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Vienna Holtzgenagelt

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by the.chikor, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    what was the price of the first pair of monk strap boots?
     
  2. Tudor

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    Is the pattern of the toe a Scientology symbol?


    lol no [​IMG]
    it's my own design

    could you give me a link to the symbol that my medallion reminded you of?-just out of curiosity[​IMG]
     
  3. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    nice. reminds me of a santoni last.

    "We" have been knighted. [​IMG]
     
  4. janne melkersson

    janne melkersson Senior member

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    the.chikor congrats on a beautiful pair of boots! Just want to add some curiosity about pegged footwear. In the "old" days when the method was common the maker did sew the upper and lining leather through the insole. They had to sew it because the didn't had cement that could hold it together. I don't know how Maftei do it but it is sure a great workman ship. This method is used in the bootmaking trade in the US where many makers still are sewing and pegging the waist. Here is a link to how Austin boot maker Lee Miller are doing it http://customcowboybootsandshoesforu...tml?1194381978 Janne Melkersson ps shown in the photo is another method used when sewing the upper leather to the insole i.e. look at the heel area.
     
  5. the.chikor

    the.chikor Senior member

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    the.chikor
    congrats on a beautiful pair of boots!

    Just want to add some curiosity about pegged footwear. In the "old" days when the method was common the maker did sew the upper and lining leather through the insole. They had to sew it because the didn't had cement that could hold it together. I don't know how Maftei do it but it is sure a great workman ship.


    Janne Melkersson


    Janne,
    Thanks for the compliments and the link. I do find the art of shoemaking absolutely facinating! If I knew of this when I was a kid-I would have definately pursued this instead of my current profession! I had a lengthy discussion with Maftei about this technique and the materials used. They assured me that the quality was every bit as good as the sewn welt. They further reassured me that if I was not completely satisfied, at any time they would be happy to put a sewn welted sole on the shoe. The fit is the same to me as the regular sewn welt, so I am extremely happy with my purchase. I have no reservations about ordering another pair with the same pegged style of attachment.
    the.chikor[​IMG]
     
  6. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    my first bespoke at Maftei

    http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/7278/p1000795eo4.jpg
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    Tudor, well i for one am not a double monk fan, but putting that aside and talking about the importat things, the shoes. overall they look nice i like the last shape too! quite contempory looking even more so with you medalion.

    is there a seam on the heel? i can not clearly on my monitor, or is it just 2 peices?

    enjoy them![​IMG]
     
  7. sebastophoros

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    Tudor, they are very nice.
    Would you complete the gallery by adding a pic fof the sole ?
     
  8. Tudor

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    Tudor, they are very nice.
    Would you complete the gallery by adding a pic fof the sole ?


    my camera is broke...these pics were taken by a friend....but he sole is standard leather sole type with metal toes. Very similar to the one the.chikor has but mine is sewn welted and without the rubber on the heel. Nevertheless in future shoe galleries I will include pics of the sole aswell.
    I should buy a new camera but I atm I prefer to spend the money on other mafteis[​IMG] [​IMG]


    is there a seam on the heel? i can not clearly on my monitor, or is it just 2 peices?

    yes, there is a seam ending at the top with a square shape (my suggestion)


    PS
    Tuder
    edit please...name incorrect [​IMG]
     
  9. fritzl

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    Just want to add some curiosity about pegged footwear. In the "old" days when the method was common the maker did sew the upper and lining leather through the insole. They had to sew it because the didn't had cement that could hold it together. I don't know how Maftei do it but it is sure a great workman ship.

    I have a "Slatin Pasha" with Goyserer welt and a pegged sole from Maftei. I'll show the details in my upcoming story about my personal shoe history with a focus on Austrian-Hungarian shoe tradition.
     
  10. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    In the "old" days when the method was common the maker did sew the upper and lining leather through the insole. They had to sew it because the didn't had cement that could hold it together. I don't know how Maftei do it but it is sure a great workman ship.
    Accept an answer from a non professional. Yes, they do sew the upper and lining through the insole. I've been told that this is good for the stability and of course it is in the tradition of skillful workmanship. Here is a another example from Lattanzi: holzgenagelt in combination with a elaborate welt.
     
  11. the.chikor

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    Accept an answer from a non professional.

    I don't know how accurate this statment is?[​IMG]
     
  12. janne melkersson

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    Fritzl,
    thank you for the info about how Maftei are doing it!
    I am looking forward to see your story about the Austrian-Hungarian shoe tradition.
    Janne
     
  13. fritzl

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    I am looking forward to see your story about the Austrian-Hungarian shoe tradition.
    Janne


    This Ouch made me overthink the whole story. Luk-cha was so kind and encouraged me. He said: "Chin up, keep swinging", so here we go again.

    "My" report will be released at the end of February(personal deadline).

    Meanwhile a snapshot from a Maftei shoe:
    [​IMG]
     
  14. speedster.8

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    Could you please say something about Maftei vs StCrispins.
    Having found out I can get some G&G for tha same amount as SC.
    I think the "RTW" from G&G is quite stunning, so this is a option for me.
    But the SC have some options that a RTW does not offer.
    So now for some info on Maftei please?

    Speed
     
  15. the.chikor

    the.chikor Senior member

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    Could you please say something about Maftei vs StCrispins.
    So now for some info on Maftei please?
    Speed


    I was originally going to go with SC. However, after talking with fritzl, I opted for Maftei-I am glad that I did. If you tell them or show them what you want, they will do exactly what you want. You will not be disappointed; not that you will be disappointed with SC, either. Plus, the price is much more affordable with Maftei![​IMG] Also, the fit is great and they are very accomodating when flying in. For example-do you need to meet them at 10pm? Not a problem for Maftei-don't even think about with many other makers. I have never met someone so accomodating and willingness to reach perfection as Maftei. If you are not satisfied, they will remake the shoe to your satisfaction (as long as you are not taking advantage of them.)
     
  16. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    Could you please say something about Maftei vs StCrispins.

    No. Because I have never seen a St. Crispin's in person. The fact that my family is from Siebenbürgen and my grandfather was a famous shoemaker, does not qualify me either. From what I have seen in pictures, methinks they are great shoes.

    Having found out I can get some G&G for tha same amount as SC.
    I think the "RTW" from G&G is quite stunning, so this is a option for me.
    But the SC have some options that a RTW does not offer.
    So now for some info on Maftei please?


    As the.chikor pointed already out. If you are willing to travel, coming to Vienna, or attend one of their measurement days in Germany, using a metapher, you'll be treated like a king.

    SF member tudor got measured by them and he was served to his satisfaction.(see below) ;-)

    Methinks, G&G is a different beast to Maftei. But, it is a vice versa situation. Depending on your own style, all three of them are superb in their own way.
     
  17. Tudor

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    SF member tudor did his order on a long-distance-bespoke basis(self measurement) and he was served to his satisfaction.


    that's not true ....they camed and measured me at my home [​IMG]
    so once again [​IMG] to Maftei
     
  18. fritzl

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    that's not true ....they camed and measured me at my home [​IMG]

    How many of them? [​IMG]
     
  19. Tudor

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    How many of them? [​IMG]


    my lips are sealed[​IMG]
     

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