- Nov 14, 2017
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It is more a MTM service with many modifications on the last.. Think Saint Crispin's service with a MTM aspect along with the modifications.I am trying to figure out if the cheaper bespoke option of stefano bemer "is worth it", it seems like they only offer a choice of already existing lasts. I thought the beauty of bespoke is the custom last just for your feet - am I missing something? Why is it called bespoke, isn't it essentially MTO? I guess the difference is that I can actually design my own shoes?!?
Our Blue Bespoke, instead, does not allow the customization of the sole (it comes bevelled, no fiddle back) and height of the heel (but you can indeed request to shave it slightly inward, in the Cuban style). We use our traditional 1940 Duer stitching machine to stitch the fore-foot portion of the sole (while we hand-stitch the shanks) onto the welt (which is always hand sawn in each of our lines). Our Blue bespoke service currently starts at 2650.00 €.
- First Appointment : design, skin, and last selected and measurements taken. We are always on the move, please check our trunk show agenda to see if we are in your area.
- Second Appointment : after about 6-8 weeks, we will call you in for the preliminary fitting.
- Shipment : after 10-12 weeks, we ship all orders to you using FedEx (3-5 days for delivery).
The full bespoke is the best option they offer for the price. For that kind of money, the Blue Bespoke pricing structure, may not be worth it...for context my Blue Bespoke was considerably less about €1950 or so.
If you are in the U.S., Francis Waplinger, whose work I have seen, is the same price as the Blue Bespoke but full bespoke.