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It's perfectly normal to use black polish on burgundy shoes, it will result in quite a nice patina. That said, it will change the color to a more deep variation of burgundy. I've heard several using a method where they vary between applying burgundy and black polish.  But if you just want the right shade, you should be watching out for polishes under the shade burgundy, mahogany etc. Or then you could always use a neutral wax, but it's harder to get a nice shine (and...
A few quick questions about SS trousers.  Is there any particular fit that only works on a few, that one should just stay clear of? I was checking the size adviser and it gave some weird measurements on some fits, which made me suspicious. I was hoping someone could also shed some light on the overall quality, is 129€ a fair asking price or should I just look elsewhere?  Is there any particular fit you fellow SFers are fond of? Maybe the Porto? 
"Our size advisor may recommend a smaller size than you are used to, because we prefer a more tailored look."This is copied from the size adviser. IMO you should definitely not size down.
+1I have a pair of Churchill's (granted, I got them for around 100€ new) and the leather quality is quite horrible. But then again I have a pair of Burgh boots and the quality of the leather there is significantly better (although not quite good enough IMO). I like the wide range of models on Dainite soles and the construction is solid, but the varying quality of the leather needs to be addressed. Still nice shoes for the price point nonetheless. 
Up for grabs is a pair of Meemins black double monks in the Hiro last, sized 7.5UK. I've decided to sell these because I have a hard time getting them to work with my wardrobe. The shoes have been worn about five times, so they're in very good condition, as you can see from the photos. Now you have the chance to kop these for a good price, without having to wait the usual 1+ month waiting time. Listing excludes shoe trees. Shipping from Finland to anywhere. Buyer pays for...
What? Those who have said that are certainly not "in the know". Of course you should open it. 
Received my merano coat today, and I must say that I'm pleasantly surprised. Coat seems much thicker than I expected and super soft. The tone seems to be more dialed down than in the SS pics, which was also to my liking. Fit seems to be pretty bang on. I have no problems with the sleeve length, as I usually have the opposite problem, that they're too long. Now I can't wait for the colder months ahead. For a sub-300€ jacket, it's a steal in my book. I'll see if I have the...
That fit looks spot on. Sleeves might be a touch too short as you said, but I can't see that as a deal breaker. Really excited now to receive mine tomorrow! 
I steer away from the debate (I can't say that I agree with anything you say), but check out a relatively new US-based (shoes are made in Spain) manufacturer, Cobbler Union. The 'Miquel II' whole cuts comes in a few shades. Back to Meermin. 
1. Yeah, I have very stubby legs, so finding anything that fits OTR is a nightmare. The waist is a bit loose but overall a good fit. I'm worried that the pants for the 44R would be too tight. 2. Nah, hate those things. Not sure I'm wearing a watch at all in the pic.
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