Riccardo Bestetti Bespoke projects.

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  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Also, what is that leather?
     


  2. C&A

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    no very unlikely. inside heel is his default.

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  4. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    That right there looks, for all the world, like a back stay...not a side seam.
     
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  5. C&A

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    Wouldn't you call this a side seam? Maybe it's the language barrier. Anyway Riccardo told me the construction was the same as on these shoes

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    I was under the impression this was called a side seam in mafoofan's cleverley thread.
     


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    Right you are. My mistake.

    The photos of the brown shoes make it clear. Never seen it done like that, but it's clever.
     


  7. C&A

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    You're welcome. As mentioned it's Riccardo's default. I've been used seeing this construction for some time now. Only when I took the pictures I understood how one could take it for a back stay. If you only see the inside of the shoe.
     


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    As we do not see the outside of the shoe, it could be either a large back-strap (kind of halfway house between a back-strap and a counter). Then there will be a corresponding seam on the outside of the shoe. If there isn't one and if the galosh section is wrapped around the heel like in the other sample, then the shoe would be side-seamed or side-closed.

    As I believe, Bestetti has a penchant for side-closing, it probably is the latter.


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  9. C&A

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    bengal-stripe, thanks. are you saying that what cleverley did on mafoofan's shoes is called and side-seamed


    and what bestetti did on mine is called side-closed?

     


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    I would use the terms interchangeable.

    The seam on the Cleverley is pulled further toward the inside and kept as inconspicuous as possible, while Bestetti did put emphasis onto the seam, due to the shape, the double row of stitching and the lighter-coloured thread.

    Just a difference in choice for aesthetic reasons.

    "Less is more" (Mies van der Rohe]) versus "Less is a bore" (Robert Venturi[)
     


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    Yesterday I went to Bestetti for me to take new steps to my feet lost weight. During this time I lost 6-7 kg because of my diet. And my feet are skinnier than 4-5 mm. And so he had to further modify my form pending trial of the shoe. Also because my Gladiators Bestetti want it perfect.

    And while I was taking new measures as soon as I saw this crocodile suede bespoke I could not show it. As soon as I walked in was also preparing the test leads and the foothills and then assemble it all with insoles.

    And while I was there I took even more pictures that I have yet to download.

    What do you think?
     


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    And look at the beauty of these two bespoke shoes Bestetti. I always took these pictures when I went to him. For me this is really extraordinary belu. But not all can afford me =)

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    I have to say that bestetti's shoes are just amazing. They are significantly becoming more and more attractive to me especially since the recent price increase for GG deco!
     


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    You would even compare them aesthetically let alone on a construction basis? Apples and oranges. UK shoes are hugely overpriced IMO.
     


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