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I recently acquired this watch. Any suggestions on a watch band besides stainless steel?
Yes, one initial visit to the shop is all it took for me. I picked a last to work from (the salesperson did offer input on which one would best work for me) and then tried on various sizes offering feedback. Though I think an intermediate fitting would have only helped with the sizing.Funny you mention a Hong Kong shoemaker. I was hoping Attila would be step up from Zee's in HK but really not comparable. Better quality, more choices in lasts, but at 2.5-3x the price and...
I visited the Budapest shop in early March 2015 to place an order, based on feedback I saw here first. I wanted something sleek but not too clown like, and from the website I liked the Attila last. When I visited the shop and saw the lasts, the decided to go with the slightly more elongated Hunor last. Gabriella, the salesperson, took two chalk tracings as well as three tape measurements. She noticed I have one foot was wider than the other and that I had flat feet. After...
I asked the Vass salesperson about their custom option, to solve the wide foot/normal heel issue. She seemed to discourage me from it. But I did get an MTM pair from Attila a few blocks away. It should arrive next week, and I'll put pictures/impressions in the Attila thread.
I found that when ordering a wider width in narrow lasts, the heel gets wider too and I start to get slippage; I think I suffer from wide feet but a comparatively normal heel.
The Vass are size 44. In my opinion I'm slightly wider than a US 11 E. Allen Edmonds 11E in the narrow lasts like the 5 and the 222 are too snug on me, but the roomier lasts can work for me.
These arrived yesterday. P3 last, Oxblood calf, London model. I wanted something more casual to wear with odd trousers and perhaps even jeans. Ordered in the Budapest shop, it took just under five weeks to be delivered to US. Cost was 128000 HUF (~$477) including shipping, trees, and Topy. Regarding fit: I have a wide foot, so F- and U- last were completely out of the question. In terms of width, P3 last and 3636 last both were wide enough, but P3 was better for me as I...
I was in Budapest last week, and I have a picture of seven museum calf swatches as opposed to the six above.My picture of the regular calf swatches didn't turn out good, one color was lost in the store lighting. I was hoping someone could help with identification.
When I lived in Adams Morgan, I would go that little shop for minor things like a shine or plastic heel/toe taps. Last year I brought in a pair of balmorals to get new heels and to be stretched, and a pair of bluchers to get Topys. When it came time for pickup, he said "I'm not done stretching the bluchers". I almost started screaming at him "you weren't supposed to stretch the bluchers" (they were already a touch wide to begin with). Then I looked at the heels on the...
As noted in the Allen Edmonds thread, pairs of AE are showing up at Burlington Coat Factory for $99-$139. I went to three Northern Virginia locations on Sunday looking in 10.5-11-11.5 and found the following below. It should be noted that except for one, every pair was in not in the marked size section as if someone was hiding these like George Constanza. Bailey's Crossroads: Geary longwing blucher brown cald 11.5D brown in the 10.5 section Quinton suede balmoral 8.5 3E...
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