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The Noble Shoe - Carlos Santos, Maftei Vienna, Vass MTO, Antonio Meccariello (Future Project) & Reviews - Official Affiliate Thread

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Thank you for the pictures. They look good. I would remove the Norvegese stitch & use a smaller grain, but that's a personal preference.

I have two SpTDs in the works, but if one of those fall through I would jump on with you boys.

For reference with regards to a smaller grain, I would opt for the Horween Russian Grain, Inca, or Alpine. Or an exotic of some kind...Camel or Llama?
Yes definitely the leather and color and stitching are just what I had on those samples. I would like horween hatch (that’s the one Maftei uses) and exotic ones can be requested for sure. I saw some stingray Chelseas of his 😱 I will ask tomorrow!
 

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Hehe, boots under a pair of jeans or chinos look like derbies to me. I haven't finalized yet given the virus thing, but I hope to place my order in the next 2-3 weeks finally! Here are the candidates, just thinking about leather choices:

1) Principes in Burgundy Calf
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2) Armiticos in Hatch Grain (will decide color)
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3) Venator Bi-Material Boot (Considering a rubber sole for this)
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4) Hastatus in Caffe Tostato

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5) Decurion 2 in Caffe Tostato or Black baby box calf (TBD)
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After that to have a solid base selection and gauge performance I will organize a couple GMTOs. I would really like to do the Galwayesque boot in a nice make up (Evocatus?), the Libritor Wholecut with a medallion and if possible the Centurion Split Toe.

Thoughts?
I do like #4 and #5 as presented. Wow.
 

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@Noblekostas heard a lot of good things about you from Zeb. Any possibilities doing GMTO of CS field boots in shell cordovan? Would be interested.

I heard from @Kangnamstyles that there is a "handcrafted" line above handgrade line for CS. Could you elaborate on how it is constructed? Handwelt?

Would also be interested in AM Evocatus.
 

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@Noblekostas heard a lot of good things about you from Zeb. Any possibilities doing GMTO of CS field boots in shell cordovan? Would be interested.

I heard from @Kangnamstyles that there is a "handcrafted" line above handgrade line for CS. Could you elaborate on how it is constructed? Handwelt?

Would also be interested in AM Evocatus.
Hello!

Thank you so much for the nice words! I have talked with Ana Santos about Shell Cordovan and she says she has explored the possibility but it won't be happening any time soon.

The Handcrafted is their top of the line with a very sculptured narrow waist which is stitched at the tight spots instead of glued like many other brands. It has more hand-finished details and manual labor but is still Goodyear Welted. It also comes with a custom box. It retails around the 600 Euro mark. I will have more hands on experience soon as a client ordered one pair of adelaides in navy handcrafted. Hugo Jacomet has said great things about them. Here's a pic of the sole.

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The Evocatus interests me very much as a GMTO as you can see in my shop I currently offer 3 Galways by Carlos Santos. I am ironing out the last details and economics and need to see how Antonio is handling the virus crisis right now.

Feel free to ask any questions!
 

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Hello!

Thank you so much for the nice words! I have talked with Ana Santos about Shell Cordovan and she says she has explored the possibility but it won't be happening any time soon.

The Handcrafted is their top of the line with a very sculptured narrow waist which is stitched at the tight spots instead of glued like many other brands. It has more hand-finished details and manual labor but is still Goodyear Welted. It also comes with a custom box. It retails around the 600 Euro mark. I will have more hands on experience soon as a client ordered one pair of adelaides in navy handcrafted. Hugo Jacomet has said great things about them. Here's a pic of the sole.

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The Evocatus interests me very much as a GMTO as you can see in my shop I currently offer 3 Galways by Carlos Santos. I am ironing out the last details and economics and need to see how Antonio is handling the virus crisis right now.

Feel free to ask any questions!
Thanks so much for the detailed response! Really appreciate the effort!

Hope this crisis passes quickly and if possible we would organize a GMTO on the Evocatus with handwelt. That would be a dream. CS is a great brand and I hope they can do some shell options down the road for sure.
 

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Thanks so much for the detailed response! Really appreciate the effort!

Hope this crisis passes quickly and if possible we would organize a GMTO on the Evocatus with handwelt. That would be a dream. CS is a great brand and I hope they can do some shell options down the road for sure.
They have done things people don't know about. Like this!
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I am overwhelmed by the nice responses here so far. It means the world for me as a solo tiny business.

I am sure we will make some great GMTOs down the line!
 

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