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post #31 of 42
Really can say thanks enough for all your recent posts, great stuff all around.

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After the factory, we went next door to his gorgeous showroom to conduct the foot tracing and have a coffee (which was wonderful). The pictures here really speak for themselves. With 15 last shapes to choose from, I decided on a soft chiseled toe midway between the EG888 and 82. Simple double-monk with captoe, burnished espresso, 8mm sole with fiddleback and my initials. Paolo travels regularly to NYC, and as luck would have it his next visit at the end of February will coincide with my own. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that my trial shoe will be ready for that trip. Will continue to update this thread as my first-ever bespoke shoe commission unfolds.

Is the last you chose in any of the pictures? Sounds like it would be up my alley.
post #32 of 42
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Borrelli RTW
Cucinelli v-neck
Nudie Average Joe dry selvedge
EG Greshams on 888
Lange 1 MP platinum on custom ABP croc strap with contrast stitch
bead bracelets (ebony wood & tiger eye) - courtesy of Mrs. Spoo

Just meant to ask about the shoes, but thanks for the full description.
post #33 of 42
Nice shoes and another great thread. Can't wait to see the finished product.
post #34 of 42
Mildly off topic - any idea on the jeans worn by the tailor (?) in the last photo? Brand/model?
post #35 of 42
Thread Starter 
update 02/27

Had an appointment yesterday for my fitting shoes in NYC. Paolo had me walk around for a few minutes to get a sense of how they feel. There was some tightness across the vamp and in the heel, and he spent the next 10 minutes marking up the shoes and taking notes. He's comfortable that we can move directly to the production shoes, and we're targeting April for completion.









post #36 of 42
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update 02/27

Had an appointment yesterday for my fitting shoes in NYC. Paolo had me walk around for a few minutes to get a sense of how they feel. There was some tightness across the vamp and in the heel, and he spent the next 10 minutes marking up the shoes and taking notes. He's comfortable that we can move directly to the production shoes, and we're targeting April for completion.

promising news. congrats.
post #37 of 42
Bump, can we get an update please? btw OP, youre my hero.
post #38 of 42
amazing thread.
post #39 of 42
Thread Starter 
Following the changes noted during my fitting, Paolo felt confident to proceed directly to the finished product. I'm fortunate that the 888, 82, TG73, MH71 and StC Classic lasts all fit me very, very well. Only after walking around in the Scaforas last month in Naples did I surprisingly notice the degree to which fit was enhanced. My heel was firmly secured and the arch well-supported to an extent I have never before experienced.

As pleased as I was with the fit, however, the shape of the toe was unfortunately what I'll describe as blobby. I think there was a miscommunication somewhere along the way, but Paolo offered to make it right and is in the process of redoing the shoes. I'll post pics once they're complete.
post #40 of 42
I must go to Italy!
post #41 of 42
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Originally Posted by medtech_expat View Post

Following the changes noted during my fitting, Paolo felt confident to proceed directly to the finished product. I'm fortunate that the 888, 82, TG73, MH71 and StC Classic lasts all fit me very, very well. Only after walking around in the Scaforas last month in Naples did I surprisingly notice the degree to which fit was enhanced. My heel was firmly secured and the arch well-supported to an extent I have never before experienced.


As pleased as I was with the fit, however, the shape of the toe was unfortunately what I'll describe as blobby. I think there was a miscommunication somewhere along the way, but Paolo offered to make it right and is in the process of redoing the shoes. I'll post pics once they're complete.
Unreal service
post #42 of 42

Anxious to hear how the shoes turned out.  Do you recall where the factory was?  I live in the area and I'd love to find my way out there sometime. 

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