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post #106 of 1242

Those stingrays are amazing

post #107 of 1242
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Since the stingrays are still on the last, here is another set of photo's of my brothers sharkskin:

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post #108 of 1242
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i welcome your idea to share this wonderful photoessay.

what i would like to know. is the plastic last generic and becomes "yours" after the alterations with the leather patches?

or is it already shaped after your measurements?

many thanks.
post #109 of 1242
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there is another set of photo's of my brothers sharkskin:

i like the texture of the sharky.

has your brother already decided on the edge treatment? natural, dark brown, black etc., etc.
post #110 of 1242
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post


i welcome your idea to share this wonderful photoessay.

what i would like to know. is the plastic last generic and becomes "yours" after the alterations with the leather patches?

or is it already shaped after your measurements?

many thanks.

The lasts are generic and are then shaped by Riccardo.
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i like the texture of the sharky.

has your brother already decided on the edge treatment? natural, dark brown, black etc., etc.
The shoes wil be black and the edge treatment will be black as well. It''s his first pair of bespoke shoes so he's going with something that's easy to wear.
post #111 of 1242
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The shoes wil be black and the edge treatment will be black as well.

on the pics they come over as testa di moro. will they finally be dyed?
post #112 of 1242
^
they are black
just a white balance issue
but will be creamed and waxed
before delivery.
post #113 of 1242
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^
they are black
just a white balance issue

ah, ok.
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but will be creamed and waxed
before delivery.

wow...
post #114 of 1242
These are going to be amazing shoes. I bought a stingray wallet in Thailand last week, and found myself thinking how cool it would be to have a pair of lace-ups made of the stuff.
BTW the skin comes in brown as well as black.
post #115 of 1242
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The making of a medaillon:

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I can't wait till the 6th of august. Then Riccardo will handdeliver the shoes to me.
post #116 of 1242
This thread is straight up awesome.
post #117 of 1242
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This thread is straight up awesome.

Thanks smile.gif I enjoy the updates and I thought many others on this forum can appreciate the photos as well. I changed the topic title since it isn't exclusively about the stingrays anymore.
post #118 of 1242
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Some more pics:

Riccardo's own maverick in calf-alligator
showing the leather toecap

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And a gladiator in kudu-sharkskin still in the uncoloured stage for an unknown customer:
(my loafers are behind the gladiators)
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post #119 of 1242
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The making of a medaillon:

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That is strange.

I’ve never seen anyone punching a medallion, while the upper is already stitched and on the last. Normally it is punched at a much earlier stage, before closing, while the individual pieces are still flat on the workbench.

Was that medallion an afterthought, or is that typical for Bestetti (or Italian shoemakers in general)?
post #120 of 1242
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That is strange.

I’ve never seen anyone punching a medallion, while the upper is already stitched and on the last. Normally it is punched at a much earlier stage, before closing, while the individual pieces are still flat on the workbench.

Was that medallion an afterthought, or is that typical for Bestetti (or Italian shoemakers in general)?

I am not sure, as you can see with this gladiator, the holes are punched in before it goes on the last:
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It's not a medaillon though, i'll try to find some other pictures.
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