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post #10621 of 12107

I've ordered from him with some good experiences and some bad. By and large I use the shoes I got for days when I don't want to risk anything nice in the rain or am in a hurry. I've had to do some kind of work on every pair though (either refinishing or repairs).

 

Re gemming vs handwelted:

 

I have pairs of both and have noticed no difference. While DWII is certainly correct it probably won't make a big difference to you over the lifetime of the shoes. My Meermins often have some small flaw that sends them to the cobbler to be repaired where as my Carminas don't.

 

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I don't own a pair of Meermins, yet, and from reading recent posts it seems that the main line are "beater" shoes at a good price, and the LM line are a better constructed pair of shoes, perhaps just under Carmina, at a reasonable price. Is that accurate?

 

Having said that, is it worth investing any money into the mainline for a staple shoe, or would you prefer your money in the LM line, Carmina, C&J, etc.?

 

Despite Meermin not being my favorite, they are probably my most common rotation shoes. Why? It just works out that way. I don't care about them as much as my other shoes so if I'm not expecting any kind of special occasion or extra interaction with co-workers I don't bother. Someone steps on them in the sub way or drops something on them? No problem, I'll just polish them.

post #10622 of 12107
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I just received my first pair of Meermin shoes. I purchased them from Goodyearshoes ebay listing and am very satisfied with my purchase. I requested him to put it as a gift on the shipping label and ended up not having to pay any duty (Not sure if the gift made a difference).

 

Here are few pics.

 

Also what colour/ brand of shoe care products do you guys recommend for these shoes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What color are these?  They look darker than cognac but lighter than the dark brown.

post #10623 of 12107
Does anyone have any pictures of 2/3 eyelet derbies in sleeker lasts like Ben or New Rey? Like this?
post #10624 of 12107
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What color are these?  They look darker than cognac but lighter than the dark brown.


The seller had them listed as mid brown colour.

post #10625 of 12107

Trying to decide between the Meermin classic double monk and the Loake Cannon.

 

In particular, I would appreciate any input on the last shapes. From what I can tell having not seen either in person, they both seem to be not quite elongated enough.

 

However, the Meermin may appear that way due to the images I have seen?

post #10626 of 12107
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Trying to decide between the Meermin classic double monk and the Loake Cannon.

 

In particular, I would appreciate any input on the last shapes. From what I can tell having not seen either in person, they both seem to be not quite elongated enough.

 

However, the Meermin may appear that way due to the apron?


Specify "not quite elongated enough" :)

 

But seriously, these are not elongated models indeed. For more elongated models you might take a look at the New Rey double monks in the Linea Maestro line. Those will not fit every foot type though. There may be some more elongated monks from other manufacturers out there.

post #10627 of 12107

Thanks for the response, All Tatters.

 

By that I mean that most European shoes have slightly elongated lasts, and the same can be said for most of Meermin's shoes. However, this particular model seems to be slightly less elongated than what you would expect when comparing to Meermin's other shoes.

 

Which is why I thought that it may just be the images I have seen, so I was hoping that those who have seen the shoes in person could share their experience of the overall aesthetics of the Meermins.

 

Edit:

 

After taking a further look at Meermin's other shoes on the Hiro last, it is likely just the images and the strap position contorting the look of the last.

 

Here's another pair of shoes on the same last, which appear appropriately elongated:

 

http://www.meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=2034

 

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In addition, with all that said, how do the Loake Cannons and the Meermin compare in terms of construction and material quality?


Edited by RPM1 - 6/7/14 at 3:08pm
post #10628 of 12107
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In addition, with all that said, how do the Loake Cannons and the Meermin compare in terms of construction and material quality?

 

I don't have the cannons but do have other 1880's Loakes and I would say the following

 

* Construction between the two is on par with one another imo.  Both have worn about the same and still come up good with basic shoe care and rotation.

* Leather on the 1880's is slightly better quality / more supple than the classic line meermins (LM Meermin leather is better than the 1880's)

* Loake sizes are more generous and easy to hit the right size than meermin sizes (imo)

* Possibly get your Loakes a lot quicker than your meermins and would likely find it a lot easier to exchange the loakes if you get sizing wrong.

post #10629 of 12107
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I don't have the cannons but do have other 1880's Loakes and I would say the following

 

* Construction between the two is on par with one another imo.  Both have worn about the same and still come up good with basic shoe care and rotation.

* Leather on the 1880's is slightly better quality / more supple than the classic line meermins (LM Meermin leather is better than the 1880's)

* Loake sizes are more generous and easy to hit the right size than meermin sizes (imo)

* Possibly get your Loakes a lot quicker than your meermins and would likely find it a lot easier to exchange the loakes if you get sizing wrong.


Many thanks, Osiris2012.

 

Currently, because the Cannons are on sale, I can purchase both shoes for roughly the same price when including shipping costs for the Meermins. Furthermore, the Meermins are reported to have some quality control issues, and they may also be harder to get serviced in the long run.

 

It appears, moreover, the Loake Cannon lasts are styled very similar to the Edward Green Westminster, which suggests that they will likely look much better in person.

 

Given all this, I am now more inclined towards purchasing the Cannons.

 

However, I will give it some more thought, and would appreciate any further information that may help with my decision.

post #10630 of 12107

^Having had a pair of the cannons i can say that they are a quality shoe for the price.

 

My experience with Meermin v Loake is lesser quality materials are used in the Meermin classic resulting in a shoe which is less comfortable, takes longer to break in etc.

 

Faced with the two in front of me i would always go for the Loake.

post #10631 of 12107

My loafer order was handed to UPS this friday. It is scheduled to arrive on thursday.

 

Will post pictures and fit report when they arrive.

 

Ping @markfjh 

post #10632 of 12107
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My loafer order was handed to UPS this friday. It is scheduled to arrive on thursday.

 

Will post pictures and fit report when they arrive.

 

Ping @markfjh 

 

They still haven't asked me for payment... My order is "still processing"

post #10633 of 12107
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This MTO has closed. Thanks for those who participated and now we wait..... 

 



I just wanted to give a big thank you to you for helping close the MTO!
post #10634 of 12107
The FedEx customs form for the delivery I had 2 weeks ago came to my house Saturday. $15.55 for anyone interested. I ordered a regular line shoe.
post #10635 of 12107

Sorry if it's already written some pages back, couldn't find it tho:

 

I was about to buy the black shell cordovan punched cap toe oxfords, but in the shell cordovan category there is only one (blucher) model listed at the moment ... what's going on here?

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