Originally Posted by bengal-stripe
This is an upper
, they are not lasted (as yet).
Uppers on their own are shapeless, just like the two Vass ones here dangling on the stairs.
I think he meant the last they are going to be tacked onto, not the uppers themselves. It's pretty obvious that there is no last anywhere near the uppers in that picture. Anyway, I don't think of Bestetti's last shapes as "tacky". Spectacular -- maybe, but still tasteful.