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Operation Paprika

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by TRINI, May 19, 2010.

  1. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    What is it?

    Is it like teh Matrix?
     
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    Michael Ay329 Senior member

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    Fritzl and Sterling Gillette were the contact members for this operation

    At first it started by them clearing out the stock of a shoe maker who was ready to retire. His stock were either bespoke orders unpaid for or unclaimed...or shoes made on the makers standard lasts.

    Euro sizing was used and good pictures were made available

    I don't think they take orders...instead one mentions their size and design plus color leather shoe they desire...and the members try to see if they have a pair which fits the description. Payment is likely via PayPal. The members have the shoes and ship them to you.

    I don't hink they make any special order shoes as the clear out the stock of shoes already made. If they do make new shoes...then this is a nice progression of this operation.

    Sadly, I have yet to find a shoe that I desire from them...but I'm optimistic something special will fall into my hands soon
     
  5. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    Mine arrived today. [​IMG]


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  6. Sebastian

    Sebastian Senior member

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    Mine arrived today. [​IMG]


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    Pics? [​IMG]

    How do you like them?
     
  7. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    Pics? [​IMG]

    In due course...

    How do you like them?

    They're really swell.

    I haven't tried them on yet, so my fingers are still crossed on the fit.


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  8. forex

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    In due course...



    They're really swell.

    I haven't tried them on yet, so my fingers are still crossed on the fit.


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    What is the incremental enjoyment of receiving a new pair of shoes when you already own 100 pairs? Is there even any enjoyment?[​IMG]
     
  9. Shikar

    Shikar Senior member

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    They're really swell.

    I haven't tried them on yet, so my fingers are still crossed on the fit.


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    Not wearing them will prolong this anticipatory *fingers crossed* feeling.

    Regards.
     
  10. srivats

    srivats Senior member

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    What is the incremental enjoyment of receiving a new pair of shoes when you already own 100 pairs? Is there even any enjoyment?[​IMG]

    100? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  11. forex

    forex Senior member

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    Not wearing them will prolong this anticipatory *fingers crossed* feeling.

    Regards.


    QFT[​IMG]
     
  12. Frodo

    Frodo Senior member

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    I'm having a hard time getting behind these shoes. I'm sure the failing is entirely mine, and I have no real frame of reference for eastern European footwear, but to me they look like a county shoe maker's provincial interpretation of urban styles. They look very rural and boxy. Are these actually very good examples of some kind of shoe that I'm just not familiar with? Like I said, the failing is mine I'm sure, and I don't mean to sound insulting.
     
  13. Wes Bourne

    Wes Bourne Senior member

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    What is the incremental enjoyment of receiving a new pair of shoes when you already own 100 pairs? Is there even any enjoyment?[​IMG]

    Do you apply this same questioning to other pleasant experiences? [​IMG]
     
  14. forex

    forex Senior member

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    Do you apply this same questioning to other pleasant experiences? [​IMG]

    Unfortunately,it is impossible to do that,even if I wanted to..
     
  15. fritzl

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    am pleased to see a thread on behalf of our project.

    just yesterday, i thought about an: ask all questions ... ...here it is.

    i'm watching soccer tonight, so it is unlikely, i'll participate here until tomorrow(GMT +1).

    thank you for participating and for your interest in Mr. Kiss' shoes.

    see you later...
     
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    Their "country shit-kicker" vibe is part of the charm for me and my pair.
     
  17. Germanicus

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    I'm having a hard time getting behind these shoes. I'm sure the failing is entirely mine, and I have no real frame of reference for eastern European footwear, but to me they look like a county shoe maker's provincial interpretation of urban styles. They look very rural and boxy. Are these actually very good examples of some kind of shoe that I'm just not familiar with? Like I said, the failing is mine I'm sure, and I don't mean to sound insulting.
    I felt the same in the beginning but the shoes have really grown on me. I recently looked at all the different photos fritzl has provided over the last year and was amazed by all the different colours, styles and leathers. Some or more precisely all of these shoes are unique in style plus you will get them on lasted trees.
     
  18. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    What is the incremental enjoyment of receiving a new pair of shoes when you already own 100 pairs? Is there even any enjoyment?[​IMG]

    It's a Tiger Woods type of thing.

    If it were a Wilt Chamberlain type of thing, that would be more aportnoy's department.

    Not wearing them will prolong this anticipatory *fingers crossed* feeling.

    Regards.


    You mean like staring at a delicious desert and never raising the fork?

    100? [​IMG] [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    QFT[​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Unfortunately,it is impossible to do that,even if I wanted to..

    [​IMG]

    I'm sure the failing is entirely mine, and I have no real frame of reference for eastern European footwear, but to me they look like a county shoe maker's provincial interpretation of urban styles.

    How about we approach it from a different Hungarian angle?

    [​IMG]

    Their "country shit-kicker" vibe is part of the charm for me and my pair.

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  19. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I'm glad this thread is finally about vox
     
  20. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    I'm glad this thread is finally about vox

    [​IMG]


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