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I agree. I just need to get over the whole "where it's made" thing.

 

Nah, you're right in that it's still a useful indicator of quality, generally. Though, if a product has proven itself, then where it's made becomes less relevant is all. Also, for me, U.S.-made with U.S.-sourced materials is always my priority, so beyond that, everything non-U.S. is fair game for me, lol.

 

 

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Update on the double monk boot

 

Between this and your jodhpur... These are created on existing lasts, correct? So just bespoke patterns for you? How much of a premium is this costing you, roughly, to have Meermin create for you whatever you desire?

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U.S.-made with U.S.-sourced materials is always my priority.
Except cars, right?
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Except cars, right?

 

I drive a Chevy Cruze and ride a Buell M2.

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A man who stands by his principles! Buell? Drool!!!
I suppose its nice to still be able to buy American (owned) cars/bikes
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Nah, you're right in that it's still a useful indicator of quality, generally. Though, if a product has proven itself, then where it's made becomes less relevant is all. Also, for me, U.S.-made with U.S.-sourced materials is always my priority, so beyond that, everything non-U.S. is fair game for me, lol.

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Between this and your jodhpur... These are created on existing lasts, correct? So just bespoke patterns for you? How much of a premium is this costing you, roughly, to have Meermin create for you whatever you desire?

Well said. I think shoes are still in the "development" stage for outsourcing, but they will get there eventually. You can tell differences in finishing quality among shoes made in some countries. It probably means less in terms of build quality, but the "polish" is not there yet.
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Well said. I think shoes are still in the "development" stage for outsourcing, but they will get there eventually. You can tell differences in finishing quality among shoes made in some countries. It probably means less in terms of build quality, but the "polish" is not there yet.

Late stage. Saint Crispins and Vass set up their factory off site at cheap labor Eastern bloc. Zonkey Boots outsource to Italy. John Lobb outsourced to EG and insourced later. G&G outsourced to AS and now insourced.

UK bespoke makers still outsource their work. JLP insources everything so does small artisan makers.

Nothing wrong about outsourcing to China or Vietnam, quality is dependent on the company, not by their contractors. See Apple.
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They look awesome, which last? Possible group MTO with dainite soles and a medallion? nod[1].gif

 

Please god no. If I saw it, I'd have to have it.

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Beautiful! I actually like the look of the Olfe best, but the Ama seems to be pretty good as well, just haven't seen good pictures of shoes built on it. I expect you're going to keep us updates? Btw, is that burgundy or dark brown shell? My monitors are built for excel, not shoes (sadly).

I'll post pics using my dslr. I went with olfe because I liked the asymetrical toe shape but preferred the slimmer profile relative to AMA.

These are made from the burgundy shell
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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

Nah, you're right in that it's still a useful indicator of quality, generally. Though, if a product has proven itself, then where it's made becomes less relevant is all. Also, for me, U.S.-made with U.S.-sourced materials is always my priority, so beyond that, everything non-U.S. is fair game for me, lol.



Between this and your jodhpur... These are created on existing lasts, correct? So just bespoke patterns for you? How much of a premium is this costing you, roughly, to have Meermin create for you whatever you desire?

Isnt the current surcharge at 40%??
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Pepe sent me this a few days ago, regarding the MTO program. If anyone is interested, these are the prices they quoted, but, like with any company, they are subject to change.

 

If anyone feels it's improper for me to post it, I will gladly retract it.

 

 

 

MTO_Aug2012.pdf 259k .pdf file
Edited by TheSizzle - 1/25/13 at 3:02pm
post #4106 of 11321
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Originally Posted by TheSizzle View Post

Pepe sent me this a few days ago, regarding the MTO program. If anyone is interested, these are the prices they quoted, but, like with any company, they are subject to change.

If anyone feels it's improper for me to post it, I will gladly retract it.



MTO_Aug2012.pdf 259k .pdf file

Thanks man. You'll save them a ton of time and this thread also
post #4107 of 11321
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Originally Posted by TheSizzle View Post

Pepe sent me this a few days ago, regarding the MTO program. If anyone is interested, these are the prices they quoted, but, like with any company, they are subject to change.

 

If anyone feels it's improper for me to post it, I will gladly retract it.

 

 

 

MTO_Aug2012.pdf 259k .pdf file


Cool story Bro!

 

That will save a tonne of time, thanks

post #4108 of 11321
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Thanks man. You'll save them a ton of time and this thread also

 

No problem. I think people just need to remember to subtract VAT (of 21%?) if they are outside the EU and add in about $35 in shipping if they live in the US.

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I can confirm the current processing times.

 

Unfortunately, the squeaking of my Ama wholecuts didn't get any better, perhaps even worse. So I wrote Sandro about it on December 19. I hoped, the issues could be fixed rather easily, but he told me that I would have to return the shoes. I received more information about the return details on January 3. I shipped the shoes the following day and they arrived at Meermin January 14. So far, I haven't received a notice that the new pair has been shipped.

 

Therefore, you should be willing to wait a while for your shoes if you order at the present time.


Edited by newtoshoes - 1/26/13 at 4:51am
post #4110 of 11321
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Originally Posted by TheSizzle View Post

Pepe sent me this a few days ago, regarding the MTO program. If anyone is interested, these are the prices they quoted, but, like with any company, they are subject to change.

 

If anyone feels it's improper for me to post it, I will gladly retract it.

 

 

 

MTO_Aug2012.pdf 259k .pdf file

 

So shoe trees come free now? Any chance that will also apply to group buys?

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