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post #10396 of 11070
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Originally Posted by p.henrik View Post


I really don't think so (i.e. they don't normally dye the leather in house, it's dyed at the tannery). That is probably just crust calf that comes untanned, and you can apply whatever patination you want. Like SL does for example.

I would think so too but they posted this video which is Shell Cordovan and it is being pigmented in some way.

http://vimeo.com/26663402

 

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Originally Posted by PapaRubbery View Post
 I wouldn't mind getting some undyed pairs and having them finished by dandy shoe care. 

You can always MTO unfinished/undyed shoes and patina them yourself of one of those fancy places.

Hell since its one step less for them I wonder if they would do it on stock models.

 

 

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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

 

Shells are normally dyed by the tannery, especially as they're harder to dye.  I don't know anything about Meermin's Argentinian tannery, but I'd also assumed they supply everything ready-dyed.

Thats what i expected but that video kinda broke that expectations since they looked like the were painting the shell inhouse.  http://vimeo.com/26663402

 

It could have been a special order or something.

 

Thanks for the links to Septieme Largeur

post #10397 of 11070

Sorry I didn't realise the pic you showed was from Meermin: well that's another explanation for the reasonable pricing of the shell, perhaps: it's not going to take as long to prepare as Horween's does, if it doesn't get the dye treatments after the initial tanning.

post #10398 of 11070
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

Sorry I didn't realise the pic you showed was from Meermin: well that's another explanation for the reasonable pricing of the shell, perhaps: it's not going to take as long to prepare as Horween's does, if it doesn't get the dye treatments after the initial tanning.


Yea. I truthfully care more about the structural integrety that the shell cordovan gives. If I can re-color it evey so often so its not a big deal to me.

 

But it would be nice to know what is the "right" recolorer. (I am assuming saphir cordovan cream is probably as good as it gets.)

post #10399 of 11070
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Originally Posted by phphl View Post
 

 

Can someone shed some light on this issue as well?

 

I currently own a pair of 8UK country calf DM (Hiro). Thinking of getting a pair of black oxford in Hiro last. if what you say is true in general then i'll have to go up half size... (the 8UK monks are very snug for me)

 

Thanks darthng for the heads up!:)

 

I have both the Hiro in DM and Oxfords; the DM is snug and the Oxfords are even worse. 

 

With regards to the Park last, if you have a high instep, I will advise you to forget about it. Choose the same size as your Olfe if your going for the Park last though if you have slightly wide feet, your small toe may feel uncomfortable.

post #10400 of 11070
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Originally Posted by terrorsquad View Post

I have both the Hiro in DM and Oxfords; the DM is snug and the Oxfords are even worse. 

With regards to the Park last, if you have a high instep, I will advise you to forget about it. Choose the same size as your Olfe if your going for the Park last though if you have slightly wide feet, your small toe may feel uncomfortable.

Thanks! I'll go up half size then...
Any idea as to why the same last would lead to different sizing though?
Another question I'd like to ask is whether this issue arises for the olfe last too? I.e uk8 in olfe double monks = 8.5 olfe oxford?
post #10401 of 11070
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Originally Posted by leetpuma View Post
 


Yea. I truthfully care more about the structural integrety that the shell cordovan gives. If I can re-color it evey so often so its not a big deal to me.

 

But it would be nice to know what is the "right" recolorer. (I am assuming saphir cordovan cream is probably as good as it gets.)

 

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.

post #10402 of 11070
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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 #10403 of 11070
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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 #10404 of 11070
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 #10405 of 11070

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 #10406 of 11070
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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 #10407 of 11070
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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post

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...

Meermin shell is sourced from Rocinante Tannery in Argentina. Nobody else uses it as far as I know.

post #10408 of 11070
Wool-linen from Kerry Knoll. Don't know the book or fabric number though.
post #10409 of 11070
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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 #10410 of 11070
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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?


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