For the black shoes, I notice you have picked one oxford (101273 on Hiro last) and one black blucher (101090 on Ama last). Two things are worth to consider; the Ama last is slightly wider (labeled as E+), so if your feet are wider are narrower, it might be wise to pick a corresponding last for a better fit.
Second, the oxford shoe with it´s closed lacing is considered a more formal shoe that with a good polish can work for more formal events; the blucher will look a bit funny if worn with a tux or tailcoat, the oxford can be passable if you can´t be bothered to buy patent shoes or velvet slippers (tux only) for those outfits.
On the other hand, black cap-toe oxfords will look a bit funny when worn without at least a suit - I saw a fellow with blue jeans and black cap-toe oxfords on the buss the other day, and trust me, it was just plain weird.
For the brown shoes, I notice you´ve picked two pairs of oxfords from Linea Maestro range, which run a 100 euros extra. Two tings worth considering here is that both pairs are on really narrow lasts (if you click on the last text in the product description the width label appears). Consensus on this forum seems to be to stay away from the Vil last (model 102087) unless you have pretty narrow feet and can comfortably fit a "D" fitting.
Second thing worth considering is that if you are going to purchase Linea Maestro, you can add another 50 euro and get an made-to-order shoe which is highly customizable and let´s you pick any combination material, sole, last, style and everything else down to a personal monogram.
If you want to stick with the Classic Collection, the http://www.meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=2339
is also decent versatile option for the brown shoes. I would go with those + the black captoe oxford (101273) if I just needed daily formal shoes for job in a suit, or, if I had a little more cash to spend, have the brown pair made-to-order to my personal tastes.
and how exactly do you buy from the Meermin site? If you choose a shoe, it says 'Buy Offline' but if you click on that it just takes you to a page where you fill in your name and email pretty much...do they contact you after that about the purchase?
1. You send them the form/e-mail and tell them what you want.
2. They send you a PayPal innovice.
3. You pay.
4. They ship.
Edited by Gosroth - 7/16/12 at 3:31am