Didn't see anybody talk about them so I thought I'd share. I should be receiving them this week!
Meermin. Carmina 2nd brand? - Page 217
Planning on buying a pair of the 101332 black wholecuts from the Classic Line:
They're on the Ama last. I wear a 9.5E in the Allen Edmonds 8 last (Delray, Lasalle). I was thinking of ordering a size US10 equivalent (so, size 9 at Meermin). Any input on sizing for me based on the lasts? I know the Ama last is a little narrow/tapered at the toe, so I do feel like sizing up a half size (especially since it will be a standard width rather than a wide) would be good, but if anyone has any more specific input/suggestions it'd be much appreciated!
These shoes by far. The black is more formal, the dainite, suede, pebble grain, and side lacing are less formal. Its entirely incongruant. You can't wear them with CBD, and brown is infinitely more interesting with less formal suits and casual wear. I can see absolutely no practical purpose for these things...then again, that goes for a lot of the MTO stuff that people get...and that goes for G&G and the like as well.
That pair of MTO is not CBD or classic by any measure but is at the same time fashion forward enough to be pretty good looking, suitable for all casual outfits especially the goth ninja style. Perfect use of black on black in four different textures; two grained leather textures and two sheen of black from suede. Any other color will not look nearly as good.
p.s., as I commented on G&G MTOs threak, some of those MTO'ers have the taste of butchers from Dubai that won the lotteries (original credit to Fuuma).
I just know that shoe trees requires additional forms to be filled out due to wooden product import restrictions.
I just received that pair you are ordering, in a 12UK. As I mentioned earlier, for sizing, the Ama works fine as a one size decrease from AE, regardless of last. I wear a 13 D AE, and it was fine. The Ama lists as a "soft square" , less elongated and tapered than the New Rey, but chiseled enough to not have the bulbous, round look so prevalent in so many AE models. Personally, the toe box gives enough space. The uppers are stiff initially, but nicely tight grained and an overall superior value.
Were you replying to me and my post regarding the black whole cut?
If so, that all makes sense, and thanks for the input. Can you post pictures of your shoes? Thanks!
I don't yet know how to upload from Ipad/ photobucket, but can email photos if you PM me. Yes, these are Ama black wholecuts. I am also doing a couple MTO's with Pepe, one of which is a whiskey pebble grain, 3 eyelet plain toe derby ( blucher), in a partial Norvegese with GY and wood pegged waist. Pepe is an outstanding communicator, and treats his customers as though they are placing bespoke orders.