the brogued wiskey shells.

    +1,putting on my list,hopefully I can get them in the near future.
     
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    F-Last Windsor in Horween Saddle SHell Cordovan
    [​IMG]


    saddle shell cordovan? [​IMG]

    I never really liked u-caps, but those are, once again, fantastic. Vass does amazing things with shell.
     
  13. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Luk-cha, I love the brogued wiskey shells.

    me too, i have some more OTW too

    saddle shell cordovan? [​IMG]

    I never really liked u-caps, but those are, once again, fantastic. Vass does amazing things with shell.


    IMO i have not seen anyone work with Shell better than Vass!
     
  14. Michael Ay329

    Michael Ay329 Senior member

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    Gabor Halmos showed me some Shell Cordovan Vass shoes over a year ago. They had the most unique smell to them and I've never come across such a pleasant smell on any other companies cordovan shoes.

    Do any other Vass Shell Cordovan shoe owners concur?
     
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    Give me some saphir and I can make the cordovan smell nice. I suspect that it is more a function of some burnishing with a premium polish that gives it the smell, since the shells come from Horween as well but I could be wrong.

    Although Horween claims the same process is used for all their shell, Aldens, AE and Vass all seem to have their own subtle characteristics.
     
  16. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Give me some saphir and I can make the cordovan smell nice. I suspect that it is more a function of some burnishing with a premium polish that gives it the smell, since the shells come from Horween as well but I could be wrong.

    Although Horween claims the same process is used for all their shell, Aldens, AE and Vass all seem to have their own subtle characteristics.


    Each shoe manufacturer does their own finishing to the leather, thus the difference.
     
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    IMO i have not seen anyone work with Shell better than Vass!
    +1, carmina as a close contender has anyone here ever commissioned a bespoke order made out of shell? maybe with marcellhun?
     
  19. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    +1, carmina as a close contender

    has anyone here ever commissioned a bespoke order made out of shell? maybe with marcellhun?


    never heard of anyone commision Shell bepsoke, esp with the English makers, but i have considered it with G&G - not sure if i will go thru with it after see their mock RR samples in Feb
     
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    No spectators???
     

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