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Antonio Meccariello Shoes

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

  1. clee1982

    clee1982 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Looking at Instagram, I think it’s their own web shop just hasn’t launch fully yet
     

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    clee1982 Stylish Dinosaur

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    clee1982 Stylish Dinosaur

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    By the way i’m not those shoe nuts, so I can’t tell you what’s 12spi in relation to say Vass/EB/StC... (all the RTW HW I can think on top of my head)
     

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    I may or may not have just had an accident.
     

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    I believe 12 SPI is considered good by today's standards for bespoke, but nothing unheard of. I believe many Japanese makers do 14-18 SPI.
     

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    clee1982 Stylish Dinosaur

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    I wonder what does AM do for his bespoke stuff then
     

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    clee1982 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Googled some of SF post seems like Vass does 5 to 6, and 12 is indeed the standard English bespoke finish (all information back in 2008 so consider things might have changed...)
     

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    I believe Aurum is equivalent to his bespoke, quality wise. SPI is only a small part of the story, though; and you would in fact want lower SPI for a more casual shoe. I think that once you reach a certain SPI (maybe 14 or 16? I'm 100% guessing here), labor is better spent elsewhere on the shoe.
     
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    Yea I guess it become let me show you what I can do at certain point...
     

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    I think the norm is around 10-12 spi. 14 and above is usually on request except for some select makers.

    Too fine a spi also changes the look of the shoe and also makes repair work more time consuming. Personally I prefer the look around 10-12 spi, maybe up to 14.
     

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    I’m fairly sure EB and StC use a machine to stitch the outsoles to the welt.
     

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    A quick note: for those who are waiting for Antonio's response. He's back to work now, I received his response shortly after I followed up.

    Also question:
    Have anyone bought his casual line loafers? Interested in choosing one of Campus/ Simposio/ Praetor. Looking for some feedback:)
     

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    It has been nearly a year for a new pair of dress shoes, but I couldn't pass on this hand welted pair at Yeossal.

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    Dear Gentleman,

    Does anyone of you own the Calcei Willow Grain Suede Sneakers? If so: how is the quality, and do you have pictures of the in the wild?

    I cant quite make up my mind wether I like the grain texture and the colour combinations or not.
     

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    Just place the order and he will ship it to me next week, if no one posts photo until yet, i will.
     

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