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post #1756 of 2303

Really like those hatch grain derbies.

post #1757 of 2303
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Originally Posted by MSchapiro View Post
 

1. Test shoe is probably every other day. Hatch grain shoe once or twice a week. ​StC is probably twice a month, generally only in the summer.

2. I clean with saphir or shoe snob mink oil, brush and repolish. Occasionally apply Obenaufs HDLP. None of this is done at regular intervals, only when I feel the shoes need some conditioning.

3. Will try take some outdoors photos soon.

 

Antonio really nailed my fit after the first shoe, so certainly that has something to do with the minimal creasing.

 

Thank you RE Toe Spring!

Wow. I must say, to have them looking like that without obsessive (to the point of being burdensome) care speaks volumes...they really do look stunning!

post #1758 of 2303
Mine are pretty great as well - they show wear a bit more because they're whole cuts, but still good.
More comfortable shoes I own.
post #1759 of 2303

Please do post fit pics. I'm naturally inclined to assume wholecuts would show more wear, but MSchapiro's first pics (test shoes?) look ridiculously pristine.

post #1760 of 2303
Literally the harshest light I could find to make the creases stand out.

They aren't generally visible while standing up, including in outside light. They are more visible when an uneven surface prevents my fleet from laying flat. Keep in mind as well that being crust sometimes the lines are more visible too. When cleaned the color blends.


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Saphir's "Renovator" (also sold by Justin under his "Shoe Snob" label) contains mink oil.

I have no idea how much mink oil is in there and if added chemicals prevent it going rancid. It certainly does not go rancid in the jar.

No wonder I can't stand the smell of it in the room. Asphyxiating.
post #1762 of 2303
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Literally the harshest light I could find to make the creases stand out.

They aren't generally visible while standing up, including in outside light. They are more visible when an uneven surface prevents my fleet from laying flat. Keep in mind as well that being crust sometimes the lines are more visible too. When cleaned the color blends.

Yeah, that's the level of wear I was expecting from my shoes. Different quality in the build.
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Yeah, that's the level of wear I was expecting from my shoes. Different quality in the build.

I don't think it is truly just quality in build. Those are my 3rd pair from Antonio, so a fair amount of feedback went into getting the fit perfect. The last is also customized to my feet.

 

Will take a picture of my Aurum today.

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Originally Posted by MSchapiro View Post

I don't think it is truly just quality in build. Those are my 3rd pair from Antonio, so a fair amount of feedback went into getting the fit perfect. The last is also customized to my feet.

Will take a picture of my Aurum today.
That's an excellent point. I forgot about bespoke shoes having lasts designed for your feet.
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No wonder I can't stand the smell of it in the room. Asphyxiating.


I do use those at least once a year for each pair and although I don't like the smell of cream (due to bee wax and other stuffs that evaporates) I haven't got that problem with Renovateur from sapphire. They nourish the leather in depth, I even use the nappa renovator for hand bags and gloves.This cleans the leather and makes it feel smooth less dry than they used. Although once of twice a year depending on how often you use them is more than enough.

post #1766 of 2303

Here are my Aurums:

 

They are only on about their 4th wear.

 

As I pointed out creasing is sometimes random. Notice on my test shoes there was essentially a single line on each foot, although it breaks into two on the inner left shoe. 

 

This pair seems to have the opposite. Almost two crease lines on each, but less depth of the creases than the test shoes. Is this because I have worn them so much less (I've literally sprinted across the streets of NYC in my test shoes)? I'm not sure.

 

I'll do my best to take pictures in outdoor light as I wear them this and next week, although it is damn cold outside.

 

Either way, all of my Meccariellos crease very little, wear very well and are incredibly comfortable. I'm trying to move the StC pair in my signature at a big discount so I can buy another pair while the dollar is strong. 

post #1767 of 2303
How much were those? Curious about the price of Aurums when they are released here.
post #1768 of 2303
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How much were those? Curious about the price of Aurums when they are released here.

You would have to ask Antonio.

 

I think there has only been one Aurum price increase so far. Still, to my knowledge, by far the best value for a shoe of this quality and customization. 

post #1769 of 2303
It's coming around 1450 euro give or take.
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It's coming around 1450 euro give or take.
With or without the last and trial shoe?
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