Riccardo Bestetti Bespoke projects.

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  1. siegolindo

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    IMG_0967.JPG IMG_0970.JPG IMG_0966.JPG IMG_0964.JPG Novacento Loafer in black calf, perfetta last, with metal toe tips. Best fitting loafers Hands down.
     


  2. TtownMD

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    They look good man I am waiting on my test shoes then mto coming in !! Very impressed with his selection !!
     


  3. wengxiah

    wengxiah Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if anyone who requested a refund before that incident has now received their refund? I tried to do this with the new owner but, you know. I could never imagine an order of a pair of shoes would one day become such a chronic pain in my ass.
     


  4. TtownMD

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    I know few ppl who's order has been full filled and they got there shoes fron new owner Marco. So I am very sure you will get your shoes or refund etc.
     


  5. wengxiah

    wengxiah Well-Known Member

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    not sure if it is true that emails these days are so easily got swallowed by the void, but I finally got an email response stating that in the past 20-30days 'I did not send any email' while i really have sent 4. bad news is getting refund is impossible, the good news is making shoes may be viable
     


  6. Steenburg

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    Dear Gentlemen,

    I am very interested in Bestetti shoes. But here in Korea we don't have retail shops or agent for Bestetti and only few people know about this brand. (I guess I can count the number of people who had experience of bestetti with my fingers.)

    One of the good person in SF recommend me the Bestetti and I am talking with Dr. Marco(New owner of Bestetti). He's very kind and provides a close support for my choice.

    But I only have a just one concern about it's width. Normally Italian shoes are sharp and narrow, so normal Asian people like me sometimes need to half size up the shoes.

    I am wearing Crockett and Jones UK 8.5E and It's Perfect fit for me.
    Here's my question, May I order RTW Bestetti with UK 8.5E size?
    Or should I half or one size up for my wide foot(it's around 10.5cm)

    Any responses will be really appreciated. Thanx in advance.
     


  7. ThunderMarch

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    Similarly, I also wear UK 8.5 regular width in most lasts.
    Bestetti lasts are not narrow. Most of their lasts, though having a fairly prominent taper at the toe box, are slightly elongated to make up for this.
    The more difficult part to fit, is the high instep. And may require a sock liner, for low instep folks.
    I certainly do not recommend sizing up, and for more narrow footed, low instep guys, might need sizing down.
     


  8. Steenburg

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    Thank you so much! That's very helpful information for me.
    Normally Far east Asian people (Korea, Japan,,,) has a high instep. That makes us get pain with English Shoes sometimes. I might go with UK 8.5E of Bestetti.

    We ourselves complain about our high instep and wide foot, that's not fit for English shoes frequently. But I guess Bestetti might not have a problem with me for sizing.

    It helped me a lot. Actually I am waiting for Dr. Marco Facchinetti's Mail for my size advice.
    If I get one, I will upload the photo of shoes here.
    Thanks!!!!
     


  9. TtownMD

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    So thunder march is spot on rtw shoes definitely has high instep & you will be 8.5uk for sure. Since I am your size also on c&j shoes. Also I would recommend trying on his shoes if you have a chance. He is doing trunk shows all over Asia. I ended up doing his mtm novecento line since I have low instep & narrow feet.
     


  10. Shouldaville

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    Not terribly exciting, but thought I'd post a pic of one of the original RTW shoes after two years of wear. Easily my most worn pair (usually multiple times per week). Still very solid and comfortable. I had neglected them recently, but just polished and touched up a worn spot on the heel from a lot of driving.

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  11. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Senior member

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  12. ThinkDerm

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    How's the fit? From spiga?
     


  13. Shouldaville

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    With a higher instep, perfect for me on both RTW lasts (9 UK = 10D US). This was from the first Spiga batch. I almost ordered a backup from the restock, but stuck with the York. The newer RTW models have some minor refinements to the heel/waist construction.
     


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