Shoe Damage Report & Porn Central - Part I

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  1. Swann

    Swann Senior member

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    Uh...anybody got a phone number for this Materna Fella? Actually where is this place?


    Georg Maternas shop is in Vienna, Mahlerstr. 5. (Tel/Fax +43 - 1- 512 41 65)
     
  2. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    Swann...YOU ARE THE MAN (or woman, i guess)! I am gonna call this place in the middle of the night and see what they say!
     
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    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The shoes in the pic are so shiny because they are display models and have been spit polished to a very high degree. They cannot be worn like that because the wax would disintegrate the first time the leather flexes. Anyone who has seen the bespoke samples at the Lattanzi store in NY will know what I mean.
     
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    von Rothbart Senior member

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    Brian, jjgold, Materna doesn't make RTW, only MTM and bespoke. They don't even have a spare pair for me to try on for sizes. Materna has website, it's listed in the comprehensive shoe link thread. Here's the price list:

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    Bespoke €1,532 for the first pair and €1,007 for any subsequent pair, handmade MTM €625. Prices include VAT, to subtract VAT divide the price by 1.2, so the prices are very reasonable consider a pair of EG RLPL retails for $1050 plus tax.

    Brian, the full brogue that you found so amazing also comes with a half brogue, made on the same last, it's the one one the right, side view. So are they decadent enough for you?

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    Bespoke boots by Materna, Vienna (for yours truly):

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    A nice dressy boot Bengal. [​IMG]
     
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    A nice dressy boot Bengal. [​IMG]

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    Brian, jjgold, Materna doesn't make RTW, only MTM and bespoke. They don't even have a spare pair for me to try on for sizes. Materna has website, it's listed in the comprehensive shoe link thread. Here's the price list:

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    Bespoke €1,532 for the first pair and €1,007 for any subsequent pair, handmade MTM €625. Prices include VAT, to subtract VAT divide the price by 1.2, so the prices are very reasonable consider a pair of EG RLPL retails for $1050 plus tax.

    Brian, the full brogue that you found so amazing also comes with a half brogue, made on the same last, it's the one one the right, side view. So are they decadent enough for you?

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    are they decadent enough? these are the most perfect black semi brogues I have ever seen!
    only approx. $1595 (USD) ?? that is only a couple more hundred over a RTW JL Prestige!

    i am definitely wanting to dump some of my shoes for a pair of those.
    why oh why did i buy 5 pairs of guccis .??
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  11. von Rothbart

    von Rothbart Senior member

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    Bengal, love your bespoke Materna boots, they remind me of the brogue boots made by EG for Asprey.

    More pix from Materna, Wien:

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    I love Vienna... Just one more reason... There's a picture of Materna loafers in Style and the Man which is just fantastic.
     
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    i am definitely wanting to dump some of my shoes for a pair of those.
    why oh why did i buy 5 pairs of guccis .??
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    Price?
     
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    I like the picture of the sole...

    A sole with soul. [​IMG]
     
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    what do you mean by price?

    if you are referring to my shoes, i was just speaking rhetorically . sort of.


    the thing about these and alot of bespokes shoes is twofold:

    1)the top grain leathers used in a fantastic mirror finish

    2) the shape of the vamp towards the arch. it is more emphasized in the depression of the outer arch to quarter area and very emphasized in the inner arch top. the lasting is superior.
     
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