Paolo Scafora

Paolo Scafora 17/5B Norwegian Wholecut In Montella Calf

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The Ultimate Wholecut, Re-imagined

The Wholecut is the most elegant shoe in a man's modern armory. There is only one shoemaker that can elevate it to the next level and make it stand out without looking too try-hard. And that is Paolo Scafora.

Paolo Scafora has created a Fully Handmade 100% Made in Italy masterpiece for The Noble Shoe. The 17/5B Wholecut Oxford in Montella Brown Calf with 360° Norwegian Braided Construction.

The shoes are made with their Bespoke Standards and are Hand-Welted, Hand-Lasted and Hand-sewn. Paolo Scafora embosses their stunning family crest on the superb Closed Channel Sole and Hand-paints it to the highest standards. Norwegian Construction is the most laborious, complicated shoe constructions and only a handful of shoemakers can do it well. Paolo Scafora has mastered the art of Norwegian Construction since 1956.

A Wholecut is a very elegant shoe due to the lack of details and elongated plain toe. This model further accentuates that with the super Chiseled Italian Shape of the Q Last, sporting a very sharp Soft Square Toe that will turn heads.

Of course, the shoes are Hand-painted in the Montella Patina with a Mid/Dark Brown Color and stunning Burnishing. Lightweight Lasted Shoe Trees are included in the purchase and this is probably one of the most amazing gifts you can give to yourself.

For the gentleman that respects himself and only wants the best of the best, this is the Paolo Scafora Wholecut.


  • Brand: Paolo Scafora
  • Origin: 100% Made in Italy
  • Art: 17/5B
  • Style: Wholecut Oxford
  • Color: Montella Calf (Mid/Dark Brown)
  • Sole: Closed Channel Leather Sole
  • Eyelets: 5
  • Construction: 360° Norwegian
  • Last: Q

All Paolo Scafora Shoes come with a very high quality box and Premium Dust Bags.

Last: The Q Last has a normal instep and tight heel cup that hugs your feet. It fits quite similar to Carlos Santos 401 and 234 and the Crockett & Jones 337 and 373 so take your regular sizes in those.

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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!