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Operation Paprika

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

  1. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    allow me a little melancholy.

    it's almost seventeen years that our paths crossed and it's almost a pair of shoes for every year i had the pleasure to meet this great man.

    it was a misty day and two determined guys in a pea green mini cooper were on their way to a small town on the countryside of hungary. the begin of a special relationship.

    now the workshop is emtpy and the hammer lies on the bench...

    thank you for all the years and the joy your shoes brought to me.
     
  2. RSS

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    My most sincere condolences.
     
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    His sounds like a life well lived. Condolences to you and his family.
     
  4. fritzl

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    gentlemen,

    i appreciate your sympathies. i'll tell him at the farewell.

    i will pass your wishes to his family.

    ps: at all the members who own a pair - wear them in good health and tell the world.
     
  5. NOBD

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    Sorry to hear that, fritzl.
     
  6. comrade

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    allow me a little melancholy.

    it's almost seventeen years that our paths crossed and it's almost a pair of shoes for every year i had the pleasure to meet this great man.

    it was a misty day and two determined guys in a pea green mini cooper were on their way to a small town on the countryside of hungary. the begin of a special relationship.

    now the workshop is emtpy and the hammer lies on the bench...

    thank you for all the years and the joy your shoes brought to me.


    My sincerest condolences.
    Gerd, your sentiments are beautifully expressed.
     
  7. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    sad to hear, i love my Kiss's
     
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    very sorry to hear this, gerd..
     
  9. meister

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    he had his workshop in the backyard of his home. he's been there every day until his death. i assume he had a fullfilled life, living his passion...

    To go like that doing what you love and doing it well all your life through war and peace is a real achievement ....RIP Mr Kiss - Hungarian gentleman.
     
  10. Archivist

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    My sincere condolences on the passing of your friend.

    The Japanese have a concept, the cultural treasure. Individuals who are craftsmen of an accomplishment such that they are honored for their skills, and the contribution to the civilization these skills contribute. From all I have read, this man was one of these rare, and increasingly rarer, individuals. We should all mourn his passing, and celebrate his craft.

    Requiescat in pace
     
  11. fritzl

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    gentlemen,

    i'm overwhelmed by your attention. i would appreciate, if people share their anecdotes and pictures with their paprika here.

    many thanks
     
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    May him rest in peace.
     
  13. fritzl

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    My sincerest condolences.
    Gerd, your sentiments are beautifully expressed.


    Thank you, Roger

    I owe you something...
     
  14. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    Is Operation Paprika now defunct?

    it continues...
     
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    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    Oh, I'm sorry, G. A loss for the world.
     
  16. MarcellHUN

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    My sincere condolences on the passing of your friend.

    The Japanese have a concept, the cultural treasure. Individuals who are craftsmen of an accomplishment such that they are honored for their skills, and the contribution to the civilization these skills contribute. From all I have read, this man was one of these rare, and increasingly rarer, individuals. We should all mourn his passing, and celebrate his craft.

    Requiescat in pace


    I can tell you - as a craftsman, moreover a shoemaker from the same country, where Mr. Kiss lived - how they treat us.... but this is not the right place for it. It is a loss for the family, a loss for the craft. A little less knowledge left, a little more responsibility to preserve our heritage.

    R.I.P.
     
  17. ThinkDerm

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    I can tell you - as a craftsman, moreover a shoemaker from the same country, where Mr. Kiss lived - how they treat us.... but this is not the right place for it. It is a loss for the family, a loss for the craft. A little less knowledge left, a little more responsibility to preserve our heritage.

    R.I.P.


    tell us hun
     
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    Sorry to read that Fritzl, it's a sad news.

    Just happen to wear my Paprikas today to get my latest pair from a friend of mine.

    Give my sincere condolences to his family.

    Adrian
     
  19. MarcellHUN

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    tell us hun

    This is a long story... Shortly: crafts are more appreciated anywhere else in the world.
     
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    I am saddened to hear about the death of this shoemaker.
     

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