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post #10366 of 12106
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Just curious Nick who the shipping company was that handled your original import into Canada. The duties on my two pairs were not nearly as high.

 

 

 

Meermin shipped to me using FedEx, I returned them using Canada Post.

post #10367 of 12106

Its always a loosing proposition to do return shipping.

 

Always take a 20% drop and sell it on the ebay of your respective country.

 

In the US on the classic line you loose about 50$.

 

On the other hand if its meermin's fault (wrong size shipped) I would expect them to pay all costs to get get the shoes back to them. If they did not do this I would be appalled.

post #10368 of 12106
Are there any LM semi brogue/adelaide in Hiro last right now? I've been looking at their site for over a week and all I see is just the Olfe and New Rey.
post #10369 of 12106

Interest check for UK9/US10 snuff suede captoe on the Hiro last, worn once around the mall. I just don't think the fit will work out for me, can send/upload pictures if so. Total including shipping to the US was $233, would be willing to part with them for $200 shipped.

post #10370 of 12106

I tried emailing Meermin yesterday about sizing, but haven't heard back yet. Hopefully someone here can confirm (or question) my thinking.

 

I currently have a 10D Strand and a 9.5E Park Avenue, both on the Allen Edmonds 5-65 last. The Strand fits me best, but has lots of extra length around the toe. The Park Avenue is too loose in the width, but wearable (there is zero lace gap), and okay in length. I haven't had opportunity to try on a 9.5D, but I think it would put the arch in an awkward position.

 

I'm looking at the Meermin 101482 on the Hiro last, and suspect I'll be best suited by the size 8.5UK. Does that sound right?

 

I love the look of the Meermin 10164, but they're built on the New Rey last. Am I correct in guessing that the New Rey won't work for me?

 

Finally, how long are orders typically taking these days? Are the reports of 2+ months spend waiting typical for Meermin, or the exception?

post #10371 of 12106
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Finally, how long are orders typically taking these days? Are the reports of 2+ months spend waiting typical for Meermin, or the exception?

 

If they have stock of the items and in the size you want could be as quick as 1-2 weeks.  If they don't have stock then yes you should set your expectations to 2 months.

post #10372 of 12106

Just incase anyone has their eye on a pair of dub monks and is a 7.5uk - check out the below; 

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/386980/meermin-country-calf-double-monks-7-5uk-worn-twice

post #10373 of 12106

Park Wholecut in Hatchgrain.

 

Is the MTO getting off the ground?

post #10374 of 12106

Linea Maestro Monks (more pics soon).

 

post #10375 of 12106

I had a question about how finishing is done for shoes.

 

Does the leather generally not come prestained from the tannery?

 

 

 

 

And especially for things like shell cordovan this video they seem to be they are just rubbing the color on:

 

http://vimeo.com/26663402

 

 

I always thought that the tannery would color leather in the vat's so that the color got deep into the leather. And for shell cordovan where the pores are tight I thought this was especially important.

 

Anyone know if this coloring in-house process is standard?(in-house versus at the tannery)

 

I know when you see horween shell's you see them come in prestained from the tanner.

 

Referencing terrorsquad since he may actually know:

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post #10376 of 12106
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Originally Posted by leetpuma View Post
 

I had a question about how finishing is done for shoes.

 

Does the leather generally not come prestained from the tannery?

 

 

 

 

And especially for things like shell cordovan this video they seem to be they are just rubbing the color on:

 

http://vimeo.com/26663402

 

 

I always thought that the tannery would color leather in the vat's so that the color got deep into the leather. And for shell cordovan where the pores are tight I thought this was especially important.

 

Anyone know if this coloring in-house process is standard?(in-house versus at the tannery)

 

I know when you see horween shell's you see them come in prestained from the tanner.

 

Referencing terrorsquad since he may actually know:

 

If this is true - then it really explains a lot of the complaints people have had w/ Meermin's shell cordovans - i.e color coming off so easily (cannot be fixed w/ brushing), etc. 

Oh well...my dream is that we would one day find a competitive replacement for Horween.  The shell cordovan supply in this industry has become too dependent on them, and competition is always a good thing.

post #10377 of 12106

This is a WiP I got from Pepe for the Museum Calf Mk. II order, re; dying leather or not.

 

post #10378 of 12106
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This is a WiP I got from Pepe for the Museum Calf Mk. II order, re; dying leather or not.

 

 

I think museum calf might be the exception. The whole dying procss might explain why their cordovan is so cheap, but let's not get ahead of ourselves,

post #10379 of 12106
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In my latest Meermin adventure, the nails come through the insole...

 

I found that a bit odd as I've never seen it before, especially in both shoes. Anyone else find this in theirs? I will likely just get a cheap thin leather insole to cover.

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