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Riccardo Bestetti Bespoke projects.

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

  1. davesmith

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    ^ you are a lucky man!!!
     
  2. fritzl

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    i like the leather and it's colour a lot.
     
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    riccardo is using an interlining of very thin goatskin because of the delicate nature of the skin
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    the upper placed on the last. note the leather toepiece and inner lining placed on the last

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    the plastic bag is to protect the upper from getting dirty while being lasted


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    fin.

     
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  4. C&A

    C&A Senior member

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    ^^ man, I love these kid goat's!

    The u-caps finished.

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  5. isshinryu101

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    The more I look at Bestetti's shoes, the more I like them! The use of exotics is perhaps my favorite aspect. Daring & Bold styles with a flare that sets the wearer apart, while maintaining a classic elegance.

    ALSO, I can't help but think that US vintage shoes were influential in some of the styles & designs. While US shoes now are relatively bland (the ones that still make the shoes in the US), 50+ years ago US makers were EXTREMELY daring with their use of Exotic leathers. The shoes pictured above (which I FREAKING LOVE) look very similar in design to a pair I recently posted in the Shoe Porn thread.

    1930's Foot Joy Alligator & Suede Cap Toes.


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    And, YES I realize the laces are f**ked. I took the pics as soon as they arrived. They have sinced been replaced & re-laced.
     
  6. Roy

    Roy Senior member

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    My shoes are finished! Finally :)

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    nb: riccardo is enclosing a set of flat and round laces


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  7. Looking to improve

    Looking to improve Senior member

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    Wherever did you dig up this???

    I need to examine those toes in great detail someday soon!

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  8. C&A

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    Those are almost identical to the toes on my u caps (or better: the toes on mine are almost identical to those of T4). Shows you how much difference the material can make in the appearance of a shoe.
     
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    Roy, those Sting rays are beautiful. :slayer:
     
  10. isshinryu101

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    Riccardo is a bad man.

    PS - I want to see the gator chukkas and the Gator monks
     
  12. musicguy

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    I like the stingrays. The look like they could be worn as formal shoes (I presume this is your intention with the silk laces?).

    I'm not a fan of many of the recent shoes posted though. They are excessively gaudy for my liking, especially the blue shoes posted by Roy.

    To each their own...
     
  13. meister

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    Is that the first holzgenaegelt/wood pegged bestetti we have seen on this thread? Is that extra or an option? Thanks a lot for the copious photo album.
     
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    Roy I am not really big on those laces mate. Remind me of the pair I have on my J&M handmades...too wide IMO. As for the shoes...marvellous creation.
     
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  15. C&A

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    That is how Riccardo usually makes his goodyear shoes, with woodpegged waists for extra strenght. Similar to what is done on cowboy boots.
     
  16. Roy

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    Actually, no. They're not the first. Most of them have wooden pegging.


    @ Meister
    The laces are there just for the photos. Riccardo likes them that way and wants to use them on his website. Included in the shipment are normal round and flat laces.
     
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    goodyear is made with a machine. i don't think he's doing this on the bespoke numbers?
     
  18. T4phage

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    cute no?

    an option
    you can have it woodpegged
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    or normal handwelting all around


    a lot of italians use the term
    'goodyear' when they mean handwelted

    and no, he does not use machines
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    and no glue or linen feathers either
     
  19. Roy

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    Some pictures with normal laces:


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  20. Roy

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    The sharkskin shoes for my brother:


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