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Antonio Meccariello Shoes

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

  1. goodlensboy

    goodlensboy Senior member

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    VR, I don't know much myself technical details of shoes construction. But am quite confident that he will be able to do any construction in the world. I emailed him a pic of St Crispins Crocodile Derbys he said he can do exactly the same shoe for me. He seems to be a true artisan, just ask him or better send him the picture of the 'thing' you like him to do for you

    PS - am waiting for my Lobbs to sell so I can place my first order with him :violin:

    PS 2 - what shoe do you have in mind?
     
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  2. MSchapiro

    MSchapiro Senior member

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    Thanks! Here are pictures of the finished product. Exactly what I asked for. Shall see how they fit.
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  3. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    Those are some BAD-ASS SHOES! Congrats!
    :slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer:
     
  4. SHS

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    +1, they look really good. Congrats.
     
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  6. madridista

    madridista Well-Known Member

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    Really, really awesome shoes, MSchapiro! Thanks for the pics and updates! How much did you pay for those if I may ask!
     
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    Absolutely beautiful. Out of curiosity how is the transaction experience? Any trouble getting payment to him and such? It seems as though out of country stuff like Meermin and Carmina can sometimes be a hassle so wanted to compare. Did you provide the style or did he provide some sort of look book? Has anyone asked about doing crocodile?
     
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  8. goodlensboy

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    When I asked if he can make this (St Crispin) [​IMG] Yes i can make same model and last. The price discounted 3200( N°6-7-:cool: 3400 (8-9-10-11)-3500 (12-13) it depend from your measure. Ps This is a full grain cocco-central,the most expensive cut.
     
  9. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

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    Are Meccariello's shoes imported to America yet? The maker has definitely enough skills to make it Big.
     
  10. Jhors2

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    *sigh, still really steep. I don't doubt that it is worth it, just a lot to stomach.
     
  11. goodlensboy

    goodlensboy Senior member

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    Yeah, while croc is fantastic to look at, it's not as wearable as calf or suede
     
  12. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    why not as wearable as calf or suede? Is this a durability or styling issue?
     
  13. Jhors2

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    Styling I think, a bit flashy for business occasions typically so you can only wear them after work or on weekends.
     
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    Or, if you are in a specific business...
     
  15. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    depends on what your position in the company is.



    which business... PETA regional manager?
     
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  16. Gdot

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    Yeah - there is no getting around some steep prices for full center of belly hide gator shoes. It takes two hides, and they run 700ish apiece for just plain old run of the mill hides. Better quality costs exponentially more as the quality increases. The cost of shoe making is not all that much higher. Most of the premium is in the additional cost of the hides (and the time it takes to source and match them).

    Of course, if you want gator shoes made from left overs and scraps (Mezlan) you can spend considerably less. Although I wouldn't recommend it. Cut up into small pieces it starts to look vulgar. And thats the association with gator shoes that I think we all fear.
     
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  17. VRaivio

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    Just an aside: Pepe at Meermin told me, after emailing for a quote, that their croc pairs sell at around 850 euros. He didn't specify the tanning or exact parts used.
     
  18. goodlensboy

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    Issh - about leathers quality n durability you know much better than most here (at least me) :D

    I think Croc is hard to pull off, especially in the currently popular game of understated elegance. If you are into modelling or show biz then of course its a separate story

    99% people they would be better off to spend the $$$ on decent suits, shirts, ties, calf shoes etc instead on 1 croc shoe

    My friend (a businessman) told me he rarely wears his bespoke STC Crocs
     
  19. MalfordOfLondon

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    Great post.

    I shall also be updating this thread in the near future... ;)
     
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    Enjoyed scrolling through. For me, these span a range from OMG to WTF. Several I would love to have, though.
     

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