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

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  1. 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?
     


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    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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    WHOA!!! AWESOME!!!
     


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    Wow, those used and slightly patinated Vass shoes are hawtness [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] !
     


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    Thread needs more pics ... someone please feed my addiction!!
     


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    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Thread needs more pics ... someone please feed my addiction!!

    you better buy some Vass and then post them then!
     


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    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    F Last Brouged Cap Toe with Seamless Heel, a la EG's Berkley in Antique Congac Calf

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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

    I've had Rider Boots MTO in shell - not sure that there's much of a difference in the process, except that shell doesn't stretch and broguing it can break it, so there are limitations to design. Differences in finish depend on the maker, as everyone gets the same shells from Nick, so perhaps there's a risk that you could find a maker who's not familiar with the material and might not do as good a job.
     


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    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I've had Rider Boots MTO in shell - not sure that there's much of a difference in the process, except that shell doesn't stretch and broguing it can break it, so there are limitations to design. Differences in finish depend on the maker, as everyone gets the same shells from Nick, so perhaps there's a risk that you could find a maker who's not familiar with the material and might not do as good a job.

    well most of the shell Vass that i have or have been posted are MTO's

    at the G&G trunk show someone asked if was possible to use shell for a seemless wholecut - so watch this space, but i doubt it as there is not much shrinkage in shell like with calf
     


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    One thing I don't like about Vass is that the soles are so thick and protrude from the front of the shoe so much that they make the otherwise elegant shape of the shoe look clunky and unrefined. If they could do something about the thickness and the front protrusion I'd be all over these shoes.
     


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    great balance of last and sole thickness.

    i really dig them
     


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