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post #46 of 55
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Originally Posted by ericgereghty View Post

Does 570 euros include/exclude VAT?

570 Euros is the actual price I've paid including shipping to the US. The shipping itself is 80 Euros I recall so quite expensive but I think it is what it is. Cheaper than flying to Budapest, though substantially less fun.

Price is a little on the high side, but fair as far as I'm concerned. I assume that is a function of what I take to be the workshops small size.

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Originally Posted by johntab View Post

Yes it was the Manual last and Gabriella measured my feet (twice!) in the store. 

Very nice! And how have you found the fit? Please post more photos if you can.

I have a second pair due to arrive Monday, with adjusted fit. Looking forward to trying them on.
post #47 of 55

Hmmm. Any experience with Rozsnyai shoes? They seem to be a good deal cheaper, and that's even before VAT gets nixed.

 

They both seem to provide a wonderful product, and SEEM (though my knowledge is minimal...at best) to be a similarly sized operation, as opposed to a Vass...curious to know what might account for the difference in pricing.

 

Note: Shipping seems to be almost double as well.

post #48 of 55
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No experience with Rozsnyai myself. Have you ordered from them?

490 euros (Attila price net of shipping) is their custom price so probably equivalent to Rozsnyai's "made by measure" price which looks to be 500 euros. Of course that includes VAT. Take that out and Rozsnyai does seem like it would come in close to 100 euros less expensive once you also take shipping into account.

Can't really explain that difference. Attila may just be a little expensive. Don't know if instore pricing is any better.
post #49 of 55

If you go to the store the price for their standard ready to wear shoes is EUR 390. The EUR 100 difference is the cost of measuring and making a custom last. Once they have the custom last you can re-order without having to having to be measured. 

 

They ship DHL and that is a bit more than normal postage. They might build a handling fee into that as well. I've mailed shoes from the US to Hungary and I think it was around $35 and it took several weeks to arrive.

 

While not inexpensive, Hungarian handmade shoes are a bargain when you compare the prices to custom made shoes from England, Germany, and Austria. The material costs are probably quite similar across the EU but the differentiator is that Hungarian labor rates are substantially lower.

post #50 of 55
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Well, then Attila is without a doubt priced significantly higher than Rozsnyai.

Still I certainly agree that Hungarian shoes present a really remarkable value. Simply being able to get handwelted shoes in this price range is a wonderful thing. And then you have to add the fact that they are MTO to that. It is a wonderful thing.
post #51 of 55
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

Well, then Attila is without a doubt priced significantly higher than Rozsnyai.

Still I certainly agree that Hungarian shoes present a really remarkable value. Simply being able to get handwelted shoes in this price range is a wonderful thing. And then you have to add the fact that they are MTO to that. It is a wonderful thing.
Isn't Attila a much smaller operation; almost a one man show? Might account for the higher price
post #52 of 55
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You know, you may be right.

I get the impression that Attila Kovacs himself has made the shoes I ordered.

I don't know if he's the only one, but if he is then the volume would be quite low.
post #53 of 55

Rehashing this again, but is there a set pricing list that Atilla runs on, or is it more of a chat with the makers/salespeople and receive their input?

 

Without having experience enough to compare/contrast them, it seems an operation like Rosznyai is very convenient in that they provide a pricing structure for their work.

post #54 of 55
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

No experience with Rozsnyai myself. Have you ordered from them?

490 euros (Attila price net of shipping) is their custom price so probably equivalent to Rozsnyai's "made by measure" price which looks to be 500 euros. Of course that includes VAT. Take that out and Rozsnyai does seem like it would come in close to 100 euros less expensive once you also take shipping into account.

Can't really explain that difference. Attila may just be a little expensive. Don't know if instore pricing is any better.

Whoops, totally forgot to respond...no experience with Rosznyai as of yet, but in the process of starting a drastic wardrobe overhaul, and want to definitely incorporate these makers into it.

post #55 of 55
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Originally Posted by johntab View Post
 

If you go to the store the price for their standard ready to wear shoes is EUR 390. The EUR 100 difference is the cost of measuring and making a custom last. Once they have the custom last you can re-order without having to having to be measured. 

 

They ship DHL and that is a bit more than normal postage. They might build a handling fee into that as well. I've mailed shoes from the US to Hungary and I think it was around $35 and it took several weeks to arrive.

 

While not inexpensive, Hungarian handmade shoes are a bargain when you compare the prices to custom made shoes from England, Germany, and Austria. The material costs are probably quite similar across the EU but the differentiator is that Hungarian labor rates are substantially lower.

I want to make sure I am understanding this. Would Rosznyai then, assuming you're getting a non-premium material, then charge the 400 Euro to make a pair of shoes? From their pricing list, it SEEMS (though this could be what you addressed above) that a pair would run 500 Euro...does this mean that I could buy the first pair for 500 Euro, and then have a certain design crafted for 400, or would that only pertain to ready to wear?

 

Hope that didn't come off as too much moronic...I certainly might be over thinking this.

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