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post #256 of 347
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My sincere condolences on the passing of your friend.

The Japanese have a concept, the cultural treasure. Individuals who are craftsmen of an accomplishment such that they are honored for their skills, and the contribution to the civilization these skills contribute. From all I have read, this man was one of these rare, and increasingly rarer, individuals. We should all mourn his passing, and celebrate his craft.

Requiescat in pace

I can tell you - as a craftsman, moreover a shoemaker from the same country, where Mr. Kiss lived - how they treat us.... but this is not the right place for it. It is a loss for the family, a loss for the craft. A little less knowledge left, a little more responsibility to preserve our heritage.

R.I.P.
post #257 of 347
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Originally Posted by MarcellHUN View Post
I can tell you - as a craftsman, moreover a shoemaker from the same country, where Mr. Kiss lived - how they treat us.... but this is not the right place for it. It is a loss for the family, a loss for the craft. A little less knowledge left, a little more responsibility to preserve our heritage.

R.I.P.

tell us hun
post #258 of 347
Sorry to read that Fritzl, it's a sad news.

Just happen to wear my Paprikas today to get my latest pair from a friend of mine.

Give my sincere condolences to his family.

Adrian
post #259 of 347
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Originally Posted by ThinkDerm View Post
tell us hun

This is a long story... Shortly: crafts are more appreciated anywhere else in the world.
post #260 of 347
I am saddened to hear about the death of this shoemaker.
post #261 of 347
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Sorry to read that Fritzl, it's a sad news.

Just happen to wear my Paprikas today to get my latest pair from a friend of mine.

wear them in good health.

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Give my sincere condolences to his family.

Adrian

i did...



post #262 of 347
Must have been a hard day, fritzl. Sterkte, as we say in Dutch.
post #263 of 347
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Must have been a hard day, fritzl. Sterkte, as we say in Dutch.

i'm glad, i had the chance to give my very personal farewell...
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post #265 of 347
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I. the shoe you favored didn't show up, not even in any size. i wouldn't have done it long distance...
post #266 of 347


Gerd,

I'll try to get better pictures (see below) next time ... they are a bit blurred.

BTW ... the color of these shoes is so very rich! I love it. And the soles are so beautiful, I almost didn't want to walk on them. And the creasing is now less obvious than it was at first.

Do you recommend a particular polish. I have both Lincoln (stain wax) and Meltonian cream polish. I think my biggest fear is staining the light colored edge (which I like aesthetically).

RSS

PS Yesterday I wore my shoes by Kiss.
post #267 of 347
I had a chance to talk with Kálmán Berta, the lastmaker a few days ago about Mr. Kiss. It is amazing, that in the craft - which was amazingly huge a few decades ago - now everybody nows everybody... And we soon realize, that every members mean bigger and bigger lost, beside the personal one.

Fritzl: Meltonian is the last thing what you want to put on your shoes.
post #268 of 347
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Originally Posted by MarcellHUN View Post
I had a chance to talk with Kálmán Berta, the lastmaker a few days ago about Mr. Kiss. It is amazing, that in the craft - which was amazingly huge a few decades ago - now everybody knows everybody... And we soon realize, that every members mean bigger and bigger lost, beside the personal one.

totally agreed. we should finally set up a meet-up this year.

i'm glad that Master Kiss' heritage - his shoes - are travelling the globe. he will be never forgotten.

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Fritzl: Meltonian is the last thing what you want to put on your shoes.

i'll tell RSS. i'm a kiwi man by heart.
post #269 of 347
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post
i'm glad, i had the chance to give my very personal farewell...

All my thoughts to his family and the people like you who believed in him...

Rest in peace...
post #270 of 347
A way I can appreciate his work is to see if there is anything left in my size? Euro 45.5D or 46D
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