Bits of Awesomeness

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

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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…

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frecciabestetti:

Model Maverick , line RTW, in french calf and horse leather.

On the right, are my first pair of Freccia Bestetti shoes. I can’t wait to get them! 

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frecciabestetti:

Model Maverick , line RTW, in french calf and horse leather.

On the right, are my first pair of Freccia Bestetti shoes. I can’t wait to get them! 

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I just received these pictures from Riccardo Bestetti, the master shoemaker behind Freccia Bestetti. These are my first order from him, a pair of dark brown adelaide oxfords in his famous Maverick model. This is probably the most beautiful pair of oxfords I have ever seen, and I can’t wait to actually try them on when they arrive.

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spiga3:

Adam wearing his new suit from our most recent addition to our suppliers - G.abo Napoli. This fantastic Neapolitan maker offers great quality and a fantastic cut in a very neapolitan style at a very attractive price point. Available exclusively at Spiga 3 in Scandinavia. 

Another shot of my new G.abo suit

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spiga3:

Adam wearing his new suit from our most recent addition to our suppliers - G.abo Napoli. 

This fantastic Neapolitan maker offers great quality and a fantastic cut in a very neapolitan style at a very attractive price point. 

Available exclusively at Spiga 3 in Scandinavia. 

Another shot of my new G.abo suit

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The perfect navy suit 
A mid/dark blue pure wool fabric with a discrete herringbone pattern, that lets the light dance over the cloth to create some depth in the colour. Wide notch lapels and a 3 roll 2 buttoning that gives a strong silhouette when combined with the overall slim cut. High armholes for mobility and a soft spalla camicia, that follows the lines of your shoulders perfectly, allowing a natural and comfortable look. A narrowly, but not tightly, cut trouser with a 5,5 cm cuff to add some weight. This helps create a smooth line along the leg. A higher rise on the trousers will also help to elongate your the overall silhouette .Get those things right, and you’ll have a suit that will serve you well in almost every setting and on almost every occasion. My perfect navy suit is from G.abo Napoli, available at Spiga 3 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Shirt - Morris Heritage
Cashmere tie - Borrelli
Shoes - Meermin Linea Maestro

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The perfect navy suit 

A mid/dark blue pure wool fabric with a discrete herringbone pattern, that lets the light dance over the cloth to create some depth in the colour. Wide notch lapels and a 3 roll 2 buttoning that gives a strong silhouette when combined with the overall slim cut. High armholes for mobility and a soft spalla camicia, that follows the lines of your shoulders perfectly, allowing a natural and comfortable look. A narrowly, but not tightly, cut trouser with a 5,5 cm cuff to add some weight. This helps create a smooth line along the leg. A higher rise on the trousers will also help to elongate your the overall silhouette .

Get those things right, and you’ll have a suit that will serve you well in almost every setting and on almost every occasion

My perfect navy suit is from G.abo Napoli, available at Spiga 3 in Gothenburg, Sweden. 

Shirt - Morris Heritage

Cashmere tie - Borrelli

Shoes - Meermin Linea Maestro

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Earlier this year I switched over to doing most of my writing with a fountain pen. Not for style related or “historical” reasons, but rather for comfort and feel. I purchased a Lamy Al-star and got hooked immediately. Earlier this week, I decided to step my game up a bit and got myself this beauty from Japanese brand Otho.I highly recommend all of you actually trying it out, I can guarantee you that you will enjoy the experience. Both the Lamy Al-Star and the Otho pen were purchased at Rum för papper in Gothenburg, which I highly recommend for everything related to writing and stationery. 

ilpiaceredivestirsi:

Earlier this year I switched over to doing most of my writing with a fountain pen. Not for style related or “historical” reasons, but rather for comfort and feel. 

I purchased a Lamy Al-star and got hooked immediately. Earlier this week, I decided to step my game up a bit and got myself this beauty from Japanese brand Otho.

I highly recommend all of you actually trying it out, I can guarantee you that you will enjoy the experience. 

Both the Lamy Al-Star and the Otho pen were purchased at Rum för papper in Gothenburg, which I highly recommend for everything related to writing and stationery. 

spiga3:

Salvatore Piccolo- Available at Spiga 3 in Gothenburg

spiga3:

Salvatore Piccolo- Available at Spiga 3 in Gothenburg

spiga3:

Salvatore Piccolomight be best known for his exquisite shirts, but he also happens to make some of the finest handmade ties in all of Italy. Since this summer, we are proud to offer accessories and shirts from Salvatore Piccolo at Spiga 3, giving you all an opportunity to experience the very best of Neapolitan style and craftsmanship. 

spiga3:

Salvatore Piccolomight be best known for his exquisite shirts, but he also happens to make some of the finest handmade ties in all of Italy.

Since this summer, we are proud to offer accessories and shirts from Salvatore Piccolo at Spiga 3, giving you all an opportunity to experience the very best of Neapolitan style and craftsmanship.