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post #3301 of 10973
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.
post #3302 of 10973
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

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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    that's the exact style i've been discussing with pepe. how true to size is the fit ?

post #3303 of 10973
Silly me, I thought the whole point of norvegese was a huge ugly monster frankenstein welt. smile.gif
post #3304 of 10973
SoGent: the Hiro last with this shoe model is very true to size and snug. Luckily all wholecuts will stretch, these should fit like a glove in no time.

Orgetorix: every Norvegese is a work of art in itself. Too many Italian makers pair them up with patina works, broguing, pointy toes and fog machines all in one bundle. I do like some monster shoes with one-inch welts, but Meermin just shows it can be done discreetly. I will definitely wear this wholecut with dressier fabrics.
post #3305 of 10973
just had to fill out the customs form 5106. i'm guessing I'm gonna get hit with the duty this time?

I was told it has to do with the dollar amount exceeding $250.
post #3306 of 10973
I'm not normally into monograms, but the initials on the sole are really cool.
post #3307 of 10973

VRaivio, those look so good. I would love to own those.

 

Are there limited cobblers than can re-welt Norvegese when it's time for a new sole?

post #3308 of 10973
MarioImpemba, many thanks. To maintain the look and feel, all Norvegese pairs should be re-soled with trained cordwainers. Bear in mind this manual construction takes a lot of time to master and make. I'm sure Meermin has an extensive refurbishment service, Pepe will know more about it.
post #3309 of 10973
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

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

i would say toe box and waist are 110-115% of the Rain, and the heel is 120% of it.

post #3310 of 10973
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VRaivio
- Those are perfectly proportioned. I can't think of a better pairing of the Norv and upper. With the wholecut, it is far from clunky. Simple, not too busy. Good MTO!
post #3311 of 10973

The difference in price between Meermin and Carmina isn´t very big really. Not sure about the MTO, but the handwelted goodyears are 260 euro on meermin, while the rain last is 275  at carminas site. Carminas cordovans look great too. Only 444 euro! Wish I had seen the meermins for real. It´s hard to choose just by pictures.

post #3312 of 10973
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Originally Posted by Stefan88 View Post

The difference in price between Meermin and Carmina isn´t very big really. Not sure about the MTO, but the handwelted goodyears are 260 euro on meermin, while the rain last is 275  at carminas site. Carminas cordovans look great too. Only 444 euro! Wish I had seen the meermins for real. It´s hard to choose just by pictures.

Carminas are much better I think. Finally got to see my shell double monks in person and while they are nice, they aren't anywhere near Carmina. Shell finishing isn't crusting like a few others but it's not particularly nice neither. Stitching isn't fully even throughout and just random little things you'd expect on Alden
post #3313 of 10973
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post


Carminas are much better I think. Finally got to see my shell double monks in person and while they are nice, they aren't anywhere near Carmina. Shell finishing isn't crusting like a few others but it's not particularly nice neither. Stitching isn't fully even throughout and just random little things you'd expect on Alden

Thank you stevent. That was all I needed to be convinced!

edit: The difference in MTO pricing seems massive though!


Edited by Stefan88 - 11/25/12 at 12:52am
post #3314 of 10973

What I can see the Carmina Rain is 325 Euro, and they are not handwelted.

The Shell Cordovan on the Rainlast cost 525 Euro.

post #3315 of 10973
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Originally Posted by alex6669 View Post

What I can see the Carmina Rain is 325 Euro, and they are not handwelted.

The Shell Cordovan on the Rainlast cost 525 Euro.

That´s with the taxes. Once you register they change!

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