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post #2311 of 11013
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Originally Posted by Needsmoreshoes View Post

Hey could someone drop me Pepe s email, I dealt with him through Sandros email on fit advice and unfortunately my shoes are a half size too small and I need to return them but Sandro hasn't replied.

pepe@meermin.es

 

What last were the shoes on?  Pepe told me to go with a smaller size than I've ever worn on the Olfe last (normally a 12D U.S., but recommended a 10.5 UK), and I'm hesitant to follow his advice.

post #2312 of 11013
Well I'm the dub monks on the hiro last. I ordered a 10.5 and thought I'd better check with him and was recommended a 9.5 so I just thought I'd run with it and they're pretty tight so I'll need a size up - nice shoes though.

Lots of people said his advice was perfect and only for a few was he wrong so maybe size up from his advice instead of ignoring it completely. Must be one heck of a spacious last.

Also many thanks for the email - scuffed them really badly so I'm going to have to nail the cleaning job before I send them back

Edit: turns out it was Jose, not Pepe I dealt with for the size, is Jose just Jose@meermin.es too?
post #2313 of 11013
Any idea what species of cedar is used for the shoe trees? Need it for customs
post #2314 of 11013
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

Any idea what species of cedar is used for the shoe trees? Need it for customs

 

Probably Eastern Red Cedar, Juniperus virginiana. See also: http://www.styleforum.net/t/300832/anyone-know-the-country-of-origin-of-cedar-shoe-trees-customs-hassle

post #2315 of 11013

Got my Meermin shoes today. Fits and looks great, but the leather is REALLY stiff.

Very pleased and eager to see how they hold up over time.

 

http://meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=1967

 

 

post #2316 of 11013
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Originally Posted by mymil View Post

Probably Eastern Red Cedar, Juniperus virginiana
. See also: http://www.styleforum.net/t/300832/anyone-know-the-country-of-origin-of-cedar-shoe-trees-customs-hassle

Thanks, got customs clearance so hopefully I get the shoes soon
post #2317 of 11013
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Originally Posted by kev777 View Post


Post pics of what they sent you and of course what your having made !

 

 

 

I am having this exact shoe made, but on the olfe. dark brown cordovan, initials in nails on the waist, overall BAMF status.

post #2318 of 11013
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Originally Posted by amathew View Post

Got my Meermin shoes today. Fits and looks great, but the leather is REALLY stiff.

Very pleased and eager to see how they hold up over time.

 

http://meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=1967

 

 

SUPER stiff. Takes a solid half dozen wears before they are even halfway to breaking in, I am still breaking in my tassel loafers from almost a month ago.  I think this is a good sign, except for my black single monks on the Ama, which has too much room in the heel for me. In fact, I'll be posting them for sale if any1 is interested!

post #2319 of 11013
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

short excursus: I have a personal philosophy. there's one way to do a thing right. this is the receipe, plan, user manual etc., etc. this is the point of departure.
from there you can make it outstanding or really bad. it costs the same amount of time and effort.
recently a producer asked me about my opinion of his product. nothing special but it fittet into his target group and afaik he succeeds. what we've done was to talk about the basic conditions and the product was congruent.

I find honest opinions and reviews useful.. Too bad you won't be ordering a pair, but understandable. I still enjoy reading your advice.
post #2320 of 11013
What size are he black monks? Any pics?
post #2321 of 11013
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Originally Posted by wishiwasricher View Post

What size are he black monks? Any pics?

7 UK, I will post real pics in a hot minute but it is this one... http://meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=1932 I also made one extra hole on the strap to get them a little tighter to the foot. Pics soon!

post #2322 of 11013
I went to the Meermin store in Aoyama today, lots of interesting little bits here and there -

a) the store was 'nice' in an Aoyama, Tokyo kind of way, but the merchandise itself was just here, there, and everywhere. The feature wall when walking in were a bunch of samples and cheap shoes not shown on the website. A lot of them were pretty puke-worthy but that's what Japanese salarymen of a certain level like, too.
b) lots of colorful cheap suede shoes for men and women. Not Meermin imprint, something else... which brings me to another point:
c) there were a ton of imprints, I think I counted at least 5 or 6 imprint brands along the lines of "xxxxx by Meermin" - some were good, some were tacky, again, some were cheap suede shoes (like <$80 things)
d) One wall had 'Carmina for Meermin' - so I guess these were Carmina-make, Carmina lasted shoes. They were really nice. Didn't have any designs I liked much though, and they were too expensive for what I'd spend there - but still far cheaper than what you can normally find in Tokyo for that quality. The imprints had both logos in full size.
e) I think I saw a few pairs of the regular line, but again, so many alternate imprints and stuff that they were all mixed together, away from the Linea Maestros - so the cheap ones just left me with the impression of various strikes against them, didn't like what I saw there so I left those be.

f) Linea Maestro were nice. Not really a fan of any of the stock makes though. Norwegian welt was impressive, not my thing though. They had the Adelaide style in brown on the Vil last (you can see it on the last chart) and I tried it on in 8, fit perfectly actually. I just don't want to wear a last that pointy. It was just very extreme. I tried on New Rey in 7.5UK and it was too small, maybe by a quarter size. For reference, C+J in 7.5UK is too big on me, maybe by a quarter to half size or so, so the size differential is definitely at least a half a size, if not closer to a full size on the New Rey vs C+J 348 around that size point, I think. In other words, I'd be tempted to roll the dice and size up a full size to 8.5UK to match the C+J 7.5UK on #348. New Rey is attractive enough as a last, though.

Overall though, the brick and mortar store was very different than I expected I guess, didn't expect to see all the cheap stuff and samples on the floor like that. I'm definitely going to MTO some Linea Maestros though, I'd really like an Adelaide in the tan shell, New Rey last.
post #2323 of 11013
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

f) Linea Maestro were nice. Not really a fan of any of the stock makes though. Norwegian welt was impressive, not my thing though. They had the Adelaide style in brown on the Vil last (you can see it on the last chart) and I tried it on in 8, fit perfectly actually. I just don't want to wear a last that pointy. It was just very extreme. I tried on New Rey in 7.5UK and it was too small, maybe by a quarter size. For reference, C+J in 7.5UK is too big on me, maybe by a quarter to half size or so, so the size differential is definitely at least a half a size, if not closer to a full size on the New Rey vs C+J 348 around that size point, I think. In other words, I'd be tempted to roll the dice and size up a full size to 8.5UK to match the C+J 7.5UK on #348. New Rey is attractive enough as a last, though.
Overall though, the brick and mortar store was very different than I expected I guess, didn't expect to see all the cheap stuff and samples on the floor like that. I'm definitely going to MTO some Linea Maestros though, I'd really like an Adelaide in the tan shell, New Rey last.

 

This is very helpful. I wear a 6.5 in Ama and was worried that 7 would be too big for me in New Rey (the dark brown Adelaide oxfords in particular). Based on your observation I think I would be a 7 in New Rey.
 

post #2324 of 11013
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Originally Posted by JBMarce21 View Post





I am having this exact shoe made, but on the olfe. dark brown cordovan, initials in nails on the waist, overall BAMF status.

Strange, I asked for dark brown shell cordovan, but Pepe told me that they "are not expecting to produce dark brown Shell for now" ... When did you order the dark brown shell ?

Ciao

Engi
post #2325 of 11013
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

Thanks, got customs clearance so hopefully I get the shoes soon

Wow, what is the customs process? They had to know the species of cedar?!!! WTF?!!
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