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post #4021 of 11098
It took a while to adjust to the other "9-5" but I think I finally found something that allows me to sleep on the job, if you will
post #4022 of 11098
You know, I don't think I will biggrin.gif
post #4023 of 11098
its good work if you can get it
post #4024 of 11098
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

Looks like couple widths too narrow.  How does it fit across the metatarsal area?

Quite snug, but not more snug than other shoes I own in UK width F from Grenson for instance. The main issue is the lacing area strangely enough. I have a derby on the same last which is also a snug fit sans the lacing issue.
post #4025 of 11098
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Originally Posted by Schweino View Post


Quite snug, but not more snug than other shoes I own in UK width F from Grenson for instance. The main issue is the lacing area strangely enough. I have a derby on the same last which is also a snug fit sans the lacing issue.

Sounds like you have a high instep to go along with a foot that is too wide for that very narrow last. 

post #4026 of 11098
Shoes and trees paid for, now the wait begins.
post #4027 of 11098
Couple of questions, if you guys don't mind, Meermin's site seems to be down.
What do the classic collection cost shipped, and do you have to pay duties? Does the VAT get deducted automatically? And how long are shipping times on non-MTO?
post #4028 of 11098
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Originally Posted by jd13jd13 View Post

Couple of questions, if you guys don't mind, Meermin's site seems to be down.
What do the classic collection cost shipped, and do you have to pay duties? Does the VAT get deducted automatically? And how long are shipping times on non-MTO?
Not looked at the classic collection for a while but I think they're €160 which would be $175 after vat deduction plus €30 shipping. Don't get trees or you'll get hung up in customs and have forms to fill in and be more likely to get hit with duty. Delivery is the $1M dollar question; if the shoes are in stock it should be pretty quick. That's all I've got
post #4029 of 11098

3rd wear. Starting to be borderline comfortable! Slightly heavier creasing than I would've liked but nothing trees don't take care of.

Does anyone else in colder climes wince when they walk across rocksalt in their LM's? uhoh.gif

post #4030 of 11098

Hi everybody,

 

I owe you guys an update on my double monks.

 

Since my last post I have been in contact with Pepe and he informed me that he had personally inspected my shoes. The shoes were not returned because they were used, as Sandro said, but because he thinks there is nothing wrong with them. My shoes arrived yesterday. I found that the toe caps are not cut in a straight line on both shoes and are probably not supposed to be cut completely straight. The difference between the left and right shoe is actually fairly minimal. Difficult to see exactly because were talking curved lines on a curved surface, but minimal.

 

I assume the leather is cut by hand, so expecting the cuts to be exactly the same was unrealistic of me. If anything, it adds a certain rustic or artisanal charm. I send an email with apologies to Pepe and Sandro

 

Between the stress from a lack of sleep from a, otherwise wonderfull, nine month old baby and a mother diagnosed with cancer I lost my cool here and overreacted. The shoes are fine! My sincere apologies if I caused any concern about the quality of Meermin shoes.

post #4031 of 11098
I´m very dissapointed with my brown calf doublemonks (I´ll return them), they are pretty noisy when I walk. I applied skin-care cream on the lining, as Carminas Madrid shop assistent adviced, but they didn´t change.
post #4032 of 11098
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I´m very dissapointed with my brown calf doublemonks (I´ll return them), they are pretty noisy when I walk. I applied skin-care cream on the lining, as Carminas Madrid shop assistent adviced, but they didn´t change.

try some talcum powder.
post #4033 of 11098
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3rd wear. Starting to be borderline comfortable! Slightly heavier creasing than I would've liked but nothing trees don't take care of.

Does anyone else in colder climes wince when they walk across rocksalt in their LM's? uhoh.gif

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you need a lot of leather lotion and some shoe creams...

post #4034 of 11098
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Wow, those look awesome. Great slacks/socks/shoe combo, too.

post #4035 of 11098
Cheers Mario! Chogall, what would you recommend? I hit them with a balsam before first wear but it didn't absorb very well. Would you renovateur them?
Any advice appreciated I'm a bit of a noob at anything other than polishing
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