Antonio Meccariello Shoes

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  1. T4phage

    T4phage Senior member

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    when you mean
    'thinness'
    do you mean
    looking at
    teh welt from
    the top
    or do you
    mean the
    thickness
    of teh sole
    ?

    meccariello;s latest
    batch of standard
    has a welt width
    (when viewed from
    the top)
    equal to my gg's
    and aurum is even
    finer
     


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    Pictures please.
     


  3. MSchapiro

    MSchapiro Senior member

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    I mean how far the welt extends from the body of the shoe. G&G looks very thin and stylized. The stitching itself is very close to the shoe.
    I find Meccariellos to have a welt that has more of presence and is more visible. This is especially true at the front of the shoe.

    This isn't to say I don't like it, I think it suits many styles very well and has, in my experience, been easier to take care of. I have always just presumed it to be house style since Stefano Bermer produces something similar. So does Vass for that matter so it could easily be a part of the hand welting process rather than Goodyear.

    Look at these two for an example of what I mean:
    http://40.media.tumblr.com/e66b77fe631df78aeb112317808c6bb5/tumblr_nm5jtdWYxu1rmf81eo9_1280.jpg
    http://blog.trashness.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Gaziano-Girling-St-James-II-red-leather.jpg

    Also have not had the chance to say how much I like your boots. I look forward to more pictures of them.
     
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  4. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

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    T4phage, I know you know your shoes, but those petite children's heels kill this pair.
     


  5. T4phage

    T4phage Senior member

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    ^
    according to
    you

    teh sleek
    lines of
    the last
    the close cut
    welt
    the tight waist
    is like looking
    at a model
    with a body
    that can stop
    traffic
    i don't want
    to reach back
    and feel
    a fishmonger;s
    wife;s
    derriere
     


  6. T4phage

    T4phage Senior member

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    i know what
    you mean..
    and it is only
    from a certain
    angle if you
    compare gg
    and aurum
    but from the top
    it is moar liek
    this:

    [​IMG]

    it is because
    the sole stitching
    of teh gg is not
    under the upper
    (according to
    meccariello it is
    stitched 'a testa')
    and the stitches
    are visible from
    above

    teh aurum
    and to a lesser
    extent
    teh standard
    have the sole
    stitching underneath
    the upper
    ('boca aperta')
    and from certain
    angles you see
    moar of the welt
    but from the
    top it is less
    than the gg
     


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    PCK1 Senior member

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    The welt on my aurum's is cut ridiculously close...

    and the waist is so tight it doesn't seem possible.
     


  8. MSchapiro

    MSchapiro Senior member

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    Ah yes I see what you mean too. Very interesting!
     
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  9. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Does he do nail patterns on the sole, like initials?
     


  10. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Why restrict yourself to boring initials? Demand fully-fledged "pinwork" in the design of your choice!

    [​IMG]
     


  11. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Uhh okay... I thought I had seen him do it in some previous page.
     


  12. MSchapiro

    MSchapiro Senior member

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    Yes. Edit: Sorry I realize it's hard to see but my initials are on this pair.
    There is a modest up charge though.
    [​IMG]

    Also he just sent me pictures of my Trial Shoes. Very impressed with the last work that he has done.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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    I have to say that that is very impressive. I wouldn't go that far myself but would try some sort of ornamentation to make it more unique. Thanks for the picture!
     


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    Real botton art,these pair of shoes don't used for wear ,but for display and for arts-crafts collection.
     


  15. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Ordered two shoes (well, finalizing the order). Pretty excited.
     
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