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Riccardo Bestetti Bespoke projects.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Roy, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. Roy

    Roy Senior member

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    I thought your next shoe was going to be a stingray wholecut~~!
     
  2. C&A

    C&A Senior member

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    I only wish hahaha!


    I was just told that the above explanation of the cap's angle is spot on. As for the stitching, Riccardo mentioned that because the stitcher has to sew the upper and reinforcement together at the skivvied part (where the reinforcement is thinned at the edges) and goatsuede is already really thin, it is very difficult to get the stitching 100% perfect.

    Hope this helps. Also, I've seen the other lighter brown kid goat cap toes that T4 posted in real life and he just told me that there are also some minor irrigularities with the stiching which in real life I hadn't noticed. So I guess it will not be a big issue anyway.
     
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  3. T4phage

    T4phage Senior member

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    here is a buckle loafer he just finished:

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  4. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    That pair on the right is amazing
     
  5. fritzl

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    congrats
     
  6. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    who is the stitcher?
     
  7. meister

    meister Senior member

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    Affirmative on getting the juices flowing....
     
  8. T4phage

    T4phage Senior member

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    ^

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    see the bellybutton?




    some other gator stuff:

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    and details of an iguana:

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    some other stuff he just finished:

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    a model he is working on for me right now:

    preliminary design:

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    it will not be built on that last
    (my chisel toed boot last)
    but on the almond shoe last
    which was being replicated at this moment

    adjustments to be made:
    the collar of the shoe to be made higher
     
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  9. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

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    Now I'm not fond of Italian lasts in general, but this thread never stops amazing me. Bestetti is immensely talented.
     
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    mktitsworth Senior member

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    Quoted for awesomeness...
    but cut out of courtesy.
     
  12. NORE

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    Pics in this thread :drool:
     
  13. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    t4... .holy shit man. Those crocs are amazing.
     
  14. meister

    meister Senior member

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    T4 are you the APortnoy of Bestettis?:)
     
  15. T4phage

    T4phage Senior member

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    ^
    only the last shoe is mine
    the rest are some of what riccardo
    is working on/just finished
     
  16. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    that last one is very similar to the F&S BS sample IIRC??
     
  17. T4phage

    T4phage Senior member

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    good eye =)

    it is indeed based off that model
    but i wanted a few changes
    to make it a bit moar modern
    eg: the lacing being more like the perrier
    ie 'v' closing
    and changes to the heel cap
     
  18. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    it is an unmistakable design very very unique - thro a little geeky of me to remember :embar:

    looking forward to seeing the finished shoes!!!!! :nodding:
     
  19. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    With so much finish on the vamps of bespoke shoes like these doesn't it gunk all up around the creases as soon as you walk?
     
  20. T4phage

    T4phage Senior member

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    ^
    trudat
    that is why i ask him
    to only mirror gloss
    the heels and tips of mine


    and here are the pieces
    that will make up my crescent cap
    brogued derby

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