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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    Yes, apologies - made a big assumption on my part.
    It all depends on Fit, then again if your budget allows
    Vass does offer a measured bespoke service.

    For a premium, you would actually get Mr Vass the man himself who will
    most probably measure your feet, cut the uppers, possibly hand welt
    the sole and uppers and hand deliver your shoes in the Budapest shop....
     


  2. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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    Agree - F Last in my eyes.
    And looks like Dark Brown Calf.
     
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  3. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    If I can fit into a pair of Vass, almost anyone can. :teach:
     
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  4. terrorsquad

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    How much of a premium are we talking about here? [​IMG]
     


  5. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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    I guess the premium irrelevant if you need to catch a flight out to budapest.
    Touch wood, most the Vass RTW fits me nicely...

    I am not sure on the bespoke pricing, I am guessing double.
     


  6. terrorsquad

    terrorsquad Senior member

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    Its 600 euros. You get your feet measured and the last will be altered accordingly; at least this was what Mr Vass told me. Below are some pictures I took when I was there.


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  7. Slickman

    Slickman Senior member

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    I wish Mr. Vass would travel to NYC once or twice a year to take measurements for bespoke, that would be awsome
     


  8. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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    €600 euro for Bespoke is a steal...


    Lobb St James starts from £3000...
     


  9. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    Not bespoke. Just last adjustment. Both Saint Crispina and Meermin MTO offers similar options.
     


  10. terrorsquad

    terrorsquad Senior member

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    This was what I thought.They call it bespoke but to me, if its really bespoke, a new last will be made according to the shape of your foot.

    There was a discussion on SF quite some time ago whether Vass bespoke is really 'bespoke'.
     


  11. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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    Sounds like a hybrid MTO - MTM option to me......if it fits then everyone a winner.
     


  12. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This is hardly a grand strategic thought, but a greater variety of rubber soles might be nice. Something urban and civilized like the EG Thames for 9-5 Oxfords, and a decent crepe for the padding-around-on-vacation sorts of suedes.

    It is good that Dainite has joined the fold, but as much as I like leather soles, it must be said that sometimes more is more.
     
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  13. Mr. Pink

    Mr. Pink Senior member

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    Is the width across the ball of the foot the same or is the P2 wider?
     


  14. Gauss17

    Gauss17 Senior member

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    Pretty positive P2 is wider.
     


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    archangle13 Senior member

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    I hate to be bothersome with strange fit questions, but can anyone comment on the fit differences between the AE 5 last and the U last?

    They seem to have the same profile on paper.
     


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