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post #2611 of 2623
Nice boot trees!
post #2612 of 2623
Nice George boots. What's the shaft height? How's the process working with maftei?
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

Nice boot trees!
amazing trees.
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Nice George boots. What's the shaft height? How's the process working with maftei?

Shaft top to top of heel is 15 cm, or 5,9 inches. I placed my order during a trunk show, but in my case the process went appointment for measuring, followed by a fitting and final delivery.

At the measurement appointment my feet were measured and castings were made using foam box casting. We discussed what I wanted made, I showed some images and they made some suggestions for leathers based on my ideas. At the fitting, one month after I got measured, they had made up boots out of scraps or some other leather put aside for trial pairs. This pair was made up as the final pair would be, with the exception of the toe shape not being finalized, two sets of eyelets rather than three and foam soles. We discussed how they fit, they handled my feet in the boots to get an idea for themselves, they made notes and sketched on the boots to show what changes were to be made.

A month later, today, the boots were delivered. I'm very pleased with the boot trees, especially as Maftei normally don't do boot trees, they humored my request and it seems that they might continue making boot trees for those who request them, and they were cheaper than the boot trees I got from Vass. While the Vass pair is more polished in terms of appearance, these are better from a functional perspective, what with the hinge connecting the front pieces and what not.
post #2615 of 2623
Really cool boot design, very sleek icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #2616 of 2623
Beautiful!
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Nice boot trees!
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amazing trees.

I think Maftei did a great job, but the Hervé Brunelle trees are masterpieces. I will say, however, that these boot trees are a bit hard to remove and insert when compared to the Vass ones, I think that it's the hinge and that it's a matter of practice.
post #2618 of 2623
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I think Maftei did a great job, but the Hervé Brunelle trees are masterpieces. I will say, however, that these boot trees are a bit hard to remove and insert when compared to the Vass ones, I think that it's the hinge and that it's a matter of practice.

Any way to buy Hervé Brunelle trees alone?
post #2619 of 2623
I suppose he'd probably want the lasts the shoes were made on, but fitting a tree to the shoe without one is possible. How's your French?
post #2620 of 2623
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Any way to buy Hervé Brunelle trees alone?

I read a few years back that there had been feature about Brunelle on French TV and he was shown to make the boot trees for the "Crazy Horse" Cabaret in Paris. After that he had been inundated by drag queens and female impersonators to make trees for their costume boots (size 11 with 6 inch heels, presumably).

So he does take on private clients.

http://hervebrunelleformesetembauchoirs.fr/index.php

But as far as I know, he only makes bespoke trees, fitted to a particular shoe/boot, so there are no off-the-peg shoe trees to purchase.
post #2621 of 2623
Picked up my pair from Marquess yesterday

Post with more pictures in the Japanese thread
http://www.styleforum.net/t/343005/japanese-shoes-bespoke-rtw-super-thread/3030#post_7587055
post #2622 of 2623
When I first saw these, I smiled and mentally nodded to myself and the customer: bespoke three-eyelet wholecuts with the Finnish coat of arms on the soles. Made by the Berluti-trained Hungarian bespoke shoe savant David Balazic for the Finnish ambassador to Hungary, and discovered from the peerless Shoegazing.se-site.

post #2623 of 2623

^^^ I figured you would like those Ville! :)

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