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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. terrorsquad

    terrorsquad Senior member

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    Ordering straight from Vass, including shoe trees and shipping, if your outside the EU will set you back around 400 euros.I believe that if your in the US, it will be slightly lower then 400 euros.
     
  2. Saratorial_Splender

    Saratorial_Splender Senior member

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    Thank you.
     
  3. justsayno

    justsayno Senior member

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    For mail order, will Vass send trial shoes ? Or do buyers take sizing risk when ordering ?
     
  4. Slewfoot

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    I believe it's somewhat of a risk, but Vass will usually take things back if in brand new condition from what I understand.
     
  5. gyasih

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    Thanks everyone for all the wonderful pics and information. I am about to take the plunge on a pair of F-Last Old English II in Oxblood. Just a quick question about sizing, I have narrow heels.

    9.5E UK in 348, feels great after a few wears
    10E UK in all the other C&J lasts
    10.5/11D or E 82 last in EG I have about a 1/4 inch space at heel
    10E UK 7000 last in JL about 1/4 inch space at heel
    AS Exclusive 10UK EE in 104 last-Good fit
    10.5UK in Carmina Rain last

    Thanks
     
  6. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    I'd say a size 44 on the F last. Good luck!
     
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    That's weird, as I have the oppoite experiense - UK9,5E in 337&341 Crockett and UK9 in Carmina Rain.

    BTW I'm 43,5 in F-last Vass.
     
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  8. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    Thanks to the both of you.

    Carmina just doesn't fit me well or I just keep getting in wrong. Are you on the longer side of a 11D US or more of a 10.5D US? 12.5" Outsole is perfect, although insole is what counts. I am going to trace my foot today.
     
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  9. oOLeg3ndaryOo

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    Thanks Splender...This was my first real venture with Vass so I wanted to keep it simple and clean. Vass's turn around time is exceptionally quick in comparison to (EG). The F Last is suprisingly comfortable and the quality of the leather looks better in person.
     
  10. fritzl

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    it already looks delicious.
     
  11. oOLeg3ndaryOo

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    Thanks fritzl, I must admit I am drawn to the look and composition of anything scotch grain. The scotch grain mitigates on the overcreasing typically seen on smooth calf finishes. I am close to pulling the trigger on some English Grain MTO G&G's [​IMG].
     
  12. fritzl

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    have you been to budapest to place the order?
     
  13. Saratorial_Splender

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    Do you think going to Budapest is the best option for placing an order?

    Do you know/ recommend which hotels are close to the Vass shop?
     
  14. Saratorial_Splender

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    Where did you place your order? I am thinking of going to Budapest. Do you think this is a good option to place an order. I've also aske ftitzl ^:slayer:
     
  15. Slewfoot

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    I would think going to Budapest and trying things on and seeing them in person is tough to beat. From what I understand Budapest is also a beautiful and fun city.
     
  16. Slewfoot

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    Would anyone potentially be interested in these F last 43.5 boots for $495? I got them last Winter and wore them a handful of times, but am contemplating replacing them on the Budapest last. No worries either way.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. fritzl

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    well it's not the worst. btw, you can take advantage of a 10% discount paying cash - HUF or Euro.

    one of the oldest houses in Budapest is the Hotel Gellért.
     
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    +1

    I had the good fortune to be in Budapest for a wedding this summer, and stopped by the Vass shop to try on and pick up a pair... Definitely a great experience, but make sure you are assisted by the young (early 40ish) sales manager, and not either of the females that work there. We were by a coup,e of times during the time we were there, and the experience was much, much better dealing with him.

    The city is also great - there are a couple other shoe retailers/makers near Vass that are also worth checking out...
     
  19. fritzl

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    i hope, i can refresh in about a months time...
     
  20. oOLeg3ndaryOo

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    Unfortunately no abroad adventures on this MTO, however, I believe this was discussed in an earlier portion of this thread. I know I have heard it was more cost effective to fly Budapest get fitted and enjoy the city pleasures with money to spare. It also depends on where you are flying from.
     

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