Antonio Meccariello Shoes

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  1. diadem

    diadem Senior member

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    @T4phage very nice! On Antonio's tumblr he calls this a lazyman oxford, but I don't see any faux laces. Is he simply not finished with this pair or was this just a wrong description on his tumblr?
     
  2. MSchapiro

    MSchapiro Senior member

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    Although I'm not T4, I think it is just what he calls the styles. He called mine the same.

    I spoke to him about faux laces and he said it is doable so it is just a choice on the part of the person who commissions the shoe.
     
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  3. MSchapiro

    MSchapiro Senior member

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    Test shoes arrived last night (only 5 days by DHL, not bad) and I tried them around the office today. I am very impressed with just how comfortable the design is, despite being a side elastic. The shoe itself walks like an oxford but is as comfortable as a loafer.

    Now I just need to tweak the design before the final. I'll post some pictures for feedback tomorrow. I am considering if I want to change the size of the toe box for aesthetic reasons on the toe box as well as the slope of the chisel.
     
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    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Didn't know you could personalize it that much. That's amazing.
     
  5. Stone

    Stone Senior member

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    @T4Phage - those are beautiful.

    How involved were you in selecting the pieces of alligator Antonio used to make your shoes?

    The aurum pair I'm getting is going to be in elephant - Antonio sent me some pictures of the piece of elephant leather he got and asked me which pieces I was interested in. It's really cool to be involved at that level, hard, though, to imagine what would look good. I think it'll be easier once I see the test shoes in person.
     
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    Decided to do these style, need some advice on color and matching.
    My suit are mostly navy, charcoal grey,black and grey.
    What color will you guys suggest on test shoes and final.Thinking about grey, navy or dark mid night ble , racing green, vintage rioja in lighter shade etc. No black or brown

    Also which email MECCARIELLO uses? There are no different email address on his website and tumblr
    Test shoes

    Koji Suzki's

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    Final

    george cleverley's

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    appreciate every suggestion[​IMG]
     
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    mcl911 Senior member

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     I got a couple of black and brown shoes already,looking for something new. I would say navy is my favorite then charcoal is my second favorite for suit
     
  8. MSchapiro

    MSchapiro Senior member

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    Yup, just a small upcharge for a last modification. I can't imagine I'll ever change the feel of the last after my last two pairs though, literally feels bespoke in that it holds my heel without compressing my toes at all.


    I am a fan of that pattern. That is hard color wise. Antonio does an excellent brown, especially with the patina. Perhaps you should consider a textured leather like hatch grain.

    I also really like my navy test shoes since the blue comes out in sunlight but under office lights looks black. You could do an interesting effect with steel grey and black highlights. Roja would be amazing. Maybe you could do a tan summer pair for the test shoe then a roja for the final.
    Examples of a variety of colors and textures:
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    (G&G, but good example of hatch grain)
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  9. mcl911

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    Hatch grain [​IMG] Never thought of it before.
    Hate the way mto force you to decide! Too many choices (I am not a very good decider)

    Btw my gf said she like yours more than G&G vintage rioja found a picture of G&G's riojia

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    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Anyone ever asked him for a matching belt? (because sometimes his colors aren't the typical belt colors)
     
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    he can do it. he made me a suede belt about two years ago. although i don't think he has a large selection of buckles readily available, so you may want to source your own
     
  12. MSchapiro

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    I'll take the compliment :D.

    He can be very flexible with the color and his judgement is very very good in making it come to life.
     
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    non whatsoever


    he did mention
    to me a few days
    ago about teh elephant
    cause it had various
    types of grain/pattern
    throughout
     
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    My Aurum pair in the works.

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