I have not yet ventured into Vass territory but plan to so soon. I'm waiting on two pairs of EBs to come in that I'm hoping will help me figure out my best Vass size.
I'm thinking MTO Oesler boots on the P2 & austerity boots on the F last (or possibly R).
I'm just afraid that even a wide F &/or R won't fit my feet!
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This is a pair of Vass plum museum calf shoes in an adelaide design. I asked for double tapered to single soles, with flush metal toe taps. K last in the wide (G) fitting. This is perhaps my favourite last from any maker, Meccariello's Habu last being the other. I also fancy the Bestetti chiselled last but have never owned a pair of those myself.
I already have four pairs of shoes from Vass and I have always been immensely satisfied with the shoes I receive. Their turnaround time has also been very fast.
What is perhaps most impressive, however, is my fifth pair of shoes from Vass, which is already on its way to me. My order was placed on 3 July. I was informed on 5 August that they had been shipped to me! Evidently, in view of their upcoming summer vacation, Vass took the initiative to complete my order before they closed for their holidays. It is a pity that the same responsible work ethic is not shared by another shoemaker, who left an order that had been outstanding for half a year undone and then closed for vacation, even though my order with Vass was actually less pricey. I wish I had gone to Vass from the very beginning.
Special thanks are due to Mr Rezső Kuti, who has been an immense pleasure to deal with. I have already started thinking about my next order, which will probably be suede penny loafers in the K last
Wow! Your pair didn't get shipped before they shut down?