Handmade Shoes

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  1. piergiacomi

    piergiacomi Senior member

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    I like some of the looks on the website. They look to be very well-made, and seem as if they would go well with jeans. Would be be nice to to see more pics of shoes not on the banana-toe last.

    These are awsome (hope you don't mind me using your pics, OP:


    This shoes is fantastic with jeans and with classic suit. I noticed that in the U.S. and Britain do not like the shoes with the tip high and long, whereas in Italy very much.
     


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    Classic style in construction...
    Goodyear Construction
    [​IMG]


    the surface of this leather looks great - a bit like the Russia calf
     




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    piergiacomi Senior member

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    the surface of this leather looks great - a bit like the Russia calf

    This is a prototype, and was not used special leather.
    Great videos! Nice to see how it's done by you guys.
    Thanks
     


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    That's one hell of a welt stitching. Goyser welt? Surprised people aren't creaming about it.
    I agree. The videos are great, more pictures are good too [​IMG] Although those first shoes may not be my style I think they look great. The more classic ones I would wear. Your father has talent.
     


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    Beautiful shoes, it's obvious you and your father take great pride in what you do.
     


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    That welt is something else!

    I do want to commend you for being receptive to other ideas / styles - it'd be easy to just say "no, we only make this kind of shoe" but broadening out from that is, I think a, step that speaks highly of your family's professionalism and quality!
     


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    That welt is something else!

    I do want to commend you for being receptive to other ideas / styles - it'd be easy to just say "no, we only make this kind of shoe" but broadening out from that is, I think a, step that speaks highly of your family's professionalism and quality!


    If I understand you, I take that as a compliment. I like to talk about what is the story of my family. All our parts have a relative who makes shoes, but almost no one makes shoes that "special" ...
     


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    You can tell the quality of them just by the look [​IMG]

    I quite like the Art. 2011 ones, although at present I tend to wear the thin soled contemporary style of smart shoes.

    I really like seeing anything that's handmade in Europe and all my shoes are handmade in Italy, a lot of them being Paul Smith. Im glad people like your dad still exist in todays disposable world.
     


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    You can tell the quality of them just by the look [​IMG]

    I quite like the Art. 2011 ones, although at present I tend to wear the thin soled contemporary style of smart shoes.

    I really like seeing anything that's handmade in Europe and all my shoes are handmade in Italy, a lot of them being Paul Smith. Im glad people like your dad still exist in todays disposable world.


    I've never seen Paul Smith shoes, but I noticed the care you have for the quality this evening if I can load the site in English, and I hope to put photos of the fantastic shell cordovan of Illinois arrived Saturday.
     


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    Simple video with three different type construction for quality handmade shoes.
    Goodyear simple and elegant. (the welt is needlework symmetrically )
    Norwegian inconfodible and special. (there is not welt)
    Bentivegna indestructible. (the welt is needlework a-symmetrically)
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    New shell cordovan new shoes.
    [​IMG]
    In this weekend we update our site with goodyear construction.
    You knows this shell cordovan company? Is it good?
     


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    actually these reminds me of the Harris Barneys New York carry, not my cup of tea, though I can see it works well for some, especially for denim.
     


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    I don't like the shape of the lasts, especially the pointed up toes. I think some of the style and color choices are a bit, well, gaudy.
    People like gaudy,
    that what sells well.
    This shoe maker has vision.
    Even John Lobb catching on now to gaudy.

    The shoe maker say it best here:
    http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...7&postcount=15
    He understand hes market.

    I don't really care for the look of Bentivegna construction and Norvegese costruction,
    lt the best look.
     


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    That's one hell of a welt stitching. Goyser welt?
    No.
    Goyser have feather.
    Norvegese and Bentivegna have no feather (upper to insole is done very different).
     


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