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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. oOLeg3ndaryOo

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    I placed it through Vass's direct contact line, but if you ever decide to visit Budapest, here is a link to Shoesnobs synopsis. http://the-shoe-snob.blogspot.com/2011/10/my-trip-to-laszlo-vass.html
     
  2. oOLeg3ndaryOo

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    Why not keep both [​IMG]? They look exactly like mine without the captoe and puncholes.
     
  3. NAMOR

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    Great price
     
  4. Slewfoot

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    I wish, but closet space doesn't allow that!



    I always try to be fair!
     
  5. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    Slew, what is your US size? Nice shoes, btw.
     
  6. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    Thanks and basically a US 10.5, but on the slightly bigger side of 10.5 if anything.

    If anyone has any questions about these boots above though please PM me as I don't want to clog up the thread by any means.
     
  7. fritzl

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    sure thing
     
  8. fritzl

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    great report from justin. I exchanged a few pm's with him. he's a nice guy.

    a little blasphemic input:

    as much as I love Vass, as an Austrian I'm always torn with the extensive offer from Viennese shoemakers, which are flying under the sf radar. keep the faith.

    additional, I have a sweet spot for discovering small workshops on the countryside and other projects with heart and soul. so many options to chose from...

    ps: English shoes don't do it for me. no way.
     
  9. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    mariott budapest is close, been to there and the vass shop
     
  10. JensenH

    JensenH Senior member

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    No recommendation on hotels. But if you go to Budapest, be sure to attend an opera (around 70 USD for the best seats) at the Hungarian Opera House which is smaller but more ornate than the Vienna one. You can also soak your traveler's weariness away at either the Gellert thermal bath or the one at the park.
     
  11. gyasih

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    Seems like they charge in Euros. Just got a quote for $450 euros, not including shipping.
     
  12. terrorsquad

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    Is that for shell cordovan or calf?
     
  13. SuitedDx

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    I assume calf. Shell MTO runs I think around 700 Euros? G, good luck with the order!
     
  14. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    calf

    they qouted fellow member Knowledge is King

    shoes 420
    trees 30
    shipping 30

    this is ex Vat. dunno if they use the daily conversion rate to the €, though.

    actually no idea about the upcharge for shell. i guess € 150 - 200.
     
  15. NiceToHave

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    I was in Budapest in August and stayed at http://www.tripadvisor.se/Hotel_Review-g274887-d1146424-Reviews-Gerloczy_Rooms_de_Lux-Budapest.html which happened to be located on the same street at the 2 Vass shops. We were very happy with the hotel but it's all subjective.

    When I was at Vass they didnt actually have a lot to offer in my size from the stocks (?) + you should visit both stores as they have . Just a heads up that you might actually leave without finding anything unless you go bespoke. The sizes are a bit tricky imho as I tried on shoes on the same last & size but depending on the pair i tried on they could be: to small, perfect, to big.
     
  16. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    Fritz is 100% correct. They gave me a shipping range. 3-piece trees are 60 euro.
     
  17. Saratorial_Splender

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    Would you share some of the Austrian shoe makers details with us. I like to explore other unknown (to me) makers sas well.
     
  18. fritzl

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    sure. click
     
  19. fritzl

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    rule of thumb: different models have a different geometry, if you mean that.

    e.g. a wing tip feels different than a halfbrogue or a norweger.
     
  20. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    Received a response from Vass.

    My price included VAT.

    Summary of my email from them:

    1. Ship at lower declared value, but wouldn't be VAT free
    2. Ship with VATdeducted, but needs to go through custom process (not sure what is meant by that)
    3. They would only use FedEx because they have had bad experience with Post.
     

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