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I have only one pair of black shoes from Cleverley and have not worn them in the last three years rest of the pairs are all in different shades of brown and a couple in red!
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Allow me to take you guys on a yearlong adventure for MTO shoes. I was in the market for a pair of shoes and my friend was raving about Bestetti and after inspecting a couple of his shoes, I figured I’d use him.

I sent him this picture of a pair of Japanese shoes and told him I wanted my shoes to look similar except that he should obviate the eyelets and have it made in brown. I also asked that my initials be punched in the front of the shoes, in place of the regular medallions.



Determining the size was perhaps the most harrowing out of the entire process. He had me put on shoes whose sizing system he was familiar with – Cleverley, John Lobb, Crockett & Jones, Vass and Meermin – and tell him my size in them, how I felt in them, and send him pictures of the shoes so he could, by looking at the flex-points and bulges, ascertain the size I’d need.

Here’s an example of a picture of well-worn Meermins I sent him



I also provided him with actual measurements.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)





Fast-forward 5 months later, and I didn’t have any updates. I was getting a little hot under my collar and at the same time, beside myself with anticipation.

I sent him an email and requested for pictures of the work in progress. I was mildly disturbed when I realized that he didn’t make them to my specification. The language barrier had come in the way. He had punched ‘broguing’ details all around the shoes, whilst I had only requested them to be punched in the front.





TBC .....
Edited by bboysdontcryy - 8/30/13 at 1:44am
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Some humble AE Vinci's, from their retired Seven Collection:



I love plain toes...
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I was a little resigned -- it doesn't look that bad with the broguing -- but brought that up with him. To his credit, he decided to remake it.





He then sent me pictures of the shoes that were semi-complete –





I also reminded him about the monogram/initials as medallion, and he provided me with a sample that I didn’t quite like. Supposed to be “C L’



I then proceeded to go check out the various fonts and decide which I liked. I did a digital mock-up of how I wanted my initials to look and sent them to him.





TBC .... (sorry, need time to type).
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

Some humble AE Vinci's, from their retired Seven Collection:



I love plain toes...

Nice shine.
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post


He then sent me pictures of the shoes that were semi-complete –



I also reminded him about the monogram/initials as medallion, and he provided me with a sample that I didn’t quite like. Supposed to be “C L’
TBC .... (sorry, need time to type).

Hope this helps, PhotoShop-Fu:

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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

I've decided everything on the 888 last is amazing. 

I am with you. Most elegant last ever created.
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

Hope this helps, PhotoShop-Fu:


the real thing will look better than the photoshop. The initials as medallion will be the same color as the shoes.
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Good photoshop skills. I need to get me an IT expert.
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Originally Posted by mr monty View Post

the real thing will look better than the photoshop. The initials as medallion will be the same color as the shoes.

Forget the medallion! Those are sweet.
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

I was a little resigned -- it doesn't look that bad with the broguing -- but brought that up with him. To his credit, he decided to remake it.





He then sent me pictures of the shoes that were semi-complete –





I also reminded him about the monogram/initials as medallion, and he provided me with a sample that I didn’t quite like. Supposed to be “C L’



I then proceeded to go check out the various fonts and decide which I liked. I did a digital mock-up of how I wanted my initials to look and sent them to him.





TBC .... (sorry, need time to type).

What happened to the end of the story? I know he put that medallion on, saw the pics of the finished shoes on his tumblr and on your Instagram, so I know he finished them as (I presume) you wanted them. They are truly lovely shoes, and I think that the medallion came out great.
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What the.....that medallion!

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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

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mate, that ps job is awesome
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Originally Posted by j ingevaldsson View Post

What happened to the end of the story? I know he put that medallion on, saw the pics of the finished shoes on his tumblr and on your Instagram, so I know he finished them as (I presume) you wanted them. They are truly lovely shoes, and I think that the medallion came out great.

+1
Saw it on the blog. The medalion came out really nice! Congrats on your sleek new shoes bdc!!! fing02[1].gif
Will look forward to your next writeup!
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