I don`t now much about Mr. Roetzel himself. I have the book. It's good for beginners and a good introduction into the "shoe business".
Besides I prefer the Vass book and "Das neue MÃ¤nnerbuch" from Reinhard Haas and Axel Thorer. www.thorer.com
Although it has been published by Bertlsmann, am afraid there is no edition available anymore. Also don't know if it exists an english version.
Originally Posted by Sator
Roetzel: The ready to wear Vass shoes are OK but their bespoke shoes cannot be compared with the famous London, Parisian and Viennese bespoke shoemakers. For the last couple of years I myself have come to prefer shoes by Eduard Meier:
Vass shoes are more than ok. If he can do "holzgenagelt", sole is fixed with small wooden nails, am looking forward to have a pair of bespoke Budapester from him.
Have some shoes from small Hungarian shoemakers:http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...ghlight=maftei
So i can say, they know their job very well.
Regarding Eduard Meier: I have been told, that if you start with the Peduform Last of Meier you "cannot" go back. Would be a smart explanation why he prefers them.Roetzel.
Vienna: Ludwig Reiter is sadly that not as good as it used to be.
I agree that.
For RTW shoes in Vienna visit: Balint, Maftei(they also provide bespoke service).
"Alt Wien", www.alt-wien.com
, Handmacher, www.handmacher.at
, and Lendvay&Schwarcz http://www.franceschetti.it/franceschetti.htm
are very good brands too.
Greetings from Austria.