Bits of Awesomeness

I'm a student who's just trying to build my wardrobe with limited means.

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ilpiaceredivestirsi:

Doppiopetto by G. Abo NapoliFew items are as iconic in the #menswear sphere as a camel coloured, double breasted coat. This one from G.abo Napoli is absolutely perfect for a younger guy like myself, with a soft construction, a herringbone pattern that takes the formality level down a notch, and  a slim cut so I don’t get mistaken for a 60 year old banker.Coat - G. Abo Napoli
Rollneck - Woolovers (great value for money, check them out if you’re on a budget!)Jeans - PT05, which is my new favourite brand taking the first place from Jacob Cohên.Shoes - Meermin Linea Maestro split toes

ilpiaceredivestirsi:

Doppiopetto by G. Abo Napoli

Few items are as iconic in the #menswear sphere as a camel coloured, double breasted coat. This one from G.abo Napoli is absolutely perfect for a younger guy like myself, with a soft construction, a herringbone pattern that takes the formality level down a notch, and  a slim cut so I don’t get mistaken for a 60 year old banker.


Coat - G. Abo Napoli

Rollneck - Woolovers (great value for money, check them out if you’re on a budget!)

Jeans - PT05, which is my new favourite brand taking the first place from Jacob Cohên.

Shoes - Meermin Linea Maestro split toes

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WorkwearWhat I wore this saturday at work
Jacket - G.abo Napoli
Shirt & cardigan  - Morris Heritage
Knit tie - Oscar Jacobson
Pochette - Rubinacci
Jeans - PT05 
Shoes - Meermin

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Workwear

What I wore this saturday at work

Jacket - G.abo Napoli

Shirt & cardigan  - Morris Heritage

Knit tie - Oscar Jacobson

Pochette - Rubinacci

Jeans - PT05 

Shoes - Meermin

ilpiaceredivestirsi:

While some are sitting at the Pitti wall smoking and pretending to text in front of Tommy Ton, I’m sitting in a chair at Spiga 3 and am longing for summer Pitti, where I actually plan on going. Jacket - G.abo Napoli 3 roll 2 with patch pockets, Spalla camicia and the (second) best RTW cut I’ve tried. Shirt - Morris Heritage
Tie - Morris Heritage
Pochette - Rubinacci
Sleeveless cardigan - Morris Heritage
Flannel trousers - Oscar Jacobson
Dotted socks - DèPio
Tassel loafers - George Cleverley RTW

ilpiaceredivestirsi:

While some are sitting at the Pitti wall smoking and pretending to text in front of Tommy Ton, I’m sitting in a chair at Spiga 3 and am longing for summer Pitti, where I actually plan on going. 

Jacket - G.abo Napoli 3 roll 2 with patch pockets, Spalla camicia and the (second) best RTW cut I’ve tried. 

Shirt - Morris Heritage

Tie - Morris Heritage

Pochette - Rubinacci

Sleeveless cardigan - Morris Heritage

Flannel trousers - Oscar Jacobson

Dotted socks - DèPio

Tassel loafers - George Cleverley RTW

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Layering 
Down Gilet - Eleventy
Jacket - G.abo NapoliCashmere tie - Viola MilanoShirt - Morris Heritage
Briefcase - MulberryWatch - TissotJeans - Morris by Jacob CohënShoes - Paolo Scafora

ilpiaceredivestirsi:

Layering 

Down Gilet - Eleventy

Jacket - G.abo Napoli

Cashmere tie - Viola Milano

Shirt - Morris Heritage

Briefcase - Mulberry

Watch - Tissot

Jeans - Morris by Jacob Cohën

Shoes - Paolo Scafora

ethandesu:

Who said black shoes are bad?
Bestetti Bespoke Cap Toes with Three Piece Trees

Bespoke by my favourite shoemaker, Riccardo Bestetti. Mr Newton’s taste is just impeccable in every way.

ethandesu:

Who said black shoes are bad?

Bestetti Bespoke Cap Toes with Three Piece Trees

Bespoke by my favourite shoemaker, Riccardo Bestetti. Mr Newton’s taste is just impeccable in every way.

ilpiaceredivestirsi:

New shoes from Paolo Scafora NapoliI bought myself a new pair of shoes today, from Paolo Scafora Napoli, who makes some of the best shoes in the world. This really is italian shoemaking at its best. The only other shoes I’ve tried that trump these, are my Bestettis. 

Some of the world’s best shoes, by Paolo Scafora Napoli.

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New shoes from Paolo Scafora Napoli

I bought myself a new pair of shoes today, from Paolo Scafora Napoli, who makes some of the best shoes in the world. This really is italian shoemaking at its best. 

The only other shoes I’ve tried that trump these, are my Bestettis. 


Some of the world’s best shoes, by Paolo Scafora Napoli.

FRECCIA by Riccardo Bestetti

dg6group:

There are many makers of quality footwear in the world, and with the great development of social media in recent years, the global interest has never been higher.

While browsing tumblr, instagram, pinterest and whatnot, you stumble across loads and loads of beautiful shoes, but some make more of…

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violamilano:

Tom of Viola Milano wearing our “brown” 6-fold untiped grenadine tie…
Suit: La Vera Sartoria Napolitana Shirt: Lino Sentiero Shoes: Crockett&Jones Bracelets: Viola Milano & Cruciani

A great friend of mine, Tom, wearing world class stuff from Viola Milano, Antica Camiceria Sentiero, Cruciani and Orazio Luciano - La Vera Sartoria Napoletana. It doesn’t get any better than this!

ilpiaceredivestirsi:

violamilano:

Tom of Viola Milano wearing our “brown” 6-fold untiped grenadine tie…

Suit: La Vera Sartoria Napolitana Shirt: Lino Sentiero Shoes: Crockett&Jones Bracelets: Viola Milano & Cruciani

A great friend of mine, Tom, wearing world class stuff from Viola Milano, Antica Camiceria Sentiero, Cruciani and Orazio Luciano - La Vera Sartoria Napoletana. It doesn’t get any better than this!

ilpiaceredivestirsi:

Outside Spiga 3, the store where I work. 
Suit - G.abo Napoli
Shirt - Cruciani & Bella
Tie - Viola Milano
Pochette - Rubinacci Victory Square

ilpiaceredivestirsi:

Outside Spiga 3, the store where I work. 

Suit - G.abo Napoli

Shirt - Cruciani & Bella

Tie - Viola Milano

Pochette - Rubinacci Victory Square

rp-tailor:

manolosweden:

Riccardo Freccia Bestetti “Maverick”…Probably the nicest Adelaide oxford in the world! The details and craftsmanship is incredible for a shoe in the 600-900€ price range. 

French calf, rubber midsole, fiddlewaist, almond last, hand finished upper, handmade blake construction.

Shoeporn!!!

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ilpiaceredivestirsi:

Freccia by Riccardo Bestetti

Today I finally received my new oxfords by Riccardo Bestetti. After seeing some of Riccardo’s bespoke work online, I sat dreamily longing for the day when I could afford such luxuries. After spending some substantial amounts of time browsing the internet for pictures of his work, I saw some fantastic RTW models as well. 

I actually posted a picture of this model, the Maverick, on my previous tumblr, saying it was the most beautiful shoe I’ve ever seen. Something I very much believe to be true. After doing so, Riccardo sent my an email thanking me for my kind words, saying that it means so much to him when people enjoy his work. And that really sums up my experience with Riccardo, he’s not a business man, he’s an artist and a craftsman. The only thing that matters to him is to make the perfect shoe, and he sure does succeed.

After some correspondence, I decided to order a pair of RTW Maverick oxfords. During the entire process, Riccardo was very helpful and 
accommodating. Since the sizing is an issue when you’ve never tried a last, Riccardo asked me to take measurements of my feet, as well as a list of well fitting shoes I have, so as to get an idea of the shape and character of my feet. The fit is pretty much spot on for me, the only issue is a bit of a gap on the heel, but that is easily corrected with a pair of heel pads. 

This level of service and helpfulness is something I have never encountered for a RTW product before, and only on one occasion for MTO/bespoke. I also got several updates during the process, with pictures of the shoes being made, something that was very exciting for everyone with an appreciation for craftsmanship. 

As for the craftsmanship and detailing, they are second to no others I have seen. The first impressions actually rival what I have seen from John Lobb and Edward Green and Santoni FAM. Which is saying a lot for a shoe with a €500 price tag. The narrow waist, the attention to detail, the suppleness of the leather and the amazing finishing almost seem too good to be true. 

To summarize, I believe Freccia by Riccardo Bestetti to be the best value shoes I have ever seen, and I cannot recommend them enough to anyone who want a sense of true craftsmanship at a very reasonable price. 

A big thank you to Riccardo for making me my dream shoe and giving me a great purchasing experience overall. 

The best shoes in the world..

The hunt for the perfect shirt

dg6group:

There are many very talented shirt makers out there, making the search for the perfect shirt quite an adventure. What constitutes perfect is of course very much a matter of opinion, everything from fit, details, value for money and the ever so important collar are simply a matter of perspective…