Bespoke Order with Il Quadrifoglio
OK, I received my shoes yesterday from Mr.Q-nai, and I am quite ecstatic with the outcome, considering it's the first order with him.
I've documented the order process over the months, and these pics should give some idea.
I always wanted a fine pair of wingtips. Had an English style in mind, but wasn't sure if I wanted them really dressy, or something more versatile. I've never seen an Il Quadrifoglio wingtip before, so didn't know what to expect. I went I saw this one, I went bonkers..
You gotta be kiddin. In textured green? These must be the coolest wingtips I've ever seen!
"Excuse me sir? I want to take these home today....oh, these are samples? gotta order one? ok.....lets do it"
The swatch....from Ilcea...
Qnai taking Measurements
My feet are really wimpy. Short, skinny, and flat footed....
Several months later....The trial fitting session
Fit is very good. But I prefer a slightly tighter hold
Hmmmm....a lil space in here....
Knife injected....Aha! A pocket of space! lets shave off a lil more....
The toes felt too squarish, so I asked them to be slightly rounded
Should look like this right??? hmmmmm
I loved the olive green, but I found myself doubting whether these are too casual for work....so...Change of mind
!! I decided to go for a more dressy look. Yes, this will be my ultimate brown
Lovely Ilcea calfskin. Got a lil red in these brown, not quite burgundy....perfect!!
Order sheet. I don't understand Italian..
As you can see, I was thinking of some funky seemless heels with medalions on the heel counter.
But with further consultation with Mr.Qnai, I decided to go even more sleek and go for a WHOLE CUT
with imitation brogues.
With no medalion on the butt or the toe. Classic style 6 eyelets. Always loved the look of G&G/Deco wholecuts.
My direct inspiration actually came from a picture of a Cleverley Bespoke with imitation brogue, no med, and elastic side.
What a detour....but there you go, I decided on a whole cut with imitation brogues (no elastic).
I received my shoes yesterday, and couldn't be happier. Haven't had a chance to take pictures, but will do so later...