Handmade Neapolitan Shoes

An earlier prototype of the Aurum line.

This was one of the earlier prototypes that I worked on while developing the kind of work that will be on the final Aurum shoes. This is a double monkstrap derby made with Italian crust leather hand colored brown with slight antiquing.

Making of Aurum part 3.

I have been very busy the past few days so I was unable to upload these pictures earlier. The upper has now been lasted (mounted onto the shoe form) and I have handstitched the welt.

A fitting/test shoe.

When a client orders an Aurum shoe from me, and if appears that the client’s foot and the last (the shape of the shoe) that they have chosen are not a perfect fit, I offer to personalize a last for the client based on the measurements.  I then construct a test Blake welted shoe made on the new personalized last for the client to try and ensure that the fitting is correct. Afterwards, I can construct the final handwelted shoe.  The fitting/test shoe is in all considerations a finished shoe that the client can wear every day. 

Making of A.dAM: Aurum di Antonio Meccariello pt.2

The upper has been stitched.  Apologies for the bad photography because I cannot get the lighting correct. The shoes are black.

Making of A.dAM: (Aurum di Antonio Meccariello)

I will be making a black nubuck 3 eyelet derby in the Aurum line.  I will be utilizing all the methodologies and the final shoe is the definitive Aurum workmanship.

Above you see the white alligator skin that I have chosen to make these pair of shoes, the cut pattern and initial dyeing of the leather.


Some further photos of the prototype for my Aurum line. The final version should be ready to order by end of April/early May

This is a 5 eyelet punched toecap derby in black Freudenberg calf.

Some further photos of the prototype for my Aurum line. The final version should be ready to order by end of April/early May

Classic 3 eyelet derby in olive carpincho suede.

Prototype of my new Aurum line of shoes. These derby captoes are made with Freudenberg black calf.

Prototype of my new Aurum line of shoes. This new line will be ready by the end of April/beginning of May

These are fully handwelted. This particular model is made with Carpincho leather.

After a long pause due to being very busy, I am restarting my blog.