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post #3286 of 11761
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Originally Posted by REguy View Post

Bummer. This means I'm going to get dinged.


No it doesn't. You might, and another said it was "almost guaranteed"; however, I checked today with a regional supervisor I know in Miami. The duty IS owing. Apparently, it matters though through which customs airport/ region it passes through. Once Fed ex bought out the smaller forwarders, there has continued to exist a problem with enforcement. They don't screen through Miami, maybe the priorities are in other areas. This is a big issue with watch purchasers in the states.
As an aside- I checked with two Vass providers ( middlemen, proxies, nice guys etc...) . yes, on a RTW, the price is slightly higer than Meermin, and therefore a better value for many ( especially with lasted trees)
On MTO, they are MUCH higher. Am leaving this one alone, isn't worth the disagreement.
EMS is the safest router as mentioned by another for a sure non levied duty on purchase from Europe
post #3287 of 11761
^ Interesting. I'm assuming that I'll get hit since my shoes will be coming to Boston just like Frankie22's. I suppose it's possible they route mine through a different airport/region, but I'm not going to hold my breath.
post #3288 of 11761
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Originally Posted by REguy View Post

^ Interesting. I'm assuming that I'll get hit since my shoes will be coming to Boston just like Frankie22's. I suppose it's possible they route mine through a different airport/region, but I'm not going to hold my breath.

: - /

post #3289 of 11761
You see, Frankie is a JINX. I'l be pulling for you. If in the Beacon Hill area, Frankie's past shipping has you targeted.
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Originally Posted by bespoken4me View Post

You see, Frankie is a JINX. I'l be pulling for you. If in the Beacon Hill area, Frankie's past shipping has you targeted.

: - /  x2

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Can anyone comment on the Carmina Rain last compared to the ama last; I have a pair of Meermin's on the AMA which I would absolutely love if they were a tiny bit wider in the waist so am wondering about the Rain last's wideness.

 

Thanks in advance guys!

post #3292 of 11761
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Can anyone comment on the Carmina Rain last compared to the ama last; I have a pair of Meermin's on the AMA which I would absolutely love if they were a tiny bit wider in the waist so am wondering about the Rain last's wideness.

Thanks in advance guys!

That's a tough comparison. Rain and Inca, I think, are wider in the waist than the Simpson, but the Ama is just too different than Carmina's last. They call it a soft square, but the wholecuts I bought are plenty wide in the waist but do pinch in more towards the toe than the Rain. It's wider in the forefoot and toe than C&J 348, which really narrows and is more elongated. I danced around this. I wear a us d width in 13 and don't think you'll see much difference in the footbed and waist with the rain, but with what you said, You might find it slightly more generous
post #3293 of 11761

Just a short notice. As i had some problems with getting in touch with them i now am pretty reguarly in contact with sandro. We figured some things out regarding my ordered shoes. It was really nice to deal with him.

post #3294 of 11761
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Originally Posted by bespoken4me View Post


That's a tough comparison. Rain and Inca, I think, are wider in the waist than the Simpson, but the Ama is just too different than Carmina's last. They call it a soft square, but the wholecuts I bought are plenty wide in the waist but do pinch in more towards the toe than the Rain. It's wider in the forefoot and toe than C&J 348, which really narrows and is more elongated. I danced around this. I wear a us d width in 13 and don't think you'll see much difference in the footbed and waist with the rain, but with what you said, You might find it slightly more generous

Thanks I own the same wholecuts on the ama :)

post #3295 of 11761
anyone know if they have long wings in dark brown calf avalible in store but not shown online?
post #3296 of 11761
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Can anyone comment on the Carmina Rain last compared to the ama last; I have a pair of Meermin's on the AMA which I would absolutely love if they were a tiny bit wider in the waist so am wondering about the Rain last's wideness.

 

Thanks in advance guys!

the rain is definitely smaller than the Ama- the rain fits my foot like it's bespoke for me, while the Ama has way too much room! Particularly in the heel

post #3297 of 11761
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Originally Posted by JBMarce21 View Post

the rain is definitely smaller than the Ama- the rain fits my foot like it's bespoke for me, while the Ama has way too much room! Particularly in the heel

Wow really T_T what about the waist as that is where I would love some more room T_T

post #3298 of 11761
Meermin MTO Norvegese: three-eyelet wholecut in burgundy naturcalf, Hiro last, vanity sole initials, double leather sole, purple lining, flush steel toe guards, natural-coloured welt, light brown stitching.

The uppers have stretch marks right above the toes, Pepe informed me these are only on the surface finish. He said they should vanish with some hair blower treatment, the leather should then absorb the finishing. I've yet to try this, wel'll see how it goes. The marks are ugly, but not visible from a metre away. The Norvegese stitching is very straight and neatly done, it only swerves ½ cm on the toes. I'm especially pleased with the tiny welt, too many Norvegese pairs end up as monster shoes due to large welts.

For their price, Meermin offers a lot of shoe.

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Edited by VRaivio - 11/23/12 at 2:02am
post #3299 of 11761
Looking good V.R. Agree with you sentiments on the welt. I associate a small welt with higher quality shoemakers as it appears to take some skill and thought to get it just right. Love the mail pattern as well. Was that a special request
post #3300 of 11761
NAMOR, Pepe came up with the sole initials. I figured; might as well take them, they'll do no harm. It's a small wonder how the same last can look so different in another style, I have one Hiro pair in black suede oxfords.
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