Riccardo Bestetti Bespoke projects.

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  1. Xenon

    Xenon Senior member

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    Truly beautiful! And 1/8 inch is excellent work, especially for this species

    Also any idea why RTW shoes have such wide heels? I have the combination you describe (thin heel - wide forepart )and I have noticed that many other people also have this, even women no matter what size.
     
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  2. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    Thanks. Like I said, I got lucky. Especially since I didn't use a laser or a hollowing rig. I have done several of these including large hollow forms with a narrow (1" +) opening. But I think...technically speaking...this one is my favourite.

    You have narrow heels and a wide forepart, so you are especially tuned to that "issue" and think that there are "many other people" who also have this configuration. But in the US I would be surprised if 25% of the population have feet like this and I suspect the figure is more like 10%.

    Shoe manufacturers cannot cater to 10% of the population. And because they cannot, the major lastmakers do not. The standard widths in any given size are A, B, C, D, & E. And there are AA's, EE's and even H widths. Most manufacturers make shoes, in at most, two widths. Nevermind shoes with heels in one width and foreparts in another.

    Manufacturers tend to make shoes in wide widths assuming that people like you will lace the shoe tighter and as long as the foot is held in the shoe, all other sins are forgiven. People get used to improper fit and extra space in the shoe.

    Of course that leads to all sorts of other problems, not the least of which is people buying shoes too narrow or too short in order to get a shoe that will cinch down over the instep. And in turn, that leads to people buying shoes off Ebay or in thrift shops that not only don't fit them but because of previously set footbeds, never will, even if they are ostensibly the right size.
     
  3. C&A

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    My kid goat cap toes almost finished

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    you are one lucky man! (how much does a pair of shoes cost from this guy??)
     
  5. ThinkDerm

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    5000 euros to my understanding. Please those who have ordered chime in.
     
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    wat?

    riccardo charges €3000
    for 'normal' leathers.

    and he will come to the states
    if there are 15 clients
    and the price remains the same
     
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  7. Roy

    Roy Senior member

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    T4 already answered.
     
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  8. ThinkDerm

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    sorry for the mistake :embar:
     
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    who cares what they cost when you have such nie shoes. also, they look really well made and after watching that video... i already failed the no purchase club! haha [​IMG]
     
  10. ThinkDerm

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    did you buy a pair from Madaboutown.com?
     
  11. davesmith

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    thanks for the link, never seen that before!
     
  12. musicguy

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    Holy crap... this is some serious shoe porn! Love the suede and the alligators. SEX

    I haven't been this excited about shoes since I first found out about Koji.
     
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  13. ThinkDerm

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    and they seem to give you $50 off any item. unfortunately, unable to buy from them!
     
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    The double row of stitching and brogueing on the toecap is crooked on my monitor. Maybe because you have used goatskin.
     
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