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post #631 of 809
Thanks gents. As for the sole pattern that was pretty much all Antonio. to be honest I did not expects much for the test shoe so when he suggested museum calf I did not really expect to turn this good. I DID email him to make sure this is not the final shoe.
Will share pic of the them in action as I would your kind input and how to explain the fit. I am still new and trying to figure wether I have a high or low instep puzzled.gif
post #632 of 809

instep is the top part of your foot....if it comes up really high...you have high instep....vice versa for low...

 

so....for example...if your foot is pressed very hard against the vamp of the shoe (the top part) and it is uncomfortable...you have a high instep....if on the other hand it is very room and spacious and doesnt fit well...you have a low instep.

 

....that is extremely general...and assumes you are trying on a shoe that is modeled exactly to 'the average sized foot'...if there even is such a thing.

post #633 of 809
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Thanks for the clarification. Got pic for my test shoes from Antonio, should be here by the end of the week:



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post #634 of 809
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post #635 of 809
Hello I'm new to site and trying to see how much a pair of dress shoes cost.and don't know how to get to price please help. @goodlensboy
post #636 of 809

Lots of photos of my two Aurum projects with Antonio. I have just received my two Aurum test shoes...one on a pointy custom last and the other on his new Aurum chiseled toe last.

 

The communication with Antonio has been excellent and we have gone back and forth regarding design, etc. and he has sent me photos throughout the process for creating my test shoes.

 

Two photos of the wholecut test shoe I requested...with unfinished soles...

 

 

 

My monkstrap loafer is a new model for Antonio...so he created a prototype model to ensure that the pattern is correctly balanced...before cutting the pattern for my test shoe. The photos below are of the prototype model. We changed the buckle after having seen it on the prototype as it was not a good choice as we originally thought it would be. You can see two other buckle options he proposed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are two photos of my test shoes, still unfinished. The black shoe is a crust leather...and you can see the blue shoe has been struck through. I requested that both of these be made with an antiqued finish to them...and then when I saw Antonio's marbling effect I asked him if he could make them marbled...he proposed a navy marble for the loafer and a grey marble for the wholecut.

 

On the chisel loafer...the apron for the test shoe was machine stitched. On my final Aurum model it will be hand sewn.

 

 

 

 

And these are photos that Antonio took of the finished Aurum test shoes...

 

Please take note of how slim the waists of these shoes are...the proportions are very beautiful! Even more slim than my Gaziano & Girling Deco's...which is astonishing for a test shoe...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are more photos of the test shoes that I took when I received them a couple of days ago...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have worn each pair now once for a full day. I will continue to wear them and walk in them to try the fit and then report to Antonio to make further adjustments. The fit is very good already given the measurements that I provided to Antonio, and only minor adjustments I think will need to be made...

 

I sort of wish I had some shoe trees for these test shoes haha...they are pretty awesome!

 

I cannot wait for the final shoes to be made...I am very impressed with the work of Antonio.

post #637 of 809
Very nice PCK, can't wait it get my final shoe. I totally agree that the test shoes look really impressive. I actually use shoe tree for them as well.

Cadillac: Antonio prices are: Mecarillo line (slandered) 600€, Aurum (hight end) 900€. Plus shipping and extra cost if you want to do a test shoes. (Shoe tree included). There is extra cost for some design.
post #638 of 809
Great stuff PCK.
post #639 of 809
^^^ Superb, PCK! It's very impressive what you get for the price with Aurum.

Regarding the waists, it's easier to make slim waists with Blake stitched soles. That said, those are very narrow even for blakes.
post #640 of 809
Oh, Antonio really is the man. Even the test shoes have more oomph than most RTW pairs I've seen.
post #641 of 809
Nice post @PCK1. I saw the tests for your monkstrap loafer when I went to see Antonio at his workshop at the beginning of this month. A very nice model!
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^^^ Superb, PCK! It's very impressive what you get for the price with Aurum.

Regarding the waists, it's easier to make slim waists with Blake stitched soles. That said, those are very narrow even for blakes.

The easiest way would be to peg or nail the waist.
post #642 of 809
PCK, how much arch support do those test shoes have? And how far do heel stiffeners extend forward?
post #643 of 809
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Nice post @PCK1.
The easiest way would be to peg or nail the waist.

Yes, just mentioned it as it was compared to Goodyear welted G&G Deco.
post #644 of 809
meccariello aurum
model junius
soft square last
i asked for no
leather gills
covering teh
elastic

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Hello I'm new to site and trying to see how much a pair of dress shoes cost.and don't know how to get to price please help. @goodlensboy
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