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post #5836 of 20221
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Honestly, I don't.  It's just a combinations of things - I don't like padding around the ankle, aesthetically, and if there's a stitched apron everything has to be very clean.  But that's my personal thing.  

What I have absolutely fallen in love with, is this:




It is, empirically speaking, an utterly stupid shoe and far less practical that the boot.  But i just love it.  And that's how it works, isn't it?


Anyway, back to matters Vass, kind of - I have a question: what exactly is the connection between Vass and Dinkelacker?  I know Dinkelacker are a German company who make their shoes in Budapest, but they also make an acknowledgement to Vass in their spiel, and there are some little similarities in their web design.  It got me wondering: are Vass making, or managing the making somehow, or Dinkelacker's shoes?  What's the connection other than geography?

No connection between the two other than making their shoes in Budapest. Probably have shared workers over the years and they manufacture in the same manner.

The Budapester you show is a classic shoe, the pic makes it look more impractical than what it is. If you wear any Alden Barrie or Vass 3636 shoe, you can wear that shoe in the same outift. Anyway, back to Vass.
post #5837 of 20221
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Honestly, I don't.  It's just a combinations of things - I don't like padding around the ankle, aesthetically, and if there's a stitched apron everything has to be very clean.  But that's my personal thing.  

 

What I have absolutely fallen in love with, is this:

 

 

Looks suspiciously similar to Vraivio's wonderfulness here.  It is, empirically speaking, an utterly stupid shoe and far less practical than the boot.  But i just love it.  And that's how it works, isn't it?

 

 

Anyway, back to matters Vass, kind of - I have a question: what exactly is the connection between Vass and Dinkelacker?  I know Dinkelacker are a German company who make their shoes in Budapest, but they also make an acknowledgement to Vass in their spiel, and there are some little similarities in their web design.  It got me wondering: are Vass making, or managing the making somehow, or Dinkelacker's shoes?  What's the connection other than geography?

 

Those things are just too cool.  Not sure I could pull off the look, but props to anyone who can.

post #5838 of 20221
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

how can we buy these shoes?
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

Those things are just too cool.  Not sure I could pull off the look, but props to anyone who can.

keep in mind, that pic is from a japanese site if I am not mistaken and that is a very small size (5-6 UK) so the proprtions are wonky. I think in size 8 and up the proportions look better.
post #5839 of 20221

Namor: looks like they are available in the US - but weirdly none of them in any size bigger than 10US at the moment.

 

http://www.pantaclothing.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=107

 

 

Anyway, yes, back to Vass.  Thanks Edmorel - maybe they are just polite with the acknowledgements and have the same web builder!

post #5840 of 20221
I feel like I'm being punked plain.gif
post #5841 of 20221

OK I'll stop!  Was just trying to be helpful!  Anyway it wasn't me who brought up Dinkelacker - first it was Vraivio in the Shoe Damage/Pr0n thread, and now you with these - it wasn't me!

 

But triple soled cordovan is still kinky, whatever the size.  And I like.

post #5842 of 20221
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I feel like I'm being punked plain.gif

AHAAHHAHA rotflmao.gif
post #5843 of 20221
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Also not sure I could pull these off, but I also think I'd have to carry them rather than wear them so I could show everyone the soles. Those nail patterns are something!
post #5844 of 20221

(I'm sorry!)

post #5845 of 20221
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

not to get defensive but I think my pic is making them look chunkier than what they are. They are sleeker than the Barrie Last and probably in line with the Vass P2. I will be wearing them with non wool pants (and sportcoats eek.gif), ocasionally jeans.

here is another pic, I think this tumblr belongs to an SF member:

http://da-i-net.tumblr.com/post/35149187464/heinrich-dinkelacker-shoes-romania

They are chunky but that doesn't make them fuddy duddy. They're badass.

You may notice that most of the popular SW&D boots are rather chunky. Overly sleek shoes are often better looking off the feet than on, IME, especially if you weight more than like 20kg.
post #5846 of 20221
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

 

Perhaps Edmorel or Vraivio could answer: where to order Dinkelacker MTO?  Direct is best?  How was the experience?

 

But first answer my Vass/Dinkelacker question!

You can probably buy them here:

http://www.menshoes.de/en/heinrich-dinkelacker-rio-3087-0518-bordo.html

 

Not sure I would wear such a monstrosity...

post #5847 of 20221
here is someone's tumblr with a pic of the "monstrosities" smile.gif I get that they are not for everyone, but in person, they really are not that different than wearing Alden Barrie longwings.

http://kiti.up.seesaa.net/image/P3258506.jpg
post #5848 of 20221

I wouldn't wear these with a suit, but as a funky-cool casual shoe?  Maybe, just maybe.  Larger sizes do create more flattering proportions.

 

I tend to save the term "montrosities" for lime green rhinestone-studded Pradas, and the like.

post #5849 of 20221
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

I wouldn't wear these with a suit, but as a funky-cool casual shoe?  Maybe, just maybe.  Larger sizes do create more flattering proportions.

 

I tend to save the term "montrosities" for lime green rhinestone-studded Pradas, and the like.

You sound like Fritzl...

maybe he can help, I've seen him around lately.

Hey Fritzl, chime in, man!   I think there are other makers in Wien that make these things.

post #5850 of 20221
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Perhaps Edmorel or Vraivio could answer: where to order Dinkelacker MTO?  Direct is best?  How was the experience?

The woman behind menshoes.de is Katrin Hoste, she's in direct touch with the Dinkelacker owners. I'm sure you can place a MTO deal through her if Panta doesn't offer this option yet. If you want something outrageous, try asking for quadruple oak bark leather soles. With gilt toe taps. I've never seen such beasts from any maker, yours might be the first in existence.

...and so it begins.
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