Originally Posted by rdsr
Furthermore what's the difference, between Aurum non-bespoke and Argentum hand welted?
And what is the price and style selection differences between Aurum non-bespoke, Argentum hand welted MTO, and Argentum MTO.
This was posted in another forum, like a standard reply from Antonio I guess:
"I have two lines: Argentum hand welted and "Aurum". All my shoes from the standard Argentum" line to the Aurum lines are fully handwelted. The difference is that for my Aurum shoes there is a lot of work involved in making the shoe. The insole is more finely carved to be as tight as possible to the waist and sole, the toe puffs and heel counters are skivvied very precisely as not to interrupt the flow of the last. Outside the shoe, I use the finest available leathers (the same as used for bespoke work), the shaping of the soles, waist and heel is a lot finer and more precise than my normal shoes. In fact it takes almost twice as long to make as compared to my standard shoe. It is the closest to bespoke work outside of me personally taking your measurements and doing the fittings.
All my Aurum shoes are available in any last you wish, but the Aurum specific lasts (on my tumblr all the Aurum lasts are identified) are more sinuous and ergonomic in shape with tighter waists. My tumblr site is: meccariello-calzoleria.tumblr.com
Argentum shoes start at Euro 750 () Boot prices depend on the model
Standard shoe tree =if avaiable=35 euro only for Argentum.
Aurum shoes start at Euro 1150 (does not include a bespoke shoe tree) Boot prices depend on the model
A three piece bespoke shoe tree is Euro 150
A spring loaded two piece bespoke shoe tree is Euro 120
Metal LuLu toe tips are Euro 50
Last adjustment including a test shoe is Euro 300
The last adjustment service is where I check the measurements of your foot against your chosen last and manually adjust it to make a personalised last for you. This service is more like made to measure/semi bespoke. For me, true bespoke is when I personally take your measurements, and personally conduct the fittings, and this I am not able to do for clients who do not come to Naples."Edited by j ingevaldsson - 12/17/15 at 11:18am