Paolo Scafora 17/5B Norwegian Wholecut In Montella Calf MTO


The Paolo Scafora Art. 175B is a Wholecut Oxford with a 360 Norwegian Stitch and is Made To Order Only for The Noble Shoe. Handpainted in the Montella Brown Color on the Q Last and a leather sole.

Fully handmade in Naples, Italy for The Noble Shoe.

Important: This is a Made To Order with 12-16 Weeks estimated delivery.

  • Brand: Paolo Scafora
  • Origin: 100% Made in Italy
  • Art: 175B
  • Style: Wholecut Oxford
  • Color: Montella Calf (Mid/Dark Brown)
  • Sole: Closed Channel Leather Sole
  • Construction: 360° Norwegian
  • Last: Q

The Q Last has a normal instep and fits rather true to size. Most customers take their regular UK size as in their Carmina Rain, Saint Crispin's Classic so take your usual UK size or 1 size down from your regular US size.

For those that wear GG TG73 and Deco, AM Soft Square, Corthay and size up half from your regular, make sure to take UK half size down from that. For more information make sure to email us!

This Model does not qualify for returns and exchanges since it is a MTO Custom Shoe.

For an in-depth overview of our return & refund policy please refer to this page.

We are available at all times for any questions via the live chat or email at

Know Your Lasts
Last Q

Last Q: The Q Last sports a stunnning, elegant, chiseled Italian shape with a soft square toe that will turn heads. This is a very modern, formal last appropriate for oxfords and high end derbies or monk straps.

History, Right Under Your Feet

Every shoe that comes out of the Paolo Scafora Workshop comes with the family crest embossed in the leather sole.

A stunning detail like no other, which tells the brand's deep and rich history.

For Made To Order Shoes, the sole can even be customized or recolored to your specification.

The Noble Shoe Is Not Just A Shop, It Is An Experience

At The Noble Shoe, you will receive an unparalleled level of VIP Customer Service & Support.

We are not just salesmen, but instead have studied Traditional Bespoke Shoemaking and can answer all your technical questions.

We work with the best, family owned factories all over Europe to produce the best shoes possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Leathers Do You Use?

The Noble Shoe works with the best tanneries in the world and only uses Full Grain Leather. All our exotics are ethically sourced and come with the appropriate CITES Certification.

Some of the tanneries we work with are:

  • D'annonay
  • Du Puy
  • Charles F. Stead
  • Horween
  • Zonta
  • Ilcea
  • Weinheimer

Can Your Shoes Be Resoled?

The Construction of the shoe is one of it's most important aspects.

At The Noble Shoe we use a variety of constructions that depend on the design and intention of the shoes.

Regardless of the construction, all of our shoes are recraftable and resoleable. We can also offer recrafting at the original factory to ensure the best hands work on your pair.

Most of our shoes use the following constructions:

  • Goodyear Welted
  • Premium Blake Stitched
  • Handwelted
  • Chained Norwegian Stitched

If you have specific questions about a shoe, don't hesitate to email us.

How Do I Find My Sizing?

Finding your sizing in a new brand can be tricky, however we are experts in this field due to our extensive knowledge of most brands.

To find your size, you would need to use (or provide us with) your average dress shoe size.

The next step would be to look at the description and sizing advice of the shoes you are looking at. Many of our shoes have generous sizing and require half a size down.

Each shoe has an individual sizing advice tab in its description, or you can even refer to our in-depth guide. We strongly recommend that you email us or use the live chat function for advice.

Measurements, Brannock Devices and Sneakers do not help. Sneakers are wildly inconsistent, while measurements and tracings are required for Bespoke and Made To Measure items.

What Is Your Return Policy?

The Noble Shoe has a very flexible 14 Days Return Period for items in stock.

Very often, we travel or something happens with our lives and we forget. As long as it is within reason, we will not refuse a return due to the time.

To return a pair of shoes, they need to be in excellent condition without signs of wear and creasing and with all the original accessories and packaging. We strive to provide high end quality items and care for the experience that the next person will have.

For verification, we will ask you for 1-2 pictures to showcase the condition of the uppers and the sole and then we can proceed with your return.

For returns or exchanges, we charge a one time fee equal to the shipping label cost which is usually around $40 USD.

Custom Made Items (Single MTO, Patina Service, Group Made To Order) from Carlos Santos, Enzo Bonafe, Paolo Scafora, Crockett & Jones and items on clearance are final sale and cannot be returned or refunded.

All shoes are quality controlled before shipping, but if something happens or you notice a defect, we consider it our duty to help you and resolve the issues.

For a detailed guide on our return policy please refer here.

Are You Really A Shoemaker?

The Noble Shoe is not about sales, but passion.

When I started this brand, I loved shoes and my dream was to become a Bespoke Shoemaker.

I studied Bespoke Shoemaking at one of the best schools in the world: Stefano Bemer Bespoke in Florence (Italy).

A fully handmade shoe can take anywhere between 60-100 hours to produce, with the true definition of handmade and tradition.

Understanding what goes into a shoe and why is a key element to reply to all your technical questions.

There are very few remaining online stores that have the competence and knowledge that The Noble Shoe has.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Daniel Warnholtz
Great craftsmanship, service and value

Very happy with my purchase. Great quality and refined crafsmanship, coupled with Kosta’s great service, great value.

D David

Rick hard sole!! Oy

Ashwin Rao
Amazing, stylish, comfortable, unique wholecuts

Once again, Kostas and TNS Deliver upon the promise of an incredible, beautiful Hsu by Paolo Scafora. This pairX the Norwegian stitch wholecut oxfords in Montella calf, Is as beautiful as it is comfortable. Truly a showpiece in my collection, which I have absolutely for excitement about using regularly. Thank you for this wonderful shoe

Vic Swint
Awesome service and shoes!

Talked to Kosta. Ordered the shoes. Packaging and transportation world class. Received the shoes in Boston in 3 days! WTF. Arrived with a high, high shine. The fit is amazing. Can’t wait to work on my next project with Noble Shoe. Best in class service!

Luan Nguyen
Paolo Scafora, remember the name

I know about this shoemaker via some Youtube videos of the Parisian Gentlemen (Mr. Hugo Jacomet and the charming lady Mrs. Sonya Glyn, Hugo’s wife), since then I’ve had the idea to own a Norvegese constructed shoes by Paolo Scafora.

This shoes is exactly what I want, a beautiful wholecut shape with the Norvegese stitches to add some characteristics. Thanks Kostas for helping me on sizing and the willing to exchange if the shoes doesn’t fit me well.

About the shoes: beautiful banana shape, the Norvegese stitches are consistent, sharp and clean, the finishing level is awesome, the sole is very sturdy and best materials are used to make the shoes. I appreciate the lightweight lasted shoe trees as well as the high quality shoe bags and of course the free shipping and services Kostas is offering.

In the world of inflation and unfaithful quality descriptions, there’re still some shoemakers are producing good shoes to last, comfortable and doesn’t charge too much for their name. Please remember the name, Paolo Scafora.

Happy walking gentlemen!