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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. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Distinguished Member

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    Yes, it's Tannery Haas in Strasbourg. It was mentioned above in this thread, that John Lobb switched from Ilcea to another supplier for their museum calf about a year ago, and I think that since then they buy it from Haas. Also Zonta in Italy makes a museum calf-like leather, and know Rezso has contacted them as well as a back up for Haas. Hopefully Vass will be able to get some badges already early fall, and everything will be great again.
     


  2. stmaier

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    Rezsö seems confident that the deliveries will occur around September/October as he did not seem too worried that my delivery dates for 3 museum boots would shift all that much.

    Do you know if they are going with the "misty" or "ultra" calf? The "misty" is subtler than the Ilcea Radica but the "ultra" seems almost the same.
     


  3. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Stylish Dinosaur

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    does this new tannery mean that vass will be able to produce in new colors?
     


  4. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Distinguished Member

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    No, I don't know that, and not sure if they know it themselves yet since they just contacted the tannery.

    I don't think that Haas offers any other colors than all the ones that John Lobb uses, which nowadays are quite a bunch, but not sure. But that Vass has planned to use more colors than just the dark brown, gold and blue that came with the first delivery from Ilcea is for sure. I think they had ordered seven colors from Ilcea.
     


  5. stmaier

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    Rezsö mentioned that they ordered 7 colors but only 3 were the "museum calf", dark brown, gold and a deep blue...the other 4 were going be "regular" leathers...I assumed this to mean non-antiqued/mottled...

    Doing a quick look through the JL website I found 9 "misty calf" colors: chestnut, claret, deep blue, pewter, dark brown, green, Parisian brown, black, and ardilla.
     
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  6. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Stylish Dinosaur

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    I looked through JL's website but gave up because they're colors are uniquely named, and they don't have examples of the true colors haha. (Ex claret... Or chestnut for JL night be different that chestnut for C&J)
     


  7. jrd617

    jrd617 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Just made this Vass chart for myself. Shows the various brown/tan shades in natural light vs. the swatches

    [​IMG]
     


  8. stmaier

    stmaier Senior Member

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    ^that is awesome! Thanks for posting
     


  9. clee1982

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    That's great, thanks!
     


  10. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Stylish Dinosaur

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    I think the 6125 has a strong reddish tint also
     


  11. Ecstasy

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    The reddish tint on 6125 cognac is lovely. But my antique cognac looks exactly the same as my 6125 cognac. Anyone else seeing the same thing?
     


  12. jrd617

    jrd617 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Yes, it definitely has a reddish-brown tint as confirmed in both the natural light and swatch
     


  13. jrd617

    jrd617 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Does anyone have a picture of a "Budapest model"/shortwing on the Peter last?


    Also what about a Norweger on the Budapest last? (All I can find is the following)

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    Hello gentlemen,

    I'm about to buy Vass lasted 3-piece shoe trees for F last 40 size. However, I'm not sure these'd fit my F last 40.5 size shoes too.
    I'd be grateful if anyone could advice me who has experience of Vass 3-piece shoe trees or has information about this. [​IMG] Thanks in advance!
     


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    Yes they will.
     


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