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post #421 of 1172
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

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Those are incredible shoes T4.
I'd like to see your collection all at once.
Pick me up at the airport tomorrow evening.
the jet will be in italy
tomorrow evening
so i can't pick you up
in the states
='(
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

T4phage, those are just...naughty wink.gif
very....
post #422 of 1172
the t4page shoe,
it could be good.
post #423 of 1172
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Originally Posted by T4phage View Post

'cusey if you are still around
i got my green shoes finally!
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Wow. Simply wow.
post #424 of 1172
As with most really unique bespoke shoes, not my cup of tea, but still a very impressive piece of craftsmanship.

What kind of hide is it? Did you skin a baby Godzilla?
post #425 of 1172
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post


What kind of hide is it? Did you skin a baby Godzilla?

It's lizard skin

https://www.google.co.uk/search?tbm=isch&hl=en&source=hp&biw=1366&bih=643&q=lizzard+skin&gbv=2&oq=lizzard+skin&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_l=img.12...4918.26219.0.28782.14.5.1.8.0.0.58.266.5.5.0...0.0.S-4dpOD8gok

We're off to see the Lizard
The Wonderful Lizard of Oz
We hear he is a Whiz of a Liz
If ever a Liz there was
If ever, oh ever, a Liz there was
The Lizard of Oz is one because
Because, because, because, because, because
Because of the wonderful things he does
We're off to see the lizard
The Wonderful Lizard of Oz!
post #426 of 1172
^
=D

iguana more precisely
post #427 of 1172
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Originally Posted by T4phage View Post

^
=D
iguana more precisely

So, baby Godzilla was actually pretty close! Enjoy them. Dark green is one of the more useful of the unorthodox shoe colors. One day, I'm going to get myself some green OneShoes . . .

Also, are you still in touch with Ambrosi? Tell that crook I want my pants or my money back.
post #428 of 1172
^
a distant (non radioactive) cousin
of baby godzilla...

and i will bring your pants up
when i see salvatore...
post #429 of 1172
T4 is the split in the middle due to the fact that the iguana skin is small? Why could not Riccardo use a whole piece?
post #430 of 1172
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Originally Posted by T4phage View Post

'cusey if you are still around
i got my green shoes finally!
23380856.jpg21407376.jpg
54307616.jpg65531240.jpg
68761480.jpg30875477.jpg
27579546n.jpg

Your shoes are both impressive and excessive all at once. Wear them in good health! oregonian_winesmiley.gif
post #431 of 1172
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Originally Posted by meister View Post

T4 is the split in the middle due to the fact that the iguana skin is small? Why could not Riccardo use a whole piece?

I could be wrong but I doubt that there is a split. Reptiles such as lizard and gator often have a clear bi-lateral dividing line running down the middle of the belly. More to the point, lizard is pretty thin and a seam down the middle would not only be very fragile but lasting it would expose the threads.

If the belly was split...I've never seen not heard of the technique.
post #432 of 1172
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Originally Posted by meister View Post

T4 is the split in the middle due to the fact that the iguana skin is small? Why could not Riccardo use a whole piece?
dwfii is correct
what you see is the
bilateral divide of the
back of the iguana..

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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

I could be wrong but I doubt that there is a split. Reptiles such as lizard and gator often have a clear bi-lateral dividing line running down the middle of the belly. More to the point, lizard is pretty thin and a seam down the middle would not only be very fragile but lasting it would expose the threads.
If the belly was split...I've never seen not heard of the technique.
the skin was 'split'
ie cut at the belly
to have a whole back
for the front of the shoe
eg. hornback
post #433 of 1172
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Originally Posted by T4phage View Post

dwfii is correct
what you see is the
bilateral divide of the
back of the iguana..
the skin was 'split'
ie cut at the belly
to have a whole back
for the front of the shoe
eg. hornback

Again, I could be wrong, but experience tells me that just the opposite occurred--the vamp is belly.

Most lizards have some sort of crest or ruff along the back--something like the dorsal fin on a fish. Some reptile is cut such that the back is visible--hornback alligator, hornback lizard. But the effect is quite garish and the back tiles quite large and obvious.

As a result most reptile is cut along the backbone, the hornback tiles removed, and the belly preserved to create the effect seen on these shoes.
post #434 of 1172
All of these shoes are simply incredible. The man is an artist has a great eye for making something work. Though I personally wouldn't/couldn't wear all of these, I marvel at his techniques.

I don't mean to hijack the thread, but I wanted to contribute. I have a leather motorcycle jacket by Bestetti and it is the heaviest leather jacket I've felt. I don't yet have the motorcycle, but it will come. I thought I'd share a picture:

Developing a nice patina...
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post #435 of 1172
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

All of these shoes are simply incredible. The man is an artist has a great eye for making something work. Though I personally wouldn't/couldn't wear all of these, I marvel at his techniques. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I don't mean to hijack the thread, but I wanted to contribute. I have a leather motorcycle jacket by Bestetti and it is the heaviest leather jacket I've felt. I don't yet have the motorcycle, but it will come. I thought I'd share a picture:
Developing a nice patina...
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fortunately, we have some talented craftsmen in our country also...
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