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  Yes. I was just saying it's probably pointless looking at MTO Carmina when Vass will charge similar money for a handwelted shoe, with the same MTO options, and imo at least, better materials.
  Part of it could be a difference in height, and thus difference in large blade length needed. I find it very hard to get enough material  width with most standard length ties to get a dimple, so I just end up with a knot and a smooth round of material.
  MTO Carmina calf is on par with Vass shipped with lasted trees, so I'd honestly just go that route. Skab have a reasonable amount on Danite though, for RTW options, iirc.
  I've got one pair of Classic currently, and have handled a couple more from the same line.   The value from Meermin, imo, comes from being able to buy 3 or 4 pairs quickly for a reasonable price. If you're trickling a collection together or just wanting to try out some new makers, I'd look elsewhere. They seem to have either quality problems or huge time delays on most of their orders, except for the group MTO's people are running through the Meermin thread here.    I...
  No, it corrects you regarding their use of cork.   In regards to why the shoes were so wet, I wouldn't be surprised if it was due to the quality of sole bends used by Meermin. I get the impression that their sole leather is very porous, which would explain the shoes getting so wet so quickly. Regardless, it's just a case of letting them airdry, they shouldn't suffer for a soak every now and again.    Romp, if you're wanting to help the soles resist water more, something...
  I'll just leave this here:  
  Can't offer any comment on the quality, but alternatives from both Equus (in bridle) and Epaulet are around the same price.
  Adopting a Harris Scarfe business model maybe?
  What does 6'4" equal?
  The common idea is buy the best you can afford, but if you're only rotating with one other pair two pairs of Loakes (either a second black or a burgundy pair for versatility) may be a better option if you're going to be wearing them day in day out.
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