Originally Posted by NYer now in FL
Hi, I thought their calf skin was actually a bit softer than Vass. By a picture it looks more stiff and less giving, but in person, it is the exact opposite. The calf skin is more subtle than you would think. The color hues on the shoes is truly beautiful.
The calf feels softer to me than other calf shoes I have. Definitely a difference when compared to Vass. I like how the Attila calf wears out of the box. I will want to see how I like it in a few months.
I certainly agree with you that the finish on the pair I have is rich and subtle.
Originally Posted by mebiuspower
They're on the same street as the 2 Vass stores and it's a small store with not a lot of shoes on the window display. I remembered walking by the store but I was not too crazy about their traditional lasts. Hungary has a history of shoe making it just took a bit of time for people to discover this. Even the person I know in Hungary do not know this.
It seems as if there are at least half a dozen impressive Hungarian shoemakers, just from my limited knowledge. Each one may not be precisely to everyone's taste, but there's no doubting the tradition and heritage that comes through in the shoes that I've had the chance to wear.
Attila seems to be quite small. Gabriella said they didn't have much of an RTW selection (I was trying to see if they'd just send me some shoes off the shelf). They seem to prefer to measure your foot and then make a pair to order, at a markup, of course...
I did find out that the pair I have is a 10UK. Don't know if it is a wide or standard fitting. I'm going to guess wide. So my feeling is that the foot measurements aren't the basis for any kind of real customizing, rather just the way Attila judges sizing for customers.