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Austro-Hungarian school of shoemaking

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

  1. ncdobson

    ncdobson Senior member

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    Very pretty and very cool.
     
  2. ncdobson

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    Fantastic!
     
  3. fritzl

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    i agree, the proportions are quite right for a Norweger - double leather sole included.
     
  4. rikod

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    I also agree, they are fantastic in every way
     
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    fritzl,

    is there any special finish for those? they have that nice matte finish. also are those boots.. dark gray?
     
  6. fritzl

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    a good brushing and then leather grease. i want them arrive quite raw at their new homes. understood that there are people who claim that you cannot shine a shoe after you treated the uppers with leather grease. i call bs on this.

    no, the boots are mud colour and the norweger is mud with an olive hue. i was afraid, i wasn't able to catch it in the pictures.
     
  7. kashmir

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    they look great and brimming with such character with those colour and finish.... amazing.

    dare I ask what is the channel available to acquire these from South East Asia?
     
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  8. fritzl

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    oh, thank you. i was introduced to this method by the grandchild of an old master in shoemaking. it's mainly to preserve the leather, especially for storage. i have no strict regiment for it.

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    understood that leather reacts differently. some takes a shine from the start, while others need to polished with a brush or cloth. depends mainly on your preferences.

    i can proxy it for you as i need stuff myself. i will pm you on this.
     
  9. NOBD

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    :) Maybe in full suede, fritzl...
     
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    best you've posted
     
  11. fritzl

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    actually the most unorthodox..., imo. your plaudit is much appreciated.
     
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    this design apeals to me just with they were not black
     
  13. fritzl

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    lol wut.
     
  14. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    should have been wish, typing with my phone in the taxi home
     
  15. fritzl

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    i got you. you know that i love black shoes :slayer:
     
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    just got notice from a friend and i have to say. I feel blessed that Gyula bacsci made it on the voxsartoria blog again.

    thank you, bill
     
  17. RDiaz

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    I noticed them too. It was impossible not to...
     
  18. fritzl

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    thank you for your kind words. much appreciated.

    let's give another shout out to our friend rikod. he got them from his wife for his fiftieth birthday. it cannot get better, imo. I discovered them three years ago and I was wondering, who'll get them. when rikod told me about this special present, i tried to make it happen. it worked. what a great story.

     
  19. ncdobson

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    That is indeed a great story.
     
  20. fritzl

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    well, that's, at least for me, the biggest distinguishing feature between curating the legacy of a shoemaker and selling shoes from a serial production. with the latter you have second chances and you can exchange numbers. certainly both demands certain skills and a profound knowledge of the product.
     

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