"Handmade Shoes for Men" by Vass & Molnar

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  1. Kaplan

    Kaplan Senior member

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    Does any of you have this book? (Amazon link)

    Would you recommend it?

    (I know there's been a thread about this before, but it's 4 years old and I was wondering what the current posters thought about it...)
     


  2. MalfordOfLondon

    MalfordOfLondon Senior member

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    When I was searching this forum about the quality of the John Lobb book, most people recommended this book instead - apparently it's a great read [​IMG]
     


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    Yes. I have it, and recommend it. Especially the illustrations are very good.
     


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    Yes. I have it, and recommend it. Especially the illustrations are very good.

    +1
     


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    It's a good book. The measurement pictures are from my bespoke maker, Balint, not Vass.
     


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    P-K-L Senior member

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    Yes. I have it, and recommend it. Especially the illustrations are very good.

    I agree, a great book..!
     


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    I think it isn't very good.
     


  8. Kaplan

    Kaplan Senior member

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    ^^ What do you find lacking about it?

    I'm not really looking to know every detail about how to craft shoes, just some insights.

    But I'm hoping to get some educated advice on shoe maintenance and learn a little about the various shoe types, their history and intended uses.

    Would you say it delivers on those subjects?
     


  9. acidboy

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    I have that and it is quite an interesting coffee table book. But if you want educated advise, I think you'd get more mileage researching and asking around here in the forum.
     


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    It's a great coffeetable book with great photos. Highly recommend.
     


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    Awesome book. Get it.
     


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    I have it. I would say nice pictures, not more.
     


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    Good book overall. Unfortunately most of the shoes pictured are of what I think are called "Budapesters" which are not the most attractive in my view. If you want to look at shoe pron don't buy this book.
     


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    I have it in English and in French (gift from brother). Great book - discussion of various makers could benefit from an update now
     


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    It has great pics, it isn't really a comprehensive book about Handmade shoes. It's basically about Vass only. It's cheap though, so you can't really go wrong.
     


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