Austro-Hungarian school of shoemaking

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

  1. meister

    meister Senior member

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    Fritzl - here they are. The other representatives of the Hungarian shoemaking craft. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Please put these in the Spectator Porn thread Marcel...beautiful spectator budapesters....something different.[​IMG]
     


  2. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    checking in to the vienna thread, i found these beauties.

    thanks to cn for his wonderful contribution...

    Materna and Petkov who have their stores next to each other

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    now, we just need an icebreaker to take the plunge... [​IMG]
     


  3. C&A

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    No shoes yet. But after speaking with Fritzl, Banis, Cravatte and some others I decided to take the plunge and meet with Lucian Maftei when he was in Hamburg last month.

    First shoe will be black a cap toe oxford with a a little bit of punching along the edge of the toe cap. Similar to this shoe:

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    I went with an almond toe, quite similar to the Lobb Paris 7000 last. I received this picture earlier today:

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    Waiting to get some more pictures of the last and maybe of the prova shoe. Will certainly keep this thread updated once I've tried on the prova shoes and will in due course post the end product.

    Must say that Lucian Maftei is a really nice gentleman and a pleasure to deal with. Oh yeah, and ofcourse thanks to Fritlz, Banis and Cravatte.
     


  4. banis

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    Glad that you are having a good experience with Maftei. I hope you enjoy your shoes once they are ready. Keep posted on the process of following fittings.
     


  5. Jangofett

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    Must say that Lucian Maftei is a really nice gentleman and a pleasure to deal with. Oh yeah, and ofcourse thanks to Fritlz, Banis and Cravatte.

    Yes. He is a nice guy with good spoken English and excellent customer service.
    Maftei also have very nice prices for their shoes, forgot about bespoke.
    I think among the best in Austria although Fritzl will probably be quick to correct me!
     


  6. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    I think among the best in Austria although Fritzl will probably be quick to correct me!

    why?
     


  7. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    Must say that Lucian Maftei is a really nice gentleman and a pleasure to deal with. Oh yeah, and ofcourse thanks to Fritlz, Banis and Cravatte.

    you're welcome.

    imo, the almond shape is the best this kind of style dishes out.

    thanks for keeping this thread alive and looking forward to your updates. cheers
     


  8. Jangofett

    Jangofett Senior member

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    why?

    Because you are going to say another one of your obscure Austrian shoemaker, no one heard of, Mr A Doll Hister sells RTW handmade shoes cheaper than Maftei.
     


  9. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    Because you are going to say another one of your obscure Austrian shoemaker, no one heard of, Mr A Doll Hister sells RTW handmade shoes cheaper than Maftei.

    sorry, i dunno, what you're talking about.

    btw, i really love my two pairs of maftei's.
     


  10. Jangofett

    Jangofett Senior member

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    sorry, i dunno, what you're talking about.

    btw, i really love my two pairs of maftei's.


    Pictures please. Did the dad or son made them for you?
     


  11. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    Pictures please. Did the dad or son made them for you?

    look'em up on the first pages here.

    one by the son, one by the dad. dad messed up the order, though. forgotten and forgiven.
     


  12. C&A

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    Waiting to get some more pictures of the last and maybe of the prova shoe. Will certainly keep this thread updated once I've tried on the prova shoes and will in due course post the end product.

    A few more pictures of the last

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  13. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    another great example of craftmanship combined with the heritage of the old world:

    Demeter & Halmos: Alt Wien (semi-brogue apron) monk, Budapester style raised toe box last, dead stock Freudenberg burgundy box calf leather.

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    What kind of leather is this?

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    Looks like sting-ray to me.

    Adrian
     


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