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

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

  1. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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    Agree with Louis XIV size chart from Wiki - gives you a true indicator if your familiar with converting from UK (amber) size to Eu (red) size.


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  2. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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    For an extra €59 you can also book a 2.5 hour return business class train ticket from Budapest to Vienna :)
    And pick up some SCrispin and sample the other delightful shoe makers in Vienna...and the nightlife memorable too ;-)
     


  3. tcideneb

    tcideneb Well-Known Member

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    May I know what are the other fine shoe makers in Vienna? Thanks
     


  4. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Senior member

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    This question screams for fritzl ;)

    Out of the top of my head - Scheer, Maftei, Materna.
    If I recall correctly Balint died recently, so that one not anymore.
    Also doesn't Vass have a store in Vienna as well?
     


  5. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    Those are nice looking
     


  6. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Balint's family did intend to keep things going. The son and widow both had a fair bit of training. Not sure what's up now-- I only got one pair from them (around when Mr. Balint died), and haven't been back yet to have the pattern tweaked.

    There are some dealers of Vass in Vienna, but I don't know that there is a Vass-owned outlet.
     


  7. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  8. TehBunny

    TehBunny Senior member

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    Haha; who knew a random joke comment would lead to a discussion. I do personally think of the higher grade shoe makers of this world that Vass is the best bang for buck and if I had a choice I would go to Vass and get what the website calls 'Bespoke' (assuming a hands on MTO with a last maker from the info on this thread). Also would love to check out Materna remember seeing a pair of Materna's in person a while back!
    Though sadly never had the pleasure to see a pair of vass T_T
     


  9. Mr. Pink

    Mr. Pink Senior member

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    I thought the P2 was no good for you?

    Question, I had tried a 45.5 on the F last and the length was good (perfect for left foot, a little long for right) but the width was just a tad too narrow for comfort. I'm thinking about a budapest or norweger on either the P3 or Budapest last. Should 45.5 still be the right size?
     


  10. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have an order literally just paid for today that is a pair of P2 and P3. So we'll know for sure in a little while.

    Irrespective of how they fit, I do like the look of the P2. I like the F even more, of course, but have been told not to bother trying them.
     
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  11. nickrut

    nickrut Senior member

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    What's the biggest size they make in RTW? The pricing a few pages back mentions 48, is that it?
     


  12. sdolina

    sdolina Senior member

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    Vass F and P2 same size:


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    The P2 is more rouded in the small toe curve, this is better for my feet.
     
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  13. greverif

    greverif Well-Known Member

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    I mailed to Vass to order shoes in shell cognac but they told me they only have Bordeaux and black in cordovan. How come they have it only sometimes?

    Anyone have an opinion of the Bordeaux calf? Is it good looking? Or should I choose something like antique cognac instead?
     
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  14. justsayno

    justsayno Senior member

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    Cordovan leather is a rare commodity and some colors are even less readily available.

    I advise that you wait for the color you want if you must have cordovan, or buy calf if you can't wait.
     


  15. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    I would wait for shell cognac. :)

    Just sayin.

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