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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. joiji

    joiji Senior member

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    Or Carmina.
     


  2. gsugsu

    gsugsu Senior member

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    Maybe my information is wrong or out of date but isn't Maftei's RTW and MTO price in the 500 euro range and their bespoke price starting at the 1000 euro mark?

    Or are you saying that you can get Vass in a width that fits and would have to do Maftei bespoke?

    I'm interested in seeing if their prices have risen over time.

    Thanks.
     


  3. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That was my general idea.

    What I've seen of Carmina (at The Armoury, so maybe they're only catering to Asian feet) is much too narrow for me to consider.

    FWIW, I now find that Brooks Brothers has another supplier of patent leather-- could be worth a look also.
     


  4. gsugsu

    gsugsu Senior member

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    ^ thanks. now the statement of the price difference between Vass and Maftei makes sense to me.
     


  5. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Senior member

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    I believe most Carmina lasts are not well suited to wide feet. They are generally pretty slim and there is only one I know of that is even available in a wide fitting.
     


  6. Fiddler

    Fiddler Senior member

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    Agree with above...i don't know how they say that Rain is a wide last.
     


  7. Swede66

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    Agree. I have to pair of Carmina's on the Rain. They fit me well, but snugger then most of my other size 8 shoes. No other Carmina's though, so no ides whether they are wide for being Carmina
     


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    3636 or budapest last for an alt wien/ theresianer?
     


  9. DJJD

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    Hello gents.

    I'm looking for a pair of high boot in cordovan, but Reszo told me they don't make cordovan boots now...
    Very sad, does anyone have information about this ? Two members here ordered austerity brogue cordovan high boots in late 2012 with sucess. What was the "offer they couldn't refuse' ?

    Beside that, which one of the brown cordovans do you recommand for an everyday pair (eventually with vibram soles) ?

    Best regards and thanks for your help.
     


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    Slewfoot Senior member

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    Hoo-man - Great looking stuff! I have a similar pair en route to me. They are in dark brown shell with the shotgun style medallion in front. Greatly looking forward to them. I agree that Vass shoes on the 3636 and Budapest lasts are "real" shoes. And they are much more elegant in real life than the photos suggest.
     


  11. Fiddler

    Fiddler Senior member

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    Hoo-Man

    Love the first three pairs.
     


  12. Roguls

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    I have a cognac theresianer coming in the 3636.
     


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    So I take it you prefer the 3636 last to the budapester last? They all look great, btw
     


  14. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It really depends. There are things to like or not like about either.

    3636 is more main-stream in style, although the toe cap tends to exaggerate the shortness of the last IMO.

    With the Budapester the toe is just as short but more confident and can appear to be longer with the toe cap. Whether the Herreshoff H-12 profile is too much for you I couldn't say.
     


  15. FrankCowperwood

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    How did you size the 3636? Is this your first experience with the last or do to have a shoe on it already?
     


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