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post #1306 of 1346
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Originally Posted by Vali View Post

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.
post #1307 of 1346
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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
post #1308 of 1346
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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
post #1310 of 1346
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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.
post #1311 of 1346
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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 1346
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.
post #1313 of 1346
Anyone get any new shoes? Been very quiet here... Please post if you have anything!
post #1314 of 1346
Head over here for more Austro-Hungarian craft:

http://www.newsaboutshoes.eu/forum

It's in German, but likely you can understand enough with Google Translate and the photos attached.
post #1315 of 1346

So I got these from Eduard Meier in Munich when I coincidentally came across their winter sales. They are the Red-tongue line and supposed to be hand welted on their Peduform last which I understand to be a banana last hence I'm posting in this thread.

 

Bought them mainly out of curiosity, the good service in store and available wide fittings. They carry different widths hence good place to visit for people who have narrow or wide feet. Prices without sale are on the high side though. 

 

No idea who makes this for them and can't seem to find out online either. I suspect an Italian firm though. Any one knows the answer?

 

 

 

Pretty distinctive pattern where the wingtip almost touches the other broguing seam

 

Banana shape

 

Stitching looks generally neat

 

Haven't seen model/sizing being written in a rectangle window before by any maker I know of.

 

Looks to be hand welted from the insole

 

 

First time seeing such a rubber sole design

 

post #1316 of 1346
those are excellent
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A pair I thrifted recently. There was a matching blue pair as well but the stitching on the toecaps was so fine that the leather tore underneath the cap!
post #1318 of 1346
...alright, I just found a new (for me, at least) Hungarian shoemaker:

http://www.sallayshoes.com/index.php/english

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Does anyone have experience of them?
post #1319 of 1346
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

...alright, I just found a new (for me, at least) Hungarian shoemaker:

http://www.sallayshoes.com/index.php/english

12800110_1075680382484612_4118253018747967141_n.jpg?oh=a4c3cc5516c5c621ef7c070de51ce1c6&oe=577C9E2E

Does anyone have experience of them?

why do they use that white Norvegese stitching?
post #1320 of 1346
ˆWell, it pops out better than the usual black version and shows the skill and patience of the maker.
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