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post #10396 of 11764
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

 

By the look of it they paint it with dye.  That would be hard to re-do.  But adding layers of cream and polish would certainly change the effect, although on cordovan, the general advice is that less is more.  I'm not sure you want to try to change the look of a cordovan shoe too much.


I am not looking to change the color of the shoe. More just to keep the color it started out with. 

 

I was thinking that this

http://www.exquisitetrimmings.com/products/Accessories/Shoe-Care/Saphir-Cordovan-Cream-Polish-75ml.html

would likely be good enough for maintenance  level recoloring. But Ive never owned shell and even less meermin's argentinian shell.

 

Since if the color is painted of after the tannery it will get lighter with time because it will not get into all the pores of the leather

post #10397 of 11764
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Originally Posted by terrorsquad View Post

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With regards to the Park last, if you have a high instep, I will advise you to forget about it.
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frown.gif I was under the impression that Park had a comparatively higher instep than the existing Meermin lasts
post #10398 of 11764
How's the quality of its shell and which brand is it most comparable to?

Only black is offered in the in-stock inventory.

Not much discussion here on cordovans...
post #10399 of 11764

I have some shell from them. I've some shell from Horween. I can't tell the difference because neither have been worn much yet. If there is a difference, I suspect I'll only notice it after a few years (they both get worn maybe twice a month each).

 

Here's a picture of the Meermin's after about a dozen wears.

 

post #10400 of 11764
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post
 

I have some shell from them. I've some shell from Horween. I can't tell the difference because neither have been worn much yet. If there is a difference, I suspect I'll only notice it after a few years (they both get worn maybe twice a month each).

 

Here's a picture of the Meermin's after about a dozen wears.

 

Claghorn,

 

Great shoes, but what cloth is your suit? I have been looking for something in a mid blue. TIA

 

DL-

post #10401 of 11764
Wool-linen from Kerry Knoll. Don't know the book or fabric number though.
post #10402 of 11764
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Wool-linen from Kerry Knoll. Don't know the book or fabric number though.

TY

post #10403 of 11764
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Originally Posted by sarteaga View Post

Hey guys, I will likely get the GMTO in by the end of this week. It's been a busy few weeks. If you follow me on IG (sarteaga0408) you'll see what I mean.

 

@sarteaga any update from Pepe?


Edited by techaview - 5/14/14 at 11:19pm
post #10404 of 11764
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post
 

I have some shell from them. I've some shell from Horween. I can't tell the difference because neither have been worn much yet. If there is a difference, I suspect I'll only notice it after a few years (they both get worn maybe twice a month each).

 

Here's a picture of the Meermin's after about a dozen wears.

 

Looking good for the most part even with the fears I have had.

 

If a dozen wears you have not noticed the color lightening that is probably a good sign. 

 

Here an article from 2012 of how meermin was dealing with shell. This fellow's shell would lighen after 1 wear.

http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/forum/showthread.php?119749-Meermin

 

At the factory:

 

 

After a couple wears

 

 

After adding some color back:

 

 

Has any one with meermin shell experienced this?

 

I have a feeling meermin probably has a bettering dyeing process than in 2012 since I have not heard too many bad things about their shell since then.

post #10405 of 11764

I could be wrong but I think you are starting to move into territory where you are dealing with a lack of moisture in the shell, even my carmina shell has smaller instances of the effect above but its become non existant after a few wears and applying saphir.  Where this has been discussed in this thread the past most users report the same thing.

post #10406 of 11764
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Originally Posted by Osiris2012 View Post
 

I could be wrong but I think you are starting to move into territory where you are dealing with a lack of moisture in the shell, even my carmina shell has smaller instances of the effect above but its become non existant after a few wears and applying saphir.  Where this has been discussed in this thread the past most users report the same thing.


Oh I see. So this is less a coloring issue and more of an dryness one.

 

That is good to hear. That some saphir conditioner will likely clear it up.

 

Again I have never owned shell and so I have 0 experience with what happens as you wear it.

 

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Is this dryness harmful for the shoe upper?

 

I have heard shell is some of the highest oil impregnated leather (at least at horween) it soaks for months (6 months if i remember) in vats of oil.

 

If the shell is still dry after that it is pretty impressively non-porous.

 

And since carmina uses horween shell and it even can be dry. I cant expect anything better from even the argentinian shell.

post #10407 of 11764
For recent orders, how long after the "your order is ready to be shipped" email do you receive another email with the invoice?

thanks
post #10408 of 11764
In my experience, about a day or two.
post #10409 of 11764
The in-stock inventory is really lacking for shell offerings. Anybody interested in doing a group MTO for some shells? That is, if they even offer it...
Edited by JezeC - 5/13/14 at 8:58am
post #10410 of 11764
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Originally Posted by CousinDonuts View Post

For recent orders, how long after the "your order is ready to be shipped" email do you receive another email with the invoice?

thanks

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Originally Posted by Stiva View Post

In my experience, about a day or two.


If you find yourself with the same question in the future, look to your junk folder. The updated order email went to my inbox, but the payment request went to my junk. The emails had been sent within minutes of each other.
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