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First day with meermin dark brown museum double monks. Received 3 compliment by lunch time and 0 slips (though a couple of close calls). Win/win!
IIf the meermins fit well then just order another pair in a different colour/style . No need to go hunting for another brand just yet. Once you have 2 pairs to rotate you should be fine for a while. You can use that time to save for some nicer brands and visit some stores to try a few different lasts.Also once you've had a chance to establish you size and last in a few brands you can scour the b/s forums and online sales for a few bargains.
EG Cappelli make very nice neats. Still not in your price range but their 'outlet' ties (RTW, nothing wrong with them despite the name) start at 50eu which is a lot less than marinella.Also Malford of London recently had a sale on E Marinella factory seconds. Of its still going you can get them for 55pounds each and an extra 30% off if you buy 2 or more.
Don't Double Monk stock Carmina? I think they offer re rafting service for all their brands where they have you shoes shipped back from the factory with their next order to save you shipping costs.I've never done it but I think that was the word on these forums a while back.
@Journeyman I know the gamble you take with Internet orders. In this case it was actually out of my control as it was a surprise. My wife just checked a pair of my shoes for size and gave details to a friend who arranged the order. It was a fantastic surprise and a welcome change to the usual "your birthday's next week, what so you want?" That usually happens in my family. My current shoe plan was to actually wait until my honeymoon in July and get fitted for some Vass...
Looks like I can only do one at a time from my phone
I copped a lot of flack from my mates after this movie when I complained that this line was my biggest gripe.More importantly however....I just received my first pair of Meermins yesterday as a birthday present from my mrs and some friends. I haven't worn them out yet as I'm a bit concerned about sizing and/or construction. My feet seem to fit in quite comfortably but ...a- there is about an inch of empty toe box which feels like I'm wearing a shoe several sizes too big...
Hang on. I thought all Cappelli ties were lined. When they he advertises 'unlined' he actually means 'untipped'. If that is the case how would having an unlined (untipped) tie affect the knot or length since the body of the tie still has interlining? I have 2 Cappelli ties that were both ordered 'unlined'. The 7 fold grenadine definitely has interlining and ties a fantastic knot. The other is a 3 fold unlined wool/cashmere blend. I have never bothered to check for...
  Has there been a list compiled anywhere of which makers do this? I have a pair of Cleverleys that are almost due for their first resole. I don't really wont to spend several hundred on a full recraft yet but I want to be able to still have that option for when the upper start to show significant wear. I guess I might have to resort to Topying instead for now.  Yes, they will pretty much all start to fray a bit, though I guess maybe some more that others. I have a few and...
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