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post #1306 of 1312
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How does Maftei compare to Saint Crispin's quality wise? Are the leathers, construction and most important the finishing comparable?
Well - I've never owned St. Crispin's so I can't provide a direct comparison. I don't think you can directly compare the two as Maftei is full bespoke and St. Crispin's is RTW with some possible fitting modifications and MTO in terms of component selection (you can choose your leather, sole, welt, etc).

Maftei is much less expensive - You can pickup a pair of full bespoke shoes for under $1200 USD at current exchange rates (including the charge for the last on your first order). Options are limitless but styling leans more on the traditional AH side. Leather, construction and finish are excellent.
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Originally Posted by Mike147 View Post

Well - I've never owned St. Crispin's so I can't provide a direct comparison. I don't think you can directly compare the two as Maftei is full bespoke and St. Crispin's is RTW with some possible fitting modifications and MTO in terms of component selection (you can choose your leather, sole, welt, etc).

Maftei is much less expensive - You can pickup a pair of full bespoke shoes for under $1200 USD at current exchange rates (including the charge for the last on your first order). Options are limitless but styling leans more on the traditional AH side. Leather, construction and finish are excellent.
Maftei makes nice shoes
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Maftei makes nice shoes

My second pair is en route from Lucian in Wien...
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hrm, so what differentiates alexandru from lucien? maybe they have the same people crafting the shoes, just different store fronts?

next to nachtmarkt isnt the most desirable location for upscale shoe shop

their double eyelet bluchers and pricing are tempting
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Originally Posted by Trompe le Monde View Post

hrm, so what differentiates alexandru from lucien? maybe they have the same people crafting the shoes, just different store fronts?

next to nachtmarkt isnt the most desirable location for upscale shoe shop

their double eyelet bluchers and pricing are tempting
Alexandru is the father and Lucian is his son. Same family, same company, perhaps some slightly different philosophy on style but same high quality of construction, materials, customer service et-al... I have only dealt with Lucian - he's a great shoemaker and a damn nice guy.

Not sure about the location - guess I care more about what's inside the shop than what's outside.

Just saw that Maftei planning a NY Trunkshow on March 21st.
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Originally Posted by Trompe le Monde View Post


next to nachtmarkt isnt the most desirable location for upscale shoe shop

It ain't "Nachtmarkt" (Night market) but "Naschmarkt" (Munching market) and is a very popular venue for Viennese and tourists alike.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naschmarkt

The Maftei shop is near the Mariahilfer Straße which is the main (every-day) shopping street in Vienna. (Kärtner Straße and Graben are more exclusive.)

Nothing wrong with the lokality, there is even the famous Café Sperl nearby

http://www.cafesperl.at/
post #1312 of 1312
It ain't "Nachtmarkt" (Night market) but "Naschmarkt" (Munching market) and is a very popular venue for Viennese and tourists alike.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naschmarkt


I believe that this is the place that Fritzl and I had lunch last October.
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