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What would you say that unexploited niche is exactly?

High-quality shoes (as in higher than mall-brand quality, and similar to say AE) with a styling catering to the blogosphere or SF crowds at a price point that is comparable or lower than other alternatives that are differently styled (such as AE, although that might be changing with their new lines).

 

I'd also merit their success to their use of hand-welting in higher end shoes, which adds perceived value, as well as readily accessible MTO. There are a myriad of other factors too, but personally, I'd say much of their success here is due to their niche targeting (intentionally or no) to what SF's current trends desire: shell, MTO, hand-welting, sleek lasts, etc, in addition to pricing which competes well, at the sacrifice of some quality. I'd also wager that their excellent customer service plays a pivotal role in their success here.

post #2222 of 11986
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Originally Posted by Needsmoreshoes View Post

I think I saw a few pics that showed the burgundy being much lighter than number 8 SC but I'm not too sure.
From a personal perspective I'd choose burgundy over brown seeing as you've got a rather nice collection of brown shoes already; what style were you going for?

It's a secret for now. smile.gif
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When the shoes came in It was much lighter than #8,  was also a bit dry and scratched easily, I conditioned it with some shoe cream and its now closer to #8

Are you referring to their burgundy shell cordovan? Are you sure what you have is shell? I've never handled Argentinian shell, but I've had things made from American (Horween) and Japanese shell, and with both, the fibers are too dense to absorb things like shoe conditioner. Certainly not enough to darken it like you could with calf.

If what you have is indeed their burgundy shell, can you say whether the tone is similar to Horween's shell #8?
post #2223 of 11986
Received my Linea Maestro oxfords last week. Excellent quality, period. Better leather than on my Loake 1880s, period. The only thing that bothered me was that Meermin took longer to deliver them than originally promised. At this price point I will be buying from them again, definitely.

Meermin, keep up the good work.
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Originally Posted by Cinderello View Post

Received my Linea Maestro oxfords last week. Excellent quality, period. Better leather than on my Loake 1880s, period. The only thing that bothered me was that Meermin took longer to deliver them than originally promised. At this price point I will be buying from them again, definitely.
Meermin, keep up the good work.

I'm in the process to order a pair of Meerminn shell cordovan, this style:

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=295968737119660&set=a.279877735395427.60726.253664761350058&type=3

and also I'm thinking to order the burgundy, so I'm interested in knowing how the Meermin burgundy is compared to the #8 Alden colour.

TIA,

Engi
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Originally Posted by sripradeep View Post

When the shoes came in It was much lighter than #8,  was also a bit dry and scratched easily, I conditioned it with some shoe cream and its now closer to #8

Hi,
please can you post pics of your Meermin burgundy shell cordovan shoes ? Also I'm interested in understamding how similar is it to the #8 Alden.

Thanks,

Engi
post #2226 of 11986
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

It's a secret for now. smile.gif
Are you referring to their burgundy shell cordovan? Are you sure what you have is shell? I've never handled Argentinian shell, but I've had things made from American (Horween) and Japanese shell, and with both, the fibers are too dense to absorb things like shoe conditioner. Certainly not enough to darken it like you could with calf.
If what you have is indeed their burgundy shell, can you say whether the tone is similar to Horween's shell #8?

I've seen dried out shell that looks kind of chalky or pale, and then has its color restored with a bit of renovateur or conditioner, but i cant imagine new shoes would have this problem already
post #2227 of 11986
I seem to recall someone asking about chelsea boots, so I thought I'd share some information I got in an email recently. Jose said that they would soon be adding classic collection calfskin chelseas to the website. I responded asking for more details, but I haven't heard back. Anyways, I'm on the market for a pair of chelsea boots, so I'm crossing my fingers that Meermin's end up fitting the bill.
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I seem to recall someone asking about chelsea boots, so I thought I'd share some information I got in an email recently. Jose said that they would soon be adding classic collection calfskin chelseas to the website. I responded asking for more details, but I haven't heard back. Anyways, I'm on the market for a pair of chelsea boots, so I'm crossing my fingers that Meermin's end up fitting the bill.

I did. Looking forward to it, thanks for the info man! He also said that he will put up ladies collection soon
post #2229 of 11986
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

Re-made MTO modified oxford pair with black suede uppers, slim leather sole, dark purple lining. Natural welt top with white stitching, Hiro last.
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These are outstanding. Reminds me I still want these :


Has anyone purchased them?
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I had placed an order with them last week and according to the FedEx tracking code that was provided to me, the latest update says it's delayed because of the following reason =

 

Shipment requires importer's registration/identification number for clearance.

 

This morning I also got an email from FedEx requesting that I fill out some form with my personal info + importers info and sent it to them. The form says 'importer id input record.'

Needless to sayy, I have no plan of sending them my SS #, etc. 

 

Has anyone had this issue?

 

I just forwarded the info to Sandro and will let them deal with it cause it's not an issue on my end.

 

EDIT: Sandro got back to me and send that this was standard and that FedEx needs that info FROM ME to send me the package. However, I wonder if having to fill this out means I'm going to be hit with a ton of customs fees. Anyone know?


Edited by amathew - 9/3/12 at 7:14am
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Double Monks arrived today so thought I'd post some first impressions and a few pics - just a message to those ordering these took 60 days to arrive (Which I have no major issues with really) but if you are going to order be prepared for a hefty wait, I assume they've just been struck by high demand.

 

Value - £150 total including shipping - I've got a pair of Herring's double monks - Shakespeare II -  that were a good £50 more expensive and I'd have to say these are without a doubt as if not more solidly constructed (though not as comfortable from first wear). 

 

Construction - Suede seems top notch, few scuffs from travel but nothing a good brush won't iron out. Suede is from Charles Stead the same maker who supplies Alden, I am led to believe, and it seems of good quality with a thick nap and deep colour. The welt stitching is what seems more solid than the Herrings, no fraying, irregular stitches or pulling up of the toe off the welt as some have seen in this thread - mainly with the chukkas. Sole is faux Dainite but in comparison to the Dainite of my AS longwings is of no difference at all which is a good sign as they've been going strong without a resole for a good year with very regular wear. This may seem a totally minor point but the buckles don't feel wiry or tinny and lack the frankly unnecessary antiquing that so annoyed me with the Shakespeare.

 

Last - Sleek but not conspicuous. The toe in my opinion has a perfect almond shape that I feel meets perfectly in the middle of McNairy's blobby monstrosities and the more aggressive Lowndes toe. 

 

Comfort - As I mentioned they aren't as immediately comfortable as my Herrings and do feel a little snug but I think suitably thick socks coupled with regular wear should stretch these out a little though I might ask for a half size up. (anybody else who felt theirs were a little snug manage to stretch them out a little?) I assume they'll only become more comfortable over time and should provide a large amount of wear.  

 

I hope they release some balmoral boots with a suede upper for winter now as I'd definitely buy from them again.

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£ 150 for a pair of shoes of this quality !! Really remarkable to be honest !!
post #2233 of 11986
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Originally Posted by Needsmoreshoes View Post

I hope they release some balmoral boots with a suede upper for winter now as I'd definitely buy from them again.

+1

post #2234 of 11986
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

As promised (a day late), here are pics of my new MTO Meermins. These are probably the most boring MTO you will see, but they are for my wedding so...
Details: Black Freudenberg Calf, Maroon lining, Olfe Last, sunken toe taps. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

The Olfe last has a beautiful waist

Couldn't be happier with the toe taps

Couldn't resist
For those wanting a comparison, this is the Carmina Robert last on the left and Olfe on the right. They are very similar in shape and size. The Olfe comes a bit higher up on the heel which is a good thing for me.

Great looking shoes. Could you tell me when you placed your order?

Kev777, same question to you. I am looking forward to seeing the finished version.
post #2235 of 11986
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

As promised (a day late), here are pics of my new MTO Meermins. These are probably the most boring MTO you will see, but they are for my wedding so...
Details: Black Freudenberg Calf, Maroon lining, Olfe Last, sunken toe taps. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

The Olfe last has a beautiful waist

Couldn't be happier with the toe taps

Couldn't resist
For those wanting a comparison, this is the Carmina Robert last on the left and Olfe on the right. They are very similar in shape and size. The Olfe comes a bit higher up on the heel which is a good thing for me.

Great looking shoes. Could you tell me when you placed your order?

Kev777, same question to you. I am looking forward to seeing the finished version.

Hi Gyasih As soon as i have them in my mucky paws they'll be posted !! Just for info a couple lads have asked me to post pics of my DM's after 2 months or so of wearing, theyve been worn about 12-20 times or so over that period and i must say not hard just mainly in the evenings for social events and dropping into the pub......... so here they are and i have to also say i look after them !!!

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I took Fritzl,s and others advice and applied Dubbin to the soles and have to say it seems to work in keeping them looking Ok and a bit of resistance to the wet elements so I've now started applying a thin layer to most of my shoes now thumbs-up.gif
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