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May 17, 2013

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Bestetti Back at it Again – Seamless Wholecuts and Such!

There is something magical about Riccardo Bestetti’s shoes. It’s hard to pinpoint it as there are so many factors that make them beautiful and maybe that is it. The conglomeration of all the small details, i.e. the hand-finishing, the elegant and tightly shaped lasts, the magnificent and unique patterns, the high sheen polish etc….. Nearly every time I see a new one, I fall in love. Each one of these shown is amazing, particularly the seamless wholecut with added brogue detail, but possibly even more so the absolute best apron split-toe derby that I have ever seen in my life!!! That is simply magical, partly because of it’s elegance and partly because I am not a fan of derbys, but I just might take that over most oxfords. Things like this constantly make me appreciate more and more his artwork, not footwear, simply f***ing artwork! Well done my friend, Signore Bestetti!! And of course, well done to the clients that ordered these beauties!!

And for those of you who blindly support the British shoe trade (which is good and even great, don’t get me wrong, but it’s not all peaches & cream), thinking that it’s the end all, be all just because it’s made in Britain, well this article will show you what really goes into those shoes that you are buying: ……education is always key!


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