Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Roy, Jun 23, 2011.
the jet will be in italy
so i can't pick you up
in the states
the t4page shoe,
it could be good.
Wow. Simply wow.
As with most really unique bespoke shoes, not my cup of tea, but still a very impressive piece of craftsmanship.
What kind of hide is it? Did you skin a baby Godzilla?
It's lizard skin
We're off to see the Lizard
The Wonderful Lizard of Oz
We hear he is a Whiz of a Liz
If ever a Liz there was
If ever, oh ever, a Liz there was
The Lizard of Oz is one because
Because, because, because, because, because
Because of the wonderful things he does
We're off to see the lizard
The Wonderful Lizard of Oz!
iguana more precisely
So, baby Godzilla was actually pretty close! Enjoy them. Dark green is one of the more useful of the unorthodox shoe colors. One day, I'm going to get myself some green OneShoes . . .
Also, are you still in touch with Ambrosi? Tell that crook I want my pants or my money back.
a distant (non radioactive) cousin
of baby godzilla...
and i will bring your pants up
when i see salvatore...
T4 is the split in the middle due to the fact that the iguana skin is small? Why could not Riccardo use a whole piece?
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Your shoes are both impressive and excessive all at once. Wear them in good health!
I could be wrong but I doubt that there is a split. Reptiles such as lizard and gator often have a clear bi-lateral dividing line running down the middle of the belly. More to the point, lizard is pretty thin and a seam down the middle would not only be very fragile but lasting it would expose the threads.
If the belly was split...I've never seen not heard of the technique.
dwfii is correct
what you see is the
bilateral divide of the
back of the iguana..
the skin was 'split'
ie cut at the belly
to have a whole back
for the front of the shoe
Again, I could be wrong, but experience tells me that just the opposite occurred--the vamp is belly.
Most lizards have some sort of crest or ruff along the back--something like the dorsal fin on a fish. Some reptile is cut such that the back is visible--hornback alligator, hornback lizard. But the effect is quite garish and the back tiles quite large and obvious.
As a result most reptile is cut along the backbone, the hornback tiles removed, and the belly preserved to create the effect seen on these shoes.
All of these shoes are simply incredible. The man is an artist has a great eye for making something work. Though I personally wouldn't/couldn't wear all of these, I marvel at his techniques.
I don't mean to hijack the thread, but I wanted to contribute. I have a leather motorcycle jacket by Bestetti and it is the heaviest leather jacket I've felt. I don't yet have the motorcycle, but it will come. I thought I'd share a picture:
Developing a nice patina...
fortunately, we have some talented craftsmen in our country also...
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