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Austro-Hungarian school of shoemaking

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

  1. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    After chit chatting with luk-cha and janne melkersson announcing interest in shoes made in the Austro-Hungarian shoemaking tradition, they could convince me to take some pictures.

    My photographic skills are far from "von Rothbarts" professional examples of work, but yes, I tried my best.

    You will see the examples from four makers I used in the past + a few comparison shots with a Ludwig Reiter RTW.

    I am right in the middle of my maintenance rotation. So some shoes may still have some quirks. Also I store them unpolished and some are taken right from the daily rotation shelf. But that shouldn't bother.

    All of them have several miles on the clock and have "inherited" their stories and anecdotes.

    Don't be afraid, I will not that far and write an essay. I'll keep that for my biography. So enough talking...
     
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    This shoe is a real work horse. In the meantime I use it as an "experimental piece", trying out shoe polish, sole edging etc.

    There is also a twin pair with a straight cap, which undergoes a total restoration. I put it back to the original double sole. (I will add it, when I update the thread)

    It fits like a glove. For me it is all about the fit. [​IMG] I agree, the triple sole is a bit weird. I "had" to try it, no way I couldn't miss the experience.
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    fritzl Senior member

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    Mr. Feher learned the shoemaking from his father, who was a well known "Cipesz mester" in Hungary.

    Here you can see his interpretation of a slightly squared toe.
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    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    wow! these are real mans shoe's!

    where the last is not super sleek. a la G&G i like them for what they are, i'd love to get them to wear as weekend shoes!

    thank you for finally sharing these![​IMG]
     
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    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Mr. Feher learned the shoemaking from his father, who was a well known "Cipesz mester" in Hungary.

    Here you can see his interpretation of a slightly squared toe.


    i like these one the most! i also like the leather, what is it?
     
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    fritzl Senior member

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    We have been introduced to "Cipesz mester" Kovacs by the last maker Kalman Berta.

    Mr. Kovacs is already retired after having a heart attack.
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    thank you for finally sharing these![​IMG]

    It is my pleasure and there is a big part from you that made me doing it.

    We are not finished yet. [​IMG]
     
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    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    We have been introduced to "Cipesz mester" Kovacs by the last maker Kalman Berta.

    Mr. Kovacs is already retired after having a heart attack.


    i like these a lot!!! these are inanly cool![​IMG]
     
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    Though I always wore his shoes, I did not really consider to visit him. One day, I met a friend and asked him about his shoemaker. Guyla Kiss. The rest is history.
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    fritzl Senior member

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    Inspired by a shoe he was making for a client. I found the perfect shoe for the terroir I am living in - S a l z k a m m e r g u t.
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    It is an article about István FehÃ[​IMG]r, Győr. He became a master shoemaker from an engineer. Thanks for posting. (and the rest is written in the article - unfortunately in Hungarian).

    http://www.kisalfold.hu/gyori_hirek/...ipesz/2041213/


    Marcell, thanks for sharing. The shoe upper you see in the picture is a distinct design of him. I couldn't qualify for it yet [​IMG] I like this "crazy" men. I'll have to pick up my shoes in April.
     
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    Unfortunately this shoe had to suffer a lot. That's life.
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    Let the good times roll...
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    Fritzl, thank you very much for sharing! For me it is a sort of cultural post....I know a lot about Italian and English tradition but not about the Austro-Ungarian one.

    Fra
     
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    For me it is a sort of cultural post....
    Fra, for me too. Remember my message. No phone, no email... ...just a piece of paper and a road-map [​IMG] Are you ready for more? [​IMG]
     
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    Fra, for me too. Remember my message. No phone, no email... ...just a piece of paper and a road-map [​IMG]

    Are you read for more? [​IMG]


    BRING THEM ON!!!!
     
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    i like these one the most! i like the leather, what is it?

    Honestly said. I don't know. Mr. FÃ[​IMG]her showed me the hide and I said: Yes.

    It is a thick leather, calf?, that's why it is a blind brougue. It has a nice structure and it is aging nicely. Most of the time I use bordeaux wax.
     
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    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Honestly said. I don't know. Mr. FÃ[​IMG]her showed me the hide and I said: Yes.

    It is a thick leather, calf?, that's why it is a blind brougue. It has a nice structure and it is aging nicely. Most of the time I use bordeaux wax.


    i want some too![​IMG]
     

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