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adventures in bespoke: Paolo Scafora pictorial

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by medtech_expat, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. *#..

    *#.. Senior Member

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    I like it, good choice medtech!
     


  2. clausc

    clausc Distinguished Member

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    Thanks for the pics and sharing the experience. Why only a couple of companies/countries can produce such beautiful shoes?

    Do they sell RTW models at the factory? What's the price ratio between bespoke and RTW for similar shoes?

    The 2 pairs of Scaforas for Gianfranco Ferre are currently my best shoes and I can only dream of bespoke for the moment.
     


  3. emptym

    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    Thanks again for sharing your experiences, E!
     


  4. TheTukker

    TheTukker Distinguished Member

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    As always, great thread! Your threads here now beg the question to the mods: I know you can subscribe to threads, but can you consider a feature allowing you to automatically subscribe to threads started by certain members?

    Just curious; what are you weaing here though?


    [​IMG]
     


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    coolpapa Distinguished Member

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    Those suede loafers are awesome.
     


  6. w.o.e.is.me.

    w.o.e.is.me. Distinguished Member

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    I will add to the chorus of thank you's, Medtech: I love the photos and reports like these make SF an immensely better place.
     


  8. medtech_expat

    medtech_expat Distinguished Member

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    That alligator chukka boot is singing to me.

    Paolo had me dip my hand inside those chukkas... they're lined with fur! [​IMG]

    Love those shoes you snapped. Any pics of what your finished product would look like?

    I had a shot of the double-monk alongside a different shoe with the color I ordered, but the pic tipped over 5MB and imageshak won't let me upload...

    Bravo Eddie. Le scarpe sono belle. Ma la piu bella e la tua compagna [​IMG]

    I was with her and Dino at the shop when she read this, you'll be glad to know it gave her a really good laugh. [​IMG]

    The workshop is surprisingly modern and new. I wouldn't have thought that.

    I was really surprised as well, given that my first factory tour in Northampton on Thursday was my only baseline (pictorial in the AS thread). btw, I've decided to make up an odd waistcoat in that LP shepherds check you wore to Mama's.

    What's the price ratio between bespoke and RTW for similar shoes?

    I don't believe they sell direct at the factory, but from the retail prices I saw this morning in Naples (compared to the US bespoke price), it's about an 80%-100% premium.

    Just curious; what are you weaing here though?

    Borrelli RTW
    Cucinelli v-neck
    Nudie Average Joe dry selvedge
    EG Greshams on 888
    Lange 1 MP platinum on custom ABP croc strap with contrast stitch
    bead bracelets (ebony wood & tiger eye) - courtesy of Mrs. Spoo
     


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    medtech_expat Distinguished Member

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    I figured out the imageshak workaround for large files. Below is the double monk, alongside a captoe in the intended color. Yep, that captoe is pretty sweet too.

    [​IMG]
     


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    IMO Scafora's best value is from the antiquing and the Norwegian welt. I have considered getting a 3 eyelet antiqued brown wholecut with Norvegese stitching. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    I figured out the imageshak workaround for large files. Below is the double monk, alongside a captoe in the intended color. Yep, that captoe is pretty sweet too.

    [​IMG]


    IMO Scafora's best value is from the antiquing and the Norwegian welt. I have considered getting a 3 eyelet antiqued brown wholecut with Norvegese stitching.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    Absolutely lovely.

    Look forward to seeing the finished products.

    Clint
     


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    I figured out the imageshak workaround for large files. Below is the double monk, alongside a captoe in the intended color. Yep, that captoe is pretty sweet too.

    [​IMG]


    Oh my [​IMG]
     


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    wow, with all the recent pictorials, you are really living the life, medtech.
    I tip my hat to you.
    Thanks!
     


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    HRoi Stylish Dinosaur

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    Niiiiiiiiceeeeee....your taste in watches mite be even better though [​IMG]
     


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