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post #17266 of 19808
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Originally Posted by Isbister View Post

Such wonderful craftsmanship, but that medallion really annoys me.

its such a beautiful shoe. so beautiful that it didnt need any additional adornment or medallion of any kind. however, the "CL" medallion detracts from the look and is a bit annoying in the same way a coworkers monogrammed shirt can look. annoying in part because the "CL" medallion isnt symmetrical as is the norm. admittedly, the "CL" punching does have an artistic and fluid quality to it.

the best initials would be W.T, or U.I, etc. . - something vertically symmetrical:



post #17267 of 19808
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

Thanks guys. I'm pretty impressed at the outcome myself. Was a little worried about the monogram medallion but I must say they look pretty sweet. My schedule doesn't allow me to fly to Milan to get fit for a pair of shoes. Not right now.

I'll update on whether providing those measurements will help ensure a good fit. I'm really crossing my fingers that they will.

Still a little stumped how shoe polish makes all the difference.

Great looking pair if shoes! I'll interested to see how they fit.. I have been contemplating commissioning a pair for a while but have concerns about the whole remote process.
post #17268 of 19808
so the punching was done after the shoe was made? thats news to me. I always thought it was done before lasting. Interesting
post #17269 of 19808
don't like the initial medallion either. too peacocky. also don't like the shape of the last, but I suspect that it's what you were going for. but I do appreciate you sharing an experience with a less known shoemaker. it looks pretty good on all other counts. also curious if this remote fitting experience works out for you
post #17270 of 19808
It's a truly unique pair of shoes. The shine and color depth on the shoe is very nicely done.

It's certainly a strong taper, reminds me of the pictures of G&G deco shoes.
post #17271 of 19808
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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post


In fact, I have something similar to your pair in the processes. It is the same oxford design but without the medallion, in mid or dark brown alligator.

I will let you guys know how it turns out.

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post #17272 of 19808
Was surprised that he decided to punch the medallion in after the shoes were made myself. He commented that it was for the sake of precision and so he could determine placement.

With regards to the medallion being peacocky -- I personally don't think that it's going to be aesthetically different from other medallions. Most people view the shoes from a distance away, and, I think, they might not even pick up on the fact it's my initials.

Must say the last is quite aggressive though. I was contemplating between a pair of Anthony Cleverleys (that also had quite a defined last shape), pair of Decos and this pair of Bestettis. Have many other pairs of shoes with subdued lasts so I figured I might as well try smth different.

Will def. update on fit. If it fits well, this method of providing measurements might be a good step forward in helping to ascertain shoe size. Probably the most worried about size. I actually wanted to place an order for 3 pairs to save on shipping then held back because of size.
Edited by bboysdontcryy - 8/30/13 at 3:48pm
post #17273 of 19808
Those EGs are amazing.
post #17274 of 19808


If anybody's interested, here are the last shapes he offers. I believe he has the capability of modifying them according to your feet though. The + 7.5 mm written on the last is indicative of how much wider -- from his usual last -- he believed I should go, and he had it sized accordingly.
post #17275 of 19808
Beautiful looking shoes, indeed an aggressive last, don't' mind the medallion, now the important question that will wait to be answered, the fit.

When will you receive them?
post #17276 of 19808
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

its such a beautiful shoe. so beautiful that it didnt need any additional adornment or medallion of any kind. however, the "CL" medallion detracts from the look and is a bit annoying in the same way a coworkers monogrammed shirt can look. annoying in part because the "CL" medallion isnt symmetrical as is the norm. admittedly, the "CL" punching does have an artistic and fluid quality to it.

the best initials would be W.T, or U.I, etc. . - something vertically symmetrical:




I must be seeing things, looks like ball or boobs to me...
post #17277 of 19808
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post



If anybody's interested, here are the last shapes he offers. I believe he has the capability of modifying them according to your feet though. The + 7.5 mm written on the last is indicative of how much wider -- from his usual last -- he believed I should go, and he had it sized accordingly.

I love this way of numbering, would probably want to try 2 and 3, though pretty sure it will hurt my feet by the look of it...
post #17278 of 19808

^Well traditional medallions are pretty phallic, see C&J Selbourne

post #17279 of 19808
Alfred Sargent Milton Black in action

post #17280 of 19808
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

so the punching was done after the shoe was made? thats news to me. I always thought it was done before lasting. Interesting

Visit G&G or EG threads for misaligned medallions due to lasting error or using the same pattern for all lasts.
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