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post #436 of 1290
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Looks like sting-ray to me.

Adrian

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post #437 of 1290
Fritzl, Marcell...and anyone else with a knowledge of the history of Central European shoe designs: Why did wing tip designs become associated with Budapest...while semi-brogue aprons (Alt Wien) were associated with Austria-Vienna?



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Originally Posted by Michael Ay329 View Post
Fritzl, Marcell...and anyone else with a knowledge of the history of Central European shoe designs: Why did wing tip designs become associated with Budapest...while semi-brogue aprons (Alt Wien) were associated with Austria-Vienna?




according to the Vass-book(p. 62, 64), there was sort of a rivalry between this two capitals of shoemaking.

so each of them developed an unique style, which made them distinctive.

i'm pretty sure marcell has an anecdote handy...
post #439 of 1290
Demeter Halmos Norweger on the round last, Goyser stitching. The Freudenburg leather is beautiful, a dark brown with red depth under bright light. Work is mostly by hand - welted, lasted, but not as refined as Vass. Sole is not Rendenbach, bit less flexible. Last a bit more traditional than say Vass F or P2.





post #440 of 1290
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Originally Posted by Michael Ay329 View Post
Fritzl, Marcell...and anyone else with a knowledge of the history of Central European shoe designs: Why did wing tip designs become associated with Budapest...while semi-brogue aprons (Alt Wien) were associated with Austria-Vienna?




I don't think that there is an answer to this question... It is just tradition, style and taste.
post #441 of 1290
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post
according to the Vass-book(p. 62, 64), there was sort of a rivalry between this two capitals of shoemaking.

so each of them developed an unique style, which made them distinctive.

i'm pretty sure marcell has an anecdote handy...


I can find some out if you want.. I guess it was about making their shoes different from the those shoemakers of the other city. Anyway... it was a nice competition - thanks for it!
post #442 of 1290
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I can find some out if you want..

yes, please.
post #443 of 1290
I don't think that would be a good idea. Legends shouldn't be born like this. I believe that competition just happened, as the two cities were relatively close and this craft was highly appreciated in both.
post #444 of 1290
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I don't think that would be a good idea. Legends shouldn't be born like this. I believe that competition just happened, as the two cities were relatively close and this craft is highly appreciated in both.
thank you for your effort.
post #445 of 1290
OK, one more thing - the father of my great-great grandfather's journey book (or whatever it is called) from 1844. From this picture on these two pages and the fact that the revolution has started 4 years after this - you can guess his (and all other master's) national and professional pride...

post #446 of 1290
Sorry for the quality - I will make some better photo soon. And... just looking the date - I might revise my guess about 1876, when Koronya workshop has started (this is what I show in my logo). This shows a much earlier date... This document got into my hand 2 days ago btw.
post #447 of 1290
Thanks for posting that image...it's a fascinating connection to history.
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Thanks for posting that image...it's a fascinating connection to history.

absolutely. that's wonderful.

...and you're already part of this heritage with your homegrown shoes.
post #449 of 1290
Well, I wish that my grandpa would be here and I would be still an apprentice with him...
post #450 of 1290
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Well, I wish that my grandpa would be here and I would be still an apprentice with him...

He would be proud of your talent and commitment to the family heritage.
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