Originally Posted by meister
Roy is the almond/"Bestetti toe" a standard last /shape that Riccardo then alters to fit the bespoke fitting?
I ask because I see he used fibreglass/builders' bog to make alterations to the wooden last which he could later sand down to fit the individual foot.
DFW is right. it's a plastic last with leather alterations.
Riccardo uses blank plastic lasts to create lasts for customers. But not with pre formed noses/shapes. That is what he does himself. I have two lasts with Riccardo. One with the almond nose and the other is a more 'agressive' chisel shape. My loafers were done at that last.
My brother has a different toe shape altogether: