Operation Paprika

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  1. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    Emmanuelle Beart before having plastic surgery and duck lips like everybody else in Hollywood...

    She was stunning in Manon des sources...
     


  2. fritzl

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    Is he part of the Operation Paprika?

    of course. he is head of guerrilla marketing.

    Bill recommended him to us: Gerd, you need one of these sturdy miners for special task force...

    you know how highly Bill regards the guys from the outback.

    best part, he is doing it voluntarily for his mission to save the feet of the world. what a guy.

    ps: i think he eats raw meat to get into the right mood...
     


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    I think the optimal ratio of beauty to desperation (o=b*d) can be found in Latvia.

    Lativian girls are hot.
     


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    Russian girls are more desesperate ...

    guess depends on who you met.
     


  5. lasbar

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    guess depends on who you met.

    I don't meet young desesperate Ladies anymore...

    I'm married now...
     


  6. Son Of Saphir

    Son Of Saphir Senior member

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    This topic ruin by off posts.
    More paprika talk please,
    less other talk.
     


  7. Son Of Saphir

    Son Of Saphir Senior member

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    i have spoken to makers about the long distance option the way cliff's offer works. negative.


    Can me ask,
    what makers?
     


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    Can me ask,
    what makers?


    yep, Karl Ivants, Maftei, Materna...

    it's particular for the first order. let's see what the future will bring.
     


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    But I'm not sure if "┼żlong distance bespoke" makes sense. fritzl, do you have plan B in case Paprikas won't fit?

    as i said several times. long distance is a tricky thing. imo, it needs a lot of experience and understanding of the process from the customer side.

    honestly, it would have been impossible to start a project like this without the expertise I gained over the years.

    plan B? there's always a plan. we at "Operation Paprika" had the pleasure to deal with a number of regulars from the forum, who have been experienced enough and possess a lot of understanding in the field.

    look at the comments of i.e. ajl, vox, iammatt.

    certainly every order has been fullfiled up to now. if there wouldn't be a chance to replace an "ill" fitting pair, we make a full refund. the few exchanges were on our expenses, whether it was our fault or not. that's part of our personal customer service attitude.

    if you have more questions feel free to ask.

    ps: paprikas do fit...
     


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    look at the comments of i.e. ajl, vox, iammatt.
    In addition to one comment from ajv, I haven't seen much comments aside from that of vox and luk-cha. And the last 2 could be summarised summed as damning with faint praise and a full on horrorshow gallery respectively. TBH, you seem to be doing most of the talking for your customers.
    of course. he is head of guerrilla marketing. Bill recommended him to us: Gerd, you need one of these sturdy miners for special task force... you know how highly Bill regards the guys from the outback. best part, he is doing it voluntarily for his mission to save the feet of the world. what a guy. ps: i think he eats raw meat to get into the right mood...
    [​IMG] How many shoes have you offered out for free?
     


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    [​IMG]

    How many shoes have you offered out for free?


    none, this is against the object and rules of "Operation Paprika".

    TBH, we are really sorry that we cannot proceed your application.

    we wish you good luck for attempts at other places in the future.
     


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    Is it useful to bring your own custom last, either with a long distance procedure or when you start with a new maker/workshop?

    what's the advantage i.e. with a first order?

    I don't know. [​IMG]
    Do you know?


    none, in my book.

    my personal rule of thumb: when i use a new maker/workshop, let them use the materials, they are used, too. then go the full nine yards. imo, with the first order, there are things to figure out. if you read across the bespoke topics almost everybody from medwards to aportnoy admitted that there is space for development, either in the works than in building a relationship.

    i don't even understand the approach to have a custom last made and send it to the maker without seeing him.

    i.e. Michael ay visited Cliff and Slewfoot visited Chay at Alfred Sargent to discuss their demands. Michael also opted for a trial shoe, which for me is a very wise thing in a long distance process.

    following these simple rules and doing your homework helps to avoid a lot of hassle, at least it did for me.
     


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    How many shoes have you offered out for free?[/quote]

    Ouch..That's cruel...
     


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    I don't meet young desesperate Ladies anymore...

    I'm married now...


    I thought once you're married you just don't meet any in general[​IMG].
     


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    cross post from the brown sude monk topic:

    PG - impossible, esp after the BBQing he gave me on the issue

    we'll hug it out... ...no prob.
     


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