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Antonio Meccariello Shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by goodlensboy, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. mw313

    mw313 Well-Known Member

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    Yes please keep us posted when they come in with plenty of pictures.
     
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    My aurum trees are 3-piece lasted to fit my modifications. they cost extra. i think they are worth it. if you're gonna drop serious dough on shoes...should prob invest in the trees to keep them nice.

    also, the weak euro makes the price increases seem not so bad...

    too bad antonio isn't russian...then his shoes would be 50% off [​IMG]
     
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  3. europrep

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    Yes, love the euro right now. New shoes and a watch ordered from Europe in the past couple weeks.

    I know the Aurum trees are a nicer finish, but do you know if the standard line trees are fit to any modifications or if they just fit the original last?
     
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    I went for the whole thing. I just wanted to see if there was another price increase that recently happened thus my asking in this thread.

    Unfortunately, my bank didn't give me a good exchange rate. In fact, if the payment can go through Paypal, I would have gotten a better rate. Lol!

    Either way, I can't wait to get the final product (and test boots).:slayer:
     
  5. grc1

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    Got new Meccariello Aurum Romulus adelaides in the post today :-D
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    Their maiden voyage:

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  6. mw313

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    Great choice! I love that Adelaide and it looks great in that color. Did you get any modifications to the last? Are those the standard shoe trees?
     
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    I believe they are made to fit modifications, but you should ask him to clarify.
     
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    second Aurum shoes inbound

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    Love these. Fit aside, are these leagues above the St James II?
     
  10. mw313

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    They look like they could be.
     
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    Yes. Aurum line is made to his bespoke standards in terms of materials used and construction. Per Antonio, his "standard" line is comparable to G&G & EG, but his are hand welted and better finishing...so basically a notch above.

    While I am still in the process of receiving my first shoe (standard line), my thinking is that my shoe closest will become a mix of Antonio and Carmina....two great values, but at different price points.
     
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    Nice. To be honest, I'm intimidated by the measuring instructions.
     
  13. europrep

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    That is what loving wives and girlfriends (or boyfriends) are for.
     
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    Looking forward to seeing them :slayer:

    Haven't seen too many standard lines to accurately judge the finishing and waist treatment, am still on the fence right now :embar:
     
  15. MSchapiro

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    That is exactly what my shoe wardrobe has ended up looking like. Occasional Meermin for bad weather.

    Standard finish is on par these days with what I have seen from G&G as it has been improving considerably over the past years. I would even say the coloring is considerably better on a Meccariello.

    The fit of the shoe also improves with each order. First one fit nearly as well as a G&G, third one may as well have been long time bespoke.
     
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    In process :

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  18. mw313

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    cool that he sent you pics of the earlier steps of production!
     
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    baby calf?
     
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    yep. last piece of an old ilcea baby calf. i selected it when i visited him last summer. hard to describe , but the leather has a translucent quality about it. it's like looking into black water. he was quite heart broken that he had to cut the leather. took me quite some convincing. he initially tought he had one more piece for his personal archive , but this turned out to be the very last piece and ilcea doesn't make this exact quality anymore. it will be made on a round english last.
     
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