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Originally Posted by Zapasman View Post

Hey, I paid 35€  each for my suede belts.  You mean that is not good value?.  I can tell you my suede belts do their job, just like my shoes or my Carmina cordovan belts..  

And it seems you had the same problems than many others buying Meermin shoes and belts from the web.  Kind of lottery game?

Yes I suppose it's a lottery then. I won the boot lottery and lost the belt one. But issues with size, scratching and poor colour matching aside, the belt was still so thin that it felt like card. About a third the width of my William Hunt belts, which were cheaper than meermin on sale.
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Originally Posted by mcl911 View Post


Both are good shoes, go for the style and last you like.
 

 

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Loake 1880 are better made and have infinitely better qc. However, as a younger man I find their lasts and styles unsuitable for me. They're the shoes my dad wears.

 

I'm OK with Loake's lasts, especially the Strand I'm looking to. I'm not so young after all :)

The question is if Loake worths the extra 80€.

Meermin Classic collection is two thirds of the price cheaper than Loake's 1880 line.

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I'm OK with Loake's lasts, especially the Strand I'm looking to. I'm not so young after all :)

The question is if Loake worths the extra 80€.

Meermin Classic collection is two thirds of the price cheaper than Loake's 1880 line.

That is very personal.  Buy them and answer to yourself, that is what I did (remember fit is first).

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Originally Posted by abadlot View Post

I'm OK with Loake's lasts, especially the Strand I'm looking to. I'm not so young after all smile.gif
The question is if Loake worths the extra 80€.
Meermin Classic collection is two thirds of the price cheaper than Loake's 1880 line.

Loake 1880 are easily worth the extra money. Easily. Especially if you like the lasts and they fit well.

With meermin, you are getting a nice last, with leather from good sources (if not the best hides). The real problem is this: at the Loake factory in Northamptonshire, there are highly skilled shoemakers who have been doing the same jobs to the highest standards in that price range for all their working lives. And perhaps their fathers did the same job before them. Everything is done in the one place, there are no language barriers, quality control issues (they are very strict with seconds), etc. The Meermin classics are done in China, where there is almost no history and lineage of Goodyear shoemaking or even high end leather working (like in India). You are very much at the mercy of your likely inexperienced Chinese workers (in comparison to the average Northamptonshire factory workers, who on average are quite old to boot). £80 extra is quite a cheap price to pay for history, peace of mind and a likely more competent factory staff. If loake 1880 had lasts more modern and sleek like meermin, I would use them exclusively.
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Hi, made my measures more accurate. The width is 9,6 and length is 27,5. Damn.... now I'm in a worse confusion...
 

I still look at my loake outlaw on a claridge last and it says 8F

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Originally Posted by Maxim Olar View Post

Hi, made my measures more accurate. The width is 9,6 and length is 27,5. Damn.... now I'm in a worse confusion...

 
I still look at my loake outlaw on a claridge last and it says 8F

Your measurement seems to fit a UK8 properly IMO. My feet is 26.6 cm long and 9.5 cm wide and i take Uk7. So the extra 1 cm long normally means the extra 1 size up, thats my experience.
post #14423 of 15491

Got bored.

 

Meermin Snuff Suede Chelsea

Meermin Copper Adelaide MTO

Merman Chocolate Brown Suede Chelsea

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^^ this conforts me in my mind that Meermin's Chelsea are next on my "to buy" list. 

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Originally Posted by tbrock View Post

Loake 1880 are easily worth the extra money. Easily. Especially if you like the lasts and they fit well.

With meermin, you are getting a nice last, with leather from good sources (if not the best hides). The real problem is this: at the Loake factory in Northamptonshire, there are highly skilled shoemakers who have been doing the same jobs to the highest standards in that price range for all their working lives. And perhaps their fathers did the same job before them. Everything is done in the one place, there are no language barriers, quality control issues (they are very strict with seconds), etc. The Meermin classics are done in China, where there is almost no history and lineage of Goodyear shoemaking or even high end leather working (like in India). You are very much at the mercy of your likely inexperienced Chinese workers (in comparison to the average Northamptonshire factory workers, who on average are quite old to boot). £80 extra is quite a cheap price to pay for history, peace of mind and a likely more competent factory staff. If loake 1880 had lasts more modern and sleek like meermin, I would use them exclusively.
Or spend a little more for a pair of carmina, defineitly the right upgrade.
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^^ this conforts me in my mind that Meermin's Chelsea are next on my "to buy" list. 

 

I just can't decide on colour/fabric.

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Originally Posted by nttdocomo View Post
 

 

I just can't decide on colour/fabric.


Get both suede ones...

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Get both suede ones...

 

Really? I suppose they'd go with most stuff. I quite like the calf leather ones, too.

 

I did fancy some black leather chelsea boots...

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Or spend a little more for a pair of carmina, defineitly the right upgrade.

It always annoys me when people say that. It's quite a big jump really. Why not just save up for Vass, Gaziano and Girling? Sod it, Jermyn Lobb. Because to ordinary people an extra 100-150+ is a big deal. Carmina are more than double the price. Loake 1880 aren't.
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Really? I suppose they'd go with most stuff. I quite like the calf leather ones, too.

 

I did fancy some black leather chelsea boots...


My only other pair of chelsea's are black calf ones by Loake.

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