It’s always fascinating to see shoe design that has never been done before, and I am quite sure this new chelsea boot by Riccardo Bestetti is a unique one for the industry. It certainly is not the first attempt at a brogued chelsea boot but the lines on it are different than anything I have seen before, and they also changed the shape of the gore which is not often done either. It was and still is always fascinating to see Riccardo’s visions in shoe design take shape and while I never really liked the idea of a brogued chelsea (as I thought it was simply going overboard), I actually like this one. And this is mainly for the fact that it looks very Victorian with the balmoral line. The thought of the trouser sitting perfectly on the shaft, just showing that brogued line in a very subtle manner makes me feel that it would be a very good look!
My hat is always tipped to my late friend for his great impact on the shoe industry. Viva La Freccia!