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post #4216 of 11032
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Originally Posted by Bmeliamb View Post

 

I must agree. Those are some of the worst first quality shoes I've ever seen. I'm not sure how you defend them them. Considering the hassle it is to order and the wait times, you would think they would be more careful. 

 

You have to think they just said 'whatever' and shipped them out thinking whoever was receiving them wouldn't care or has no idea about shoes (clearly untrue).

post #4217 of 11032
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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post

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

Even if they are different, my understanding is that it doesn't matter. The cobbler puts on a sole that is too large for the upper and then cuts off all excess leather along the welt. Sending shoes back and forth across the Atlantic for a resoling makes little sense. Don't know US cobblers, but I have seen vast differences in quality in Europe so do some research if you don't have know a good cobbler already.
post #4218 of 11032
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Originally Posted by GonC View Post

First and foremost, my initial post on this thread was not to whine but rather inform (and add to Meermin's statistic for poor QC) others my experience with the shoes I received from Meermin. Secondly, I guess from your response, a buyer's expectations should be when ordering Meermin shoes from the classic collection line is order shoes, wait two months to be made, expect crap/receive crap, go through the hassle to process an exchange and hope for better quality shoes the 2nd time? 

On that note, do you enjoy going to a steak house and ordering your steak twice before it comes out great? I am not saying I had/have super high standards for the quality of shoes Meermin makes, it's just that I received a pair of dark brown shoes that appear to have been "swiped with a black paint brush," clasps scratched, and sole (not heel) splitting.

I had no issues with your first post. My issue was with Dufferin who said he would never do business with Meermin again - regardless of how Meermin resolved the issue.

And the more appropriate analogy would be a cafeteria style steak house that was crowded, had long lines and service issues, but served steaks that rivaled the best in town at a fraction of the cost. Is the steak worth the hassle? That's up to you to decide. Just don't go there and spend the entire time complaining about the wait and service issues.

As I said, I have no issues with your first post. Just further documentation of what to expect. I also will have no problem with a subsequent post on the topic if Meermin does not make this right by you.
post #4219 of 11032
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Originally Posted by GonC View Post

I ordered the dark brown double monks, Style: 101341-S, from their classic collection and received them today in the mail. Upon inspection I noticed MANY imperfections:

Right Shoe
  1. Crack in heal/outsole
  2. Splitting of the outsole
  3. Discoloration on the quarter
  4. Scratched clasps

Left Shoe
  1. Scratched clasps
  2. Scratch/scuff on the leather piece that covers the tongue
  3. Glue residue on the tongue
  4. Discoloration on the vamp. It looks like the uppers were black and painted dark brown

In the end, the shoes have too many imperfections to pass as first quality. Additionally, the leather seems very cheap and stiff, a shoe I would expect to see on the shelves at Macy*s with a stamp on the inner tongue - Made in China. Also, the left shoe looks like it started as a black shoe a1000

nd then painted brown with a paint brush. To conclude, I am returning the shoes for a full refund. I guess you pay for what you get.


Here are a few pictures I took quickly.
















lol. Good luck finding perfection at Meermin prices.
post #4220 of 11032
received an update from Pepe; meermin burgundy shell double monk boot.

post #4221 of 11032

Wonder if it's possible for meermin to use horween cordovan so we could get more color choices.

post #4222 of 11032
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Originally Posted by Joshua Lee View Post

Wonder if it's possible for meermin to use horween cordovan so we could get more color choices.

same with suedes, I saw on internet some pics from their Madrid shops there are Classic line monks and oxford in suede in @ least 5 different variety of suede... if they'd put them online i'd buy them all and live happily ever after (shoes speaking :p)

post #4223 of 11032
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Originally Posted by Joshua Lee View Post

Wonder if it's possible for meermin to use horween cordovan so we could get more color choices.

I've been wondering about this as well because I really like the Rui last for shell.  On a related note, I noticed that Meermin has removed several of the shell shoes from its website. 

post #4224 of 11032
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

lol. Good luck finding perfection at Meermin prices.

lets be clear.

there is a massive difference between what he received and perfection.

Yes, at the $200 price point, there will be some issues, but this is not a shoe that should have passed QC.

A little nick here and there and maybe some sole finishing thats not quite right is one thing. The separating sole and the large and noticeable discoloration is just not right.
post #4225 of 11032
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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post


lets be clear.

there is a massive difference between what he received and perfection.

Yes, at the $200 price point, there will be some issues, but this is not a shoe that should have passed QC.

A little nick here and there and maybe some sole finishing thats not quite right is one thing. The separating sole and the large and noticeable discoloration is just not right.

And this is what I meant. Yes, not buying from then again would be harsh and I would honestly have to think about it, but I am more disapointed in them letting a product with so many issues even leave the manufacturing area. It's the same in the restaurant business, if you know the steak is rare, but the person who ordered it wanted it medium..then why send it out? Somebody either thought that the recipient didn't care or that the shoe would first be sent to QC or something.

post #4226 of 11032
The QC problems is what keeps me from ordering Meermin, and why I stopped purchasing AE's.

Sometimes great customer service cannot overcome lowered manufacturing standards...
post #4227 of 11032
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

The QC problems is what keeps me from ordering Meermin, and why I stopped purchasing AE's.

Sometimes great customer service cannot overcome lowered manufacturing standards...

Yep.
post #4228 of 11032
Additionally, with AE its usually a quick and easy process to exchange a pair. With meermin, there is significant shipping back and forth, time, etc. As good as their customer service may be, they still have a whole ocean's worth of distance to contend with.
post #4229 of 11032
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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post

Additionally, with AE its usually a quick and easy process to exchange a pair. With meermin, there is significant shipping back and forth, time, etc. As good as their customer service may be, they still have a whole ocean's worth of distance to contend with.
Ya, just my opinion, but I think it's only worth bothering with meermin if you cannot find a similar shoe at their pricepoint. Ex: I intend to order that austerity brogue from them, solely because I cannot find a similar version at the price somewhere easier to deal with. If AE (or other) offered a similar shoe, on a similar last, for an even somewhat similar price, I'd be all over it instead.
post #4230 of 11032
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Originally Posted by hookem12387 View Post


Ya, just my opinion, but I think it's only worth bothering with meermin if you cannot find a similar shoe at their pricepoint. Ex: I intend to order that austerity brogue from them, solely because I cannot find a similar version at the price somewhere easier to deal with. If AE (or other) offered a similar shoe, on a similar last, for an even somewhat similar price, I'd be all over it instead.

 

My philosophy as well.  I purchased the shell longwings from Meermin because I'm not a fan of the AE MacNeil.  LIkewise, I may purchase the new adelaide on the Olfe last because AE has nothing comparable. 

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