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post #4096 of 10159
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Originally Posted by klint View Post

My Meermin timeline, in case anyone is interested:

Item Ordered: 12153 – Dark Brown Calfskin Wingtip
Note: This is from the classic line and is NOT MTM. 

11/23/2012: Shoes Ordered
11/23/2012: Order Confirmation Email Received
11/27/2012: Invoice Received
                  Invoice states that “As your order is ready to ship, we will send you a Pay pal payment request”
12/10/2012: Request for Payment Received

      Payment request states that “your order will be ready for shipment within 20 – 25 days.  Meermin now awaits the                   finalisation of your payment,” [which I took to mean that I should pay now.]



12/13/2012: Payment executed
01/07/2013: Email sent to request update on order (as it had been 28 days since payment request).
01/09/2013: Email received stating “Your pair will be ready during this week.”
                  [received on a Wednesday, which I assumed would mean that it would ship by that weekend, although it appears
                  he was referring to the following weekend.]
01/16/2013: Notification received that shoes had been processed and shipped.
01/19/2013: Shoes actually picked up by Fedex.
01/21/2012: Shoes received.

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post #4097 of 10159

I was quoted 30 days processing by Luisa this afternoon.

 

 

Mario

post #4098 of 10159
Update on the double monk boot

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They look awesome, which last? Possible group MTO with dainite soles and a medallion? nod[1].gif
post #4100 of 10159
Thanks man, olfe last, double rubber dainite
post #4101 of 10159
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).
post #4102 of 10159
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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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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

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?

post #4103 of 10159
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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

U.S.-made with U.S.-sourced materials is always my priority.
Except cars, right?
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Originally Posted by OzzyJones View Post

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
post #4106 of 10159
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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.

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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.
post #4107 of 10159
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Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post

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.
post #4108 of 10159
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Originally Posted by Christian B View Post

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.

post #4109 of 10159
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Originally Posted by Christian B View Post

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
post #4110 of 10159
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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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