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post #3481 of 11564

Thanks for the pics! They look great. Enjoy!
 

post #3482 of 11564
Beautiful shoes!
post #3483 of 11564
Thanks for those photos man. I think I will have to get those now lol.
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Very nice. I've been thinking about getting a pair since I saw it on their site. The tan makes for a good casual shoe.

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Originally Posted by terrorsquad View Post

Yup, I'll be handling this. This will be the 6th group buy I'm handling, just finished a group buy for Vass so I'm free to handle this one.
Hi sorry if I'm jumping in at the wrong place on this. I'm getting my first pair of Meermin Linea Maestro tomorrow and depending on fit/finish I was thinking of enquiring into an MTO austerity brogue boot along the lines of the LG beaulieu. Anyone be interested in jumping onboard?
post #3486 of 11564
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Originally Posted by kankles View Post

Meermins arrived today. Light brown double monk on the Hiro last. Pics:




Colour on the website doesn't really match what they are in real life. They're much more of a tan. I took photos in a few different rooms so the photos are pretty near to what they actually are which hopefully someone finds helpful. I haven't gone near any cream or waxes yet so that's just them out of the box.
Few minor marks on the left shoe like I've shown in the 4th picture but firstly they're not very noticeable and I don't really mind about them and honestly far worse marks are going to come from general wear and tear but this is the internet - so I'm obliged to be anal about these things.
Cost was €215. Shoes + VAT + trees + delivery.

Finishing looks fine and the Hiro is a perfect last for those shoes, not too round, nor too tapered. Great shoes and even if color in pics isn't exact, I love the tan saddle color
post #3487 of 11564
I am in the market for suede double monks. Do you guys think these Meermin or Peal & Co would be better? Both will be around $300 (assuming Brooks has ~50% off during Boxing Day sale, like last year).

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Peal-Co.%C2%AE-Double-Monk-Straps/MH00194,default,pd.html?dwvar_MH00194_Color=BRWN&contentpos=10&cgid=0522
http://meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=2311

Which last is better? The better quality of the two?
post #3488 of 11564
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Originally Posted by lychyrychy View Post

Terrorsquad is facilitating this group buy. He posted a few posts earlier that he was going to email Meermin about a prospective group buy on the John Lobb Phillip II model.

If this is indeed the group buy, I would almost definitely be in if I could get it in brown calf or bordeaux shell. Ama or Hiro last would be good but I don't really have a strong preference.
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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post

I am in the market for suede double monks. Do you guys think these Meermin or Peal & Co would be better? Both will be around $300 (assuming Brooks has ~50% off during Boxing Day sale, like last year).
http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Peal-Co.%C2%AE-Double-Monk-Straps/MH00194,default,pd.html?dwvar_MH00194_Color=BRWN&contentpos=10&cgid=0522
http://meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=2311
Which last is better? The better quality of the two?

Those are C&J I think. Older looking style but better made. Pretty happy with my dubmonks minus sole split. Haven't worn my shell ones yet so can't comment
post #3490 of 11564
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

I like my burgundy shell longwings, but do not think they compare with AE and Alden shell.  And, at $450 with brokerage fees, they're not that much cheaper than AE shell on sale.  If I buy more shell, I'll probably spring for AE or the RL Marlow.  I think Meermin's real sweet spot is the Linea Maestro line in calfskin: great price for a high quality shoe. That's my next Meermin purchase.

Agreed.

As the price point goes up, the options open up.

I do think that their Classic Collection is probably one of, if not, the best options out there for entry level or everyday beater.
post #3491 of 11564
I just received my Meermins in light brown calf (Rui last). I think they match up well to my Allen Edmonds. To my untrained eye the leather seems comparable to AE (although, I cannot wait for the Meermins to develop a patina) and they seem quite sturdy (the soles are quite stiff). These seem well worth the price.





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Originally Posted by prozach1576 View Post


If this is indeed the group buy, I would almost definitely be in if I could get it in brown calf or bordeaux shell. Ama or Hiro last would be good but I don't really have a strong preference.

I asked Pepe whether he can source something similar to John Lobb's museum calf for the group buy. Fingers crossed  biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by terrorsquad View Post

I asked Pepe whether he can source something similar to John Lobb's museum calf for the group buy. Fingers crossed  biggrin.gif

YOU DA MAN! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #3494 of 11564
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Originally Posted by kankles View Post

Meermins arrived today. Light brown double monk on the Hiro last. Pics:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Colour on the website doesn't really match what they are in real life. They're much more of a tan. I took photos in a few different rooms so the photos are pretty near to what they actually are which hopefully someone finds helpful. I haven't gone near any cream or waxes yet so that's just them out of the box.
Few minor marks on the left shoe like I've shown in the 4th picture but firstly they're not very noticeable and I don't really mind about them and honestly far worse marks are going to come from general wear and tear but this is the internet - so I'm obliged to be anal about these things.
Cost was €215. Shoes + VAT + trees + delivery.

This is really a nice colour for casualwear and a nice base for antiquing polishing.
Can't wait to receive my grain monks, hope they will fit.
post #3495 of 11564
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Originally Posted by tony456 View Post

Hi
I would appreciate some advice as I'm looking for some black cap toes/whole cuts and was eyeing the meermin classic oxfords
As I'm based in the UK, is it worthwhile taking the gamble with these or am I better off buying a pair off (and how do they compare to) Cheaneys/Loakes/Barkers (c&js aren't in my price range) or going to John rushtons to find something in the £100-200 range.
Thanks

 

I was in the same position and bought a pair of Loake 1880 Aldwych's and then black wholecuts and single monks on the Ama last from Meermin.

 

First up, measure your feet. Second, go to John Rushton's on Wimpole Street and see what is available in your budget - try them all on. Third, make your decision based upon estimated fit (you can obtain measurements of the Meermin lasts in various sizes) and style - since price will be there or there abouts (Meermin will be probably cheaper inc. shoe trees).

 

FWIW, the only British shoes I own are the Loakes. It took me ages and I mean ages to properly break them in. The upper leather was so stiff, as was the insole felt very, very hard. I believe it was only start of November - after wearing them once or twice a week - until I properly felt comfortable in the Loakes. No such problem for wholecuts for single monks. The Loakes were also bought at full retail £195 + £35 for shoe trees. A bit more expensive than the Meermins.

 

I actually do not like the style of the captoes in the classic collection. However, you may feel differently.

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