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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. bdavro23

    bdavro23 Senior member

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    Brown and Dark Brown are the same Vass colors. The London 3 eyelet above is Antique Cognac, which is about the closest you'll get to a mid Brown with Vass. You could always get cognac and use a dark brown cream on them as well. I dont think dark Cognac darkened will give you the shade you are looking for as I have done that and the red tones still carry through a bit.
     
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    Are you open to suede? They have a nice medium brown suede
     
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  4. madeinpoland

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    Anyone's got the photo of an oxblood calf next to a dark brown calf? Or an oxblood calf next to burgundy calf?
    I already have dark brown calf, considering oxblood or burgundy for the next dress shoe.

    Is it true that oxblood looks very similar to dark brown?

    Pictured from the left: burgundy, oxblood, navy.

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    How did you resolve it?
     
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    I paid the money.
     
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    These shipping companies are really something.
     
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    I don't have such a Picture (sold my oxblood monks), but yes, I found the color to be closer to dark brown with reddish overtones then a true burgundy. It's a pretty complex colorway that can look different in every lighting situation, but under MOST conditions I found it to be more browny than red. If you're looking for something with more contrast to a dark brown leather, I would say Vass burgundy is a good option. It's more definitely red.
     
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  9. RogerP

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    I don't have side by side pics, but I will say that I love, love LOVE Oxblood and think it both a unique and beautiful shade that is totally worth having regardless of what else in the burgundy / bordeaux family already graces your shoedrobe.

    I definitely do NOT think it is "very similar" to dark brown. Peppercorn describes it as a "complex shade" and I agree. Dark brown is one of the least complex of Vass' shades. It, Just. Is. Dark. Brown. Oxblood is both subtle and complex - almost as if you somehow blended brown, burgundy and black. Different lighting can highlight different elements. Lovely stuff.
     
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    If you live in the US, you might get quick relief by filing a claim for breach of contract and fraud in small claims court. Often large companies will roll over and pay up in claims in JP or small claims. This strategy works well in Texas, although I am not sure of its efficacy in other jurisdictions.
     
  11. bdavro23

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    I have yet to see pictures that accurately show Oxblood in all of it's glory. FOr me, it is the best Vass color and despite being dubious about it when ordering, once I received them they immediately became my favorite. The below pictures show dark brown and oxblood side by side in both direct sunlight and shadow. Neither shows how great they are. And yes, I am aware the oxblood needs a polish...

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  12. madeinpoland

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    Thank you, kind sirs.
    I'll probably go with the oxblood, since it is more subtle and business appropriate.
    Sure Vass burgundy is a wonderful shade, but also rather showy and not the best option for a guy who doesn't want to get noticed.
     
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  13. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    Let me at least try:


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    Is there a difference between their Burgundy and Bordeaux colour, or it's the same colour basically with two different names?
     
  15. RogerP

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    I really only know of Oxblood and Bordeaux as their two "red" colours.
     
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    Yes, me too .. It's just because some of the members are referring to the Bordeaux as Burgundy that I thought it could be some third shade of a reddish colour ..
     
  17. bdavro23

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    ^ Well, there is also Red Cognac, so there is a third "red" tone technically. Bordeaux and burgundy are the same color in Vass-speak.
     
  18. bdavro23

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    This is pretty close, and much better than my pictures. With that said, I still dont think these do Oxblood justice. Clearly its my favorite color from Vass.
     
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  19. RogerP

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    Ah yes - how could I forget! Okay, so for the sake of clarity:

    Red Cocgnac:
    [​IMG] Bordeaux: [​IMG] Oxblood: [​IMG]
     
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  20. patliean1

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    To be clear, oxblood is different from burgundy (bordeaux) correct?
     

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