All our Vass shoes from Budapest are brand new samples, perfect and unworn, (unless noted otherwise), and at 50% off retail prices.
The famous fashion journalist, Bruce Boyer said of Vass shoes:
"When most American men think of superlative handmade shoes, Italy comes to mind. Or, perhaps for the more experienced customers, England. Only the true connoisseur is aware of the legendary artisans who flourished along the banks of the Danube in Budapest and Vienna in the fin de siecle days of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy.
A century ago the master shoemakers of the dual capitals of Budapest and Vienna enjoyed a healthy rivalry and reputation which drove the standards of the art and craftsmanship to new heights. For the Budapest shoemaker, this quest for perfection culminated in a uniquely elegant shoe - a full-brogued Derby with a high toe-cap, which was named the "Budapester" in their honor. It is a genuine classic.
Today that eminent tradition is preserved and is carried forward into a new age with Laszlo Vass. He has once again made Budapest a destination for discriminating shoe buyers.
Recently Vass has given this art a new impetus by creating a ready-wear range of traditionally designed shoes, as well as a contemporary range designed by Florentine shoemaker Roberto Ugolini.
What differentiates this ready-made collection from the production of other ready-made shoes of repute is that every Vass shoe is crafted by hand in exactly the same way as the Vass bespoke shoes.
The quality is such that, with proper care, they can last for decades: exclusive top-quality leathers, hand-cut, -welted, -sewn, and polished. Only the custom last is omitted from the meticulous and time-consuming procedure.
In the USA, Vass has gained recognition among aficionados as the author of the definitive book - Handmade Shoes for Men.
The traditional and contemporary ranges of ready-made Vass shoes are available at select venues in the USA, including: Bergdorf Goodman, New York and Louis Boston.
We also have a small selection of Vass shoes for women