Thoughts (in order):
1. Fuckkkkkkkkkkk those are pretty.
2. Why is the leather rumpled?
3. It's light and patent leather.
4. Yep...those are just plain sexy.
Ordered my MTO on 1st June, shipped on 4th July and arrived on 11th July. All in about 6 weeks from commission to taking delivery. I will say that is fast considering the design I've asked require patina.
Inspired by Shoegazingblog Jesper's bespoke maftei pair, I brought my own lizard skin over to Rozsnyai store and ask if they can make up something similar. They are happy to obliged as always. After browsing through their display, I chose one of their Austro-Hungarian classic round toe last which is broader and rounder at the toe shape. I opt for hidden sewn with fudging as well as leather sole with rubber slip piece add on , which is kinda like their standard sole type.
The construction is very good, I can see the stitching and the welt are neatly done. Patina is all right considering they are trying to achieve what I've shown them. You can still see some patchy shade of color tone but it's ok with me since I intend to darken them further using cream. Fit is spot on, nearly perfect when I test fit them at home. Overall am satisfied.
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Yap have to agree that the toe shape is subjective. Actually I am complementing if I should go for such last. Since this is the first time I am doing something up from another Austro Hungarian shoemaker other than Vass, I guess I should give it a try...
It's definitely something that need getting used to....
Too real. On a serious note though the side zip with a square toe might give the boot a bit of a western feel to it. Though ultimately it would depend on how you style it. Personally I would stay away from out and out square toe lasts.
You're right, it does look quite slim in the other photos on the, especially those eel shoes. You can always ask Rozsnyai themselves, I doubt they would steer you wrong. But I think if that's the look you're going for it should be ok. I mean plenty of people with flippers for feet order slim profile shoes. It would be a unique make-up for sure.