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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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    actually, it is around. inventory is in hungary though. from what i captured out of your posts, you are around a EU 44 and narrow with a low instep.

    let's try to figure out your size more precisely via pm. thank you.
     


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    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    No Problem buddy

    BTW i am loving the nile perch norwegians

    are the perforated summer derbies any cooler, i have been thinking about a pair in suede??
     


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    fritzl Senior member

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    :cheers::fistbump:


    many do. i ordered them with goyser welt, but they forgot about. now, i love them either... :D

    you want moar pics?


    yes they are. they are also on a single sole. understood, that they need stiffeners and a full lining, like any other shoe. at least, these are made like this. actually, there's more than one way to skin a cat. btw, ludwig reiter has a very nice version in their current collection.
     


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    Fritzl, are there any boots for us boot lovers out there?
     


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    fritzl Senior member

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    yes, there are some. needs a little patience...
     


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    fritzl Senior member

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    most are black.
     


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    fritzl Senior member

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    under this aspect, i assume, i haven't done too bad.


     


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    Don't mind, I'd still like to see. I'll be back in Vienna for Silvester. I'm thinking of branching out from Anglo-American dress boots.
     


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    fritzl Senior member

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    alright, let me know what you're looking for and i try to give you some advice.

    price range is helpful also.
     


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    Marcellionheart Senior member

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    Missing from my collection is a balmoral boot and a cap toe boot as well. Price wise, my upper limit is about 400-500 EUR. Probably can't find much in that range, but would be interesting to see how A-H makes them.
     


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    Not to go off the topic, but there is a short piece in the latest issue of The Rake on Austro-Hungarian shoemakers - some nice photos too.
     


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    fritzl Senior member

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    not at all. maybe you can scan it or at least tell us, who is featured?
     


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    fritzl Senior member

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    well, this is doable. will do some research and get back to you.
     


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    I'm loving this thread.


    The write-up in The Rake is titled The Austro-Hungarian Shoemaker's Art and is mostly a historical account of the shoe making industry in the region. I enjoyed learning about the apprenticeship (journeyman) program and the Guild. Did you know it took more time for someone to become master shoemaker then than it takes someone to become a foot surgeon today? Their Maker's of Distinction List:

    • Balint Massschuhe
    • Demeter & Halmos
    • Koronya Shoes
    • Maftei Massschuhe
    • Georg Materna
    • Ludwig Reiter
    • Rudolf Sheer & Sohne
      Lzszlo Vass

    (apologies for any mis-spellings, missing accents, umlauts, etc)
     
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    you're welcome. many thanks. no appologies needed. :cheers:

    become a master shoemaker: what is the time-bracket we're talking about? five, seven or more years?
     


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