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I was surprised to see those with six eyelets. Is that a stock model of his, or was that a special request?
 

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I was surprised to see those with six eyelets. Is that a stock model of his, or was that a special request?
Special request. I typically do that for my Bespoke pairs. These aren't "Bespoke", but they are based on my Bespoke measurements from previous shoes that Antonio did for me. Plus I sort of felt these needed it.

I figured the 6 eyelets & stitching would be subtle but discrete enough that no one would notice how it was distinctly different from your normal AM shoe.
 

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Actually I really wanted two specific pictures. The one he posted and the sole.
The reason was because he emailed me the following.

"The upper stiching came looking beautifully. The vibram insert and Triumph are really superb....I forgot to take pictures .Maybe I do later for you"

He had sent me the email around 9:30a, so I assumed he posted pics and forgot to email me. Saying that, did he post a picture of the soles?
 
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I just pulled the trigger on my first pair of AM. I went for the beautiful
Equites 2 dark brown reverse suede calf Janus C.S.


I did not include shoe trees because they did not have them in my size/ last model.

I'm super excited. BTW, I know AM's lasts are unique, but is there an alternative even from another brand I can get? I didn't want to wait 20 weeks for my shoes just because they didn't have the last.
 

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Actually I really wanted two specific pictures. The one he posted and the sole.
The reason was because he emailed me the following.

"The upper stiching came looking beautifully. The vibram insert and Triumph are really superb....I forgot to take pictures .Maybe I do later for you"

He had sent me the email around 9:30a, so I assumed he posted pics and forgot to email me. Saying that, did he post a picture of the soles?
nop
 

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I just pulled the trigger on my first pair of AM. I went for the beautiful
Equites 2 dark brown reverse suede calf Janus C.S.


I did not include shoe trees because they did not have them in my size/ last model.

I'm super excited. BTW, I know AM's lasts are unique, but is there an alternative even from another brand I can get? I didn't want to wait 20 weeks for my shoes just because they didn't have the last.
to be honest I use to use generic trees, just now I decide to get all of them lasted going forward... (plus replacing a few older ones with lasted tree since I'm already paying the shipping for the incoming shoe)
 

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I just pulled the trigger on my first pair of AM. I went for the beautiful
Equites 2 dark brown reverse suede calf Janus C.S.


I did not include shoe trees because they did not have them in my size/ last model.

I'm super excited. BTW, I know AM's lasts are unique, but is there an alternative even from another brand I can get? I didn't want to wait 20 weeks for my shoes just because they didn't have the last.
For the quality and at this price point, unfortunately not I'm afraid. Once you get your hands on these shoes everything else will be just ordinary (at this price point).
 

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I just pulled the trigger on my first pair of AM. I went for the beautiful
Equites 2 dark brown reverse suede calf Janus C.S.


I did not include shoe trees because they did not have them in my size/ last model.

I'm super excited. BTW, I know AM's lasts are unique, but is there an alternative even from another brand I can get? I didn't want to wait 20 weeks for my shoes just because they didn't have the last.
Congrats! You should be able to pick up a set of trees from one of AM's retailers I think. Or just have him alert you once the trees are back in stock.

As for similar shoes, that is tough to say. Nothing within this price range. I believe at the higher priced points you can just pick up a pair of toned down Paolo Scafora, which look similar but more robust. More stylized pairs from Stefano Bemer. After that, most Italian makers are even more "Italian" (e.g. Berluti), so the toned down effect dissipates.
 

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