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Shoe Porn: Norvegese, Bentivegna, Goyser, BIG Stitch & BIG Welts ONLY!

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Hello all. Let me start by saying that I am a FANATIC for Norvegese, Bentivegna, Goyser, Big stitching & Big welts. I have posted a few in the regular Shoe Porn thread and have received "mixed reactions". As one poster said, it seems most people either "love 'em or hate 'em". Honestly, that's JUST HOW I LIKE IT!!!

I'll start with a couple I have already posted in the regular shoe porn thread, just to get things moving. If anyone's interested, I've got lots more.

Santoni Limited Edition Norvegese stitched Captoes in antique brown:









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Lidfort Norvegese stitched (360 degrees) Crocodile Bluchers.









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Santoni Limited Edition Bentivegna stitched Wholecuts in antique brown:







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Sold these Borgiolis two years ago:






Lattanzi for Brioni:

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Lattanzi for Brioni:


I'm gonna HAVE to post the Bettanin & Venturi pair you sold ME last year! Great shoes.

Very nice Bentivegna stitch on those Lattanzi's. I always liked Bentivegna because it's not so "extreme" as norvegese, but still shows off the construction technique.
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Lidfort Norvegese stitched (360 degrees) Crocodile Bluchers.










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Aw man I love the Norvegese construction! More pics please!
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I think Berluti still win over Santoni in this department. Though in general I only like Norvegese welt on Chukka/Boots, something heavy duty, anything else just seem a bit off to me (except a few Berluti wholecut maybe).
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sutor mantellassi
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Testoni
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Originally Posted by clee1982 View Post
I think Berluti still win over Santoni in this department.

What do you mean, friend? You like the Berluti norvegese? Are you referring to the shoe styles, or the norvegese stitch itself? I'd love to see more examples. I've only seen 2 Berluti norv so far (both in pics). I'm pretty sure Stefanobi makes the Berluti norvegese. If you have any pics, please post them. THANKS!
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I always liked Bentivegna because it's not so "extreme" as norvegese, but still shows off the construction technique.

"Norwegian" as a construction method, is not the solely the preserve of the Italians; English shoemakers can do it as well.



http://cobblersweb.style.coocan.jp/h...ell03-top.html

Here is a pair of "Norwegians", in style as well as in construction, produced by Foster/Maxwell for Jun Kuwana. But the look, in keeping with the two nations attitude to design, is rather different. While Italian Norwegians will scream at you, the English ones just whispers gently. There is none of that show-off, so beloved by Latin peacocks (be they makers or wearers). Probably viewers might not even notices that shoe being different from most other shoes. The stitching is far more subdued and the sole is cut much narrower, none of those boardwalks running all around the shoe.

Just a beautiful exercise in subtle understatement.

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Originally Posted by Jun Kuwana
There is no doubt that the shoes are hand-made in England. However, shoe appearance exceeds other handmade Norwegian constructed shoes like Silvano Lattanzi in Italy or J.M. Weston's hunt-derby in France.
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Originally Posted by isshinryu101 View Post
What do you mean, friend? You like the Berluti norvegese? Are you referring to the shoe styles, or the norvegese stitch itself? I'd love to see more examples. I've only seen 2 Berluti norv so far (both in pics). I'm pretty sure Stefanobi makes the Berluti norvegese. If you have any pics, please post them. THANKS!

I mean the stiching, take a look at their store in NYC or London, don't own any Berluti, too rich for my blood, plus I think their style is too over the top 95% of the time
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Good example on Sutor Mantellassi and Testoni, I like the Sutor boots. I think it really works well with anything that has a heavy duty feel to it. Someone should make a chukka like that and with shell cordovan while at it (come to think about it Ron Rider might just have).
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Can someone explain what is the difference between Norvegese, Bentivegna and Goyser?
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Good example on Sutor Mantellassi and Testoni, I like the Sutor boots. I think it really works well with anything that has a heavy duty feel to it. Someone should make a chukka like that and with shell cordovan while at it (come to think about it Ron Rider might just have).

This?



Also coming in calf......



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