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post #2791 of 12107
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Originally Posted by UnnamedPlayer View Post

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.

 

cordovans is a waste of money most of the time.

post #2792 of 12107
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Originally Posted by UnnamedPlayer View Post

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.

sub $500 for MTO is great, haven't seen my pair in person yet though
post #2793 of 12107
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Originally Posted by nepats81 View Post

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

I'm not a huge fan of their derbies due to the rubber sole. I think it adds bulk to the shoe and takes away from the sleekness of it (something that the oxfords have due to the leather sole). The derbies without the rubber soles are only available in the Rui last which is very round and takes away from the sleek look I'm going for.
post #2794 of 12107
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Originally Posted by UnnamedPlayer View Post

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.

I've seen the same type of white residue on several of my C&J for RL shell shoes.
post #2795 of 12107

The man asked for versatility... dub monks have that. I suggested brown semi brogues, black whole cuts, brown dub monks, and then black semi brogues or black dub monks.

 

dub monks are a lot easier to wear with denim, and the vast majority of ppl in this forum would agree with me they are a good looking shoe. I guess if I were to slightly revise my advice, it would be in this order, by importance:

 

Brown semi brogues (Suit or jeans)

Black Wholecuts(suit or tux)

Black Semi brogues (honestly suit only, but there are ways to pull it off i guess with jeans)

Brown Dub monks (Suit or Jeans)

Black Dub monks(Suit or jeans)

 

a black straight up captoe also works only with a suit, and IMO there is never a time a straight black captoe can be worn when a black whole cut could not, but a whole cut can also be worn with a tuxedo.

 

 

You could also inserts full brogues where the dub monks are, or austerity brogues, which are apparently coming out on the olfe this fall from meermin. (i'll probably be buying all colors...) You will likely get even more versatility out of those, and if dub monks are coming off trend then the full brogues or austerity brogues will maintain their classicness, as they have never been out of style.

 

Also Hendrix good point, I like the give a man to fish/teach a man to fish reference

post #2796 of 12107
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Originally Posted by JBMarce21 View Post

You could also inserts full brogues where the dub monks are, or austerity brogues, which are apparently coming out on the olfe this fall from meermin. (i'll probably be buying all colors...) You will likely get even more versatility out of those, and if dub monks are coming off trend then the full brogues or austerity brogues will maintain their classicness, as they have never been out of style.

Do you happen to know when austerity brogues are coming out? If they look half as good as the MTO pair a couple pages back theyll be imcredible looking.

Also what is the general consensus on Suede for the office? Too laid back and better to stick with leather?
post #2797 of 12107
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Originally Posted by MCanavan6 View Post


Do you happen to know when austerity brogues are coming out? If they look half as good as the MTO pair a couple pages back theyll be imcredible looking.
Also what is the general consensus on Suede for the office? Too laid back and better to stick with leather?

I can't wait! My guess is they come out early November. Pepe and the crew are meeting with investors right now, partially because they would like to have me help them open up a store here in NYC, so they are busy busy and I have yet to hear back on exact times. As far as suede, it can be tricky, but if it's dark it is OK for the most part I would say. I have the meermin semi brogues on the olfe in dark brown suede, and I wear them as I would any other dark brown shoe. As a commercial RE broker, I have a lot of time in front of clients, and unless it's not yet a client but rather a potential new one, I would say they are fine.

 

Meanwhile, I would say that in hindsight I may have gone for a different shoe, as you never know when you might get called to a meeting. But, as I said, as long as it's dark enough ppl won't even notice.

post #2798 of 12107

Opening a store in NYC? I hope this doesn't mean an increase in prices...

post #2799 of 12107
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Originally Posted by MCanavan6 View Post

I'm not a huge fan of their derbies due to the rubber sole. I think it adds bulk to the shoe and takes away from the sleekness of it (something that the oxfords have due to the leather sole). The derbies without the rubber soles are only available in the Rui last which is very round and takes away from the sleek look I'm going for.

Ach, you don't know a damned thing about shoes.
post #2800 of 12107
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Originally Posted by kungapa View Post

I've seen the same type of white residue on several of my C&J for RL shell shoes.

As I pointed out in my post, the lightness in the creases on my Meermin shells is not the white bloom you frequently see on other shell cordovan shoes. That brushes off easily. This is an issue with the finish on the Meermins cracking and the lighter-colored surface underneath showing through.
post #2801 of 12107
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Originally Posted by Orgetorix View Post


As I pointed out in my post, the lightness in the creases on my Meermin shells is not the white bloom you frequently see on other shell cordovan shoes. That brushes off easily. This is an issue with the finish on the Meermins cracking and the lighter-colored surface underneath showing through.

Have you go in touch with Meermin to find out what the deal is?

 

I really want those NST's but I really don't want fucked up leather.

post #2802 of 12107
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Originally Posted by hymo View Post

Ach, you don't know a damned thing about shoes.

Please educate me on what I'm confused about.
post #2803 of 12107

From the Meermin Tumblr.  Is this the same issue with the creases looking too light?

 

post #2804 of 12107
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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.

You sure you want your first official pair of shoes to be from a retailer in another country that you can't try on? Sizing can be difficult enough even when you try them on, so this might be a challenge and return shipping is pricey.
post #2805 of 12107
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Originally Posted by UnnamedPlayer View Post

Have you go in touch with Meermin to find out what the deal is?

I really want those NST's but I really don't want fucked up leather.

I've emailed them about it, just included pictures and asked if it was normal. Sandro said he'd check with the factory and get back to me.
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