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VASS and Epaulet MTO & Group Buy Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Epaulet, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. budapest12

    budapest12 Senior member

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    Ha. No -- I chose that name almost at random. I have been to Budapest several times and was fascinated by that city. I remember stopping by the Vass shop in 2003. Most shoes were about $350/pair then but I was too young and stupid to appreciate what I was looking at. I think my idea of quality footwear back then was Prada.
     


  2. applky

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    [​IMG] if only
     
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  3. poorsod

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    I believe the original purpose is for improved water resistance. Practically I think it is more decorative.
     


  4. Jakezero

    Jakezero Senior member

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    If you don't mind me asking, when were these pictures taken? This looks almost exactly like my boot, even down to the tiny black spot on the upper.

    *Edit* I fetched my boot from downstairs, and the writing matches my boot. You got to see them before I did.:)
     
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  5. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    Back in 2003 most shoes, including bespoke, cost at least 1/2 of what they cost now.

    And in the case of C&J and certain other brands, cost have doubled since 2009 with the explosion of SF/Reddit pop.
     


  6. Journeyman

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    Really? Maybe my memory is playing tricks on me, but I bought my first pair of C&Js in 2008 or thereabouts and I don't think that the cost has increased too much since then, at least not more than the general rate of inflation.

    At least luxury shoe prices aren't increasing as rapidly as luxury watch prices!
     


  7. Epaulet

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    UPDATE

    Hey guys!

    Just checking in on some things. I've got responses to a few of your questions:

    Museum Calf
    They're looking good on the new supplies, so if we want to put together an order than a Nov-Dec may still be realistic. However, we'd have to do this with the understanding that it might get pushed out to January-Feb.

    Wides and Narrows
    All lasts can be ordered in an "E" (narrow) or "G" (fitting). An extra wide fitting ("H") may be possible in certain sizes on certain lasts. I don't have the details for that, but I imagine it's going to be the more traditional lasts like the Budapester and 3636.

    Dainite Soles
    As of right now, Mr. Vass does not want to use traditional rubber Dainite soles. He doesn't like how they look when they're sewn on by hand.

    Now, for the first makeup concepts, how about we try to put together a shell shoe and a non-shell boot? A few guys have mentioned dark cognac (essentially cigar) as a prefered shell color, and I've blocked out enough for 8 units. There's been some talk of a double monk, so we could start with that.

    At the moment, there isn't enough shell cordovan available to do a six-unit run of a high boot, but we can certainly do that in a calf, suede, or scotchgrain. That - along with the shell shoe - could be delivered in early November. Or we can plan one out with museum calf as long as everyone understands the potential for a delay.
     
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  8. Beatlegeuse

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    Cognac shell double monk! Definitely interested in that now that I know they can do a narrow width.
     


  9. RogerP

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    Quote:I'd be down with a boot - prefer calf - mayb with a scotchgrain upper - maybe with the Italian polish on the toe.
     


  10. Joshua Lee

    Joshua Lee Senior member

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    What would be the price point for a shell boot?

    A dark cognac Pitt boot, a square toe greely boot or a scotch grain/shell miller boot would be awesome.

    Some inspiration:
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  11. budapest12

    budapest12 Senior member

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    so this concept is dead ?
    [​IMG]
     


  13. Wade

    Wade Senior member

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    Would be down for the 1st and 3rd pic in Joshua Lee's post
     
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  14. laufer

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    I am interested in scotchgrain too. Also if any of you could offer a sizing guidelines I would be grateful. For reference I am

    C&J 337 last size 10 E
    AS 724 last size 10 E
    G&G GG 06 and DG 70 size 10.5 E
    Carmina Rain last size 10

    Any help is appreciated?
     


  15. RogerP

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    Quote:This rocks.
     


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