VASS and Epaulet MTO & Group Buy Thread

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  1. runningfrog

    runningfrog Senior member

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    i'd be interested in a museum calf MTO and the potential delay isn't an issue. for calf, i'd prefer a shoe over a boot. maybe a double monk?
     


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    Mike,

    Any timeframe on when this would be doable, because I'd be down in a second.
     


  3. Mr. Six

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    sorry to be repetitive, but I posted a few ideas that are likely several pages back now (depending on setting, including a couple of golden museum calf shoe ideas and a Galway-esqu mixed leather boot. For the latter, I'm partial to oxblood and black scotchgrain, but maybe antique cognac and brown scotchrgain would be of more interest.

    I don't mind waiting for museum calf.


     
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  4. rydenfan

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    How about this boot in the antique calf similar to Mike's double monks?
     


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    happen to have pics of those double monks ?
     


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    nice. my heart is set on that particular shade of cognac for that boot.
     


  8. Epaulet

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    Okay, all of this sounds great!

    I got the pricing. Most shell shoes would be $1100, Shell Double Monks would be $1150. Lasted Shoe trees would be included as a bonus for doing the MTO project.

    Calf/Scotch Boots are going to be about $950, probably a bit more with Museum Calf, but that's tough to finalize until they have the new suppliers.

    Shell Boots would fall in the $1600 range, but the main issue is that Vass cannot commit to doing a 6-unit run of them. So I could coordinate an individual MTO for anyone who's interested, but a group buy is problematic - at least for this season. I can probably cover enough shell to do TWO shoe styles though of 6-units each though.

    So here's a few ideas that we can summarize:

    Shell Shoes in Dark Cognac Cordovan

    Cognac Shell Double Monk
    F Last
    Double Leather Sole
    Goyser Stitch or no?

    Cognac Shell Alt Wien
    Budapester or 3636 Last?
    Double Leather Sole or Vibram Commando?
    Goyser stitch or no?

    Boots

    Split Toe in Dark Brown Museum Calf (darker shade than my double monks - Mr. Vass prefers this shade for boots)

    Mixed Media Boot in Scotch and Calf
    Love the Austerity Wing idea here. We could go with a balmoral design (like the Greeley) or do a blucher design like the whiskey shell one from the factory.

    Anyone interested in a dressy style? We can certainly also float a captoe bal or something in the U-Last.
     
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    RogerP Senior member

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    Yes. [​IMG] Love the austerity wing idea.
     


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    pm coming your way
     


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    what's brand ? very nice
     


  12. runningfrog

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    Austerity brogue
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    Double monks
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    Anyone interested in an austerity brogue or double monk in light museum calf as an MTO idea? I might be interested in the austerity brogue blucher boot concept in dark museum calf that was also suggested.
     
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    Those DM's are gorgeous. The more I look at these pics, the more I want them. Even the buckles look fantastic.
     


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    I would still love a plain toe or NST boot in that museum calf
     


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    The more I see those DMs the more I like them. Mike asked about Goyser stitch, so I'll vote no on the DMs. Might look goo on a different model, but I don't think the Goyser stitch would suit the monks as well as it would an Alt Wien or something like that.

    I'm still not 100% sure on sizing, so I'd have to really nail that down before I can commit I an $1150 (gulp) shoe. I'm thinking the equivalent of a 12C (which is one width up from my Barrie size). What would that be in Vass sizing? 45.5E?
     
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