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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Oyaji, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. meister

    meister Senior member

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  2. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    Beautiful gladiators Vass .... it seems to me that the name he invented Bestetti about 4 years ago .... is there? But beyond these details is always a fantastic model.

    In fact, my first bespoke will be just one of Bestetti gladiators. I found her on the web these photos.

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    But I do not really know whether to do it in two colors. Or do it all in a single color.

    What do you think is better? Two colors like these? Or one color only?


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    Tomorrow I have an appointment with Bestetti for my first bespoke. I'm very excited!
     
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  3. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This style has been known for the last 100 years or so as a "d'Annunzio", named after Gabriele d'Annunzio, Prince of Montenevoso (1863-1938), the poet and last of the great Latin lovers http://www.gqitalia.it/show/lifesty...iegato-al-vittoriale-da-giordano-bruno-guerri Now poor old Signor d'Annunzio got usurped by that soft porn trash: "Spartacus - Blood and Sand" O tempora! O mores!
     
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  4. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

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    Gianni, the model is set apart by its tarsal strap so it needs no additional decorations. Single leather type, one colour, small broguing (if at all) would ensure that it's not too flashy.
     
  5. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    Thanks for the advice ... I'll see what I propose Bestetti ... tomorrow I'll tell you how it went from him ... I can not wait! Thanks again ... and anyway that color Vass I really like ... I miss in my wardrobe a color like that ...
     
  6. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    Actually, the Tarsal Strap style has been around much longer than 100 years and pre-dates Gabriele d'Annunzio.

    This painting, "The Ball on Shipboard" by James Tissot is from 1874. That dapper gentleman is wearing a wonderful pair in white and cream.

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    AND, the style had already been around for quite a while even before this.
     
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  7. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    The red reptile and calf pair is unbelievable. If you have a small shoe collection, go with the all calf in similar tones. If you have a large collection, DEFINITELY go for the exotics.
     
  8. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    Thank you very much for the advice .. will follow them willingly ... now I'm going to Bestetti .. but am still not sure whether to do it in one color or two colors.

    Of course, this image is fantastic. But it is already a Gladiators? The two colors in the photo are beautiful, really. And your advice I will keep well in mind.

    You larger image of this you posted? I would like to see it better.
     
  9. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    Bestetti's model is his particular vision of the basic design, so other versions will vary a bit. Note that Bestetti's model has the very slight squaring of the toe at the tip... very Italian in design. This, however, is a much earlier version of the style.

    Here's the pic made larger...

    right click the pic and click on "open link in a new tab" to see full size.

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  10. PhiloVance

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  11. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    nice find & thanks for sharing. C&J has done some excellent Vintage Style remakes over the years. Ventilated spectators, tarsal strips, all the good stuff.
     
  12. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    Thank you for your help. I just got out Bestetti and as usual it always amazes me . Its lines and its finish is really an evolution towards excellence. This will be my first bespoke . In Bestetti take measures was really professional . He asked me everything. From how I eat to what magus . He did it to see if my feet are subject to increases or decreases in volume due to the power supply. Say I have a lot of water retention.

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    Eventually I will make a two-tone gladiators like this. Dark brown and tobacco ...

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    what do you think ?

    For exotic skins there will be time . I'll try to keep you informed on the development of bespoke shoe .

    I have seen many of my clients bespoke shoes . However, its finish, its proportions , its ability to create new models and its comforts are unique.

    Today I really was enchanted by the finish . When I bought my first pair of Bestetti in MTO was already fantastic. But today I think he exceeded once again.

    I can not wait to go to the next step. Now Betsetti should give his best to create a form suitable to my flat feet!
     
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    Lucky find: NOS Grenson Masterpiece oxfords. Closed channel stitching and beveled waist goodness on a sleek last.

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    Xpost. Cleverley custom stamped Crup.

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    I think you are on to a great great thing! Good luck and enjoy. [​IMG]
     
  16. meister

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    All of the above.
     
  17. meister

    meister Senior member

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    I am usually a 10K in UK shoes... sometimes 9.5... but some information on eBay re sausages seems to suggest that a 9.5F might be adequate as it is an Italianish snouty last. But I do not really know whether to do it in two colors. Or do it all in a single color. What do you think is better? Two colors like these? Or one color only? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [/quote] Anything in Bestetti gets my juices flowing. You can't go wrong with him.
     
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  18. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    Anything in Bestetti gets my juices flowing. You can't go wrong with him.[/QUOTE]
    thanks for your advice. I saw that you Bestetti has a very good reputation in the world. In fact, if I decided to do my first bespoke with him is because its MTO for my feet was really great. Tomorrow I'll show you my balmoral Bestetti after makeup. I have withdrawn even those yesterday.

    The end I decided to get a two-tone gladiators. Dark brown and tobacco. What do you think? As one of my previous post.

    I'm really looking forward to see and try the shoe test.
     
  19. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Senior member

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    I think your two tone gladiator-set up will be great! I'm waiting for a pair of Novecento Mavericks myself, they are due to be ready any day now, can't wait to get them.

    About Bestettis reputation I can vouch for it to be increasing around the world now, since he launched his RTW/MTO-lines. Spoke to Steven Taffel who owns Leffot about it yesterday and apparently a lot of his customers have been talking about Bestetti lately.
    My only concern actually is that it will be going TOO good for him, since he seem to be swamped with orders already leading to long waiting times, and the demand does seem to be increasing. So just hope that he can keep up with it, he's such a nice guy to deal with so he deserves all the success he can have.
     
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  20. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    Really nice also the Mavericks Bestetti. Then the processing twentieth century is truly spectacular. For now, everything seems perfect Bestetti. So do not wait to be able to receive a phone call from Bestetti going to try the shoe test.

    is true times are more or less long. But I am convinced that for all the good things in life take time. Otherwise, if the times too much speedup means that everything is industrial and uncared for.

    Instead Bestetti told me yesterday that it is all done and edited by him personally. And this is the only guarantee to have a product of excellence.

    In the end even Rolls and Ferrari have waiting times shorter or longer![​IMG][​IMG]
     

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