[Central European Master Series] *NEW – HUNGARIAN Master ISTVÁN FEHÉR (Fils), Circa 1970, Bespoke Derby: 41.5D
€580.00VENDU à Monsieur P. C., Oupeye
Size: 41-41.5 [US.8-8.5] [UK 7-7.5]
Styles: Collectors Shoes/Object d'Art, Derbys
Tan Calfskin Cap-Toe Half Brogue Derby
by the Hungarian Master
István Fehér (Fils)
This collector’s item is from another era of shoemaking, another “technology”, the rarely-to-be-seen-today ancestor of the great contemporary Central European shoemakers of Munich, Vienna and Budapest. This masterwork harkens to the days and ways of the K. und K., the Dual Monarchy, an historically important and eminently wearable museum piece destined for the avid collector.
It is difficult to date this shoe precisely except to say that the luxurious half suede/ half cloth lining is of another time. We do know that it originates from the Győr, Hungary workshop of the father and son master shoemakers, István Fehér, Père et Fils. Neither are living but their active production spanned almost a century.
According to the widow of the younger István Fehér, his father started to practice in Győr in 1927 in a workshop with 5 or 6 others but soon opened his own in Deák Street and after WWII he moved to the Virágpiac (Flower market). His son, the younger István Fehér studied chemistry, but 1983, after some years in that field, he entered into his father’s practice where he remained until the end. The older István Fehér died in 1989, the younger in 2012.More about István Fehér, father and son, is to be found in the website:
In that website, the picture of the junior Herr Fehér shows him in 2007 holding a pair of shoes-in-the-making almost identical to and perhaps a direct copy of another pair made by his father decades earlier and shown elsewhere in my website. Suffice it to say that both shoes are of immense historical importance.
Size Details:(custom-made, thus unmarked as to size, however, by my own measurements): Continental 41,5D....UK 7,5E.....US 8,5D, for the mid-width foot.