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post #151 of 1303
Uk 7 to EU 42 seems a bit strange to me, I thought that a UK7 was about EU40.
post #152 of 1303
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Uk 7 to EU 42 seems a bit strange to me, I thought that a UK7 was about EU40.

hmmh, the buyer told me ad nauseum that he needs UK 7 and he gave the feedback.

besides, i trust the expertise of mr. guyla kiss and mr. kálmán berta.

in my book it is indispensable to work with the measurements of your foot and your best fitting shoe.
post #153 of 1303
Outside selected makers from Italy, France, and England, I think Vass makes the best quality shoes.
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Outside selected makers from Italy, France, and England, I think Vass makes the best quality shoes.

What about Austria?
post #155 of 1303
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What about Austria?

Yeah! I have a pair of Vass and they are ok, but certainly not as nice as what Balint made for me... (yes, Fritzl, pictures are coming soon, I promise... trying to put together a big post)
post #156 of 1303
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yes, Fritzl, pictures are coming soon, I promise... trying to put together a big post

sounds great, would like to see them here, too.
post #157 of 1303
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referring to our correspondence about rtw-lines with domestic brands like: vass, materna, balint, maftei etc.

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Originally Posted by pledge
no luck!!! as soon as i said that i was living in the united states and that i couldn't come in to get measured (even for a RTW!!), they all hung-up, sometimes literally. materna was especially disappointing, since i had liked many of the models that were displayed on the website here. any suggestions? thanks.

michael, sorry to hear that.

can you please provide your size with measurements and i'll try to find you a pair through the "operation paprika" project.
post #158 of 1303
My shoes arrived yesterday. They couldn't be nicer, and the quality is at least at the same level as the other high end Austro-Hungarian shoes I have seen, if not better. The work is very clean, and the leather is beautiful. The last is traditional, yet more elegant than most of the trad A-H lasts. Very, very nice.
post #159 of 1303
Pictures?Which pair did you order?
post #160 of 1303
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Pictures?Which pair did you order?







matt, thank you very much for your feedback.
post #161 of 1303
Thanks fritzl,is this pebble grain?What is the turn around time to get a pair?
post #162 of 1303
The shoes are sublime!
Price ?
post #163 of 1303
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Thanks fritzl,is this pebble grain?What is the turn around time to get a pair?

I thought all these shoes were already made and fritzl is finding them good homes, but I could be wrong.
post #164 of 1303
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My shoes arrived yesterday. They couldn't be nicer, and the quality is at least at the same level as the other high end Austro-Hungarian shoes I have seen, if not better. The work is very clean, and the leather is beautiful. The last is traditional, yet more elegant than most of the trad A-H lasts. Very, very nice.

Excellent feedback - to me it is like a Highly Recommended endorsement from the Consumer Report. When you get a chance, would appreciate a pic of WAYWRN with the shoes.
post #165 of 1303
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On the courtesy of LARon aka Sleevehead,

I found a picture(a very rare find on the net) of a shoe made by Otto Bartkiewicz.



Bartkiewicz must be in his eighties now. I have been told, he is/was the best shoemaker in Vienna. Mr. Maftei said to me, that he has never seen a more refined handstitching, and he has seen a lot.

See the whole blog entry: http://sleevehead.blogspot.com/search/label/knize

Now THAT's a great-looking shoe. Beatiful proportions, on top of the allegedly fine stitching.

Add a curved vamp seam as on the Szabo variant, and you have perfection.
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