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post #1186 of 1304
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

what's national costume?

Traditional or Folk dress.
Russian, for example:

http://pinterest.com/pin/31243791134480291/

http://pinterest.com/pin/31243791134469583/
post #1187 of 1304
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Originally Posted by comrade View Post


Traditional or Folk dress.
Russian, for example:
http://pinterest.com/pin/31243791134480291/
http://pinterest.com/pin/31243791134469583/

 

I wasn't being clear; I was asking are there more than one national costume in Austria or are there more than one national costume that uses those shoes as part of the ensemble?

 

Obviously its probably not gonna work for UK, Far East countries, and maybe South Asia...

post #1188 of 1304
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

I wasn't being clear; I was asking are there more than one national costume in Austria or are there more than one national costume that uses those shoes as part of the ensemble?

Obviously its probably not gonna work for UK, Far East countries, and maybe South Asia...

yes there are more than one. every region has his distinvtive dress. so expect around 50 different. double this for holidays and work days.

what would not work?
post #1189 of 1304
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post


yes there are more than one. every region has his distinvtive dress. so expect around 50 different. double this for holidays and work days.
what would not work?

 

Haferlschuh as formal dress or national costume in countries I cited above.

post #1190 of 1304
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

Haferlschuh as formal dress or national costume in countries I cited above.

depends on the haferlschuh...
post #1191 of 1304
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normally, i do not bring a pm to the public. in this case it is of wider interest...

Thank you for your feedback, I really appreciate it especially from someone so knowledgable on Astro Hungarian shoemaking.

thank you for your kind words. it's not false that i gathered some knowledge in this field over the years. one of the secrets of success is that i took my time and learned it step by step. mostly small steps.

My idea is for each last in their sizes to be sketched on a piece of paper with the measurements of the width and length together the toes, instep, arch included also. What will happen is that this can be posted online or any interested customer will be sent the outline and measurements of the last in which they can compare it with the measurements and outline of their own feet.

alright, it's easier to send the sketches in. the sketches must follow a certain standard and you need the mesaurements, when sitting and standing. the sketch must be in original due to the fact that an email, pdf or fax scales down or up the original sketch. it will never substiute a try on in the flesh, though.

My question is do you think this will be helpfull to a new buyer in determining his size?
imo, only if he's experienced as well. unfortunately most are not and struggle with basic things already.

Furthermore, a friend of mine is moving to Austria next week. I have always been fascinated with Materna and Maftei. Do yo think its possible for me to send my measurements and sketch to my friend for me to purchase a few pairs from Maftei or Materna?I'm new to the Austrian makers and I know you are quite familiar with them. Can the people at Maftei or Materna help determine my size based on the measurements?

why do you want your friend doing this? I've spoken with both companies recently and as i said you cannot substiute a personal try on. if it is impossible for you to show up, you have to ask which method they prefer. start with one each. choose a basic model and go from there. worst case is that you have to exchange one time, which is a minor cost factor.

I really appreciate your feedback on this.

i hope this helps. feel free to ask more questions and i try to lead you in the right direction.
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X-post. Georg Maternas
post #1193 of 1304
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taking a break from the break. full requote for magnificence.
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X-post. Georg Maternas

wear them in good health.

ps: didn't know that awesomness isn't a word.
post #1194 of 1304
Cross post but worth it I guess. Austro Hungarian art of shoe making in full bloom...



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New Paprikas courtesy of fritzl & Slewfoot. These iPhone pix seem pretty good, except for my messy office in the background.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #1196 of 1304
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Originally Posted by ncdobson View Post

New Paprikas courtesy of fritzl & Slewfoot. These iPhone pix seem pretty good, except for my messy office in the background.



Isn't the middle part the wrong way?
post #1197 of 1304
Jealous they fit you! Wear them well.
post #1198 of 1304
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Isn't the middle part the wrong way?

 

Yep. I only had 10 mins before a meeting & wasn't paying attention.

 

 

 

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Jealous they fit you! Wear them well.

 

Thanks, David! They seem to fit perfectly when I put them on. There's a little rub on the instep, but they're remarkably close to just right.

post #1199 of 1304

Gerd (fritzl) has suggested I do some comparison pix with SF-familiar shoes for the benefit of those of us who don't have easy access to Austro-Hungarians. I'm starting with the Carmina wholecuts I wore today. These are in navy shell on the Rain last (model 910-006). I hope I've come close to highlighting their respective qualities.

 

 

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post #1200 of 1304
Nice comparison. How would you compare the fit of the Paprika versus the Carmina?
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