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Austro-Hungarian school of shoemaking

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

  1. sstomcat

    sstomcat Senior member

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    It is a pleasure...have learnt many things from you...
     
  2. sstomcat

    sstomcat Senior member

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    go for it...
     
  3. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    we learn from each other... ...which is a good thing, imo
     
  4. sstomcat

    sstomcat Senior member

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    We both get to eat the pie, and it tastes pretty darn good!

    Some F and 3636 in its glory...

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  5. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    exactly. now go and rub them under stitchy's nose, har har :nodding:
     
  6. rikod

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    Out of this world
     
  7. rikod

    rikod Senior member

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    Cleaning day for the Vass shoes, finally wanted to take pictures of them together. I'm tired, still have to work on the the wing tips, will post tomorrow or next week. Hope you like it.

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  8. sdolina

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    I have visited the Heinrich Dinkelacker showroom in Germany, as for me their shoes looks impressive but rather rough, and are overpriced.
    http://www.menshoes.de/en/menshoes.html

    They sell cordovan shoes for 699 euros (900 usd) which is too much imho, even when you take away 19% tax.

    Still like this particular model in cordovan, what do you think about it? They have same in suede, also nice and 150 euro cheaper.
    The last fits me well, I had them on.

    Will try to get'em on sale or with some nice discount maybe.

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  9. fritzl

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    care to share?
     
  10. hendrix

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    This sounds great.

    If you want to check out an older member who wears some of the more avant-garde stuff well, check out user Parker. He wears both classic clothing and fashion clothing very naturally.
     
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  11. fritzl

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    omg
     
  12. sdolina

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    Well, have a look on the website that I posted.
    I have seen these shoes closely not only at factory showroom, but in the big shop where they have C&J, EG, Lobb, AE, Santoni and many others.
    Maybe this is only my taste, but I can't explain why HD are 200-300 euros more expensive than AE, and 100 more than C&J.
    C&J Harvard in Cordovan costs 569 euro, HD cordovan loafers - 650 euro

    If there shoes cost like Vass' shoes (around 400 for the calf) it would be different story, because the outsole loofs impressive, especially - triple leather sole with brass nails.
    Same thing with Ludwig Reiter shoes - for 400+ I would consider, for 700 euro - pass.
     
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  13. sdolina

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    Sorry if I offenced anybody with my post, remeber - this is my personal opinion, not the stated fact.
     
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  14. fritzl

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    no worries. welcome on board.

    probably you have the chance to check out handmacher also. this could be a good entry level alternative for some...
     
  15. Sterling Gillette

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    Apart from Vass, the other makers you mention are all machine-welted, so they don't really compare in terms of production methods. I think, for the quality of materials and make, specific style (which, agreed, one either loves or hates) and choice of models their prices are hard to beat.
     
  16. sdolina

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    I do agree with this, that's why I still want to buy HD once, but I would like to pay more if they have more sleek design.
     
  17. sstomcat

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    Vass has recently increased their prices, even though still significantly lower. HD shoes follow a similar process of make, per some reading I have done and are made in Budapest. From someone who knows and better still own both I would be interested to know the quality difference both in terms of materials used and fit finish. Thanks in advance
     
  18. fritzl

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    the forint went down thirty percent within the last year. this should compensate, imo.
     
  19. fritzl

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    the forint went down thirty percent within the last year. this should compensate, imo.
     
  20. sdolina

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    This should be interesting indeed!
    I've seen many DH but only one Vass (the one I own).
    DH has very impressive soles. Can't say "better" as mine has a single sole, while most DH are on double and triple soles, very solid and well done.
     

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