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Paprika (lighter) & Vass (darker)

 

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I really like how the nails in the heel are grouped in threes.  Just adds a classy touch.

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on the courtesy of justin:

http://www.theshoesnobblog.com/2013/02/materna-boots-built-to-last.html



great review as always. thanks mate
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on the courtesy of justin:

http://www.theshoesnobblog.com/2013/02/materna-boots-built-to-last.html



great review as always. thanks mate

Now there is a boot I could definitely go for. Doesn't Bengal Stripe have this boot but in a different colour?
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Now there is a boot I could definitely go for. Doesn't Bengal Stripe have this boot but in a different colour?
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bengal is one of the few, who have worked with Georg Materna full nine yards. His boots are meticulous as one can expect it. well done. congrats and wear in good health rolf.
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Doesn't Bengal Stripe have this boot but in a different colour?

Gosh, you must have the memory of an elephant! biggrin.gif

My boots are indeed identical (although I did opt for a double leather sole) to the sample, down to the strange "Owl" medallion. When I ordered them, back in 2006, Materna did not have the pictured sample in the shop; otherwise, I might have opted for a different medallion. (Well, it grows on you and is certainly preferable to the "Grinning Monkey", Saint Crispin is so fond of.

Over the weekend, I might take a few pictures, showing the boots some seven years later.
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Gosh, you must have the memory of an elephant! biggrin.gif

My boots are indeed identical (although I did opt for a double leather sole) to the sample, down to the strange "Owl" medallion. When I ordered them, back in 2006, Materna did not have the pictured sample in the shop; otherwise, I might have opted for a different medallion. (Well, it grows on you and is certainly preferable to the "Grinning Monkey", Saint Crispin is so fond of.

Over the weekend, I might take a few pictures, showing the boots some seven years later.
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Originally Posted by bengal-stripe View Post

Gosh, you must have the memory of an elephant! biggrin.gif

My boots are indeed identical (although I did opt for a double leather sole) to the sample, down to the strange "Owl" medallion. When I ordered them, back in 2006, Materna did not have the pictured sample in the shop; otherwise, I might have opted for a different medallion. (Well, it grows on you and is certainly preferable to the "Grinning Monkey", Saint Crispin is so fond of.

Over the weekend, I might take a few pictures, showing the boots some seven years later.

photos?
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By popular request of a single person (two actually) here are pictures of those Materna boots (taken earlier today).

I've just seen a tiny difference between my boots and the Materna sample, which has nine pairs of eyelets, while I have eight. As the height of the boots is more or less the same, the spacing between the eyelets must be a smidgeon closer.



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Fantastic, thank you a lot for sharing with us!
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Fellow Vass lovers:

After the initial euphoria has subsided, I'm faced with the hard reality of cosmetic imperfections. Fit is fine.

Would you consider these defects or the charms of hand made shoes?

The alignment of wingtip not centered and back stitch are different lengths.

I paid a pretty penny for these and I'm considering whether or not to raise it up with Vass.



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If I were you I would ask Rezso to change teh pair (of course if you've bought directly from Vass). Hi is nice guy willing to solve the problems and your shoes are far from perfect.

I can live with the back stich (don't see it too often) but the wingtip allignment ... 

Send it back!

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Cognac shell ...


post #1229 of 1304
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on the courtesy of fellow member Simon C, who dropped me a line before his trip to Vienna.
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I visited Vienna earlier in the week, and took a couple of photos of the shoes in the window of Materna. I thought some people might want to see them, I was certainly impressed by the quality for the money and if I end up with the cash I'd consider their bespoke programme.

I didn't ask, but I think these are elephant:



Stingray:



Some black shoes







And some brown:



Some stunning crocodile:


yes, it is elephant and it looks amzing in the flesh.

prices are certainly lower than in London but imo the quality is on par. there's a lot of heritage involved.
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Nice to see you posting again fritzl.
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