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Austro-Hungarian school of shoemaking

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by fritzl, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. fritzl

    fritzl Well-Known Member

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    Haferlschuh by Christian Hofstätter, Neukirchen

    They just returned from the first fitting adjustments. Christian did a great job.
    (I use the old picture).

    [​IMG]

    I'll wear them over the weekend and then we go through the final round. [​IMG]
     
  2. luk-cha

    luk-cha Well-Known Member

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    Vass-tastic. Thanks for the contribution. [​IMG]
     
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    fritzl Well-Known Member

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    fritzl: your shoes are very good. Some of the best i've seen here. Not too fancy. Real shoes. Not so much a fan of the exotic skin ones.
     
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    Not so much a fan of the exotic skin ones.
    The nile-perch hide was a "gift" and I asked Lucian Maftei, if it is possible to make a shoe out of it. It was a challenge and an experiment for both of us. The shoes were finally made by his father, who took the "plunge". To be honest, I am happy with the result and it's perfectly made, but they do not get too much wear. It takes a certain mood to pull it off. The fake snake was just for fun [​IMG]
     
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    A friend of mine sent me this picture from his latest order with Balint.

    [​IMG]
     
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    luk-cha Well-Known Member

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    just this one shot or any more?
     
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    just this one shot or any more?
    + Both luk-cha and my self are both wanting Heel & side shots [​IMG]
     
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    Your friend has narrow feet!!!!
     
  11. fritzl

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    + Both luk-cha and my self are both wanting Heel & side shots [​IMG]

    Unfortunately he sent me only this one. He's busy at the moment. But I try my best.

    Speed your "sole" requests" are killing me. [​IMG]
     
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    Unfortunately he sent me only this one. He's busy at the moment. But I try my best. Speed your "sole" requests" are killing me. [​IMG]
    Sole is not quite sa interesting as side profile & rear HEEL ...
     
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    Unfortunately he sent me only this one. He's busy at the moment. But I try my best.

    Speed your "sole" requests" are killing me. [​IMG]


    i wanna know if it has a rear seam [​IMG]
     
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    i wanna know if it has a rear seam [​IMG]

    Sure, I want a supamodal as GF [​IMG]
     
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    Running Beagle was so kind to put up some examples from Maftei's workshop. Pictures are on the courtesy of RB and Prof. Hansen of Welesley College. Thread [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Sure, I want a supamodal as GF [​IMG]

    me too! must be a feww your end on the street[​IMG]
     
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    On the courtesy of CCM, styleandtheman.eu

    [​IMG]
     
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    Does the wood-peg method of attaching soles have any special consequences for re-soling?

    Any other comments on that?
     
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    The actual sole is sewn to the insole, by hand or a machine. Then you attach the final layer(s) to this construction, who builds up the basement.

    So, if you do not have a cobbler on hand, who is familiar with this technique, he can remove the pegged layer, grounds down the pegs and helps himself out with a glue job.

    Anecdote:
    On one of my shoes, the pegs loosened a bit(after 12 years). They had a aftermarket rubber sole installed. I tested this version, but didn't like. So I was intended to wear the rubber down etc., etc..

    In this case we had to decide, if i will do a full repair, what would have required, doing the pegs, twice on the damaged shoe. This is not cost effective and more of a cosmetic touch for the final result.

    So, we decided on the interim solution. Doing the glue job now, and a full refurbish later.

    Hope this helps. [​IMG]
     
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    Maftei told me that re-soling a holzgenagelt sole is much easier than a welted sole.
     

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