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Velasca Shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by An Acute Style, Jun 28, 2014.

  1. holymoly

    holymoly Well-Known Member

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    What is the name of the song in the video? :embar:
     


  2. NOBD

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    My Loake Kempton's are 8F, but they're quite snug. 42 Velasca was too tight. Yesterday I received:

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    I think they're better. Haven't really had the time yet to test them, though.



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  3. holymoly

    holymoly Well-Known Member

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    Very interested to see how the 42.5 goes for you.
     


  5. Zapasman

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    Hi Enrico, I am a bit confused:

    "Our shoes are hand-stitched using century-old traditions of fine Italian shoe-making".
    "Shoes are mainly Blake-Stitched.
    "The stiching technique is called Black&Rapid" (Blake Rapid?)


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    Do you use cemented construction too?.

    Could you please let us know if those different shoe constructions are for different models?

    Thanks in advance.
     


  6. Enrico Casati

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    Hi Zapasman, thank you for asking.

    The vast majority of our shoes show both the Blake (Black is a copywriting error that I've just corrected) stitching and the Rapid stitching in their construction which allows for re-soling in the future, just like any Goodyear welted shoe. Some models in our collection, especially lighter shoes for the summer, may have Blake or Cemented constructions but we would specify that on the website product description.

    I hope this was helpful!

    Enrico
     


  7. patliean1

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    Any updates @NOBD ??
     


  8. NOBD

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    The new size worked for me. I haven't worn them much lately, since it's spring over here and I usually wear lighter-coloured shoes in spring. But so far, I'm happy with the shoes.

    Some lighter ankle boot options for s/s would be nice. :)
     


  9. Snaap

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    Hi, have you gotten arround to wearing them some more, @NOBD ?
     


  10. NOBD

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    : ) No, but autumn is coming, so I will start wearing them soon.
     


  11. Snaap

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    Yes, makes sense :)
    Anyways I would really apreciate a short review/update after autumn if you can find the time
     


  12. fxsandman

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    Pictures are not as good as what @NOBD took, but neverthess chucking in few more shots of the chukka.

    All unedited. Will try to post some edited ones tonight.

    In first sight, build quality looks good and suede is okay. It's my first time with Blake-Rapid constructed shoes and also a first time with "long suede". Not sure if that's the right expression. It has a velvety,fluffy surface that I find actually quite nice.Other suede shoes I have are Meermins and Loakes. Both have rather flat surfaces. On the Velasca website it describes the leather as water-proof suede. Weather here in London will show if it actually is.

    The last is a classic English round toe. It looks perfect with my jeans and chinos and probably look alright with some F/W suits as well. After all, it's the ever versatile "dark brown suede chukka".



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  13. NOBD

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    Nice. I might want these:

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    @Enrico Casati: are these longwing derbies on the same last as L'Artista? (Would you recommend the same size?)
     


  14. Enrico Casati

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    @NOBD Thanks for the message, they are actually built on a different last that we've used on all the derby shoe models as well as the upcoming chelsea and derby boots ;)

    It's rounder and slightly wider (maybe you can see it more clearly on the photos from above).

    I'd still recommend the same size as we always test the lasts before we make them available on the website, trying to keep the same size across shoe models

    I hope this helps!

    Best regards,
    Enrico
     


  15. NOBD

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    Thanks, @Enrico Casati. Wider sounds good (to my feet). :)

    So, the length will be the same as L'Artista in the same size? I had to 1/2 size up for L'Artista, because I needed a bit more width; the length was fine before I sized up.

    And your new plans for boots sounds good as well.
     


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