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post #2866 of 11568
Re: the creases, they said I should polish with some wax and the lightness might go away. I pushed back on the finish issues around the stitching, and am still waiting for a response.
post #2867 of 11568
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Originally Posted by Orgetorix View Post

Couple more photos of the finish issues with mine: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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You definitely got a bad batch.
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

Just waiting on the invoice from Sandro.  Do they fit true to size?  Any comparison to Allen Edmonds fit wise?

I normally wear US 10D and the Meermin 9 fits me well.

I don't have any Allen Edmonds from recent time except for a pair of Ashton in size 10E from 10 years ago. The only other popular shoes here on SF I have are RL Marlow 10D and Alden 9.5D and they both fit well.
post #2868 of 11568
I bought two different lasts several months ago and am very happy with the shoes. The ones below I've probably worn 20 times and the wear is pretty good despite my lack of care.



Any suggestions on a belt to wear with these?

They are called light brown but I find them to have a bit more red hue than expected. The color in the Meermin picture is pretty close to true and definitely closer to the color than my phone pic. I've been wearing an AE Walnut belt with them but it is not a good look shog[1].gif

http://meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=1931
post #2869 of 11568
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post


Just fill them out like they ask. Didn't get dinged for anything extra ($40ish I think bill was )

 

How long does the process take to clear customs?  It's been one and half weeks since i filed the Lacey and the 5106 Forms...

post #2870 of 11568

What is Meermin's widest last?

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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

What is Meermin's widest last?

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Thanks; and sorry probably should've looked harder :)

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Any suggestions on a belt to wear with these?

Get a medium to dark brown belt?
post #2874 of 11568
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Originally Posted by erk View Post

I bought two different lasts several months ago and am very happy with the shoes. The ones below I've probably worn 20 times and the wear is pretty good despite my lack of care.

Any suggestions on a belt to wear with these?
They are called light brown but I find them to have a bit more red hue than expected. The color in the Meermin picture is pretty close to true and definitely closer to the color than my phone pic. I've been wearing an AE Walnut belt with them but it is not a good look shog[1].gif
http://meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=1931

Any medium brown belt should be ok color wise. Since the shoes are 'casual' better it be a pebble grain or other such textured leather if possible.
post #2875 of 11568
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Originally Posted by Orgetorix View Post

Couple more photos of the finish issues with mine:
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Not great but not terribly unusual in the price point. Should polish out just fine at which point these items will no longer be defects - they will be highly prized 'patina'.
post #2876 of 11568

GDot:  how would you polish out unfinished portions of the shell?  Renovateur?  A cordovan polish?

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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

GDot:  how would you polish out unfinished portions of the shell?  Renovateur?  A cordovan polish?

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/228153/the-official-shoe-care-thread-tutorials-photos-etc/1425

 

And in this case finishing with brown shell cordovan polish might not be a bad idea.

post #2878 of 11568
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

GDot:  how would you polish out unfinished portions of the shell?  Renovateur?  A cordovan polish?

I few coats of cordovan polish should begin to even it out. I would not expect much results from Reno in this case. I would test Reno before applying it to the whole shoe - as it contains solvents that are designed to lift the existing finish off and this could possible not be good for your currently unpolished shell.

Personally, I wouldn't hesitate to use plain old Kiwi paste polish from the corner store, the color 'cordovan' should be just about right. The deluxe polishes for cordovan do not have turpentine - which is said to 'open the pores' in cordovan. So if you do wish to be particular stick with a polish specifically designed for cordovan shoes. Check out 'the hanger project' for Saphir Cordovan polishes.

This doesn't look any different than a scuff or a scrap that is going to happen with wear anyway.
post #2879 of 11568
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Originally Posted by Jakezero View Post

My MTO cordovan NST were delivered today, wearing them as I write this. Thought I would share some photographs, please endure my photography skills, or lack thereof. The images haven't been altered in any way, shape or form.,I simply couldn't be bothered to resize them.
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The color is quite hard to capture properly, because it changes so much depending on the light. As I carried them outside to photograph them they changed from black to brown to what I can only describe as a muted cherry. Indoors they appear quite dark brown.
As for the fit, I wear a UK9 in C&J 341, UK8.5 in C&J 335 and a 9 in pretty much everything else I've tried on. After consulting Pepe for advice I ordered a UK9.5, and it seems to fit quite well. Perhaps a tiny bit of heel slippage, but if that isn't solved by breaking them in then a tongue pad will solve it. I have wiggle room for my toes, which is my preference, but my feet aren't swimming in the shoes. I'd consider it a good fit for my feet.

Those are nice!

post #2880 of 11568
Thank you, I think so too. I noticed that they were posted on the Meermin Tumblr yesterday, apparently I ordered a model with handsewn apron, neat.
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