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Austro-Hungarian school of shoemaking

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

  1. Sterling Gillette

    Sterling Gillette Distinguished Member

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    Those Vass are really the first Norweger in plain leather which I like. For no particular reason, I generally prefer scoth grain like Matt's.
     


  2. srivats

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    Had this beauties waiting for me today ... and I love 'em. The fit just perfect, no ifs, no buts. The length, the width, everything is perfect.

    I am very impressed with the workmanship in these pair of shoes. They are amongst my most comfortable shoes now! Mr. Kiss definitely deserves a lot of credit (and support) for his work.

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    The kind of look like the vass split-toes above, don't they? [​IMG]

    I like the lasted shoe trees too - and the calfskin is excellent quality:

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  3. fritzl

    fritzl Stylish Dinosaur

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    it seems the colour appears on most monitors as brown.

    it is steel blue, RAL 5011, size is EU 46

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    ...and a little anecdote:

    i showed them to a friend who is strictly into brown or black shoes. he liked them a lot. unfortunately, they have been to tight due to their sleekness. his loss, might be your gain [​IMG]
     


  4. Sterling Gillette

    Sterling Gillette Distinguished Member

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    srivats, those are awesome! I think I'm in a Norweger mood right now.
     


  5. fritzl

    fritzl Stylish Dinosaur

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    paid christian a visit recently. he is a young talented shoemaker in the neck of my woods.

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    agenda: heavy rainstorms, discussing upcoming "shoe projects"
    sakko: cooling , lawrence&wells, maddox street, w1 london, made for the count henckel v. donnersmarck
    shirt: bespoke, local maker
    watch: omega speedmaster, 25th anniversary
    pictures: jános szábo

    two beers, or not two beers...

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    restoration:

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    a forum's darling:

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  6. Sterling Gillette

    Sterling Gillette Distinguished Member

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    Imagining those Alt Wien in burgundy in a refurbished status makes me go [​IMG].
     


  7. luk-cha

    luk-cha Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    great pictures!
     


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  10. fritzl

    fritzl Stylish Dinosaur

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    Can I play?

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    of course.

    C&J for Alt Wien?

    ps: just safed your ticket on last call [​IMG]

    @azure

    yes, imo the VASS book is excellent
     


  11. Azure

    Azure Senior Member

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    of course.

    C&J for Alt Wien?

    ps: just safed your ticket on last call [​IMG]

    @azure

    yes, imo the VASS book is excellent


    Ok, I´m buying it. My granpa, died in 1975 also started a small shoe bussiness in Spain in the 40s and finished having 150 workers!

    We had all the basement full of that wooden last, tons, wasted on the chiminee, shame!!! I have a couple of them!
     


  12. luk-cha

    luk-cha Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Can I play?
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    close, but no cigar[​IMG]
     


  13. fritzl

    fritzl Stylish Dinosaur

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    restoration:

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    after some tlc:

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  14. Sterling Gillette

    Sterling Gillette Distinguished Member

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    I love how worn and yet so cared for they look
     


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    Any recommendations for relatively inexpensive bootmakers in Budapest? Somewhere I can get all the necessary fitting work done in a 4-5 day trip.
     


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