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Riccardo Bestetti Bespoke projects.

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

  1. Quadcammer

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    might be the best constructed thing in the known universe, but its also one of the ugliest
     
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    I am a fan of Mr. Bestetti, but I think the croc is an overkill. Like guilding the lily.
     
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    + 1
     
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    that thing is so sexy. damn.

    One thing that's slightly annoying is the brown polish that's ended up on the stitching. Probably would happen anyway during regular maintenance, not a big deal.
     
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    incredible shape and craftsmenship.

    i agree that the croc is too much - but I'd still be quite happy to wear such shoes.
     
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    Do not get me wrong. I will be happy to have them as well. Just commenting on my wish list. Those are out of this world like everything that comes out of Mr. Bestteti's lab.
     
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    In the long run, that extra polish will contribute to the shoes own patina that will look better with age.
     
  9. meister

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    I suspect it is deliberate.
     
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    Meh...Norvegese and Goyser stitching look so much better when done in a 360-fashion.
     
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    I agree. There is always a method to the madness. Artists seldom leave anything to chance and Mr. Bestteti is no exception.
     
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    I hadn't even noticed the Croc lacing until I looked for the 3rd time. I agree that it was a bit un-necessary, but a Ballsy touch nonetheless.



    Personally not a fan of the white colored Norv stitch. Santoni & Lattanzi antique the stitch very nicely. I do agree with Sr. Meister that Bestetti wanted some color added to that stitch, but also wanted to stay true to the 1940's U.S. welt stitching coloring that harkens to.


    The single drawback to 360 degree Norv (not as much Bentivegna) is that the shoes are left with wider waists. I can see here that Mr. Bestetti wanted to add the rustic charm of the Norv, but ALSO wanted to keep his signature slender waist. Thus the 180 degree stitch.

    With Bentivegna, the narrow waist can still be attained when the down-stitch part is tucked in around the heels. Although I have NOT deconstructed a Santoni or Lattanzi Norv shoe (maybe I will someday), I am guessing they use a rand around the heel area and use pegs, like Vass.
     
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    I like here where he falls in between the vintage American lasts and the 30s style strapping with the modern Italian panache and elan.

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    A real bloke's shoe...if blokes wear croc/gator to work! :lol:
     
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    This thread blows my mind.
     
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