Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Roy, Jun 23, 2011.
Being able to test driving fitting shoes via mail is quite appealing indeed!
As long as €80 is a speedy delivery. Also the trial shoes does provide the possibility for insole customization, that alone will provide a better fit without remaking the last.
How is your shoe game?
For bespoke? I, personally, would be a little hesitant about commissioning a bespoke shoe project without being there!
Nice. How do bespoke shoe-makers determine the type of insole customization required based on the test shoes? Obviously I have never bespoken a pair of shoes
Yeah, I assume that pair is an MTO. Can't image those pair being a bespoke without him being there for a full measurement....
I also find it hard to imagine the shoemaker doing a proper fit adjustment (last customization or insole customization) over mail or photos, unless the client really knows what he's talking about.
Depending on insole customization requests by customers.
On the simpler side, full insole liner to cover up the dimples. Or heel padding (I requested mine this way). Or arch supports, which could come from contoured/arched insoles or from upper wrap around waist to waist stiffeners (instead just heel stiffeners, think extra long pads ladies use). On the more elaborate side, some could even ask for orthotic inserts, which will usually be foamed insert laying on top of spiked insole for stability. Or actually taking the footprint/form to make the last shape.
I am sure there are other options that I haven't dreamed about.
These are MTO Novecento, all the bespoke (leather, finish, trees, etc) except the custome last at 50% of bespoke. Heading to Milan in 3 weeks for some bespoke.
Much similar to G&G Deco last, not anything like Lobb.
I am in Denver and he provided this one in less than a week. He will make a test shoes for anything MTO Novecento or better. This is virtual bespoke. After I sent him the pictures with the shoes on, he was able to tell where the issues are. White is tight, red is extra roomy.
There was no charge for shipping the test shoes. For shipping of the final made shoes, it is much less than 80 euros.
riccardo said the leather was too fragile
a combination of amateurish tanning
(no surprise since it was
tanned by villagers)
and probably my not storing it
well for over 25 years...
it can't be fixed
and the upper is
'Relax I am sure Riccardo will make it good for you somehow. He knows you like to go the edge and he has been happy to accompany you! You are a great customer. Thanks to you his name is fame. You need to step back now as that experiment was a bridge too far..
How does Riccardo recommend caring for your shoes? Any particular routine, or products?
Maybe its me I just can't feel the love for pigskin ditto its wear issues for exterior use.
I love the pigskins.
Would be great to hear how the turtles were fixed by ricky.
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