We certainly offer individual MTO service - we've actually had a few guys place orders this week. But this is working with existing lasts and sizing. The single-pair upcharge for that is 30%.
Vass isn't a true "bespoke" manufacturer in the full sense of the word. They don't completely customize a shoe to the exact sizing of your feet. However, they can make slight modifications to their existing lasts in order to accommodate a specific sizing quirk. But this is something that you'd have to arrange with them and you would have to travel to Budapest in person to do it. They also require that you purchase a set amount of shoes per season to keep your last on file.
If you typically fit well into most shoes, then it's not necessary IMO. Vass lasts have a brilliant fit already, and many guys find them to be the most comfortable shoes in their wardrobe by far. And with an individual MTO, you can specify something like a 42 for the right and a 42.5 wide for the left. So it's entirely possible to get a fantastic fit within their usual production.
But, I would certainly encourage anyone on here to visit Budapest! I used to live in Vienna, so I've been there many times. It's an awesome city with a lot to discover, even if it's not on the radar of most people's destinations in Europe. I can definitely point you in the direction of some rocking paprika chicken...
I think so, but let me confirm that. My notes only say that they can do wides.
It's going to be be great! "Dark Cognac" is a medium tan calfskin that's been hand-burnished to a dark tan color. It looks like this:
I did not know VASS does not offer a true bespoke? Thank you for clarifying that. On the other note I have been to Vienna and Budapest, the both are magnificent cities. I too would strongly encourage anyone to visit both cities. It is only a couple of hours bus ride from Vienna to Budapest and if anything it is worth of visit just to spend a day in one of many thermal bath or spas in Budapest.