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post #2971 of 20783
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Originally Posted by aportnoy View Post
Bengal and I have discussed this at length and I have come around to his way of thinking. I might not like the shoes that maker "X" produces but to beat on that drum only serves to cause potential harm to their commercial interests and serves no meaningful benefit for me.

I relaize that this is a forum where we discuss our opinions, but just as we can create a frenzy of favorable attention we can likewise dissuade and damage.

Additionally, to do so is just plain rude and uncouth.
post #2972 of 20783
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Originally Posted by jjl5000 View Post

But i'll have to run them all around the block first so they look worn


haha chop chop!
post #2973 of 20783
Wow jjl5000, I think I just had a shoe-orgasm! The blue "Roys" are nice too.
post #2974 of 20783
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Originally Posted by Roy View Post
Thank you, it's my 3rd pair with Riccardo Bestetti. I have a pair on the way now that will be a bit more classic.

Yes those are initials, actually just the initial of my first name. 'R'


Pretty damn cool. Thanks for the photo essay.

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Originally Posted by jjl5000 View Post
I always liked G&G's finishing with the fancy soles etc. but preferred EG's classic proportions (think lower facing and shorter toe caps). It would appear AS is arguably the best of both worlds.

That seems like a pretty accurate assessment. I think your pics showed off these aspects quite well.

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Originally Posted by jjl5000 View Post
Starting at approx. 12 o'clock and working clockwise...

G&G Hughes (modified) in Rosewood - MH71
G&G Hughes (modified) in Vintage Rioja - MH71
EG Walcot in Midnight - 888
EG Canterbury in black - 888
EG Lichfield in black - 82
AS HG Moore in Burnished Chestnut - 19
EG Pelham (modified) in Bauxite - 606
EG Telford (modified) in Chestnut - 888

AS HG Moore in Vintage Cherry - 48


post #2975 of 20783
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Originally Posted by jjl5000 View Post
Looking forward to seeing the pics Roy.

Here is my first pair of shoes:
They are purple. But it's difficult to photograph.




Here's my second pair. A chelsea boot based on the Corthay Wilfrid:

post #2976 of 20783
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Originally Posted by Roy View Post
Riccardo

how did you discover him?

btw, nothing beats a wood pegged shoe...
post #2977 of 20783
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Originally Posted by the.chikor View Post
Additionally, to do so is just plain rude and uncouth.

you're welcome, mate

i have to say, i met you and you're the kind of guy. thank you
post #2978 of 20783
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Originally Posted by the.chikor View Post
Additionally, to do so is just plain rude and uncouth.

tc, please take my appologize to criticize your choíces(styles)

it's pretty much unpopular to talk about personal encounters...

we met a few moons ago, you had your lovely fiance with you.

for me, you're the man... ...who took the risk to try a handful of makers...

it was a pleasure for me to see you in vienna.

ps: i wish you all the best with your louvely woman.
post #2979 of 20783
Holy shit Roy. Thats amazing. What size are you?
post #2980 of 20783
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post
how did you discover him?

I presume through Roy's fellow countryman (and Fritzl's favourite poster) T4phage, who has been using Bestetti for years.

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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post
btw, nothing beats a wood pegged shoe...



Even if those 'straight' pegs are corrupted in the service of a 'fancy' waist?
(Fritzl's bête noire, well, one of many.)
post #2981 of 20783
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Originally Posted by bengal-stripe View Post
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wo ist denn dein humor so plötzlich hin verschwunden???
post #2982 of 20783
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Originally Posted by jjl5000 View Post
The AS are really very impressive and appear every bit as good as the current crop of G&G's. I'd say G&G still has the contemporary edge when it comes to their lasts and proportions. I'll let you decide whether that is positive or negative as it is clearly a matter of personal preference.



Just looking at the comparative shots of the G&Gs and AS handgrade shoes above - there is a common aesthetic - but I think you comment sums the issue up to a T.
post #2983 of 20783
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post
Holy shit Roy. Thats amazing. What size are you?
Usually about a 8,5/9 but these are bespoke.

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Originally Posted by bengal-stripe View Post
I presume through Roy's fellow countryman (and Fritzl's favourite poster) T4phage, who has been using Bestetti for years.
You are right. T4 introduced me to Riccardo about a year ago. We've been to Riccardo's workshop for the last time in August. The nice thing about T4 is that he likes to help a beginner in bespoke like myself to find artisans and help make some choices.
post #2984 of 20783
I've posted this in the B&S thread, but got no comments.

Yay or nay on these Lidfort shoes?


Special offer at 130 USD from threedifferent.com (they've had the Boglioli offer recently). I like the brand (bought 3 pairs from Yoox), but not necessarily this selection, some models are a bit fashion-forward, but they are well made in Italy shoes.
post #2985 of 20783
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Originally Posted by jjl5000 View Post
Starting at approx. 12 o'clock and working clockwise...

G&G Hughes (modified) in Rosewood - MH71
G&G Hughes (modified) in Vintage Rioja - MH71
EG Walcot in Midnight - 888
EG Canterbury in black - 888
EG Lichfield in black - 82
AS HG Moore in Burnished Chestnut - 19
EG Pelham (modified) in Bauxite - 606
EG Telford (modified) in Chestnut - 888
AS HG Moore in Vintage Cherry - 48


Sorry to be "late to the show". I thought about keeping quiet as you already have many admirers of the shoes.

However, I have to comment upon your tastes. Very nice.

I would love to see if you could fit all of your shoes into a single camera shot

I hope that you get to wear them before the horrible winter sets in.

Enjoy (I'm not jealous, much - )

Clint
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