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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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    Thank you for posting... I think this is where most of the 'learning' can take place.

    Not be to rude at all, but I couldn't see myself wearing any of these shoes. Very full, thick and old looking.

    Again, I appreciate the posting...please continue. thx.


    I don't see your comment rude at all.

    As you can see from the.chikors post about Maftei

    @the.chikor
    If you go, just know every little detail of the shoe that you want, i.e., know if you want a sole thickness of 6 mm or less, as their normal sole thickness is at 8mm-it is thicker b/c Vienna is cobble stone and the soles need to be thicker to hold up


    or look at the wide variety of soles at St. Crispins website.

    you'll see, it is besides the heritage of this shoemaking tradition, more or less a necessity to have some solid footwear in your rotation.

    I didn't post my dress shoes. Black, single sole, nice but standard for what it is.

    I also "experimented" with the sole thickness, rubber sole etc. in the past. Step by step, I'll return to single and some double soled shoes. I have a young talented cobbler in my neighborhood. He is doing his "journeymens piece" for me and he is interested in working with me. So I let him do my shoes. I trust him and he trusts me. A perfect match. "His" shoes will be ready in April, then I'll update this thread with new pictures.
     


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    fritzl Senior member

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    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Frankenstein's monster called. He wants his shoes ,back.
     


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    fritzl Senior member

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    Frankenstein's monster called. He wants his shoes ,back.

    But, he wont get them back [​IMG]

    The piping is a distinct feature on the "Haferlschuh". though you can choose between the different methods. This was my choice.
     


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    Fritzl,

    You are supposed to be an ambassador for Austrian shoemaking [​IMG] but your half-shoes are just awful looking. Pardon my directness. I am having doubts about going to Vienna now [​IMG]
     


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    fritzl Senior member

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    Fritzl,

    You are supposed to be an ambassador for Austrian shoemaking [​IMG] but your half-shoes are just awful looking.


    Glad you like them. They are Austrian Trad, very Ivy, indeed

    @kolecho
    Pardon my directness. I am having doubts about going to Vienna now [​IMG]


    Don't be afraid. Only the strong survive. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    but your half-shoes are just awful looking.

    Glad you like them.
    'Awful' is not the same as 'awesome'!
     


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    fritzl Senior member

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    'Awful' is not the same as 'awesome'!

    Oh my goodness.
     


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    You guys crack me up [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    'Awful' is not the same as 'awesome'!

    Unless you are Charles II talking to Sir Christopher Wren.
     


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    fritzl Senior member

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    Where it all begun...

    19th Century - Ivy Leaguer on the weekend in their traditional national costumes.

    Though they all wear boots, these were the mothers of the Haferlschuh.

    [​IMG]
     


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    Sweet. Six button sack ,coats.
     


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    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Sweet. Six button sack ,coats.

    i bet the do them in Beige too[​IMG]
     


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    fritzl Senior member

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    On the courtesy of LARon aka Sleevehead, I found a picture(a very rare find on the net) of a shoe made by Otto Bartkiewicz. [​IMG] Bartkiewicz must be in his eighties now. I have been told, he is/was the best shoemaker in Vienna. Mr. Maftei said to me, that he has never seen a more refined handstitching, and he has seen a lot. See the whole blog entry: http://sleevehead.blogspot.com/search/label/knize
     


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