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post #3406 of 11068
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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

Shell can be dressed up or down.
Balmoral is more formal.
Plain-toe is just elegant to me (see: whole-cuts)
Plain-toe looks better with shell creases than calf creases
Add brouging if you'd like to dress it up - preferably ram-style




I'd wear it to work - perfect business casual shoe.

Personally not in to wing-tips or straps (though I like the austerity). Not looking for a cap-toe.

Maybe a suede austerity?
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I agree with your assessment of shoes,i.e.. Shell can be dressed up or down ( people who say shell longwings etc... are neither formal or business appropriate don't get the style ( not fashion) convention that has been generally accepted for the better part of the last 70 yrs. Europeans and some in their 20-30's never "got or will get" shell. My only subjective disagreement is that whole-cuts, or plain toes look better with shell for the folds or creasing. I love wholecuts, just bought that shoe in Ama calf and love them, but think you need a stitched vamp, wingtip, or cap to break or minimize the shell creasing. I think in a wholecut or plain toe it is too prevalent and detracts. Many would disagree with though and American maker's bread and butter were always shell plain toes.

P.S.- I know this is the Meermin thread, but Carmina was mentioned and as for the desired suede Austerity, I think the Carmina Mallorca store may have one in a tan snuff. ( Pepe would make a beautiful one though, and on the Hiro last, I think would be beautiful) . I have a friend who popped in at Carmina Mallorca and took pics of what small inventory of 12UK they had, and think he found the austerity suede in a smaller size as I too want that shoe in a Simpson or Forest last, different as they are. I found a pair of shell Cuero Simpson wings in both the Paris and Mallorca store and price difference was 550 Eu Paris vs. 505 Mallorca (inc VAT). Anyone who wants Carmina and is willing to pay that difference between Paris and Spain, should contact Miho at Paris@Carminashoemaker. She is incredibly helpful and patient, and Paris has great inventory, at least in my hard to find size. Furthermore, Paris is finally setting up direct Paypal as Betty has for Spain purchases and should have on that poor, neglected stepchild of an "e-boutique" they seem to have forgotten
post #3407 of 11068
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Originally Posted by kwhunter View Post

What is in the works?   I'm interested.

 

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Originally Posted by lychyrychy View Post


Lets start the discussion happy.gif

 

I'm thinking about something in suede this time. Will PM you to discuss on this. Best part is still the price icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

post #3408 of 11068
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Originally Posted by prozach1576 View Post


I would be interested in this. Ama last would be good too.

Hiro and I'd be interested.  The suede/calf prototypes are sharp.

post #3409 of 11068

What do you guys think of a wingtip (like the picture below) but in dark brown calf/suede combo in the Hiro last?

 

 

1000

post #3410 of 11068

I think it would be nice. I'm sure people would support that idea. I personally don't find anything special about the Hiro last since I've taken a huge liking to chiseled toes as of late, but I think it's one of the most versatile lasts (would say and elegant, but that's not quite right).

 

I'd opt for a different colour, though. Something lighter. A nice mid-brown; not quite tan, not quite the dark brown like those.

post #3411 of 11068
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Originally Posted by terrorsquad View Post

 

 

I'm thinking about something in suede this time. Will PM you to discuss on this. Best part is still the price icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif

I'm intrigued by this group buy as well.  I've been looking to buy a pair of two for a little while now.

post #3412 of 11068
Count me out on a suede/calf combo (or any other combo for that matter).
post #3413 of 11068
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Originally Posted by terrorsquad View Post

What do you guys think of a wingtip (like the picture below) but in dark brown calf/suede combo in the Hiro last?

 

 

1000

Looks awesome!

post #3414 of 11068

Oh, calf/suede combo. I missed that part.

 

Count me out for any such combos too - I personally think they're hideous.

post #3415 of 11068
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Originally Posted by Zarium View Post

Oh, calf/suede combo. I missed that part.

 

Count me out for any such combos too - I personally think they're hideous.

I missed that part as well, not interested.

post #3416 of 11068
I was finally able to pick up my first pair of Meermins (dub monks) after traveling and am EXTREMELY impressed with them. Others might have had a different experience, but I'll definitely be buying more based on the quality and communication.
post #3417 of 11068
I am having a very difficult time with Meermin. I was told by Luisa on 11-10:
"In our shoes you can wear 9UK.
This model you request we have now in stock.
The total cost is:160€(shoes)-21%VAT+35€(Shipping fee to USA
Please do not hesitate to contact if you have any questions.
Kind regards,
Luisa"


Then later the same day when I questioned her about the shipping time frame, she responded :
"Dear Larry,
You can have in one week the shoes.
Thank you very much.
Kind regards,
Luisa"


I figured, great! A week!- no problem

11 days later -when they had still not arrived I e-mailed again, and was told:
"We had a problem with your shoes,
They have not spent our final quality control
If you wish you can wait or cancel your order.
Luisa"


Why didn't they simply tell me this, why did I have to ask to find this out?

I figured I would give them a chance, not be the typical pushy New Yorker, so I did not cancel

Now it is another 10 days later and not a peep from anyone. They have my money over 3 weeks.

I am getting very aggravated. I work on Madison Avenue, 2 blocks from AE, 6 blocks from Alden, and Brooks Brothers.
I frequent these stores all the time and it is a pleasure.

Why did I get involved with Meermin again ?
post #3418 of 11068
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Originally Posted by LarryK View Post

I am having a very difficult time with Meermin. I was told by Luisa on 11-10:
"In our shoes you can wear 9UK.
This model you request we have now in stock.
The total cost is:160€(shoes)-21%VAT+35€(Shipping fee to USA
Please do not hesitate to contact if you have any questions.
Kind regards,
Luisa"

Then later the same day when I questioned her about the shipping time frame, she responded :
"Dear Larry,
You can have in one week the shoes.
Thank you very much.
Kind regards,
Luisa"

I figured, great! A week!- no problem
11 days later -when they had still not arrived I e-mailed again, and was told:
"We had a problem with your shoes,
They have not spent our final quality control
If you wish you can wait or cancel your order.
Luisa"

Why didn't they simply tell me this, why did I have to ask to find this out?
I figured I would give them a chance, not be the typical pushy New Yorker, so I did not cancel
Now it is another 10 days later and not a peep from anyone. They have my money over 3 weeks.
I am getting very aggravated. I work on Madison Avenue, 2 blocks from AE, 6 blocks from Alden, and Brooks Brothers.
I frequent these stores all the time and it is a pleasure.
Why did I get involved with Meermin again ?

 

They're Spanish - they aren't as preoccupied with getting things done 'quickly' or 'on time' as Americans.

post #3419 of 11068
any aussies looking for some loafers? see sig smile.gif
post #3420 of 11068
Quote:
Originally Posted by LarryK View Post

I am having a very difficult time with Meermin. I was told by Luisa on 11-10:
"In our shoes you can wear 9UK.
This model you request we have now in stock.
The total cost is:160€(shoes)-21%VAT+35€(Shipping fee to USA
Please do not hesitate to contact if you have any questions.
Kind regards,
Luisa"

Then later the same day when I questioned her about the shipping time frame, she responded :
"Dear Larry,
You can have in one week the shoes.
Thank you very much.
Kind regards,
Luisa"

I figured, great! A week!- no problem
11 days later -when they had still not arrived I e-mailed again, and was told:
"We had a problem with your shoes,
They have not spent our final quality control
If you wish you can wait or cancel your order.
Luisa"

Why didn't they simply tell me this, why did I have to ask to find this out?
I figured I would give them a chance, not be the typical pushy New Yorker, so I did not cancel
Now it is another 10 days later and not a peep from anyone. They have my money over 3 weeks.
I am getting very aggravated. I work on Madison Avenue, 2 blocks from AE, 6 blocks from Alden, and Brooks Brothers.
I frequent these stores all the time and it is a pleasure.
Why did I get involved with Meermin again ?

It's all in the money...

Easy way out: cancel, get refund, buy Alden or BB

Why did you go overseas in the first place? puzzled.gif

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