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In the market for my first pair of top of the line shoes. As of right now I'm leaning towards Bestetti or Saint Cristpin's, and may look at G&G. 

 

Anyone have experience with both Bestetti and Saint Crispin's? Any general feedback? I'll likely be buying without having my feet measured due to the fact I don't have access to trunk shoes/etc. living in FL. 

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In the market for my first pair of top of the line shoes. As of right now I'm leaning towards Bestetti or Saint Cristpin's, and may look at G&G. 

 

Anyone have experience with both Bestetti and Saint Crispin's? Any general feedback? I'll likely be buying without having my feet measured due to the fact I don't have access to trunk shoes/etc. living in FL. 

 

   I have a few pair from each of Bestetti and St Crispin and am a HUGE fan of both.

   Even if you have money to throw away, the only thing that makes sense is to try a test shoe in the style

   you're choosing. You can start a dialogue with Riccardo and Mr. Carr by email to get their guidance.

   Both are very flexible and helpful. Take your time, mistakes in the $2k realm would be hard to swallow

   regardless of how excited you are in the beginning.

post #1414 of 1475
I think you'd be hard pressed to top Bestetti, especially if you're talking Novecento range...
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Thanks Guys. 

 

I just emailed him. I really love these, but I'd go with a penny-loafer front as opposed to tassels and a darker shade of brown. In fact, I'd actually like to understand the opportunity to keep the tassel weave around the outside/back but do a penny-loafer front. Not sure if that's even feasible but I'll find out. 

 

 

Cheers!

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Are you dead set on loafers? If not, I'd seriously consider going with an Oxford/Adelaide. Bestetti has two stunning models, the Maverick and Spider.
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Are you dead set on loafers? If not, I'd seriously consider going with an Oxford/Adelaide. Bestetti has two stunning models, the Maverick and Spider.


I am. I want something to be able to dress down with denim a few times a week. I also like Saint Crispin's 539 a lot, but I prefer the lines/last of Bestetti's more. Mavericks and Spiders are amazing too, but set on loafers for my first pair of top tier shoes because I think I'll get the most wear out of them. 

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I am. I want something to be able to dress down with denim a few times a week. I also like Saint Crispin's 539 a lot, but I prefer the lines/last of Bestetti's more. Mavericks and Spiders are amazing too, but set on loafers for my first pair of top tier shoes because I think I'll get the most wear out of them. 

If dressing down is your ideal, give the St. Moritz a look. This is all a matter of preference, but I think a derby is more easily dressed down (denim, etc) while still being capable of wear with a smarter look.

Note: obviously, as it's your money, what you want should take priority over the opinions of SF folks. Either way, you'll be in good hands whether you opt for St. C or Bestetti...
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Thanks Guys. 

 

I just emailed him. I really love these, but I'd go with a penny-loafer front as opposed to tassels and a darker shade of brown. In fact, I'd actually like to understand the opportunity to keep the tassel weave around the outside/back but do a penny-loafer front. Not sure if that's even feasible but I'll find out. 

 

 

Cheers!

 

   that's a good design idea & I feel sure he would make that happen for you.

   think about trying his darker brown hatch or pebble grain for that

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Ha those are mine
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Ha those are mine


They're amazing. Do you have any pics with wear on them? How have they held up? 

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Deciding between hatch grain and pigskin. Going with brown but not entirely sure what shade yet. Going with a penny-loafer on the almond last. 

 

I cannot wait to pull the trigger and get these joints on my feet. 

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Deciding between hatch grain and pigskin. Going with brown but not entirely sure what shade yet. Going with a penny-loafer on the almond last. 

I cannot wait to pull the trigger and get these joints on my feet. 
go with pigskin. photos of the model you are getting?
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There no model that mimics it exactly, but imagine Punt's tassel but in a different leather with penny-loafer style. Longer tongue just like that. Darker brown sole than shoe. Tight wait; all that.

 

Would love to see pics of folks worn loafers.

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Riccardo Bestetti has tragically passed away, after a period of illness. Way too young. An amazing person and shoemaker. He will be missed by many.

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