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Bespoke shoes from vass

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by A Harris, Aug 14, 2003.

  1. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That last is brand new. I know they are doing a Norwegian on it in addition to the wingtip but I don't know what other styles, if any, they have worked up for it. I'll let everyone know when I recieve further information.

    Excellent. Did you email them and let them know you are coming?
     
  2. Kai

    Kai Senior member

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    I did e-mail them and tell them I am coming.

    I only sent the e-mail this morning, so they haven't yet had time to respond.

    Do I need an appointment, or can I just show up at their shop?

    Kai
     
  3. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You can probably just show up but since you are traveling such a distance it would be best to talk to them beforehand. Sometimes it takes a while to hear back from them via email but you can always call them if necessary.
     
  4. naturlaut

    naturlaut Senior member

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    If your first order was ~US$500, how much are subsequent orders?
     
  5. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The same price I assume. They don't charge extra to prepare the last. Or at least they didn't charge me. But maybe I'm getting special treatment being a Vass agent and all [​IMG] It might be good to ask the current prices when you email them.
     
  6. sho'nuff

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    Just to revive an old thread on Vass shoes. A very very good and informative thread on Vass (pronounced Vah sh) by A Harris.

    I was always pronouncing it "Vass" like in Bass the fish or shoe.
     
  7. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    Just to revive an old thread on Vass shoes. A very very good and informative thread on Vass (pronounced Vah sh) by A Harris.

    I was always pronouncing it "Vass" like in Bass the fish or shoe.

    I believe it's "vache" - like the French cow
     
  8. kronik

    kronik Senior member

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    Just to revive an old thread on Vass shoes. A very very good and informative thread on Vass (pronounced Vah sh) by A Harris.

    I was always pronouncing it "Vass" like in Bass the fish or shoe.


    Talk about a difference in price. [​IMG]
     
  9. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    I believe it's "vache" - like the French cow
    Yes, that's the literal translation.
     
  10. von Rothbart

    von Rothbart Senior member

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    A Harris, where's the workshop located? At the back of the store? Do they allow regular visitors to take a peek?
     
  11. babygreenspots

    babygreenspots Senior member

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    If anyone is passing through Beijing, I can introduce you to a shoemaker who makes good bespoke shoes. The cost is around 60 dollars. The leather is okay, though not wonderful, and the laces are poor quality. However, these shoes will last for a long time and look good. I will post pictures at some point.
     
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    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I was always pronouncing it "Vass" like in Bass the fish or shoe.
    I’ve learned pretty early in life to pronounce “Vass” properly. In school, I had a (Hungarian) mate by that name.
    He got pretty upset, if someone mispronounced his name. In German, the common mispronunciation would be “was” (“what” in English);
    he’d always say: “What is what? I’m Vass (va-nilla; ru-sh or wa-sh).
     
  13. silent

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    ~500$ for the shoes back in 2003, I wonder what current rates are? (estimate). isn't their 'bespoke' 10-20% of the RTW price?
    must visit the shop next week when I'm in budapest
     
  14. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    must ......resist...........temptation...to drive to ....dhl ....warehouse. . to look for my vass.

    i cannot STAND THIS. i have waited 11 days for my vass....

    i need to wait 3 or more days. ........aaAARGGGHHHhhh!!

    dying.



    i need them.
     
  15. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Dude. Relax. How are the Fatto Coi Piedi?
     
  16. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    the FAM?
    oh , they are really good.

    i like them too very much.

    not the vero cuoio though
     
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    ~500$ for the shoes back in 2003, I wonder what current rates are? (estimate). isn't their 'bespoke' 10-20% of the RTW price?
    must visit the shop next week when I'm in budapest


    I'd be interesting in finding out their present bespoke rates also, especially if they're comparable to their RTW pricing.

    Didn't Hungary have some kind of issue with their transition to the Euro?

    Arg
     
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    I'll let everyone know current prices this weekend.
    Tom
     
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  20. londonboy

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    How does Vass MTO compare to true bespoke? Any reason to go with full bespoke if your feet do not suffer from a major deformity other than the usual wide foot or high or low instep?
     

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