Saturday, November 26, 2011

More shoes

Here is one more pair which was on display at my shoemaker's atelier. The model is called Erzherzog Johann. It is said to have been invented by Rudolf Scheer & Söhne in Vienna for, well, Archduke Johann. Even today, this style is quite popular in Vienna. A number of shops in the city keeps shoes in this configuration (although not as immaculately built as these displayed here) ready at all times for tourists and non-bespoke shoppers.

The Erzherzog Johann model is basically a one cut upper with a long, hand sewn edge from the toe tip to the lacing. Here, it is executed in Horween Shell Cordovan on a slightly heftier sole, finished with a goyser welt.

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