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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. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Well-Known Member

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    Still wish they offered antiquing or at least colors that weren't totally flat.
     
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  2. OzzyJones

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    That's what polish is for
     
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  3. gdl203

    gdl203 Well-Known Member

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    PSA for fellow Vass lovers near the NY area :

    If you want to see them in the flesh or try for size, we will be participating in the upcoming Official SF Trunk Show in NYC on Nov 16 & 17. Details here : http://www.styleforum.net/t/366451/...ok-neckties-jp-marcellino-franco-ercole/0_100

    We will also be taking Vass MTO orders there so you can be creative : pick last, sole, details, look at leather swatches, etc...

    Looking forward to seeing some of you guys there ! [​IMG]
     
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  4. HRoi

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    If you don't like "museum", then isn't it entirely possible to order as many Vass as you want and can afford without ever getting one?

    Why should the fact that Vass offers the option to those who want it be a concern?
     
  5. gyasih

    gyasih Well-Known Member

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    +10000
     
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  6. RogerP

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    Quote:Agree completely. Choice is good. Vass "should" stick to making terrific shoes that satisfy a broad range of aesthetic preferences.
     
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    I'm not loosing sleep over it, it is my opinion and preference just as you have expressed yours.
     
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    dlm4114 Well-Known Member

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    thanks for the info gents. i really like the museum effect so i'm obviously glad they offer it. at any rate i doubt it's crowding out black captoes or anything like that, but ymmv as always
     
  9. chogall

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    Shoe painting is not antiquing, and most of the time, gaudy.
     
  10. venividivicibj

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    Not sure where I said shoe painting, I don't get it?
     
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  11. chogall

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    Antiquing that this forum favors is a misnome; it's shoe painting in disguise and nothing related to creating an antiqued effect.
     
  12. venividivicibj

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    The real antiquing effect being doing it with cream/wax?
     
  13. Ilovelobbs

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    Shoe painting, antiquing, patina, burnishing etc etc, when has this become the Berluti thread?



     
  14. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Well-Known Member

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    I was just wondering what the 'real antiquing' is.
     
  15. skeen7908

    skeen7908 Well-Known Member

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    Thousands of wears and hundreds of coats of polish over many years
     
  16. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Well-Known Member

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    I always called that 'patina', which I differentiate from 'antiquing'.
     
  17. RogerP

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    I've never understood the need to scoff at the aesthetic preferences of others - and I suppose I never will. There's plenty I like and plenty I don't. Expressing a preference is fine - hey, we are here to talk shoes and clothes and suchlike. But I don't start from the position that everything that doesn't appeal to me personally is, by definition, "lesser" is some objective or qualitative respect.
     
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  18. BeSpiffington

    BeSpiffington Well-Known Member

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    RogerP, we scoff at the aesthetic preferences of others because we're human. Living in a world of well educated perfect gentlemen and ladies would be for me a disaster. Ones ability to be able to entertain the strong likes and dislikes of others, no matter how they're stated, is what seperates us from the apes, maybe.
     
  19. RogerP

    RogerP Well-Known Member

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    I don't think the choices are quite so stark as constrained genteel politeness versus heaping scorn and derision upon all that falls outside the confines of our personal preferences. And while I entertain the expression of personal preference just fine, I have to say that I sincerely hope that much more than that stands between us and the apes. [​IMG]
     
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  20. BeSpiffington

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    RogerP, well stated sir. What separates us from our hairier tree dwelling cousins is a very small percentage difference in our DNA. I once saw a chimpanzee wearing shoes at a circus, I believe they were wingtips.
     
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