I recently saw this picture of Jesper Ingevaldsson’s (of www.shoegazing.se) shoes by Riccardo Bestetti and re-fell in love with them again. I had first seen them in the flesh while visiting Bestetti’s factory and admired them for their simplistic beauty. While being a quite classic brown oxford, what really sets them apart is the color (hand patinated by Bestetti himself, and quite possibly Jesper too!) and the hand-woven like stitching that makes up the cap, throat line and facing. You put all those together, in addition to the amazing last shape and you get what just might be the most beautiful classic brown oxford of all time. And luckily for Jesper is that he gets to claim these beauties as his own. Lucky guy!
A few more bits of news in the menswear industry:
1. For those of you in Hong Kong, my good friend Kevin Seah is hosting a trunk show March 13th – 15th. See image below