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post #211 of 347
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Originally Posted by luk-cha View Post
i like my pap's - i'd love a norwegian with goyser welt in pig or stag seude!

excellent.

actually, these won't make it on this years wishlist.

nevertheless, i'll put it on file for the next pick up.
post #212 of 347
Me alway look for tan pebble grain Paprika in me size.
post #213 of 347
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Originally Posted by Son Of Saphir View Post
Me alway look for tan pebble grain Paprika in me size.

i haven't forgotten about your wish...
post #214 of 347
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Originally Posted by RSS View Post
I received mine when I stopped by my office on Friday. I am quite pleased. They are from among the shoes pictured in the original post ... a copy of which is below. Note: I have adjusted the color of the original photo to better reflect the actual color of the shoes ... which is more of a light brown or deep tan.



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Originally Posted by luk-cha View Post
i like my pap's - i'd love a norwegian with goyser welt in pig or stag seude!

just received the following "review" of the soul of the cause:

I think "paprikas" are like food recipes...there are many variations of the classics in everyones family, while some additions might improve the recipe, it important to keep a record of the original, otherwise there is a lot of heritage to be lost. You can always make changes to the original, but if the modified version becomes the standard (like the square toe was with shoes in the 00s), you can forget the origin and reasons behind the true original.

that sums it up.

happy holidays and a happy new year.
post #215 of 347
Fritzl,

The most incredible package arrived in the post today. A brand new and very beautiful pair of shoes handmade in Vienna. This was very much a surprise. We must talk soon.

But in a few minutes I'm on my way to dinner at La Toque in Napa. And now ... well ... I must go remove the three part trees from the shoes I'll be wearing this evening. Will bring along a camera ... and make a photo or two.

--RSS
post #216 of 347
Below is a photo of the Paprika's as worn last evening. Sorry the color isn't better.

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post #217 of 347
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Originally Posted by RSS View Post
Below is a photo of the Paprika's as worn last evening. Sorry the color isn't better.

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they look great and it seems the fit is impeccable.
post #218 of 347
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post
they look great and it seems the fit is impeccable.
Gerd, indeed the fit is excellent. I am thrilled to have these shoes given their great beauty and their history.
post #219 of 347
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Originally Posted by Frodo View Post
I'm having a hard time getting behind these shoes. I'm sure the failing is entirely mine, and I have no real frame of reference for eastern European footwear, but to me they look like a county shoe maker's provincial interpretation of urban styles. They look very rural and boxy. Are these actually very good examples of some kind of shoe that I'm just not familiar with? Like I said, the failing is mine I'm sure, and I don't mean to sound insulting.
Some of us who have spent most of our lives in places urban can also have a certain appreciation for things country ... provincial ... rural. I think this is especially true as we age.
post #220 of 347
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Originally Posted by RSS View Post
Gerd, indeed the fit is excellent. I am thrilled to have these shoes given their great beauty and their history.

having see your, i think you got one of the nicer ones, not fair :-(
post #221 of 347
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Originally Posted by luk-cha View Post
having see your, i think you got one of the nicer ones...
Why thank you. Given my love of tweeds ... these shoes fit very well into my wardrobe.
post #222 of 347
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Originally Posted by luk-cha View Post
having see your, i think you got one of the nicer ones, not fair :-(

lulz, i love them all

i'm sure, i offered them to you. they're around your size, too.

iirc, there was something about the colour or the dislike of ptb's which only changed recently.

there are still a lot of beauties to chose from...
post #223 of 347
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Originally Posted by luk-cha View Post
having see your, i think you got one of the nicer ones, not fair :-(
Some get the nicer ones, some don't get offered anything, go figure.
post #224 of 347
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Originally Posted by RSS View Post
Why thank you. Given my love of tweeds ... these shoes fit very well into my wardrobe.

yea this is true, thro still not fair! wanna spit my dummy out now hahaha
post #225 of 347
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post
lulz, i love them all

i'm sure, i offered them to you. they're around your size, too.

iirc, there was something about the colour or the dislike of ptb's which only changed recently.

there are still a lot of beauties to chose from...

nole i was not offer these papi's

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Originally Posted by cold war painter View Post
Some get the nicer ones, some don't get offered anything, go figure.

i guess it is like a pick in mix sometimes
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