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post #61 of 72

This all looks rather fantastic. How many fittings are typically required - is 1 visit to the store and then receiving the shoes in the mail sufficient?


This looks like a good alternative to paying for Kow Hoo in Hong Kong.

post #62 of 72
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Originally Posted by Isochronous View Post

This all looks rather fantastic. How many fittings are typically required - is 1 visit to the store and then receiving the shoes in the mail sufficient?


This looks like a good alternative to paying for Kow Hoo in Hong Kong.

My understanding is that they take your measurements in shop once and make your first pair from that. These aren't custom lasts I don't think. They are likely modify their lasts to suit the customer.
post #63 of 72
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

My understanding is that they take your measurements in shop once and make your first pair from that. These aren't custom lasts I don't think. They are likely modify their lasts to suit the customer.

Yes, one initial visit to the shop is all it took for me. I picked a last to work from (the salesperson did offer input on which one would best work for me) and then tried on various sizes offering feedback. Though I think an intermediate fitting would have only helped with the sizing.

Funny you mention a Hong Kong shoemaker. I was hoping Attila would be step up from Zee's in HK but really not comparable. Better quality, more choices in lasts, but at 2.5-3x the price and much longer wait. But I would get a second pair from Attila though order in person. That way I could better explain and show what improvements could be made from my first pair.
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post #65 of 72

@mebiuspower Any idea if that pricing list is VAT inclusive?

post #66 of 72

And on a side note, am I the only one who finds those croc/caiman prices to be unreal?!

 

Edit: unreal, in the best way.

post #67 of 72
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@mebiuspower Great photos! Thanks.

I really do want to find some way to get into the shop to talk through my fit with them.

Edit: Also did you buy anything?

@ericgereghty Those prices look to be what I've paid. My understanding is that there's not VAT deducted from those.
Edited by FrankCowperwood - 11/10/15 at 11:05am
post #68 of 72
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@mebiuspower Great photos! Thanks.

I really do want to find some way to get into the shop to talk through my fit with them.

@ericgereghty Those prices look to be what I've paid. My understanding is that there's not VAT deducted from those.

Gahhh, definitely frustrating, but final prices are still exceedingly reasonable.

 

Do you by chance recall what your shipping fees were? Hopefully I tad less than 100 lol.

post #69 of 72
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Gahhh, definitely frustrating, but final prices are still exceedingly reasonable.

Do you by chance recall what your shipping fees were? Hopefully I tad less than 100 lol.

Yes, it's always nice to get that VAT discount, even if you are then facing have taxes added back on at delivery. Better one than both.

Shipping was expensive. I remember 80 Euros. Maybe they're gouging, but I think it's more that they don't ship much. Look up how much it would cost to ship a box to Hungary by FedEx/UPS. Ain't cheap if you aren't a commercial shipper. I think Vass ships a few more shoes internationally... wink.gif

I'm not sure Attila is compelling, screamingly cheap, rather a way to get nice shoes made the way you want them. Of course, there are other ways to to do that in this price range. So you just have to like what they do and go with it. The need for a fitting is the thing. It makes it a little tougher. On the bright side, it gives you an excuse to go to Budapest. "But honey, I NEED to visit the shoemaker in person." Ha ha.
post #70 of 72
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post


Yes, it's always nice to get that VAT discount, even if you are then facing have taxes added back on at delivery. Better one than both.

Shipping was expensive. I remember 80 Euros. Maybe they're gouging, but I think it's more that they don't ship much. Look up how much it would cost to ship a box to Hungary by FedEx/UPS. Ain't cheap if you aren't a commercial shipper. I think Vass ships a few more shoes internationally... wink.gif

I'm not sure Attila is compelling, screamingly cheap, rather a way to get nice shoes made the way you want them. Of course, there are other ways to to do that in this price range. So you just have to like what they do and go with it. The need for a fitting is the thing. It makes it a little tougher. On the bright side, it gives you an excuse to go to Budapest. "But honey, I NEED to visit the shoemaker in person." Ha ha.

Lol as someone who ships fairly frequently around the US (thankfully at discounted rates!) I can attest to the cost...and it still ain't cheap with the discounts!

 

I've told friends I plan to travel to Europe, with that reason being one of the primary goals. The reactions were exactly what you'd expect lol.:dozingoff: 

post #71 of 72
Thank you for posting the pics. Do you know if the custom-made price includes the cost of a custom last, or does Attila not make custom lasts?
post #72 of 72

Sorry I did not speak to the sales rep there so I cannot answer any of your questions.

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