Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Roy, Jun 23, 2011.
My shoes are finished! Finally
nb: riccardo is enclosing a set of flat and round laces
Wherever did you dig up this???
I need to examine those toes in great detail someday soon!
Those are almost identical to the toes on my u caps (or better: the toes on mine are almost identical to those of T4). Shows you how much difference the material can make in the appearance of a shoe.
Roy, those Sting rays are beautiful.
Riccardo is a bad man.
PS - I want to see the gator chukkas and the Gator monks
I like the stingrays. The look like they could be worn as formal shoes (I presume this is your intention with the silk laces?).
I'm not a fan of many of the recent shoes posted though. They are excessively gaudy for my liking, especially the blue shoes posted by Roy.
To each their own...
Is that the first holzgenaegelt/wood pegged bestetti we have seen on this thread? Is that extra or an option? Thanks a lot for the copious photo album.
Roy I am not really big on those laces mate. Remind me of the pair I have on my J&M handmades...too wide IMO. As for the shoes...marvellous creation.
That is how Riccardo usually makes his goodyear shoes, with woodpegged waists for extra strenght. Similar to what is done on cowboy boots.
Actually, no. They're not the first. Most of them have wooden pegging.
The laces are there just for the photos. Riccardo likes them that way and wants to use them on his website. Included in the shipment are normal round and flat laces.
goodyear is made with a machine. i don't think he's doing this on the bespoke numbers?
you can have it woodpegged
at the waist
or normal handwelting all around
a lot of italians use the term
'goodyear' when they mean handwelted
and no, he does not use machines
he handstitches the welt
and no glue or linen feathers either
Some pictures with normal laces:
The sharkskin shoes for my brother:
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