László Vass founded Vass shoes in Budapest 40 years ago and it has gained a global reputation as one of the leading makers of traditional hand-made men's shoes.
The style of Vass shoes starts with their unique range of lasts. They offer their footwear on a total of nine distinct last shapes, each of which has it's own unique characteristics of fit and style. So, there will almost definitely be a Vass shoe that gives you the correct balance of comfort and elegance.
Vass shoe uppers are made of the highest quality leathers. You can choose from a wide range of different hides including box calf, museum calf, cordovan, suede and alligator. There are a huge range of off-the-shelf styles and colour combinations to choose from, and Vass has an outstanding made-to-order service that allows you to create a completely unique pair of shoes of boots.
A unique feature of Vass ready-made footwear is that it is fully hand-made. This means that each pair is hand-lasted and has fully hand-stitched soles. The latter is something normally reserved for the most expensive West End bespoke footwear and it is a perfect illustration of the Vass commitment to tradition and the highest quality shoemaking.
James Taylor & Son is proud to offer a selected range of Vass ready-made shoes and boots. We also offer our customers direct access to their made-to-order service where you can choose the lasts, designs and materials to your own unique specification.
You can see some of our stock online on the linked pages. Currently all shoes are available to purchase only from our Marylebone shop.