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post #11326 of 13437
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Originally Posted by SoGent View Post
 

 

   it's a freakin awesome looking shoe.  you're getting same color ?


different color, chestnut instead of brown, G&G instead of bestetti

post #11327 of 13437
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post


Looks like a great shoe, you should go for it.

I'll probably place my Hove order before the end of the month. The more i look at the Hove design, the more i am enamored by it. Even compared to the model it is mimicking (the EG Dover), it's lines are move compelling to my eyes. The 4 eyelet design and longer apron are just so elegant. It might be a contradiction to have it in hatch grain leather, but i think it tethers nicely on the line of dress and casual shoe. Will work nicely for me...

 

   from the looks of your mockup I can't see why it would be a contradiction. it's adding some character to the mix

   include some darker brown or black burnishing at the toe and it will be killer

post #11328 of 13437
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post
 


different color, chestnut instead of brown, G&G instead of bestetti

 

   that's going to look great in chestnut

post #11329 of 13437
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Originally Posted by SoGent View Post
 

 

   maybe the universe is saying I should go ahead with my mod's to this Russian leather replica

 

    

 

                  I've been obsessing over this one for a while now & hatch is hatch

Beautiful model, beautiful workmanship, beautiful shape and perfect sewing ... I've been able to take this shoe Bestetti in my hand and I have to say that it is really very special!

post #11330 of 13437

Yeah...those Bestetti's norwegian split toes are gorgeous...

 

Having seen the price increases with G&G and having owned StC...I think I may go a new route and do Bestetti's Novecento semi-bespoke...probably looking at a balmoral and a chukka for my first orders. Just dont know what lasts/leather first.

 

If I did a Bestetti bespoke...that split toe would be a serious consideration. Very different from any other that I've seen...

post #11331 of 13437
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Yeah...those Bestetti's norwegian split toes are gorgeous...

Having seen the price increases with G&G and having owned StC...I think I may go a new route and do Bestetti's Novecento semi-bespoke...probably looking at a balmoral and a chukka for my first orders. Just dont know what lasts/leather first.

If I did a Bestetti bespoke...that split toe would be a serious consideration. Very different from any other that I've seen...

The split toe is made on his almond toe last. And if you go Novecento, you can order the exact same shoe... The alligator facings will make them cost more than standard though, but you can always choose regular calf there.

I'm really glad I placed my MTO-order (Hove, Dg70, vintage oak, single Dainite through Sko-AB) before the price increase. I understand that they want to get a better flow in the factory and get rid of too much MTO:s, but it's a shame for people like me who need F-width. Like mentioned before, I hope that they will be keeping more models in F-widths as stock models. Love G&G, and there are still many models from them that I would like, but not to any cost.
post #11332 of 13437
You can hope for more RTW F width shoes, but I can't imagine them making RTW in G width. I honestly do not know if I will be able to justify another GG MTO after this one, so it might be my last...

(iGent problems)
post #11333 of 13437
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Originally Posted by j ingevaldsson View Post


The split toe is made on his almond toe last. And if you go Novecento, you can order the exact same shoe... The alligator facings will make them cost more than standard though, but you can always choose regular calf there.

I'm really glad I placed my MTO-order (Hove, Dg70, vintage oak, single Dainite through Sko-AB) before the price increase. I understand that they want to get a better flow in the factory and get rid of too much MTO:s, but it's a shame for people like me who need F-width. Like mentioned before, I hope that they will be keeping more models in F-widths as stock models. Love G&G, and there are still many models from them that I would like, but not to any cost.


Thanks for the info j :cheers: I am definitely going forward with some Bestetti Novecento projects...just making decisions. Have just posted in the "Bestetti bespoke project" thread with some shoes and questions.

 

 

As far as G&G MTO's go...I will probably still do G&G MTO's going forward...but to a lesser degree than I had originally planned. I posted previously a list of 15 pairs of G&G's I wanted to aquire...but that list will certainly be cut back some. I think at the top of my list are a double monk, another pair of wigmore's with some custom detailing, the gable in british racing green, and maybe a cooper wholecut. and maybe a full brogue like a rothschild or gatsby.

 

I'd really like it if they expanded their RTW to more colors then I wouldn't have to explore these shoes as MTO's.

post #11334 of 13437
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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post


I'd really like it if they expanded their RTW to more colors then I wouldn't have to explore these shoes as MTO's.

I would also (like others) like for them to expand their RTW to at least an F width.

Aside from my Hove and Oakham ideas, all the other GGs on my list are staple models, in staple colors...
post #11335 of 13437
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

You can hope for more RTW F width shoes, but I can't imagine them making RTW in G width. I honestly do not know if I will be able to justify another GG MTO after this one, so it might be my last...

(iGent problems)
I will sign your petition for G widths in RTW
post #11336 of 13437

Just one thought but might this change in policy have something to do with them being in the process of opening their own flagship store in London? It might be that they will expand their RTW offerings and need to free up capacity to keep up with production for this and other retailers. I remember reading somewhere that they wanted to stock a considerable number (can't remember exactly how many) of models in the store. 

post #11337 of 13437

This isn't G&G, but it is a hatch grain make up. I figure if they are all sourcing from Horween then they will look kind of similar.

 

post #11338 of 13437
Those look mighty fine to me nod[1].gif

How difficult was it to burnish your pair?
post #11339 of 13437

Thank you.

 

Done by Mr. Meccariello, so you'd need to ask him :). He didn't make any comment about it being difficult, in fact I asked for a slightly more subdued pair than his usual.

This pre finishing pictures shows the burnish a little better.

 

post #11340 of 13437
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Originally Posted by Gianni Cerutti View Post
 

Beautiful model, beautiful workmanship, beautiful shape and perfect sewing ... I've been able to take this shoe Bestetti in my hand and I have to say that it is really very special!

 

   the guy seems really easy to work with

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