Cross post from the Bestetti thread: This Saturday Riccardo Bestetti held a trunk show at the store Spiga 3 in Gothenburg, Sweden. This event was more focused on taking orders and measurements for the Novecento-line (semi-bespoke), rather than showcasing a bunch of shoes and let people try on sizes. Spiga 3 will initially sell three pairs of RTW-models (one will be Maverick on the classic round last in dark brown, hand welted. Two others not completely settled yet) which also will be offered in their online store (then in an English version of the webshop) when they arrive in two-three months time. Price will be the same as when bought directly from Bestetti, and for customers outside EU the Swedish VAT of 25% will be deducted which means that RTW-blake will be around $620/€450, and RTW-hand welted will cost about $995/€720. Pretty damn good, in other words. They will also eventually offer MTO and Novecento through their online store.
You can read more about the trunk show, an interview with Riccardo and see more pics on my blog here (can be translated on the page). Riccardo is such a nice guy, and a pleasure to deal with. Ordered my second pair of Novecentos now, will be something that he never done before, but will most certainly come out really nice.
Here's some pics from the event:
MORE PICTURES HERE! (Click to show)