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Am awaiting a pair of shoes by Roberto Ugolini.  Got an email from him today with a picture of my shoes asking if I liked the color or if I wanted the shoes to be darker.  I guess he likes the shoes as, after I responded telling him I thought the shoes beautiful,  he posted the picture to his facebook feed.  Funny to see my shoes on the internet before I have them in my possession!  Glad he liked how they turned out!  Here is the pic.  Will post pics once I get them if there is any interest...

 


Edited by Luvwine - 2/2/16 at 3:39pm
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Wow!!.

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That's a bit tasty
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Latest pair for long time customer (30 years?).

Waxed flesh from AA Crack (Horween), seamless back (inside and out), straps hand sewn @12spi.




Edited by DWFII - 2/13/16 at 7:01am
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I don't know if I've posted these before but my eldest daughter is getting married...well, it's really a handfasting....on the 18th, and I am, for lack of a real one, serving as the seanachaidh (Keeper of the Traditions) and the fear an taigh (master of ceremony) for the event.

Naturally, I'll be wearing a kilt and these shoes...hand dyed veg tanned kip, skin stitched "dog leg" quarter, vintage 19c. German silver buckle:


post #3441 of 3684

Good looking shoes and congratulations, @DWFII

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Good looking shoes and congratulations, @DWFII

Thank you.

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Does anyone have recent experience with Berluti bespoke? I'm interested in particular in hearing about fit and the durability of the venezia leather over time.
thanks
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Templeman butterfly loafers.
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My new Ugolini's arrived yesterday.  Here they are,straight out of the box.  Have tried them on and fear I am in for several break in sessions....

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The good kind of breaking in sessions, I hope
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Luvwine, you could try putting Lexol on your new, good-looking kicks. That gunk will soften leather and likely it would greatly help with braking these (in).
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My break in impressions may be exacerbated by the fact I just returned from a week at Yosemite where the only footwear I wore were hiking boots. My feet seem to prefer the spacious interior of said boots to the restricted confines of dress shoes at the moment....😳
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The good kind of breaking in sessions, I hope

I don't know if my experience is unusual, but my first pair of Ugolinis were uncomfortable the first time I wore them. I made the mistake of wearing them where I needed to do a fair amount of walking and got some minor blisters. Thereafter, they got more comfortable and after a half dozen wears, they became quite comfy. They still fit very snugly, but that is compared to my other, off the rack, shoes. Like many Americans, I suspect I have bought shoes that are a little too large for me. Additionally, if the last is not a very good match for one's feet, over sizing to sone extent is inevitable in off the rack footwear. I am now aware that in many of my old shoes, that my feet have room to swim around. i suspect it will take several wearing a, but that afterward these new shoes will get comfortable. However, I will start off more slowly this time. Is my experience unusual?
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I don't know if my experience is unusual, but my first pair of Ugolinis were uncomfortable the first time I wore them. I made the mistake of wearing them where I needed to do a fair amount of walking and got some minor blisters. Thereafter, they got more comfortable and after a half dozen wears, they became quite comfy. They still fit very snugly, but that is compared to my other, off the rack, shoes. Like many Americans, I suspect I have bought shoes that are a little too large for me. Additionally, if the last is not a very good match for one's feet, over sizing to sone extent is inevitable in off the rack footwear. I am now aware that in many of my old shoes, that my feet have room to swim around. i suspect it will take several wearing a, but that afterward these new shoes will get comfortable. However, I will start off more slowly this time. Is my experience unusual?

 

Its not advisable to walk a fair amount in a brand new pair of shoes, RTW or bespoke.

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