Riccardo Bestetti Bespoke projects.

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  1. KitAkira

    KitAkira Wait! Wait! I gots an opinion!

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    Those stingrays are amazing
     
  2. Roy

    Roy Senior member

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    Since the stingrays are still on the last, here is another set of photo's of my brothers sharkskin:

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  3. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    i welcome your idea to share this wonderful photoessay.

    what i would like to know. is the plastic last generic and becomes "yours" after the alterations with the leather patches?

    or is it already shaped after your measurements?

    many thanks.
     
  4. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    i like the texture of the sharky.

    has your brother already decided on the edge treatment? natural, dark brown, black etc., etc.
     
  5. Roy

    Roy Senior member

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    The lasts are generic and are then shaped by Riccardo.

    The shoes wil be black and the edge treatment will be black as well. It''s his first pair of bespoke shoes so he's going with something that's easy to wear.
     
  6. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    on the pics they come over as testa di moro. will they finally be dyed?
     
  7. T4phage

    T4phage Senior member

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    they are black
    just a white balance issue
    but will be creamed and waxed
    before delivery.
     
  8. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    ah, ok.


    wow...
     
  9. Beaune Head

    Beaune Head Well-Known Member

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    These are going to be amazing shoes. I bought a stingray wallet in Thailand last week, and found myself thinking how cool it would be to have a pair of lace-ups made of the stuff.
    BTW the skin comes in brown as well as black.
     
  10. Roy

    Roy Senior member

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    The making of a medaillon:

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    I can't wait till the 6th of august. Then Riccardo will handdeliver the shoes to me.
     
  11. MalfordOfLondon

    MalfordOfLondon Senior member

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    This thread is straight up awesome.
     
  12. Roy

    Roy Senior member

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    Thanks :) I enjoy the updates and I thought many others on this forum can appreciate the photos as well. I changed the topic title since it isn't exclusively about the stingrays anymore.
     
  13. Roy

    Roy Senior member

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    Some more pics:

    Riccardo's own maverick in calf-alligator
    showing the leather toecap

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    And a gladiator in kudu-sharkskin still in the uncoloured stage for an unknown customer:
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  14. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That is strange.

    I’ve never seen anyone punching a medallion, while the upper is already stitched and on the last. Normally it is punched at a much earlier stage, before closing, while the individual pieces are still flat on the workbench.

    Was that medallion an afterthought, or is that typical for Bestetti (or Italian shoemakers in general)?
     
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  15. Roy

    Roy Senior member

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    I am not sure, as you can see with this gladiator, the holes are punched in before it goes on the last:
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    It's not a medaillon though, i'll try to find some other pictures.
     

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