Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Jul 24, 2009.
I always called that 'patina', which I differentiate from 'antiquing'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Isn't the Italian polish they offer a premium finish?
If we are still speaking of Vass (several others creeped in and out) then upon request they tend to send a can of Saphir in the color.
To get 'antiquing' or burnishing, the technique involves a lot of patient application of wax/oil with a tinge of water. Repeatedly. My Vass or Santoni shoes are done this way and over a year or so of patina, the shading becomes more or less permanent.
Vass box calf is glazed enough to not take too much pigments, especially compare to the crust leather used by EG and G&G.
And no, Vass does not offer crust leather.
EG and GG use crust leather so that they can finish their way, different colors,antiquing etc, since Vass does not do it to-date they let the tanneries finish it for them.
delivery from Hungary today...this is the Vass interpretation of the EG Nevis...Deep Cognac Cordovan, F Last
with the other family members...L to R--Alt Wien in Burgundy Cordovan P2 Last, Interpretation of EG Nevis Deep Cognac Cordovan F last, Osloer Antic Cognac Cordovan P2 Last
^^^ Nice boots - congrats!
Very nice boots. I can't make it out in the picture but did they duplicate the split toe stitching that's found on the Nevis and Dover?
They did not. I gave them free reign to to their interpretation...not exactly what I was expecting but I am very happy with the end result...
Does anyone know if vass anything does anything like this (the initials)
Separate names with a comma.