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post #46 of 1304
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Thank you for posting... I think this is where most of the 'learning' can take place.

Not be to rude at all, but I couldn't see myself wearing any of these shoes. Very full, thick and old looking.

Again, I appreciate the posting...please continue. thx.

I don't see your comment rude at all.

As you can see from the.chikors post about Maftei

@the.chikor
If you go, just know every little detail of the shoe that you want, i.e., know if you want a sole thickness of 6 mm or less, as their normal sole thickness is at 8mm-it is thicker b/c Vienna is cobble stone and the soles need to be thicker to hold up


or look at the wide variety of soles at St. Crispins website.

you'll see, it is besides the heritage of this shoemaking tradition, more or less a necessity to have some solid footwear in your rotation.

I didn't post my dress shoes. Black, single sole, nice but standard for what it is.

I also "experimented" with the sole thickness, rubber sole etc. in the past. Step by step, I'll return to single and some double soled shoes. I have a young talented cobbler in my neighborhood. He is doing his "journeymens piece" for me and he is interested in working with me. So I let him do my shoes. I trust him and he trusts me. A perfect match. "His" shoes will be ready in April, then I'll update this thread with new pictures.
post #47 of 1304
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The mother of half shoes http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...Hofsttter1.jpg http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...Hofsttter3.jpg http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...Hofsttter4.jpg http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...Hofsttter5.jpg
post #48 of 1304

yup these are kick ass, i like the leather this color of brown is great, for me the piping is a bit crude around the top but the goyser welt looks great!
post #49 of 1304
Frankenstein's monster called. He wants his shoes ,back.
post #50 of 1304
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Frankenstein's monster called. He wants his shoes ,back.

But, he wont get them back

The piping is a distinct feature on the "Haferlschuh". though you can choose between the different methods. This was my choice.
post #51 of 1304
Fritzl,

You are supposed to be an ambassador for Austrian shoemaking but your half-shoes are just awful looking. Pardon my directness. I am having doubts about going to Vienna now
post #52 of 1304
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Fritzl,

You are supposed to be an ambassador for Austrian shoemaking but your half-shoes are just awful looking.

Glad you like them. They are Austrian Trad, very Ivy, indeed

@kolecho
Pardon my directness. I am having doubts about going to Vienna now


Don't be afraid. Only the strong survive.
post #53 of 1304
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but your half-shoes are just awful looking.

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Glad you like them.
'Awful' is not the same as 'awesome'!
post #54 of 1304
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'Awful' is not the same as 'awesome'!

Oh my goodness.
post #55 of 1304
You guys crack me up
post #56 of 1304
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'Awful' is not the same as 'awesome'!

Unless you are Charles II talking to Sir Christopher Wren.
post #57 of 1304
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Where it all begun...

19th Century - Ivy Leaguer on the weekend in their traditional national costumes.

Though they all wear boots, these were the mothers of the Haferlschuh.

post #58 of 1304
Sweet. Six button sack ,coats.
post #59 of 1304
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Sweet. Six button sack ,coats.

i bet the do them in Beige too
post #60 of 1304
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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
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