So with your experience with meccariello and bestetti...do you have a preference of one maker over the other?
it is unfair to compare antonio's regular shoes
to riccardo's work with the novecento.
it is a totally different price level
and different shoes as a result.
but as alex above says,
riccardo's novecento/bespoke shoes
are tight in the waist.
his lasts may not be to
everyone's taste since
they can be very aggressive
(but riccardo also has less prominent lasts).
riccardo's shoes are artiginal
and each shoe is different from the next,
each is a new creation.
this is riccardo's talent.
meccariello's new aurum shoes
however are a totally different
level compared to his regular shoes.
the waist is very small and light,
not just from the bottom
but also from the side.
the workmanship he is trying to achieve
is one of quiet elegance and cleanliness
as inspired by the Japanese shoes
riccardo's shoes displays
clear artiginal work and his taste.
it is up to the client to decide
what shoe fits their lifestyle
or what image they want to project.