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

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

  1. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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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.

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  2. 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...
     


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


  5. 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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    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
     


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


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    Great price
     


  9. Slewfoot

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



    I always try to be fair!
     


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    gyasih Senior member

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


  11. Slewfoot

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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.
     


  12. fritzl

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    sure thing
     


  13. 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.
     


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


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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.
     


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