Seriously? That would mean that Kiton bespoke in Florence aren't appreciably more expensive than Vass in Budapest. OK, $300-$400 is nothing to scoff at, but neither are ~$1100 Kitons.
Koji can speak for himself, but I don't think that that's what he means. There are reputably many small shops in Italy that are capable of turning out bespoke shoes for not a whole lot of money. The problem is, of course, finding them and in knowing that they're good at what they do. I don't think that Kiton makes any bespoke shoes, but even if they do, I doubt that they're much less expensive over there than they are here.