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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by fritzl, Sep 29, 2007.

  1. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    As above, but bigger pictures:
    When Arthur Nikisch (1855 - 1922) was appointed as chief conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra he gave a press conference, stating, that in his first season, he wanted to perform a lot of music by Brahms. When a journalist mentioned that Boston audiences did not care very much for Brahms, his rely was: "Zen vee play him, till zey do!"
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Nikisch

    Just like our Fritzl.

    Nobody (apart from iammatt) cares one iota about this type of Austrian "summer-shoe". But our Fritzl is persistent: "Zen I post zem, till zey do!
     
  3. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    Nobody (apart from iammatt) cares...

    Thats enough for me.

    Btw, nice anecdote. Do you know, which shoes were in his rotation.
     
  4. LabelKing

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    Wasn't that style of summer shoe worn by the Austro-Hungarian Emperor, Franz Joseph?
     
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    Not when I was at Schonbrunn.
     
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    That's what I call a nice summer shoe:

    [​IMG]
     
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    LabelKing Senior member

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    Really?

    I'd consider a spectator:

    [​IMG]
     
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    That's what I call a nice summer shoe:

    [​IMG]


    Each to his own.
     
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    . . .

    Nobody (apart from iammatt) cares one iota about this type of Austrian "summer-shoe". But our Fritzl is persistent: "Zen I post zem, till zey do!

    I like them and will one day get a pair of perforated or woven shoes. I just don't know yet exactly which I like.
     
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    I am not a fan of the shoes posted by fritzl, but I certainly prefer them to the lipstick red Tod's.
     
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    Wasn't that style of summer shoe worn by the Austro-Hungarian Emperor, Franz Joseph?

    I am not too sure, if FJ had this kind of informal footwear beside his hunting boots. I'll be in Vienna next week. Maybe I can do some research.

    His last, meant for his formal shoes, is on display at Rudolf Scheer & Soehne. It is kind of a extreme square toe. Vass book p. 35;
     
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    I am not a fan of the shoes posted by fritzl, but I certainly prefer them to the lipstick red Tod's.
    I don't particularly care for the red ones (they were the first pictures I could find), but a summer shoe should be worn without socks (particularly when worn with shorts) and should easily slip off (just in case, you want to cool your feet in the local pond).
     
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    When Arthur Nikisch (1855 - 1922) was appointed as chief conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra he gave a press conference, stating, that in his first season, he wanted to perform a lot of music by Brahms. When a journalist mentioned that Boston audiences did not care very much for Brahms, his rely was: "Zen vee play him, till zey do!"
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Nikisch

    Just like our Fritzl.

    Nobody (apart from iammatt) cares one iota about this type of Austrian "summer-shoe". But our Fritzl is persistent: "Zen I post zem, till zey do!


    Arthur Nikisch:

    [​IMG]

    Nice frock coat!

    Apart from that don't forget that Johannes Brahms was German - born in Bremen.
     
  14. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Nice frock coat!
    Even nicer bow tie (what a whopper!)
     
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    On your next visit to Vienna, look in at Materna. He has at least one sample shoe in elephant. (It's rather ugly, but, hey, if it floats your boat.)

    Should you care for it, there is a premium of some EUR 310 to the standard bespoke price.

    [​IMG]


    Just back from Vienna I took care of your kind advise. They have several samples and yes, they float my boat.

    At least, several years ago, for some reason(I cannot remember), I did not like Maternas' shoes. Hmmmh, what can I say. I'll give them a shot in the future.
     
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    Just back from Vienna I took care of your kind advise. They have several samples and yes, they float my boat.

    At least, several years ago, for some reason(I cannot remember), I did not like Maternas' shoes. Hmmmh, what can I say. I'll give them a shot in the future.


    fritzl did you take any pic's?
     
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    fritzl did you take any pic's?

    Not this time. I'm not a good photographer[​IMG]

    At the end of november around 24. I'll meet our member the.chikor. He is picking up shoes from Maftei and we will spot around. This will be a good report, as his story about Kleman was.
     
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    As a consolation:

    Somebody took pictures of nice shoe trees
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    As a consolation:

    Somebody took pictures of nice shoe trees


    cheers those tree's look ace![​IMG]
     
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    ...to whom it may concern. A little impression of the finest men's store in Vienna.
    [​IMG]
     

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