Shoes With Character

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by bigbris1, Mar 28, 2008.

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    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Those look like early 20th century doc martens.
     
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    Doc Martens and the Haferlschuh were meant to be working shoes(blue collar).

    So they are related in one way or another [​IMG]
     
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    I wish I could get those flush metal plates on the toes of my shoes.
     
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    I wish I could get those flush metal plates on the toes of my shoes.

    Just curious. Where is the problem? A good cobbler should be able to do it.
     
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    Finding the plates and someone to put them on.
     
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    ...Haferlschuh were meant to be working shoes(blue collar)....

    I really like Haferlschuhe, but they seem to be wearable in only a very small geographic area without looking like a total dong.
     
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    I really like Haferlschuhe, but they seem to be wearable in only a very small geographic area without looking like a total dong.

    Not if there is enough Griesvelt at home.
     
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    A so called "Haferlschuh"
    Not unlike a pair of Paraboot i have: [​IMG]
     
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    Not unlike a pair of Paraboot i have:
    [​IMG]


    Good joke, though I like them. [​IMG]
     
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    What is the approximate translation into English of "Haferlschuh" and what are the shoe's defining characteristics?
     
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    What is the approximate translation into English of "Haferlschuh" and what are the shoe's defining characteristics?

    Go here. Go to the bottom and click shoepedia. [​IMG]
     
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    Not if there is enough Griesvelt at home.

    My German isn't too fantastic, how does Griesvelt translate into English?
     
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    My German isn't too fantastic, how does Griesvelt translate into English?

    Put it into the search function(here)... It is not too serious [​IMG]
     
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    Go here. Go to the bottom and click shoepedia. [​IMG]

    The pop-up glossary was not at all useful in answering my question.
     
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    The pop-up glossary was not at all useful in answering my question.

    Haferlschuh is a proper noun, there is no real existing translation.

    Schuh = shoe, ok

    It derives somewhat from half. In former times people mainly wore boots and this was half of a boot.

    The name "halfs" ([ha:vz]) is a homage to the only classic costume shoe - "Haferlschuh". It is not quite certain where the term "Haferlschuh" originates from. According to one assumption, the English term "half" is the origin; others say that the regional term for a coffee mug used in the Bavaria and Austria - "Kaffeehaferl" - served as a patron for the name. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary contains an interesting entry: the English term "half" originates from the Old High German term "halb." Got it?
     

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