The guys that makes the attractions-boots are really great.
Here's a picture or two of the pair I picked up from Brass yesterday.
Yes, the picture included in the picture contest was an Aurum shoe. The pictures of the making was of an Argentum shoe though, and I could have written that out clearly, have made that now. However it wasn't meant to be a direct comparison stating that Mecceriello did something bad, it was a picture contest showing an example of how things that look quite similar can be made in different ways. Meccariello's shoes, even the Aurum line, is cheaper than Hiro Yanagimachi's shoes when made with a bevelled waist. When it comes to Aurum when I inspected one of those I'm quite certain that it wasn't a blind welted waist (still nice though), the Aurum shoe in the contest pic doesn't have one, and looking at this pic here (of an Aurum making) it doesn't look that way either: https://www.instagram.com/p/49uHJQRA2U/?taken-by=a.meccariello . Maybe he did something special on your shoe?
Thanks for clarifying.
Seems like the outsole stitching on such a pair would be difficult as hell!