Very interesting. Bontoni (at Wilkes Bashford) told me that Kiton copied their design although I always expected it was the other way around. Here is the Bontoni.
The Kiton is identical.
That's why I am curious; the blake stitching seems likely go through some part of inseaming while pegged waist, at least by SC, have wooden pegs barely touching the insole.
How is Bestetti handling all the volume? He got several people working for him at his workshop?
Interesting to see those pics Ron! The first one definitely is very similar to Meccariellos version, just a different medallion and seams along the punching.