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Riccardo Bestetti Bespoke projects.

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

  1. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Haven't you told us that before a few times? :D

    And I presumed, the last of the 'single-note' bores was
    Cato the Elder (234 BC - 149 BC):

    "Ceterum censeo Carthaginem esse delendam"
     
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  2. meister

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    Fritzl causes a 4th Punic War?
     
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    Just checking in to say that this thread is fire. I've loved every set of shoes posted so far. Those two-tone brogues on page 3 are money.
     
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    i also just looked through most of the pages of this thread, the shoes are amazing, sometimes they look a little funny before they're finished but when the final product is delivered they blow you away.
     
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    his is not happy with it
    because his stitcher used dark thread
     
  7. Roy

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    I can imagine them looking good under a pair of dark blue jeans :slayer:
     
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    I just read through this whole thread and I am so wet right now.
     
  9. Roy

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    This thread is awesome. I have enjoyed it so much. Please keep the shoes coming. Are the ones above blue cordovan?
     
  11. VRaivio

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    Roy, from your designs I see that you've really thought these pairs through. This is something I give high praise to, as going bespoke is really about finding how much of an artist one is.; or, learning something new about oneself with each passing order. Wear these in high health!
     
  12. Roy

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    No it is just plain old calf leather :)

    I am thinking about doing a boot in cordovan. Something like the Edward Green Dover, but as a lace up boot. In Cordovan with a thick rubber sole. Something like that would be excellent for winterwear.


    Thank you very much, I should note however that not all pairs in this thread are mine. The sharkskin chukka's are T4s, C&A posted his U-Caps and the Croc/Calf mavericks are Riccardo's own shoes. The blue shoes that Riccardo put the brogueing on are for a fellow Dutch client. But we wil post (lots) more pictures in the future. I have plenty of shoes I still want to order with Riccardo and I know of several more people who want to do so.

    IMHO the great thing about bespoke there really is no limitation other than your own imagination and the skill of the shoemaker. In the case of Riccardo I have found someone who is very creative and isn't afraid to experiment with shapes, models and colours. Over the past 2 years that I have been a client of him I have seen a steady improvement in his work. When I compare my first shoe, now about 1,5 years old, to the stingray. His workmanship has improved immensely. It's a great process to watch and also to get excited about as a customer.
     
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  14. Roy

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    Something like that, but much nicer ofcourse. A bit of Italian flair and in shell cordovan.
     
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    What is the make/model of this boot?
     
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    @Roy: Of course ;)

    MtB
     
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    Roy these shoes of Riccardo's are out of control beautiful...I can see why you love Bestetti. I think he is putting even the best of the Italian "calzolaii" to the sword with these shoes IMO. What is it? the aggressive French toecap... the heel counter...all of the above?
     
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  19. Roy

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    For me it is Riccardo himself. He is very good at interpreting what you want and translating that into the last en design of your shoe. I think the overal balance of his shoes are very nice. Especially if you look at the last of my stingrays. The stingray brings out the shape of the last very well. I am thinking about doing a very classic design next on that last. A black cap toe.

    This was the first shoe I have of Riccardo's on that particular last:
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    If you look at my blue shoes with the R closure, you can see the shape is more agressive.
     
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    My u-caps almost finished. Will take delivery of them this Saturday.

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