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post #4186 of 11037
Richtig gut, Chris!
post #4187 of 11037
Just wondering what do you guys plan to do when it comes time to re-sole your Meermin shoes (for those customers in the US in particular)? I have a few pairs and really like them a lot (Classico, not LM). I'm wondering when the time comes, do I sent them all the way back to Spain for the service? It strikes me that no cobblers in the US have Meermin's last shapes, so how could they re-sole the shoe? Apologies if this is a dumb question and any cobbler can do the job, I honestly don't know what is required to re-sole a shoe.
post #4188 of 11037
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Originally Posted by minervau View Post

Just wondering what do you guys plan to do when it comes time to re-sole your Meermin shoes (for those customers in the US in particular)? I have a few pairs and really like them a lot (Classico, not LM). I'm wondering when the time comes, do I sent them all the way back to Spain for the service? It strikes me that no cobblers in the US have Meermin's last shapes, so how could they re-sole the shoe? Apologies if this is a dumb question and any cobbler can do the job, I honestly don't know what is required to re-sole a shoe.

meh, i'm confident when the time comes, bnelson or equivalent will be able to resole. While the last will not be exact, they have a variety of lasts in the correct size that will mimic the shape of the shoe.

While they are all subtly different, a chisel toe from G&G, carmina, meermin, c&j, etc aren't all that different
post #4189 of 11037
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Olfe.
YES!! My MTO is Olfe and those look awesome!! Makes the 4 month wait harder tho
post #4190 of 11037

How does leather quality of Meermin compare with Carmina's leather?

I found Carmina's double monks of my size that is slightly more expensive than Meermin's Classico, but I like Hiro last more than Carmina's Philadelphia so is the leather or manufacture quality really higher?

 

P. S.: Christopher, these shoes are really great, congratulations! Good taste. thumbs-up.gif

post #4191 of 11037

Got an email from Sandro yesterday stating my shoes will be ready to ship in 10-15 days. Very exciting! 

post #4192 of 11037
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Good afternoon gentlemen,

having followed this thread for several months while waiting for my first pair of Meermin MTOs, I thought I'd share the end result with you today. Having been a shoe buff for many years but concentrating mainly on the traditional English manufacturers, I recently glimpsed at other interesting sources and found Carmina, where I bought a beautiful pair of navy Cordovan wholecuts on the Rain last in their Madrid store last summer. Browsing the web for more information on the Albaladejo family, I learned about Meermin via this thread and ordered a "test pair" of linea classico brown single monks right away. Sufficiently pleased, I got into contact with Pepe soon afterwards and placed my MTO order in early August 2012. The first pair they made for me has been damaged in a very late stage of finishing, so they started from scratch again in November, and after a few e-mails, I was given a free matching belt and trees for compensation. I will spare you all other details, but let me give you my overall impression and opinion: The doubts and concerns about sometimes irregular reaction times, potential quality issues etc. mentioned here are indeed justified according to my limited experience, so to everyone out there unsure whether to pull the MTO trigger on Meermin for the first time or not, if you are expecting 100% professionality and/or quick delivery within the initially announced time frame e.g. because you need the shoes for your own wedding etc., do not do it. However, if you own enough shoes already and thus have some time to relax and wait, if you are looking for an experience of being valued as an individual customer by a small family-owned and run company and together with these incredibly sympathetic, knowledgeable, and helpful people want to create something really unique in design at a more-than-decent quality level and for an unbelievable price, then I would strongly recommend to go for it. As for myself, I am sure that these will not be the last pair of Meermin MTOs. I hope you like them as much as I do, looking forward to read your comments!

Kind regards from Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany
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Great looking shoes!

I'm guessing these are in snuff suede? They are quite light. Do you find they pair well with your dark grey trousers? I thought they might 'stand out' a bit much with a relatively sombre trouser such as those?
post #4193 of 11037
Colors...

They are Noix Januscalf, similar to Snuff, but a tad lighter and more yellowish, I'd say.

Indeed, when I received them I browsed my wardrobe for matching pants and found this will indeed not be quite easy. So any suggestions are appreciated.

Anyway, the wool pants pictured are brown. As many of us will have found, colors frequently come out unrealistic on iPhone photos, this currently being the only device I use. I do agree that these shoes should definitely not be worn with grey or black ;-)
post #4194 of 11037
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Originally Posted by christophermanns View Post

Good afternoon gentlemen,

having followed this thread for several months while waiting for my first pair of Meermin MTOs, I thought I'd share the end result with you today. Having been a shoe buff for many years but concentrating mainly on the traditional English manufacturers, I recently glimpsed at other interesting sources and found Carmina, where I bought a beautiful pair of navy Cordovan wholecuts on the Rain last in their Madrid store last summer. Browsing the web for more information on the Albaladejo family, I learned about Meermin via this thread and ordered a "test pair" of linea classico brown single monks right away. Sufficiently pleased, I got into contact with Pepe soon afterwards and placed my MTO order in early August 2012. The first pair they made for me has been damaged in a very late stage of finishing, so they started from scratch again in November, and after a few e-mails, I was given a free matching belt and trees for compensation. I will spare you all other details, but let me give you my overall impression and opinion: The doubts and concerns about sometimes irregular reaction times, potential quality issues etc. mentioned here are indeed justified according to my limited experience, so to everyone out there unsure whether to pull the MTO trigger on Meermin for the first time or not, if you are expecting 100% professionality and/or quick delivery within the initially announced time frame e.g. because you need the shoes for your own wedding etc., do not do it. However, if you own enough shoes already and thus have some time to relax and wait, if you are looking for an experience of being valued as an individual customer by a small family-owned and run company and together with these incredibly sympathetic, knowledgeable, and helpful people want to create something really unique in design at a more-than-decent quality level and for an unbelievable price, then I would strongly recommend to go for it. As for myself, I am sure that these will not be the last pair of Meermin MTOs. I hope you like them as much as I do, looking forward to read your comments!

Kind regards from Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany
Christopher Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)











Great looking shoes!

I'm guessing these are in snuff suede? They are quite light. Do you find they pair well with your dark grey trousers? I thought they might 'stand out' a bit much with a relatively sombre trouser such as those?

 

 

That looks like light brown suede, which is a similar match for Alden's snuff. Meermin snuff is somewhat orangey mid brown.

post #4195 of 11037
Colors...

They are Noix Januscalf, similar to Snuff, but a tad lighter and more yellowish, I'd say.

Indeed, when I received them I browsed my wardrobe for matching pants and found this will indeed not be quite easy. So any suggestions are appreciated.

Anyway, the wool pants pictured are brown. As many of us will have found, colors frequently come out unrealistic on iPhone photos, this currently being the only device I use. I do agree that these shoes should definitely not be worn with grey or black ;-)
post #4196 of 11037

payed my invoice, mine and my dad's shoes on the way :-) can't wait! 

I hope he'll like them otherwise it'll be a living hell being the one who suggested them to him!!!!

post #4197 of 11037

let me preface this by saying i have browsed and searched this thread extensively for an answer but have found little insight aside from one or two quick mentions and a photo comparing two LWBs. a quick question for meermin + alden owners--how does sizing translate between the meermin lasts and alden aberdeen or barrie? TIA

post #4198 of 11037
A few new models are up on the website including a pair of navy captoes!
post #4199 of 11037
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A few new models are up on the website including a pair of navy captoes!
Great to see new styles and finally(!) LM shoes not on the New Rey last. If /when the austerity brogue is there in burgundy, or maybe a mid brown, an order will be placed.
post #4200 of 11037
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Great to see new styles and finally(!) LM shoes not on the New Rey last. If /when the austerity brogue is there in burgundy, or maybe a mid brown, an order will be placed.

where do you see new models? to me is the same old ones as usual!

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