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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. deburn

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    Thanks! I felt it was too heavy when I first got it, but it's grown on me since. I have a few pairs that are double-soled and these somehow feel sturdier
     
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    Quote:what model/last is it?.....I did not notice...Budapest last? does the sole turn up a bit at toe area?....elf like? I really like them
     
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    Thanks. The model and last is called Budapest. It's very representative of the Austro-Hungarian style https://vass-shoes.com/en/node/92
     
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    Quote:reviewing this thread once again as I hope to purchase my first pr soon, ......and just wanted to say these DM chukkas w/ the v design at the "tongue" area is just so very cool.......great shoe......quite unique....Ive never seen that design before..it makes nice style sense and ergonomic sense.
     
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    To anyone who has balmoral boots from both Vass and Enzo Bonafe, which maker would you say has slimmer boot shafts? I'm thinking about doing an austerity ball boot and like both makers, but the boot shaft on my Valways completely swallows my chicken legs. Are Bonafe's slimmer or about the same?
     
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    I have same issues as you and they both are about the same sadly [​IMG]
     
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    I can't say I've noticed a difference, to be honest.
     
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    I have the same problem! I asked Mr. Kuti to have the shaft made slimmer than usual, so I have just a small gap between shaft and leg instead of double the needed volume! ;)

    My C&J conistons have a rather narrow shaft vs Carmina and Carlos Santos, so they might be an option apart from modified Vass.
     
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    Quick pic of new Valway that arrived today via Jeeves (x post from his thread). Haven't been able to polish them/burnish them yet

    [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks guys. I think I will go with Vass and request a slimmer shaft and see if it's possible! honestly, I love both makers. They both make an identical pattern for the boot I want, they both have the same color (plum museum), and both fit me very well. All things being equal, I'll go with Vass since they're a tad cheaper and come with trees included.
     
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    Plus Vass museum is just lovely [​IMG]
     
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    Can anyone give me some recommendations on what size I should go for in the F last?

    I have a pair of Carmina Rains in 6.5UK that fit pretty good, but I feel they are a touch too long in the toe box. I worry if I sized down they wouldn't fit otherwise, however. I also have a brand new pair of Allen Edmonds loafers on the 222 last in 7E that fit a bit snug right out of the box, but I think they will be good after they break in.

    Should I go with a 40 or 40.5 on the F last?
     
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    I need some sizing advice. I have a pair of Carmina oxfords on the Rain last in 6.5UK. They fit well through the ball, but feel a bit too long in the toebox. Should I go with a 40 or 40.5 in the F last?
     
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    Planning to go to Budapest for a short visit. Apart from shoes, what else are they known for? Anything menswear related? Like suits, dress shirts etc?
     
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    Only some of the greatest café culture in the world.

    Great venues for modeling #menswear too! [​IMG]
     
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    Women...
     
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    Wine: Tokaji Aszu 5 (or more) puutonyos. Goose liver blocks/pates.
    There are many places to get such Hungarian delicacies. Just try not
    to get them at tourists centers like inside the malls or Great Market Hall.
    You can get the pastes much cheaper at Prima supermarket if they are
    on sale. There is also Hungarian Saffron that is much cheaper than those
    from India or Spain, but the quality is not so good compared to the others.
    If you like sneakers, it is worth to check out Tisza. The shoes are made in
    Hungary and retailed about 100 to 150 Euros if not on sale. I got a pair
    around 110 Euros last year, and I like them for their style and quality.

    Have a wonderful trip!
     
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    Their cafe is OK. Once a barista tried to sell me some coffee beans that their
    espresso tasted a bit sour, but I had to decline since I had other stuffs to carry
    home. IMHO, Hungary is on the conservative side in Europe. Most of the
    architectures are somewhat similar. The men fashion is almost uniformed.
    The clothes are cut slim with conservative solid colors or plaid.

    Just my 2 cents.
     

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