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The Ultimate Vass (Footwear) Thread (Pictures, reviews, sizing, etc...)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. patliean1

    patliean1 Well-Known Member

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    For U.S. customers,

    If one purchases a shoe through their MTO program in person in Budapest, does this open the option to order future purchases directly from their site? Or are we still limited to using Vass' 3rd party retailers?
     
  2. OzzyJones

    OzzyJones Well-Known Member

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    I imagine you'd be good for future purchases in that case
     
  3. Zapasman

    Zapasman Well-Known Member

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    Mines are on the way. Had to wait around 3 month for them; it seems Vass has changed his shoe trees maker supplier. The ones I had before were excellent too.
     
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    lhuynh Well-Known Member

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    I'll be able to answer this definitively very soon. Will be visiting Vass in Budapest next week. More than likely will need to do some MTOs.
     
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  5. patliean1

    patliean1 Well-Known Member

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    You and me both actually. I'm just trying determine my budget based on all factors. Thanks
     
  6. TtownMD

    TtownMD Well-Known Member

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    Hey what do you mean by making a lasted shoe tree. I was under impression all vass shoes came with one. Or are you getting some thing extra that I am not aware of?
     
  7. Zapasman

    Zapasman Well-Known Member

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    Hey, I did not mention "lasted" shoe tree. I was refering only to a standard 3 pieces shoe tree.
     
  8. OzzyJones

    OzzyJones Well-Known Member

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    3 piece trees are lasted; a lot more so than standard Vass trees, hence the wait; they're made to order
     
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    So what I am getting out of it is vass tree that you get for free are not lasted tree but they fit well. But if you want three peace shoe tree you can get one. Or are three peace shoe tree for boots. Sorry for the confusion just trying to understand what all my options are as far as shoe tree goes. If I wanted to buy them vs free ones.
     
  10. Zapasman

    Zapasman Well-Known Member

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    I have 2 different 3 pieces from Vass. One is lasted, but the other one I believe is standard. I will check it tomorrow and post pics.
     
  11. Zapasman

    Zapasman Well-Known Member

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    Standard shoe tree 30 € and 3 pieces 60 €.

    For lasting I really prefer the standard shoe tree. But 3 pieces shoe tree is a wonderful piece of work, IMO.
     
  12. OzzyJones

    OzzyJones Well-Known Member

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    The 3 piece trees I got were lasted and cost an additional 60 Euros.

    I believe the standard, sprung trees are based off the last but mine don't fit as well as the 3 piece ones did.
     
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  13. Zapasman

    Zapasman Well-Known Member

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    I agree Ozzy they could fit better but the sprung tree it works better from a functional point of view IME.
     
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    an empty space is only slightly less effective than a shoe tree that doesnt fit the shoe well
     
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    awesome. they are fantastic. difference is night and day between the spring lasted pair of the same size
     
  16. OzzyJones

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    They are so good!
    Unfortunately, the shoes I got them with didn't fit!
    They went to a new home with a fellow forumite
     
  17. TtownMD

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    Zapasman & OzzyJones thank you for the info. I guess I will give it a shot & add three lasted three piece tree to my order.
     
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    ahh what a shame. did the trees fit a little too big?
     
  19. OzzyJones

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    No, the shoes didn't fit! A failed experiment with sizing up on U last
     
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    NAMOR Well-Known Member

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    Oh The Horror! :fu:
     
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