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Riccardo Bestetti Bespoke projects.

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

  1. Son Of Saphir

    Son Of Saphir Senior member

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    It could be me computer,
    shoe look different from other here.
    Client flesh foot?
    Hard leather to last very good?
    Look
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  2. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    not from you.

    shoes w/o trees always look a bit different. oh well.

    imo, it's a unfortunate style for the foot shape, anyway. especially the tight waist. too much excess material, imo
     
  3. Son Of Saphir

    Son Of Saphir Senior member

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    yes could be,
    that why me use ? ? ?

    [quotre]too much excess material, imo[/quote]
    it hard to say.
    ?
    me could be wrong.
    does not matter.
     
  4. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    The shoes are bespoke, if nothing else.

    We don't know what the foot, that these shoes are made for, looks like. It doesn't make sense...even subconsciously...to look for all too familiar shapes, derived from standardized lasts, on bespoke shoes.

    The bespoke maker has to respect and build to the foot...not to third party expectations.
     
  5. T4phage

    T4phage Senior member

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    thank you for explaining that


    to make a blind supposition
    of 'not lasting well'
    it at best hasty
    at worse stupid




    is that your sharkskin chukka rolf?
    nice!

    from what i have seen
    bestetti doesn't use it
    but he does refer to
    'leather reinforcement'
    for some more delicate leathers.

    but so far
    none of my shoes
    have 'deformed' for lack
    of this side lining
    (oldest one about 10 yrs)
     
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  6. poorsod

    poorsod Senior member

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  7. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    right, not my cash burnt, quasi
     
  8. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Whether side linings are essential, I wouldn’t know, but they are considered good practice in North-European shoemaking. (The Dutch name might be similar to the German name “Überstemme”).

    No idea, if Latin shoemakers use them routinely, occasionally or not at all.


    Nope, no fish. Those boots are shrunken Kudu.

    [​IMG]


    That refers to a “backer” where the underside of piece of leather gets laminated (glued-on over its entire area) with another piece which can be either leather or synthetic, to give it more “body” (same principle as glued-on interfacings in tailoring).
     
  9. T4phage

    T4phage Senior member

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    nice!
    and thanks for the info!



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  10. T4phage

    T4phage Senior member

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    2 of my shoes
    completed.


    pigskin derby:

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    replica russian leather:

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  11. forex

    forex Senior member

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    Damn, these are nice. Is there anything you don't get made custom?
     
  12. HLow

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    this thread is awesome. I do enjoy seeing Riccardo's creations and from the pictures, his workmanship is insane! His shoes will be high on my wishlist should i ever save up enough to own a pair [​IMG]
     
  13. meister

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    Particularly nice T4 ...the love be back...:fistbump:
     
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  14. Looking to improve

    Looking to improve Senior member

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    Always happy to help :cheers:

    MtB
     
  15. T4phage

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    i spoke to riccardo today
    he says he does use them
    and they are important.
    and the reason i don't
    see them is because
    for narrow tipped shoes
    he adds them after the
    toepuff.
    for wider tipped shoes
    it is like the photo
    rolf showed.

    but he also said
    it depends on the leather
    and the client's foot
     
  16. tchoy

    tchoy Senior member

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    2 of my shoes
    completed.
    pigskin derby:

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    These are awesome!
     
  17. Son Of Saphir

    Son Of Saphir Senior member

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    yes it silly.
    me busy and me make mistake
    Very good picture here t4page :slayer:
     
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  18. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    no way and no worries. this t4guy did it several times without reason.

    fwiw, your critique is constructive.
     
  19. T4phage

    T4phage Senior member

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    ^
    you amuse me
    fritz
    rly
     
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  20. Willemdv

    Willemdv New Member

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    My new shoes by Bestetti.
    Its a combination of two of his models.
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