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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

only because they have american retailers who like to gouge prices

Yes brother, I had a bad experience with StC already.
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Originally Posted by badsha View Post

Yes brother, I had a bad experience with StC already.

Antonio does an EXCEEDINGLY BETTER job at a good deal less. You are in FAR better hands here.
post #1728 of 2288
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Originally Posted by badsha View Post


Yes brother, I had a bad experience with StC already.

Do tell...please.

post #1729 of 2288
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Originally Posted by ThunderMarch View Post

Antonio does an EXCEEDINGLY BETTER job at a good deal less. You are in FAR better hands here.

Time will tell. But from what I have seen from his work, looks promising.
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Originally Posted by ericgereghty View Post

Do tell...please.

I am not going to post details here. If you're going with StC I can provide info of my experience in PM.
post #1730 of 2288
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Originally Posted by Jtchinoy View Post

Good morning everyone.

I hope it's alright to ask this here. I'm in the market for my first pair of leather shoes and I found some nice Meccariello shoes at a luxury department store here, in Tokyo. I'm wondering if this would be an RTW pair from Antonio Meccariello? I noticed on everyone's shoes there isn't any branding on the sole, while the pair I'm looking at is branded.

I also can't find any information on if he sells shoes in Japan, so it's very difficult verifying if it's the same Meccariello.

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Originally Posted by MSchapiro View Post

I have one of his older pairs that are of this quality. You won't have any complaints. 

Antonio essentially always provides a great level of base quality, spending more gets you better and better finishing. 

meccariello makes
two lines of rtw shoes
for japan;
napoletano rachele
which is handwelted
and
meccariello which is
standard goodyear
with teh linen feather

when i asked him
awhile back
what teh difference is
compared to the
shoes he sells directly
he said that the
goodyear rtw for japan
is equivalent in quality
to his test/fitting shoes
but the fittng shoes
are better finished

his napoletano rachele
rtw shoes for japan
is equivalent in quality
to his previous standard
line
but with lesser finishing

both rtw lines for
japan are much less
refined than his
upcoming argentum rtw/mto
shoes
and much much less
than his aurum

having seen the
rtw production for japan
and his own argentum rtw
it is a totally different world

ron rider awhile ago
wrote how larger stores
are able to order exactly
what they want in terms
of workmanship and
leather quality based on
their budget
and this is the case
according to meccariello
post #1731 of 2288
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Originally Posted by T4phage View Post


meccariello makes
two lines of rtw shoes
for japan;
napoletano rachele
which is handwelted
and
meccariello which is
standard goodyear
with teh linen feather

when i asked him
awhile back
what teh difference is
compared to the
shoes he sells directly
he said that the
goodyear rtw for japan
is equivalent in quality
to his test/fitting shoes
but the fittng shoes
are better finished

his napoletano rachele
rtw shoes for japan
is equivalent in quality
to his previous standard
line
but with lesser finishing

both rtw lines for
japan are much less
refined than his
upcoming argentum rtw/mto
shoes
and much much less
than his aurum

having seen the
rtw production for japan
and his own argentum rtw
it is a totally different world

ron rider awhile ago
wrote how larger stores
are able to order exactly
what they want in terms
of workmanship and
leather quality based on
their budget
and this is the case
according to meccariello
Thanks for the information! At a glance, the Napoletano Rachele line costs 140,000 yen. How much does a bespoke from him cost? I have a Meccariello brand, and it is of decent quality, although the creasing is more than I care for.
post #1732 of 2288
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Originally Posted by Jtchinoy View Post


Thanks for the information! At a glance, the Napoletano Rachele line costs 140,000 yen. How much does a bespoke from him cost? I have a Meccariello brand, and it is of decent quality, although the creasing is more than I care for.

Is that not a function of fit as much as anything else? The only brand I have seen excessive creasing with is on Meermins GMTO for museum calf. 

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Originally Posted by MSchapiro View Post

Is that not a function of fit as much as anything else? The only brand I have seen excessive creasing with is on Meermins GMTO for museum calf. 
This is my first pair of expensive dress shoes, so I am not quite sure what to expect honestly. I have seen other shoes that fold more so than crease, so I wasn't aware that some would still notably crease.
post #1734 of 2288
Bespoke I believe is 2400 euro through him top of the line.
post #1735 of 2288
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Originally Posted by Jtchinoy View Post


This is my first pair of expensive dress shoes, so I am not quite sure what to expect honestly. I have seen other shoes that fold more so than crease, so I wasn't aware that some would still notably crease.

It can depend on the leather, but in general multiple creases means an improperly fitting shoe or just a last that isn't a great fit. A single crease or even two are just the nature of leather.

 

If you post pictures we can let you know if it is normal creasing or not. 

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Here's some pictures of the creases.
post #1737 of 2288
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Originally Posted by Jtchinoy View Post




Here's some pictures of the creases.

That's very light creasing by leather shoe standards. The two creases on the side are caused by the way you walk.  In fact it is a good spot for it to crease. 

 

Here is an article on leather creasing:

http://www.theshoesnobblog.com/2013/10/mythbuster-part-1-leather-creasing-means-something-is-wrong.html

post #1738 of 2288
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Originally Posted by MSchapiro View Post

That's very light creasing by leather shoe standards. The two creases on the side are caused by the way you walk.  In fact it is a good spot for it to crease. 

Here is an article on leather creasing:
http://www.theshoesnobblog.com/2013/10/mythbuster-part-1-leather-creasing-means-something-is-wrong.html
Glad to hear it's normal. Perhaps looking at everyone's brand new shoes led me to. Believe they don't crease as sharply as mine. I appreciate the insight! I'll take some time to read that over thoroughly.
post #1739 of 2288
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Originally Posted by Jtchinoy View Post


Glad to hear it's normal. Perhaps looking at everyone's brand new shoes led me to. Believe they don't crease as sharply as mine. I appreciate the insight! I'll take some time to read that over thoroughly.

No problem.

 

I'll take some pictures of mine this week to show how they have aged as well.

post #1740 of 2288
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Originally Posted by TtownMD View Post

Bespoke I believe is 2400 euro through him top of the line.
That definitely puts my shoes' quality level in proper perspective, and I don't mean to despair. I've been wondering about the price difference between RTW and bespoke this whole time and 3- times seems typical.

@mschapiro looking forward to seeing for reference. Mine's only been worn once, but it involved a lot of walking over 10 hours for New Year's Eve.
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