Budapest derby on B Lasts
about Bottega Oscura...…    When one thinks about shoemaking, images of small, untidydarkly lit workshops come to mind. On...
Goiser stitched wholecut on F Lasts
What is special about bespoke…    It takes up to ten weeks and about 300 detailed manual operationsto produce a pair of be...
Italian moccasin on E Lasts
True quality is evident    in the details...…    Only the finest leathers areused to make bespoke shoes. Boxcalf from Ital...
Bespoke or brand name            Rtw...    Are bespoke shoes just for prob-lem feet? Are they worth the addi-tional cost w...
Brogue oxford on E Lasts
the shoes include...                                   • prized fine leathers                                   • Custom f...
Ankle boot on P Lasts
Want luxury handmade rtw       shoes for your shop...        • Ready to wear have the same            prized fine leathers...
Italian black box calf oxford.Wholecut derby in Italian black box calf                      E lasts              F lasts  ...
The art of shoemaking...…    Once you have worn them you will under-stand why they are called masterpieces. Excel-lent dim...
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This 16 page pdf brochure shows only a small portion of my work and doesn't yet include women's shoes. An updated brochure is being worked on...

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  1. 1. Budapest derby on B Lasts
  2. 2. about Bottega Oscura...… When one thinks about shoemaking, images of small, untidydarkly lit workshops come to mind. One filled with interesting look-ing tools handed down for generations, the sensuous smell of tannedleather, and lovingly crafted, timeless masterpieces just waiting tobe delivered or finished. This is Bottega Oscura...… These artworks are timelessly classic Budapest shoes, MoccasinsDerbys and Oxfords which play an essential role in mens fashionyet are not subject to fleeting fashion trends. These shoes make aconfident personal style statement, because "style isnt determinedby fashion, but by personality..." Bottega Oscura is a small traditional artisan workshop makingfine bespoke shoes which are entirely handmade, meaning, handlasted, handsewn, hand worked, hand finished. Made by an Italian master artisan, using an ageless craft datingback to the classical age, each pair are designed and signed person-ally. No other shoemaking tradition can claim a longer history offine shoe craft, it is part of the Italian artistic heritage often de-scribed as Ars Sutoria, Latin for the art of sewing. Bottega Oscuraproudly keeps this tradition alive...
  3. 3. Goiser stitched wholecut on F Lasts
  4. 4. What is special about bespoke… It takes up to ten weeks and about 300 detailed manual operationsto produce a pair of bespoke shoes, its a craft that only a few mastercraftsmen command. What makes them special is the welt constructionwhich allows resoling of the shoes, a unique characteristic of the be-spoke shoe that extends the lifespan of the shoes almost indefinitely. In real bespoke shoes, the stitching of the upper, welt and firstsole, is done entirely by hand. What is special about this, as opposedto industrial techniques, is that the shoemaker makes his own linenthread, which is thicker (has more strands) and is specially coated. The custom thickness and special coating of the thread in factmake it unusable in a sewing machine, it can only be used in handsewing. The threads coating, a secret mixture of beeswax, tar and otheringredients, allows for great strength and durability. Not only is itan excellent water repellent for the seams but it preserves the threaditself from rotting over time. Bespoke shoes are exclusively handcrafted and signed by the mas-ter craftsman himself. To the connoisseur, they are a wise investmentnot only in terms of esthetics, unrivaled quality and comfort, butalso in plain economic terms...
  5. 5. Italian moccasin on E Lasts
  6. 6. True quality is evident in the details...… Only the finest leathers areused to make bespoke shoes. Boxcalf from Italy, aniline calffrom France, original scotchgrain leather from Scotland, andthe very best Cordovan leatherfrom world famous Horween inChicago. The process... The process of making be-spoke shoes starts with a con-sultation, done at the workshopor at the clients own place, anywhere in the world. The client thenchooses lasts, design and leather for his shoes and measurements aretaken. The lasts are custom made and kept in the workshop with the cli-ents name so that new shoes can be made more quickly and exactly thesame with just a call.… A new design and pattern can be made or an existing one used. A de-tail of personalization can be added to any pair of shoes. A trial pair ofshoes are made before the final production to test the measurements andif the fit is good the final shoes are made and delivered personally.
  7. 7. Bespoke or brand name Rtw... Are bespoke shoes just for prob-lem feet? Are they worth the addi-tional cost when compared to signa-ture, ready to wear (rtw) shoes? Making a pair of shoes to meas-ure, even if you have no difficultyfinding your size with rtws, can bemotivated by many other importantconsiderations. A clients primary wish, whendeciding to commission a pair ofshoes, is usually to make shoes thatreflect his own personal taste and style. But handmade shoes made to measureare much more than this, because bespoke shoes have: 1. ...the highest grade leather available and superior to that of brand name, factory made shoes, because it is hand picked;… 2. ...only the center of the hide used, there the leather is firmest, and the shoe will not stretch out of shape with usage; 3. ...the direction of stretch tested, which has to be different for the vamp (forepart) and the quarters (center back of the shoes); 4. ...real "feathers" carved into a 3.5 mm insole. The upper and welt are hand stitched to the feather; factory shoes use leather or pressed leather parti- cle insoles of 2 mm or less thickness with a fabric feather glued to them. 5. ...hand stitching with handmade linen thread, coated with a secret mixture; 6. ...natural cork filling and a leather covered steel shanks between insoles and the outer soles; 7. ...many other important differences, not the least of which is a high degree of customization, like a matte or gloss finish, or something in between... The choices and extras included not only make bespoke a personal style statement, a choice of tradition, but more than ever a value filled choice...
  8. 8. Brogue oxford on E Lasts
  9. 9. the shoes include... • prized fine leathers • Custom fit • Personalization (optional) • Own custom lasts • All handmade construction (bespoke) • Custom cedar wood shoe trees • Lifetime warranty and free repairs • Docu-pictorial illustrating the building of the shoes thru photos • Certification for materials and manu- facture. The warranty... The unique warranty that comes with every pair of shoes is lifetimewhich covers everything except for permanent damage done by the customer.It also includes annual replacement of the heel rubber and soles repair orreplacement when worn out.
  10. 10. Ankle boot on P Lasts
  11. 11. Want luxury handmade rtw shoes for your shop... • Ready to wear have the same prized fine leathers and fin- ish, • Can be made in small quantities, • They have two soles: insole and outsole, • Choice of different lasts and models, • handmade in our Italian work- shop, • Can be supplied with cedar wood shoe trees (optional), • They also have a Lifetime warranty, • Soles can be replaced when worn out directly in our workshop, • Certification for materials and manufacture. Let us know if you are interested in carrying our shoes in your shop.Private label and unique styles available exclusively in your shop are bothpossible... The warranty... The unique warranty that comes with every pair of luxury rtw shoes islifetime, which covers everything except for permanent damage done by thecustomer. In the unlikely event of a failure of the materials your shoes arereplaced by us free of charge (customer pays only for shipping).
  12. 12. Italian black box calf oxford.Wholecut derby in Italian black box calf E lasts F lasts “ 2 strap Monk, cognac veg tan box calf. E lasts Ankle boot black calf suede, antiqued trim and soles. P lasts
  13. 13. The art of shoemaking...… Once you have worn them you will under-stand why they are called masterpieces. Excel-lent dimensional stability, a very long life-span and the finest materials and craftsman-ship. When you consider the number of handstitches alone in a pair of Goiser stitchedshoes, about 780, you understand the passion,craftsmanship and patience that goes intoevery pair of shoes made in the BottegaOscura... Ars Sutoria...For an appointment internationally or otherinfo, including mtm or rtw shoes:info@bottegaoscurashoes.comMobile: +39 334 762 0952Tel: +39 0871 370 335www.bottegaoscurashoes.com Chieti/Pescara, Italy
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