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post #2776 of 11078
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Originally Posted by tomrakewell View Post

Arrival of my first Meermins. I'm very impressed, also of the leather quality. Very good fit for me and the leather doesn’t even seem as stiff as others in this thread have reported. Here are a few snapshots.









Are these MTO or secret unreleased Meermin stock that you ask for with a secret code?
post #2777 of 11078
http://meermin.es/catalogo2.php?id=7
post #2778 of 11078
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Originally Posted by poorman View Post

Are these MTO or secret unreleased Meermin stock that you ask for with a secret code?

At the time I ordered, they were not on the web site. I saw them on Meermin's tumblr and asked nicely wether they were available. Prompt answer was, that they were just being made and they would be ready in my size in about 30-40 days. I pre-ordered immediately being given the option of paying when actual stock arrived. Very happy with how Meermin handled this. Now they are available on the web site as Christian B points out.

 

P.S. I asked for the special toe tap treatment that is not standard.

post #2779 of 11078
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Originally Posted by MCanavan6 View Post

I'm starting a new job soon and need to up my shoe game, I have decided Meermin is my best bet for quality and price (as I am a recent college grad). I'd like to purchase 3 different pairs of shoes and am basically starting a nice shoe collection from scratch (I have black cole hann captoes and a couple J&M/Florsheim slip-ones in black and brown). I'd like something that I can wear with chinos/jeans but also dress up with a suit (I figure oxfords with some broguing is my best bet). After searching through the website I figure these 3 are my best options for versatility (I'd like to stay with their classic line).
Dark Brown Oxford w/ SSemi-Brogue: http://meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=2339
Black Wholecuts: http://meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=1920
Black Monkstraps: http://meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=1932
Ideally I'd get Dark Brown Monkstraps but they are not listed on the website. Any advice would be appreciated along with suggestions on what I think I should get.

Semi brogue's absolute yes, double monks in brown are listed in the classic and those would be a good substitute for the singles... then your black wholecuts look excellent with a suit, and even with a tuxedo with the proper shine, but they really should not ever be worn with jeans. the other 2 are fine to be worn with jeans (and encouraged!) BTW Meermin charges the same shipping for every 2 pairs of shoes, so might as well go for a 4th... in which case the black dub monks, or black semi brogues, would be my suggestion for the 4th. 

post #2780 of 11078
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Semi brogue's absolute yes, double monks in brown are listed in the classic and those would be a good substitute for the singles... then your black wholecuts look excellent with a suit, and even with a tuxedo with the proper shine, but they really should not ever be worn with jeans. the other 2 are fine to be worn with jeans (and encouraged!) BTW Meermin charges the same shipping for every 2 pairs of shoes, so might as well go for a 4th... in which case the black dub monks, or black semi brogues, would be my suggestion for the 4th. 

I know I am going to get ridiculed but I am not a huge fan of the double monks. I have been visiting this forum for a while now and while they are starting to grow on me I am not ready to purchase a pair yet.
post #2781 of 11078
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I know I am going to get ridiculed but I am not a huge fan of the double monks.

 

I detest dbl-monks. You're not alone.

post #2782 of 11078
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Originally Posted by JBMarce21 View Post

Semi brogue's absolute yes, double monks in brown are listed in the classic and those would be a good substitute for the singles... then your black wholecuts look excellent with a suit, and even with a tuxedo with the proper shine, but they really should not ever be worn with jeans. the other 2 are fine to be worn with jeans (and encouraged!) BTW Meermin charges the same shipping for every 2 pairs of shoes, so might as well go for a 4th... in which case the black dub monks, or black semi brogues, would be my suggestion for the 4th. 

I know I am going to get ridiculed but I am not a huge fan of the double monks. I have been visiting this forum for a while now and while they are starting to grow on me I am not ready to purchase a pair yet.

You will come over to the dark side !!
post #2783 of 11078
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Originally Posted by JBMarce21 View Post

Semi brogue's absolute yes, double monks in brown are listed in the classic and those would be a good substitute for the singles... then your black wholecuts look excellent with a suit, and even with a tuxedo with the proper shine, but they really should not ever be worn with jeans. the other 2 are fine to be worn with jeans (and encouraged!) BTW Meermin charges the same shipping for every 2 pairs of shoes, so might as well go for a 4th... in which case the black dub monks, or black semi brogues, would be my suggestion for the 4th. 

 

NEIN NEIN NEIN NEIN NEIN.

 

Bad advance.

 

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Originally Posted by MCanavan6 View Post

I'm starting a new job soon and need to up my shoe game, I have decided Meermin is my best bet for quality and price (as I am a recent college grad). I'd like to purchase 3 different pairs of shoes and am basically starting a nice shoe collection from scratch (I have black cole hann captoes and a couple J&M/Florsheim slip-ones in black and brown). I'd like something that I can wear with chinos/jeans but also dress up with a suit (I figure oxfords with some broguing is my best bet). After searching through the website I figure these 3 are my best options for versatility (I'd like to stay with their classic line).
Dark Brown Oxford w/ SSemi-Brogue: http://meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=2339
Black Wholecuts: http://meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=1920
Black Monkstraps: http://meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=1932
Ideally I'd get Dark Brown Monkstraps but they are not listed on the website. Any advice would be appreciated along with suggestions on what I think I should get.

 

NST, Chukka/PTB, LWB.

post #2784 of 11078
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Originally Posted by tomrakewell View Post

Arrival of my first Meermins. I'm very impressed, also of the leather quality. Very good fit for me and the leather doesn’t even seem as stiff as others in this thread have reported. Here are a few snapshots.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Were these MTO? What are the details? They look great.

post #2785 of 11078
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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

 

I detest dbl-monks. You're not alone.

 

I've said it before and I'll say it again: they are one of the ugliest style of shoes ever created.

post #2786 of 11078

I'm giving some serious consideration to buying the black wholecuts in the Classic collection to wear with my tux as well as with a suit.  However, I'm a little worried about buying the wrong size and having to deal with a shoe that doesn't fit and is difficult to exchange without a huge price for shipping back and forth.  Not to mention the issues with UPS that people are mentioning.

post #2787 of 11078
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Originally Posted by BackInTheJox View Post

I'm giving some serious consideration to buying the black wholecuts in the Classic collection to wear with my tux as well as with a suit.  However, I'm a little worried about buying the wrong size and having to deal with a shoe that doesn't fit and is difficult to exchange without a huge price for shipping back and forth.  Not to mention the issues with UPS that people are mentioning.

Are wholecuts not meant to be worn with chinos or jeans? Are they strictly a suit/tux shoe?
post #2788 of 11078
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Originally Posted by MCanavan6 View Post


Are wholecuts not meant to be worn with chinos or jeans? Are they strictly a suit/tux shoe?

Get a black captoe, a brown derby and a burgundy oxford.  I would definitely not get a double monk as one of my first 3 shoes...  Oh and wholecuts aren't great with jeans

post #2789 of 11078
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Originally Posted by MCanavan6 View Post

Are wholecuts not meant to be worn with chinos or jeans? Are they strictly a suit/tux shoe?

Just so that I'm teaching you to fish, rather than giving you one:

There are a couple of things to consider.

1. If the formality scale is relevant to you, it holds that in general less stitching and extraneous details, + colour black, + closed lacing (i.e. oxford rather than derby) = more formal. A wholecut is therefore the most formal shoe by such a scale. On the other hand, a wholecut is not really a traditional shoe anyway, but at least in this case we could consider it to be at least as formal as a plain toe balmoral.

2. More important than the formality scale is its aesthetic cohesiveness with the rest of the outfit. A wholecut is perhaps the most minimal of all shoes. No extra detailing, no stitching to break up the pattern, no nothing. Think about other minimal designs - recently, skinny black suits, absolutely minimal texture (even to the extent of utilising polyester and technical fabrics), simple colour blocking, etc etc. Indigo denim, with its nice raised texture and rugged association, simply doesn't fit into this aesthetic. Now, that doesn't mean that all denim mightn't fit here, or that all wholecuts are necessarily minimal, but if you understand the aim of each design it will help you pair things a little easier.
post #2790 of 11078

So what is the consensus on the Cordovan from Meermin?

 

I think it would be good to get a response from people who haven't just ordered them but have actually walked around and put some wear in to the leather.

We have already seen some unfavourable results from Orgetorix.

 

I'm looking at these NST's

http://meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=2363

 

It would be good to know if the price is good value for Cordovan or a waste of money and you're better off going with Calf.

 

thanks.

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