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My 1966 wholecut from SPIGA showed up. It had some shop wear creasing and the finish was a little dull, but I polished it back to life. The fit is just like the 1967, and the heel cup / arch support is amazing as usual. I just have to decide if the chisel is for me. 

 

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My 1966 wholecut from SPIGA showed up. It had some shop wear creasing and the finish was a little dull, but I polished it back to life. The fit is just like the 1967, and the heel cup / arch support is amazing as usual. I just have to decide if the chisel is for me. 


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Thanks for sharing. I love the look of the shoes in some pictures (http://www.shoegazing.se/2015/08/02/fordjupning-skillnaden-pa-rtw-och-rtw/) but feel 'meh' about them in others. The reason I took a chance on them (still waiting for my pair) was because the last looked great for a pair of wholecuts. It seemed like a last with a lot of character and looked awesome in profile, which not many wholecuts do IMO.

In your top-down picture I can't help but notice two things I dislike unfortunately (may be picture, though): 1) the edge of the sole is sticking out to much around the whole shoe and 2) the toes look cut off. #1 is something i dislike with Enzo Bonafè as well, and #2 specifically for their 946-last. Could you please comment on those two things? Thanks.
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Thanks for sharing. I love the look of the shoes in some pictures (http://www.shoegazing.se/2015/08/02/fordjupning-skillnaden-pa-rtw-och-rtw/) but feel 'meh' about them in others. The reason I took a chance on them (still waiting for my pair) was because the last looked great for a pair of wholecuts. It seemed like a last with a lot of character and looked awesome in profile, which not many wholecuts do IMO.

In your top-down picture I can't help but notice two things I dislike unfortunately (may be picture, though): 1) the edge of the sole is sticking out to much around the whole shoe and 2) the toes look cut off. #1 is something i dislike with Enzo Bonafè as well, and #2 specifically for their 946-last. Could you please comment on those two things? Thanks.


From the direct top view down, the welt is not that bad (it could be a little tighter on the outside where it curves). It is such a solidly constructed shoe though. The toe welt could also be a little different, but that goes with his design. It is not overly elongated, so it does look great from many angles. The inside heel seem design is a nice touch. For EB $, it is a steal to try out. 

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Good stuff Shouldaville!

post #1385 of 1503

Pretty good indeed.

post #1386 of 1503
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From the direct top view down, the welt is not that bad (it could be a little tighter on the outside where it curves). It is such a solidly constructed shoe though. The toe welt could also be a little different, but that goes with his design. It is not overly elongated, so it does look great from many angles. The inside heel seem design is a nice touch. For EB $, it is a steal to try out. 
Thanks, I appreciate your input. Having taken a closer look at your pictures, I think I like the look of the shoes in everyone of them except the top-down because of the aforementioned two things. But that's something I haven't noticed in any other pictures, not even Spiga 3's. So it might be that particular pic only. Looking forward to receiving my pair.
post #1387 of 1503
Received my pair today. Definitely keepers. The fit/support is incredible, like nothing I've experienced before. For reference for those not going down the bespoke route (all normal width):
C&J (348, 337): UK7,5
Carmina (Rain, Forest, Inca chelseas): UK7,5
Carmina (Simpson): UK8
G&G (MH71, TG73, GG06): UK8
EG (888): UK8
Enzo Bonafè (946): UK7,5
Enzo Bonafè (804): UK7
Vass (SP, F): EU41
Vass (U): EU41,5
Bestetti (1966): UK7
post #1388 of 1503
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Received my pair today. Definitely keepers. The fit/support is incredible, like nothing I've experienced before. For reference for those not going down the bespoke route (all normal width):

C&J (348, 337): UK7,5

Carmina (Rain, Forest, Inca chelseas): UK7,5

Carmina (Simpson): UK8

G&G (MH71, TG73, GG06): UK8

EG (888): UK8

Enzo Bonafè (946): UK7,5

Enzo Bonafè (804): UK7

Vass (SP, F): EU41

Vass (U): EU41,5

Bestetti (1966): UK7

 



You should grab the last UK7 1967 Derby that also went on sale.
post #1389 of 1503
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Originally Posted by DonRaphael View Post

Received my pair today. Definitely keepers. The fit/support is incredible, like nothing I've experienced before. For reference for those not going down the bespoke route (all normal width):

C&J (348, 337): UK7,5

Carmina (Rain, Forest, Inca chelseas): UK7,5

Carmina (Simpson): UK8

G&G (MH71, TG73, GG06): UK8

EG (888): UK8

Enzo Bonafè (946): UK7,5

Enzo Bonafè (804): UK7

Vass (SP, F): EU41

Vass (U): EU41,5

Bestetti (1966): UK7

 



You should grab the last UK7 1967 Derby that also went on sale.
Thanks for the heads up. I would pick it up, if it wasn't a derby. I'm not a derby kind of guy.

Are you keeping your wholecuts? I recall that you own a pair of shoes on the 1967 last as well, right? How do the two lasts differ? Mind sharing a top-down comparison? How does the fit differ?
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Thanks for the heads up. I would pick it up, if it wasn't a derby. I'm not a derby kind of guy.

Are you keeping your wholecuts? I recall that you own a pair of shoes on the 1967 last as well, right? How do the two lasts differ? Mind sharing a top-down comparison? How does the fit differ?

I don't have many derbies either, but the shape of the last still makes it very dressy (and the fit blows away my others). The fit of the two lasts feels exactly the same to me. 

 

I'm OK with the style, but I'm still undecided. The creasing from the shop on the vamp is fine, but the left has a bad vertical crease on one side from an eyelet down to the sole...not sure how it'll look with a lot of wear. 

post #1391 of 1503
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I don't have many derbies either, but the shape of the last still makes it very dressy (and the fit blows away my others). The fit of the two lasts feels exactly the same to me. 

I'm OK with the style, but I'm still undecided. The creasing from the shop on the vamp is fine, but the left has a bad vertical crease on one side from an eyelet down to the sole...not sure how it'll look with a lot of wear. 

As awesome as it would be to have my first ever derby made by Bestetti, and at that price point on top of that, I think I will pass. I want a pair of Maverick first.

My pair came with creases as well, but nothing out of the ordinary like the one you're describing. I'M surprised by how good the shoe looks. It takes a very special last for a wholecut to look good, and I think Bestetti nailed it with this one.
post #1392 of 1503

anyone can share their  novecento line after wear?Would like to see how his leather crease.

post #1393 of 1503

Anyone know anything about his coming trunk shows?


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anyone can share their  novecento line after wear?Would like to see how his leather crease.

 

Recent pics of my pairs from my Instagram:

 

 

post #1395 of 1503
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Recent pics of my pairs from my Instagram:





Wow! Crease free. How do you make sure he get the right measurement?
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