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Hey friends here is the skin of my next Gladietor Bespoke Bestetti. It is French calf.

 

 

At the end I told Bestetti not finish my shape because I was still undecided on the tip. I did not know if it square or round. But in the end I will make the chisel tip.

 

And how colors instead I kept the ones I had decided. That cognac and whiskey.

 

 

I look forward to the finished shape is to try the shoe test. So I can update on the developments.

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Awesome. Gladiators!!!

Love the subtle play in shades. Do you plan to use the lighter shade or darker shade at the toe caps? And are you planning to have beveled waist or pegged waist?
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Awesome. Gladiators!!!

Love the subtle play in shades. Do you plan to use the lighter shade or darker shade at the toe caps? And are you planning to have beveled waist or pegged waist?

Thank you for your comment. Also I love those shades that can do. The tip and the spur will be dark. While the rest will be clearer. And being a bespoke Gladietor the waist have the peg's wood.

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Nice post...The blue shoe of the post I really like .... a true dude ... then those shades make me enjoy!!!
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This Saturday Riccardo Bestetti held a trunk show at the store Spiga 3 in Gothenburg, Sweden. This event was more focused on taking orders and measurements for the Novecento-line (semi-bespoke), rather than showcasing a bunch of shoes and let people try on sizes. Spiga 3 will initially sell three pairs of RTW-models (one will be Maverick on the classic round last in dark brown, hand welted. Two others not completely settled yet) which also will be offered in their online store (then in an English version of the webshop) when they arrive in two-three months time. Price will be the same as when bought directly from Bestetti, and for customers outside EU the Swedish VAT of 25% will be deducted which means that RTW-blake will be aroun$620/€450, and RTW-hand welted will cost about $995/€720. Pretty damn good, in other words. They will also eventually offer MTO and Novecento through their online store.

 

You can read more about the trunk show, an interview with Riccardo and see more pics on my blog here (can be translated on the page). Riccardo is such a nice guy, and a pleasure to deal with. Ordered my second pair of Novecentos now, will be something that he never done before, but will most certainly come out really nice.

 

Here's some pics from the event:

 

 

 

 

 

MORE PICTURES HERE! (Click to show)

Both pairs below were Riccardos own:

 

 

A RTW-model:

 

Rest is Novecento:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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great write up, and thanks for the photos, more shoes for purchase!
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Thanks for the info Jesper. Waiting for my test shoes from Ricardo
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great write up, and thanks for the photos, more shoes for purchase!

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Thanks for the info Jesper. Waiting for my test shoes from Ricardo

Cheers guys! What you ordered cgo?
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I started safe with the maverick...still undecided whether to go with the straight almond toe last or your hybrid last.

What did you order for your next shoe J?
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I started safe with the maverick...still undecided whether to go with the straight almond toe last or your hybrid last.

What did you order for your next shoe J?

 

Nice, it may be safe, but it's the ultimate adelaide IMO. This is just my opinion of course, but after seeing the almond toe last IRL this weekend I'm very pleased with the decision to round of the toe a bit. The almond toe is pretty pointy, still beautiful, but a bit too pointy for my taste.

 

Next pair will be a version of the John Lobb St Crepin 2008, with the special type of decorative stitching. Riccardo hadn't done it before, but he was just like "okay, haven't done it, but no problem, I'll fix". That seem to be his attitude to everything, "No problem, I'll fix" :) This is the model:

 

 

 

But I will add two rows of decorative stitching going vertically over the heel as well. Will do them in antique tobacco, like these:

 

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Thanks for the input j. Decision decision. The hybrid last does look classic but my thought on the almond toe is that it looks quite distinctly Bestetti (ie I have not seen similar on others). Oh well I have time to decide.

Jl 2008 is surely a nice model to copy from but I think a part of the charm of that shoe is also the color. Not considering a deep burgundy or something of that shade?
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Thanks for the input j. Decision decision. The hybrid last does look classic but my thought on the almond toe is that it looks quite distinctly Bestetti (ie I have not seen similar on others). Oh well I have time to decide.

Jl 2008 is surely a nice model to copy from but I think a part of the charm of that shoe is also the color. Not considering a deep burgundy or something of that shade?

 

I see your point, but have to say that there's so much more to Bestettis lasts than just the toe shape that makes them Bestettis. The curves of the sides and heel still makes it one of a kind, even with a slightly more classic toe shape. But you should of course go with what you think you will appreciate most!

 

No, have been buying plenty of burgundy shoes lately, and a pair of Vass in plum museum is recently ordered, so I want some warm brown shades now.

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Where the modified toe can be seen?
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X-post: Snapped some photos of my recently acquired Noveceno Mavericks this evening, and thought I might as well go ahead and share. It's in indoor lightning, after some wear, and with more focus on details than the pics I posted last week, so something a bit new at least. I can tell you that they are definitely the most comfortable shoes I own, the break in period was about five minutes (and I have really sensitive feet), they fit like gloves, and are both stable and soft at the same time.

























Hello, may I know where I can see the RTW collection? I browsed the gallery in their website but no clue whether those are RTW or MTO?
Thank you.
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