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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. jssdc

    jssdc Senior member

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    Incoming from Reszo:

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    Tomir is not same thickness as leather. At TheProperKit trunk show they told me leather was 2mm slimmer than the Tomir sole. Yes I'm splitting hairs ;)
     
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    @jssdc - that is amazing makeup. Is that on double leather sole?

    I have also just pulled my trigger on my 1st Vass.
     
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    @jssdc They're beautiful! Which last are they one?
     
  5. Diabolical

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    It's done! Brandy kangaroo ankle boots. Really looking forward to them.

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    peppercorn78 Senior member

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    Looks great! What are the defining characteristics of kangaroo leather? I know it's used on the pads of woodwind instruments. :)
     
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  7. CanadaCal

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    High tensile strength leather, unique grain. Soft from what I hear. Upland hunting boots have been made out of this for a while.
     
  8. sleepyinsanfran

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    Nice! Do they have the leather in stock?
     
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  9. Diabolical

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    I had to source and ship the leather myself. It wasn't a difficult process but I had to co-ordinate everything with them.
     
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    Well, this just keeps getting better and better ..
     
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    Before they went synthetic, high end football boots (soccer shoes) were made out of Kangaroo leather due to the light weight and incredible strength and durability. I dont know enough about leather to understand whether it makes good dress shoe leather, but I can still remember how much I loved getting my first pair of kangaroo boots and scrubbing and polishing them twice a week!
     
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    I still remember the Kevin Keegan Patricks kangaroo fooball boots that I had when I was a teen
     
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    That's right. Had a pair of Diadora boots in "k" leather many moons ago
     
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    They're getting harder to find, but 'roo leather footwear is still out there. My current outdoor boots (Diadora) and indoor boots (Pele) are kangaroo.
     
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    love this. source of leather?
     
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    Thanks gents. They're Budapest Oxfords in Oxblood on the F last with HAF soles. Wore them today and a) they're super comfortable (in contrast to my first pair of U last Vass which took weeks to stop blistering) b) definitely larger than U-last shoes, so I may consider a half size down in future, c) oddly clunky feeling when one is used to MH71/358/U.
     
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    We are truly sorry, but it turns out only now, that the
    workshop has finished two of your orders in the wrong color. There is a boot in Bordeaux Cordovan as requested and two in Antique Cognac Cordovan
    instead the requested whiskey. Can you please have a look on the pictures? Please let us know if you accept this colors. If not then we can make the
    two whiskey colored models ready for you![​IMG][/IMG][​IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
     
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  19. ThinkDerm

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    accept those right away. better than whiskey
     
  20. wklq76a

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    Love the medallion captoe boot.
     

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