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The best detail of the boot IMO is the brogue coming down the eyelets and curves towards the heel.

Wear in good health.
post #5942 of 12872
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

Do they really look that elongated irl? What size are they?

Maybe the angle of the photo makes it look more elongated.

This is the K last - is slightly longer than the stunted U last... 

 

Size 44 - US 11 - 

post #5943 of 12872
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Originally Posted by DpprDr View Post

The best detail of the boot IMO is the brogue coming down the eyelets and curves towards the heel.

Wear in good health.

Thank you Dr.  

post #5944 of 12872

Cool blog J Ing - bookmarked.

post #5945 of 12872
Ilovelobbs, I trust you had this made as a special order, but this style isn't on the Vass catalogue. Was there an additional charge for a unique design?
post #5946 of 12872
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

Ilovelobbs, I trust you had this made as a special order, but this style isn't on the Vass catalogue. Was there an additional charge for a unique design?

Hello VR,

 

That's correct, special order - recent business meetings taken me to Budapest & Vienna last year.....spotted the opportunity to pop-in & order some boots directly...my lunch breaks in Budapest are never the same nowadays.

 

I caught Mr Vass with Eva at the new store by chance and enquired about their minimal boot range.  In reality their demand for boots are not as high in the local market, especially the pricng point.

 

Technically they can make all the shoes you see in their catalogue into a boot or high boot version - subject to leather type.

I liked the Double Monks and River II sooooo much I asked for a special order in Boot (Monk) and High Boot (River II) version

 

There was no-surcharge, apart from my request for 3piece trees, steel toes; Shell; double sole and goyser...  

 

Does this help?


Edited by Ilovelobbs - 3/4/13 at 8:39am
post #5947 of 12872
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Originally Posted by Ilovelobbs View Post

Does this help?

 

The USP of Vass: everything is MTO, at standard charges.  Congratulations on choosing something so excellent and original.

post #5948 of 12872
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

 

The USP of Vass: everything is MTO, at standard charges.  Congratulations on choosing something so excellent and original.

 

Thank you Mimo....

 

There was an ungentlemanlike guy on here who said my black boots were "Messy" and "would rather pay" 3 times for a pair of GG boots. I for sure would rather own 3 pairs of Vass to 1 pair of GG...If I am getting this sublime workmanship from Vass.

 

At least it doesn't "mess" up by bank balance...   

post #5949 of 12872

The finish on G&G products seems excellent, I hear their quality control is tip-top (because they make all their own, including standard RTW lines), and the hand burnishing is really something.  And also something that Vass don't do.  They also have those slender, elongated lasts that are very elegant if that's your thing (although personally I think their "Deco" lasts are just too long and affected).  So I can see what the ungentlemanly type might have been thinking.

 

But at the end of the day, I agree with you entirely: if you add trees and take away VAT, a standard pair of G&G shoes is more than twice the price of a Vass pair - and with Vass you get all the MTO option that would cost extra from G&G.  And what's more, G&G, even in their higher priced Deco range, are giving you a gemmed, goodyear welted shoe whereas Vass are giving you a hand-welted shoe.  Also, once you add in cordovan or exotics, the gap in price gets much wider too.

 

So yeah, I agree with you.  Three pairs of Vass or even just two > one pair of G&G, even if it isn't in price!

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Originally Posted by Ilovelobbs View Post

Thank you Mimo....

There was an ungentlemanlike guy on here who said my black boots were "Messy" and "would rather pay" 3 times for a pair of GG boots. I for sure would rather own 3 pairs of Vass to 1 pair of GG...If I am getting this sublime workmanship from Vass.

At least it doesn't "mess" up by bank balance...   

Yeah that was very stupid on my part, my apologies. I don't really feel that way anyway so I take those comments back.

I personally don't like sleek boots from any maker including Vass or GG and maybe the angle you are taking the pics make the boots look strange.
post #5951 of 12872

For what it's worth, Rikod, I have never found you ungentlemanly and certainly didn't realise you were the reference here!  You're just...direct.  :)

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To give you idea of my size and what I wear and tried on in Vass shoes:

I have many EG 202 in size 10E = My Vass on U & F are 44 - I don't like the P2, but P2 on 43.5 fits me fine.

Some of your C&J last are the wide country style which I have never owned.

Thanks mate. However, I am still not sure which one will fit me better? 39, 39.5, or 40? Guys, I need more of your suggestions, especially from small-footed gents.

I wear UK 6E in EG 202 last, US 6.5 B/D in Alden Hampton & Leydon lasts, US 6.5D in AE, UK 5.5-6E in C&J 325 last, US 6.5D in BB/C&J 240 last, US 7D in BB/C&J 317 last. My feet have relatively high arches.

What size should I get for VASS U, F, & P2 last?
post #5953 of 12872
Maybe's it's hard to get the shape of the shoe right when one's feet is long and huge. By all account, Shaq O' Neil's shoes look ugly, but I chalk that down to his US Size 22 feet.
post #5954 of 12872
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

Do they really look that elongated irl? What size are they?
Maybe the angle of the photo makes it look more elongated.
This is the K last - is slightly longer than the stunted U last... 

Size 44 - US 11 - 

I'm also generally a US 11. What sizes do you wear in some other brands and lasts? I've got an idea of what I want to order from Vass and will ask Mr. Kuti for his advice, but since you're also an 11, I thought I'd see if you could provide some comparisons. Thanks!
post #5955 of 12872
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Originally Posted by Ilovelobbs View Post

This is a nice blog J Ing. 

 

Very informative and wished I stumbled upon this blog before. I recognized a couple of photos from other sites, where they compare the U; K & F last.

Very handy, as the 3 last is probably Vass best seller (outside Hungary).

 

Anyway...lets get back to the subject of more Vass porn.... This pricing shenanigan getting too messy for my liking.

There are many newbies asking valid questions on pricing - it varies on what search domain you use. Some are 

directed to proxies and some to more advertising website. Tom one liner put this subject to bed. 

 

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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

Cool blog J Ing - bookmarked.

 

Thanks guys!

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