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post #3496 of 11079
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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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Edited by lychyrychy - 12/13/12 at 9:28am
post #3498 of 11079
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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

I own the Phillip2 in Museum, and got just before they switched to Misty. I also would be interested but from earlier Lobb forums, it was understood that the "mottled" radica calf from Ilcea got so expensive at some point that even Lobb couldn't provide the Prestige at the already absurd pricing ( for which I always felt self loathing over buying) and switched to the less "painted" misty. Meermin uses , as already noted by others and through their site, some of the most respected calf and suede suppliers. DieWorkwear has spent time writing on the tanneries and/or makers and may have more immediate knowldege
post #3499 of 11079

Try Ilcea's Glazed Radica calf leather or Burnished Betis Radica.  Not sure Meermin has a relationship with them.

 

Betis Radica should allow the shoes to be 'finish' by the shoemaker more.

post #3500 of 11079
What shoe ended up being the model for the group buy? Leather aside.
post #3501 of 11079
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Originally Posted by hookem12387 View Post

What shoe ended up being the model for the group buy? Leather aside.

John Lobb Phillip II
post #3502 of 11079
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Originally Posted by bespoken4me View Post

I own the Phillip2 in Museum, and got just before they switched to Misty. I also would be interested but from earlier Lobb forums, it was understood that the "mottled" radica calf from Ilcea got so expensive at some point that even Lobb couldn't provide the Prestige at the already absurd pricing ( for which I always felt self loathing over buying) and switched to the less "painted" misty. Meermin uses , as already noted by others and through their site, some of the most respected calf and suede suppliers. DieWorkwear has spent time writing on the tanneries and/or makers and may have more immediate knowldege

I know meermin has a pair on their facebook with a "mottled" effect on a burgundy pair. Not sure if it was from the same source.
post #3503 of 11079
been lurking around, but definitely interested in the GO. would you guys be opening a new thread, or should i just keep checking this one?
post #3504 of 11079
How does the Rui fit relative to the Hiro? 9.5 in the Hiro is a great fit for me and I'd like to try a pair of the longwings.
post #3505 of 11079
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

Try Ilcea's Glazed Radica calf leather or Burnished Betis Radica.  Not sure Meermin has a relationship with them.

 

Betis Radica should allow the shoes to be 'finish' by the shoemaker more.

 

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Originally Posted by bespoken4me View Post


I own the Phillip2 in Museum, and got just before they switched to Misty. I also would be interested but from earlier Lobb forums, it was understood that the "mottled" radica calf from Ilcea got so expensive at some point that even Lobb couldn't provide the Prestige at the already absurd pricing ( for which I always felt self loathing over buying) and switched to the less "painted" misty. Meermin uses , as already noted by others and through their site, some of the most respected calf and suede suppliers. DieWorkwear has spent time writing on the tanneries and/or makers and may have more immediate knowldege

 

Pepe informed me that he will be contacting these tanneries on the price of the museum calf. He is also checking with his usual tanneries on whether they have the same type of calf. He said he will revert to me back on the price (hopefully today/tomorrow); if he uses the calfs sourced from Ilcea, it will be more expensive. But this will be the most exclusive Meermins they have ever made icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

This group buy will be limited to 15 pairs only as that is the number I think will be easy to managed so if your interested, drop me your email via PM. I will update those who participate via email on the cost; specs etc. 


Edited by terrorsquad - 12/13/12 at 4:00am
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You have my email!

post #3507 of 11079

Catch me up please . . . . which model are you considering having made of that leather ?

post #3508 of 11079
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Originally Posted by SoGent View Post

Catch me up please . . . . which model are you considering having made of that leather ?

Edited by lychyrychy - 12/13/12 at 9:27am
post #3509 of 11079
I'm hoping the final color is darker. This is almost like tan museum wink.gif
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Originally Posted by terrorsquad View Post


Some examples that Pepe sent me:




post #3510 of 11079

Can we have some with a different last because it is impossible to fit my foot on any of the lasts you guys are using; hiro etc. My feet are wide and go with nothing less than the Rui

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