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next up
is a project
using spare skins
for my kundu drum
from the trobriand islands
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Sea T?
yep
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Whut? I thought trade in ST skins, even on vintage pairs, is monitored and prohibited.
on drums i picked up
over 25 yrs ago
in papua new guinea
doubtful
post #572 of 1168
Hard to believe Riccardo can top the previous examples but these are stratospheric.


http://www.theshoesnobblog.com/2013/05/bestetti-back-at-it-again-seamless.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheShoeSnob+%28The+Shoe+Snob%29
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Hard to believe Riccardo can top the previous examples but these are stratospheric.


http://www.theshoesnobblog.com/2013/05/bestetti-back-at-it-again-seamless.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheShoeSnob+%28The+Shoe+Snob%29

Where is the "seamless whole cut? I don't see one.
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Where is the "seamless whole cut? I don't see one.

the black one is seamless....it's one piece of leather with added stitching and brogueing on top of that one piece ....but it is still only one piece of leather...you just cant see the heel to know that it is one piece...but the guy who commissioned it gave me the photos, telling me that he asked for a seamless wholecut, so......
Edited by Handmadeshoes - 5/21/13 at 6:58am
post #575 of 1168
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the black one is seamless....it's one piece of leather with added stitching and brogueing on top of that one piece ....but it is still only one piece of leather...you just cant see the heel to know that it is one piece...but the guy who commissioned it gave me the photos, telling me that he asked for a seamless wholecut, so......

Oh! I see it! The broguing and gimping are just thin ribbons of leather overlaid on the shoe. Very nice! Thanks for making me look closer.
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Oh! I see it! The broguing and gimping are just thin ribbons of leather overlaid on the shoe. Very nice! Thanks for making me look closer.

I was a bit thrown at first too, as it looks as if they could be separate pieces....thus is the skill of Mr. Bestetti....can't wait to see if finalized product with some laces and high polish!
post #577 of 1168

Those are some of the nicest wholecuts I've ever seen.

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i agree the shoes are beautiful.

I assume the high shine wont last past the first creme polish though or am I  wrong?

 

One thing I have always wondered about 'this type' of bespoke models is the steep rise of the vamp. It is a main reason why they look so nice to me, but it requires the front of the shoe to be flat for quite a long distance . Does that mean it wouldn't suit people with relatively high instep (like me)?

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i agree the shoes are beautiful.
I assume the high shine wont last past the first creme polish though or am I  wrong?

One thing I have always wondered about 'this type' of bespoke models is the steep rise of the vamp. It is a main reason why they look so nice to me, but it requires the front of the shoe to be flat for quite a long distance . Does that mean it wouldn't suit people with relatively high instep (like me)?

It's not too difficult to polish the shoes back to the shiny state they were in when they were first received.
post #580 of 1168

In my time lurking this forum I've seen a lot of things of which I am very envious, but the shoes in this thread pretty much take the cake.  Now to find some scheme for getting rich...

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Riccardo Bestetti test shoes.

This leather shows the fit faults very well. They are tight on my right foot and the leather wrinkles up accordingly. Amazing. I have two pairs coming late summer. II will share with you when they arrive.





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Riccardo Bestetti test shoes.

This leather shows the fit faults very well. They are tight on my right foot and the leather wrinkles up accordingly. Amazing. I have two pairs coming late summer. II will share with you when they arrive.





 

Nice pics, thanks. I like the last! Looking forward to see the final version. Have a pair of test shoes coming here from Bestetti this week as well, but not bespoke but the Novecento MTO-line, which includes some modifications to his RTW-lasts and are made to the same standard as his bespoke shoes.

post #583 of 1168
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Originally Posted by Saratorial_Splender View Post

Riccardo Bestetti test shoes.

This leather shows the fit faults very well. They are tight on my right foot and the leather wrinkles up accordingly. Amazing. I have two pairs coming late summer. II will share with you when they arrive.





 

bespoke or mto?  visiting italy or working remotely?

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Originally Posted by Saratorial_Splender View Post

Riccardo Bestetti test shoes.

This leather shows the fit faults very well. They are tight on my right foot and the leather wrinkles up accordingly. Amazing. I have two pairs coming late summer. II will share with you when they arrive.






Does this pair of shoes on the Perfecta last fit similar to Lobb and the other English makes?
Edited by bboysdontcryy - 6/4/13 at 5:36pm
post #585 of 1168
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bespoke or mto?  visiting italy or working remotely?

It will be extremely encouraging if he can provide a test shoe for oversea customer for a month, based on internet communication and pictures.
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