Antonio Meccariello Shoes

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  1. meister

    meister Senior member

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    Interesting as an Aussie because I had intended to buy some croc to have made up.
     


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    Most likely because some smart ass canceled the transaction after receiving the shoes, i.e. claimed them as not received after 45 days I believe and paypal automatically withdraws the money from the seller's account if they cannot provide proof of the shipment. Same reason for some international vendors not accepting credit cards.
     


  3. meister

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    I personally don't like that bank transfer caper. Not much comeback.
     


  4. ThinkDerm

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    doesnt he ship with tracking?

    anyway, not worth doing bank transfer for shoes.
     


  5. kwhunter

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    If he shipped DHL thern there was a record and tracking; perhaps paypal charged too much? VASS too, they only take cash or bank transfer, no paypal or credit card.
    Paypal is an american thing, most continental european vendors don't bother using it.
     
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    Bear in mind he is speaking of Salt Water Croc (Porosus) which indeed very expensive. Fresh water croc is typically less premium priced than American Alligator..

    Pricing, of course, depends on quality so it really comes down to a hide by hide comparison more than generalities by species.

    Do avoid Caiman. It does not hold up well on shoes (bending).
     
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    From my experience he shipped DHL with tracking. More likely the fees. Paypal also caps you at 10k until you attach a bank account.
     


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    caiman is awful stuff. can't imagine anyone using it for anything worthwhile.
     


  9. MalfordOfLondon

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    Some boots I will take more photos of tomorrow:

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    Beautiful finishing!

    Are these RTW, MTO or bespoke?
     


  11. MalfordOfLondon

    MalfordOfLondon Senior member

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    I spotted the design in his "look book" and specified the shape of the last and colour / sole.
     


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    My god, this guy is a master at what he does. How is the fit? The boots look suede? Looking forward to the follow up pics :)
     


  13. MalfordOfLondon

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    Fit is bang on. I based them on a pair I ordered before...

    Boots are suede :) Bit of an odd combination with the commando sole but it's a make-up I've had in my mind for a while...
     


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    MOL, care to comment on the quality of the leather? Those are boss, can't wait to see the boots.
     


  15. MalfordOfLondon

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    The leather is very nice indeed. Finish is absolutely lovely.

    Unfortunately I've only had the opportunity to wear my wingtips a few times but they are holding up very well.

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    For the price, the shoes are phenomenal value IMO and Antonio is a pleasure to work with.
     
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