Riccardo Bestetti Bespoke projects.

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  1. mktitsworth

    mktitsworth Senior member

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    mmf awesome

    These are definitely more awesome than a devil's threesome.
     


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    Nice loafer, got a JM Weston look to me (instead of the Kiton thing someone else was commenting).

    dunno what's the more strange comparison?
     


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    fritzl Senior member

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    ^^Unreal.

    What's going on here?:

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    the reason why the heel on a custom-/handmade shoe is "nicer" than on a machine made.
     


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    shoefan Senior member

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    the reason why the heel on a custom-/handmade shoe is "nicer" than on a machine made.

    That is called peening the heel. The leather is dampened and compressed with the peen (end opposite the face); this process helps to meld the different layers of leather in the heel to eliminate any gaps/spaces and also increases the heel's water resistance.
     


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    fritzl Senior member

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    That is called peening the heel. The leather is dampened and compressed with the peen (end opposite the face); this process helps to meld the different layers of leather in the heel to eliminate any gaps/spaces and also increases the heel's water resistance.

    exactly. thanks for giving a full description for the... ...probably "noobs". [​IMG]

    ps: i'm not familiar with the english terms, for not being my mother tongue.
     


  6. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    I like the bottoming work and I think that stingray can be a beautiful shoe.

    What I would really like is to see a close-up shot of the stitching along the topline and facing.
     


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    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    where's the rear seam???
     


  8. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    where's the rear seam???
    No rear seam as such...it's off to the medial side. See first post and the way the pattern is cut.
     


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    [​IMG]

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    Those loafers are the same?
     


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    No rear seam as such...it's off to the medial side. See first post and the way the pattern is cut.
    Best shown in this photo: [​IMG]
     


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    Roy Senior member

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    Those loafers are the same?
    Yes they are [​IMG]
     


  12. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    Best shown in this photo: [​IMG]
    Can you post a close-up of this seam from the stingray shoes? Or again, along the topline and facings? Please.
     


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    Roy Senior member

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    Can you post a close-up of this seam from the stingray shoes? Or again, along the topline and facings? Please.
    I'll ask Riccardo to make them. The shoes are still in Italy and I live in Amsterdam [​IMG] The pictures in this topic are pretty much realtime. As soon as he works on the shoes he mails the pictures, then I post them .
     


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    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    I'll ask Riccardo to make them. The shoes are still in Italy and I live in Amsterdam [​IMG] The pictures in this topic are pretty much realtime. As soon as he works on the shoes he mails the pictures, then I post them .
    thanks.
     


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    Yes they are [​IMG]

    Amazing.
     


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