Monday, 19 March 2012

Exotic leathers (Stingray, Elephant and Ostrich) - Vienna

For most Gents, when speaking of exotic leathers for shoes, crocodile and alligator comes to mind.
Speak of Stingray, Elaphant or Ostrich hides, most Gents think one has been looking deeper into a glass of singel malt. 

The Viennese (Austria) bespoke shoemaker Mr. Petkov creates very beautiful and elegant shoes with the fore named hides. No doudbt that the traditional Astro-Hungarian shoemaking fingerprints can be observed on all of the creations.

Austria, Vienna has the most venerable bespoke shoemaker Scheer, where Mr. Petkov learned the art of shoemaking.

Balmoral  boot (Two toned Stingray & suede)

Stingray two tier derby

 Stingray four tier derby

Ostrich hide derby

Stingray and calf hide full brogues

Elephant hide slip-ons

Stingray slip-ons

 Elephant double monks

Stingray derby

Stingray Oxford (wholecut I guess)

Oxford in Crocodile, Stingray and calf (I guess)
The sole work is amazing
All pictures sourced from Mr. Petkov the Viennese Bespoke Shoemaker


  1. Dear text-writers!

    Please change the text! How do you get the idea that comes my craftsmanship from Hungary?

    This is not right, so please change the text.

    It is also not correct that I have learned from Scheer!

    I learned my craft from my father - Mr. PETKOV!

    Requesting to change or deletion of this page!

    With friendly greetings from Vienna,

  2. Hi Anonymous,

    Thanks for your comment and bringing some facts to the blog. I am sorry if the writing about Astro-Hungary offended you, secondly you state that you learned the craft from your father. But where did your father learn the craft before passing it to you? Once I have these facts, I will update as requested and the blog will be factual.

    Hoping to hear from you. Thanks in advance.

    Best regards

    The Shoe Aristo Cat

  3. Sehr geehrter Herr Aristocat,

    Ich glaube das Ich niemanden Rechenschaft schuldig bin.
    Es müsste doch reichen dass Ich Sie bitte, diesen Text zu ändern!

    Mit besten Grüßen,

  4. I get the idea,
    Why so angry Mr.Petkov?
    Talking about style touches,well it does seem a bit when the state was called Astro-Hungary.
    Speaking of heritage.
    You learn thing from somebody,you are not born with it.
    Best regards.