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post #10441 of 12107
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

Yes.  Stock item, shown in stock but of course wasn't, two months before I even got a payment request, and over two weeks since I paid they "will be ready next week".  Probably.

 

If you're going to go cheap, efficiency is everything.  It certainly makes me think twice about buying their more expensive stuff, or anything at all.  

It definitely has me thinking about going with Carmina instead. Since they can ship now a similar style. I just don't understand how they can do business like that. They just keep making any excuse they can. I just feel like I'm being lied to over and over again.

post #10442 of 12107

The dishonesty (at least a bit, I think) is allowing you to order stuff that they don't have, while not making it clear when you order that the shoes have yet to be made.  Sometimes you get lucky and they just happen to have what you want in stock, but you never know.  They hold very little stock, have a relatively low margin business, and a complicated production and supply chain.  Their shoes are basically ordered over the internet, often in English, Google-translated into Spanish, then ordered from their suppliers in China, who presumably also have the odd misunderstanding, half-made there by low-paid country folk in a sweat shop, then sent to Mallorca to be finished.  If all that happens, they're eventually sent to you.  With all this in mind, there will be (and are) delays as standard, and errors with some frequency..

 

But, a pair of shoes that sells for about 130 Euros ex-VAT, is pretty good value - unless you have quality issues and have to send them back, but even then, if that's one pair out of several, the value proposition isn't bad.  I'm just wary of going for any of their more expensive lines, although as these are allegedly made in Spain instead of China (insights welcome), perhaps the mishaps will be more rare.

post #10443 of 12107
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

The dishonesty (at least a bit, I think) is allowing you to order stuff that they don't have, while not making it clear when you order that the shoes have yet to be made.  Sometimes you get lucky and they just happen to have what you want in stock, but you never know.  They hold very little stock, have a relatively low margin business, and a complicated production and supply chain.  Their shoes are basically ordered over the internet, often in English, Google-translated into Spanish, then ordered from their suppliers in China, who presumably also have the odd misunderstanding, half-made there by low-paid country folk in a sweat shop, then sent to Mallorca to be finished.  If all that happens, they're eventually sent to you.  With all this in mind, there will be (and are) delays as standard, and errors with some frequency..

 

But, a pair of shoes that sells for about 130 Euros ex-VAT, is pretty good value - unless you have quality issues and have to send them back, but even then, if that's one pair out of several, the value proposition isn't bad.  I'm just wary of going for any of their more expensive lines, although as these are allegedly made in Spain instead of China (insights welcome), perhaps the mishaps will be more rare.

I don't know that just because you order from a more expensive line the service is any better. The shoe I have on order right now it from the Linea Maestro line and it's taking just as long. My order total is 270 euros and it has made no difference at all. 

 

and sale carmina's are around that price anyway

post #10444 of 12107
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
I'm just wary of going for any of their more expensive lines, although as these are allegedly made in Spain instead of China (insights welcome), perhaps the mishaps will be more rare.

 

Wait are the LM line shoes completely made in spain?

 

I thought they were also built in china and finished in Spain.

post #10445 of 12107

Question about Meermin sizing compared to Carmina.


I wear 7.5 UK on Simpson last (snug fit)

7 UK on Rain last

 

What lasts and sizes would work well for me?

post #10446 of 12107
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Originally Posted by NeedStyleHelp View Post

Question about Meermin sizing compared to Carmina.


I wear 7.5 UK on Simpson last (snug fit)
7 UK on Rain last

What lasts and sizes would work well for me?

For Hiro, Park and Olfe: same as rain.
post #10447 of 12107
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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post


For Hiro, Park and Olfe: same as rain.

 

Thanks for the quick response!

post #10448 of 12107
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Originally Posted by leetpuma View Post
 

 

Wait are the LM line shoes completely made in spain?

 

I thought they were also built in china and finished in Spain.

 

I'm getting mixed up; you're right I heard the hand-welting is done in China too.  Just more finishing in Spain...probably makes no difference.

post #10449 of 12107
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

 

I'm getting mixed up; you're right I heard the hand-welting is done in China too.  Just more finishing in Spain...probably makes no difference.


Truthfully I dont mind them being made in china.

As long as the workers there are skilled enought to make the product. I am sure meermin has had to do extensive training to get the workshops there up to speed.

 

And since they have been making shoes for years now i am sure they are now much more competent then 2-3 years ago when meermin started.

 

And finally if you get a defictive pair I assume meermin stands by its work and gives you an immediate refund and pays fo return shipping. <-- If this is un-true let me know.

 

I, ironically, would perfer chinese made goods over first world made goods. I have been to a few thrid world factories and they are much harder workers than any of us 1'st world chaps. I would rather give my hard earned money to them - assuming they are providing me an similar service. They just deserve/need it more. But the key must be they provide a similar service. And if the service is not up to snuff you can get it fixed by meermin's return policy.


Edited by leetpuma - 5/16/14 at 3:07pm
post #10450 of 12107

New Meermins arrived

 

Linea Maestro Midnight Navy.  Very happy with them, can't see any issues...flawless victory. 

 

The trim detail looks more pronounced in the pictures irl it is much more subtle.  Short of direct sunlight or flash photography (below) they essentially appear to be a shade of black.  I had sole my previous olfe shoes a while back but in regards to the Hiro vs Olfe, I find theres more room in the toes and toe sides of the olfe - despite the more tapered shape of the shoe - but the instep is shallower. 

 

 

 

Now to purchase those dark brown olfe suedes.

post #10451 of 12107

Those look great.

post #10452 of 12107
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Originally Posted by Osiris2012 View Post
 

 

Now to purchase those dark brown olfe suedes.

Didnt you just get in on the suede MTO's I made? (They were a lighter brown though.)

 

Your wallet must not like you :P

post #10453 of 12107
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Originally Posted by leetpuma View Post
 

Didnt you just get in on the suede MTO's I made? (They were a lighter brown though.)

 

Your wallet must not like you :P

 

yep have a copper pair in production like many other members of this thread :)  But Copper != dark brown. Its all good I only need 3-4 more pairs of shoes and then ill be happy with my collection.

post #10454 of 12107
lol wut, osiris i thought you were part of the old english ii version. Did you get both copper variants? That's hardcore icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #10455 of 12107
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Originally Posted by Osiris2012 View Post
 

 

yep have a copper pair in production like many other members of this thread :)  But Copper != dark brown. Its all good I only need 3-4 more pairs of shoes and then ill be happy with my collection.


I would buld them up slowly you will have less regrets that way. Unless you need them for some reason i would wait a year and see if you still want what you want now.

 

I have a real scratching for green shell cordovan. But i know that its something that I would not wear so I will wait sometime and see if I still want it. :)

 

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If you want them darker suede after the fact buy an one shade darker suede protectant/colorer and you will have darker suede. 

http://www.hangerproject.com/saphir-suede-spray.html

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