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Quick post for your viewing pleasure of my latest Meermin MTO arrival, a beautiful double monk in navy museum calf on the Elton last, lovingly mirror-shined by my good friend Rodod

 

 

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^^ LOVE it
post #15288 of 15521
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Originally Posted by andrel42 View Post

Quick post for your viewing pleasure of my latest Meermin MTO arrival, a beautiful double monk in navy museum calf on the Elton last, lovingly mirror-shined by my good friend Rodod






Perhaps the most expensive looking Meermins I've seen.
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Well if you're in a country in Europe that's not part of the EU, like Switzerland or Norway you pay the price without VAT and then you pay the VAT upon receiving. Norway has pretty high taxes (25% VAT) but in Switzerland I only pay 8%!

Is this still the case? I am living in Switzerland since a couple of months, but I see the same EUR prices here as when I lived in the EU, with the same VAT (21%)

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Is this still the case? I am living in Switzerland since a couple of months, but I see the same EUR prices here as when I lived in the EU, with the same VAT (21%)


Same here, when you order in EU for shipment to Switzerland the VAT is removed and at import you get hit with the 8% + admin taxes so approx 12 to 15% depending on the customs person :)

post #15291 of 15521
Advice requested, thanks!

- I wear a 9E in the AE 5 last that fits a bit better with a slim insole inserted. I might actually be a 8.5EE.
- I just received a pair of 8.5 Hiro oxfords. I can just barely get my foot inside without laces or socks and it feels like my toes are squished. I think the Hiro last must be closer to a 5 last D width.
- Do people think they will stretch adequately, or am I better off returning/selling them?
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Hi, I need sizing guide/advice. I'm thinking of buying meermin, but what last would you recommend for my feet? I'm brannock 8US E and I have tricker's 7UK 5 fitting (1cm-1.5cm length gap, but the width allowed my feet to fit snug). The measurement given to me (Hiro and Elton) all seems a bit narrow and longer for my feet. Should I go half size up? Thank you 

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Anything that can be done to minimise creasing?

 

I've got a pair of double monks that have really deep creasing (like indentations) where the toes join the rest of your foot (concaves badly) and would like some advice.

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Originally Posted by Suetonius View Post
 

Anything that can be done to minimise creasing?

 

I've got a pair of double monks that have really deep creasing (like indentations) where the toes join the rest of your foot (concaves badly) and would like some advice.

 

For starters, pictures would be helpful to determine if the issue is related to fit. But chances are it's simply the leather that Meermin uses...which isn't known to be very great. But then again it's a $200 shoe.

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After waiting weeks for Meermin to offer some cordovan or naturcalf boots with their MTO program I'm about to give up and purchase boots elsewhere. Winter is coming.
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Meermin-with-patterned-calf (Museum calf, etc.) owners: how do you take care of it?

 

I'm afraid of getting a pair and gradually dying it the colour of the wax I'll use, making the pattern disappear. I've never had shoes with much of a patina so this is new to me. I've "converted" a light brown pair to cognac with ample application of Saphir and was surprised at how fast it happens. Do you use transparent products to avoid the problem? 


I've had a pair of LM plum museum oxfords for about a year, and have used Saphir Reno, and alternated between burgundy and mahogany sapphire polish, with burgundy wax polish and clear wax polish for the toes and heels.  I have not noticed any significant discoloration at all.  I think it helps that the effect is not simply burnishing (like, for instance, some AE colors like bourbon), but rather the dying process at the tannery.  So there's no real worry of the color rubbing off, though obviously the leather will naturally absorb some of the oils if you use colored creams.  

 

TLDR: I've used a variety of shades of cream polish/wax on my plum museum calf shoes, and it's only made them more beautiful.  

post #15297 of 15521

Hi! sorry about this question, you use shoe trees? what is the best way to prevent creasing.

Kind regards

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Hi! one thought. Since start this post, anyone realize how much rise the price of Carmina and Meermin shoes? is the same quality ? or maybe has improve the quality  then justify the increase. Still we buy this shoes thinking those are a bargaing. How much has change in terms of quality?

Compare with Crockett and Jones, Church´s or Cheaney sometimes are more expensive, of course, looking after similar kind of shoes. Still worth it?:confused:

From my point of view at this range I prefer CJ and Cheaney.( Personally I own shoes from CJ, Carmina, Meermin, Curch´s, Cheaney and EG).

What you think about  this guys?.

Peace

Diego

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Originally Posted by yunBW View Post
 

Hi, I need sizing guide/advice. I'm thinking of buying meermin, but what last would you recommend for my feet? I'm brannock 8US E and I have tricker's 7UK 5 fitting (1cm-1.5cm length gap, but the width allowed my feet to fit snug). The measurement given to me (Hiro and Elton) all seems a bit narrow and longer for my feet. Should I go half size up? Thank you 


Hi! Definitely go for half size up!!!, I tell you because my experience and if you buy Carmina is the same thing.

Kind Regards

post #15300 of 15521
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Originally Posted by billikenman View Post
 


I've had a pair of LM plum museum oxfords for about a year, and have used Saphir Reno, and alternated between burgundy and mahogany sapphire polish, with burgundy wax polish and clear wax polish for the toes and heels.  I have not noticed any significant discoloration at all.  I think it helps that the effect is not simply burnishing (like, for instance, some AE colors like bourbon), but rather the dying process at the tannery.  So there's no real worry of the color rubbing off, though obviously the leather will naturally absorb some of the oils if you use colored creams.  

 

TLDR: I've used a variety of shades of cream polish/wax on my plum museum calf shoes, and it's only made them more beautiful.  

Would you mind taking some photos? I've never seen museum calf shoes with some use on them, would love to see how the patina evolves (especially with your two-tone process).

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