Nutcracker, Spigola MTO's are cheaper right?Any reason why the Japanese will go for St C's when you have the equivalent of Spigola's at a cheaper price?I believe quality wise, they are on par (or maybe Spigola's are better).
For those interested, the next Meermin project will be as follows:
Colour: Black calf + grey museum calf
Last : new chiseled last (similar to Olfe but more chiseled)
Insole : Red with special wordings ie Styleforum Special Edition
Sole : Beveled waist with black painted soles with silver/brass nails for your initials
Design : As below with the upper half in grey museum calf (or something like Foo's Cleverley's)
Owh, just to add a bit more on museum calf. For dark brown and plum, it will be a stock item so MTO's will not be a problem.
For other colors other then the above, u need a minimum 25 pairs.This is very much confirmed.
I have 2o people already for my MTO ie black/grey museum calf so we need a few more
The problem with museum calf special orders is that it requires minimum 25 orders to go on.I think i will do so in the future but gradually as I want to see how the quality of the new batch of museum calf is. when i talked to Pepe, he was of the opinion the quality from this tannery is better then that of ilcea's.With regards to the chiseled last, i will be receiving a pair in it soon;will wear it and give my comments on it.Am happy that so many people adore the museum...
For those on the fence about the museum calf, i say go for it. i have 2 pairs of it and they are aging beautifully.
Am planning to do a Balmoral in black/grey museum calf ala Maftei's version in the new chiseled last. Will update for orders once I give Pepe a call on this.