Originally Posted by fritzl
hmmh, bentivegna & norvegese never attracted me... ...and probably never will.
A sample of goyser: http://handmadeshoes.files.wordpress...pg?w=500&h=332
Dinkelacker's CRAZY goyser:
norvegese with braided stitch to insole:
The point is, these stitches are all related. Maybe different origins, some more "refined and finished" and some more "rugged and rustic". The Bentivegna could certainly be done with a braided stitch instead of a straight one. Santoni favors a more rustic look, but they have the capability to refine the look if need be. I can understand not liking the rustic/ rugged look, but it is still the "ugly" (in a good way, I think) cousin of goyser, at least in substance... and ESPECIALLY in the concept that the maker wants the world to see his handi-work, rather than merely hiding it away.