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Riccardo Bestetti Bespoke projects.

cliffordcaucus

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Anybody know where they will resole their Riccardo Bestetti shoes when that time comes?
 

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I commissioned and paid, he's been giving me the runaround since February. I'm way beyond the 6 months for PayPal to do anything about getting my money back. Supposedly I'm supposed to receive my shoes between Sept 15-30.

Really hope I'm not SOL and out a good chunk of money--not sure what to do from here.
 

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Has Marco been responding to emails during all this time? What is the stated reason for all the delay?
 

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He's been responding pretty consistently since February. I email about once a month (when another delivery deadline has passed). He usually replies within the hour if the timezones line up, otherwise within 24 hours.

I think I ordered back in December, could have been even earlier...
 

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Met with Marco on Friday to try on the fitting shoes and finalize my order. Final product (and pictures) coming in about a month!
i just realized you posted this in December. And October is in a couple days. Ouch.
 

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i just realized you posted this in December. And October is in a couple days. Ouch.
Ouch indeed. Informed Marco today that if my shoes are not ready by Sept 30th (tomorrow) that I will be taking legal action. At this rate he's probably screwed over enough people to start a class action lawsuit.
 

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"I will be taking legal action"

Where? In Italy?? Good luck buddy .....

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Agreed, doubt anything will come from this. Mostly just to make myself feel better LOL. Marco has a few business addresses in Manhattan, so I'll probably file with small claims court in NYC.

Really frustrating to see (or not see) Marco run away with so many people's money.
 

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Agreed, doubt anything will come from this. Mostly just to make myself feel better LOL. Marco has a few business addresses in Manhattan, so I'll probably file with small claims court in NYC.

Really frustrating to see (or not see) Marco run away with so many people's money.
You must not have read this thread before placing your order? I believe I and another gentleman from Toronto sounded alarm bells based on rather unpleasant encounters with Marco, yet .....

I would just chalk it up and go to Phillip Car at St. C if you’re looking for something special but not prepared to wrestle the cost and often trying experience of full bespoke ..

Alan Bee
 

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You must not have read this thread before placing your order? I believe I and another gentleman from Toronto sounded alarm bells based on rather unpleasant encounters with Marco, yet .....

I would just chalk it up and go to Phillip Car at St. C if you’re looking for something special but not prepared to wrestle the cost and often trying experience of full bespoke ..

Alan Bee
Unfortunately I did not (definitely will not make that mistake again). I met him in November 2018 in Manhattan and thought everything would go smoothly. Seemed to be the case after I met with him in December and then again in February.

I agree about St.C--I have a custom last with them and previously commissioned a pair of boots and shoes. Fantastic service from start to finish.
 

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Unfortunately I did not (definitely will not make that mistake again). I met him in November 2018 in Manhattan and thought everything would go smoothly. Seemed to be the case after I met with him in December and then again in February.

I agree about St.C--I have a custom last with them and previously commissioned a pair of boots and shoes. Fantastic service from start to finish.
Seem such a disgrace that what appears to be a shameless con artist would sully the name of such a fantastic and innovative maker.
What a slimeball.
 

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Update: new deadline is allegedly end of the week. Guy is a joke.

Mods should change the title of this thread to "SCAM ALERT Riccardo Bestetti bespoke projects"
 

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Managed to get blocked by Bestetti’s IG account, after questioning the overall radio silence. What a farce.
I suppose it is fitting that the response (and subsequent block) came about a month after my post lol.
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There used to be a few more messages asking about the whereabouts of Marco that have all been deleted now.
 

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Probably he is still blaming Riccardo for the issues hahahaha. Just surprised what happened, it seemed all going smooth, with some small individual hick-ups. I am just glad he never responded to my mail, saves me a lot of hassle. Only pity: my last will never be used again.
 

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