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post #4411 of 11425
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Originally Posted by totolino85 View Post

Today I wrote again to Sandro,

 

as I told him I don't mind waiting from 3rd of january IF I know how long I'm going to wait, I've been told 3 times in the past 3 weeks my shoes would have been shipped, none of the times that was true.

 

Now, if you tell me : "look we are in a messy situation, please accept my apologies but it's going to take other 3\4\5 weeks", I've no problems...I mean I have other shoes is not that I can't live without them, but if you tell me "I'll ship them to you in 3 days" and than you don't tell me anythign I think I kind of have the right to be bit nervous about it, expecially when you got my money the 1th of february!

 

I believe many of you guys are in the same situation , just wanted to share my frustration about it!

 

Vittorio

At least you've been getting replies. I placed my order over a month ago and I've yet to hear anything back from them, despite emailing to add shoe trees and inquire on the status of my order. I'll be cancelling, and it's a shame because their double monks look incredible for the price.

post #4412 of 11425
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Originally Posted by icwhp View Post

http://meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=1949 would these be appropriate for office work with a suit (not started the job yet and have no experience in an office before.

 

Also, sorry for asking this as i know its probably been asked a million times before but the search function is useless. How do they fit? Im size 8.5uk.


I'd wear with a suit because I think plain oxfords are most of the times dull. Go for it but make sure the suit fits well. Otherwise what you have on fill look like an epic failure (trying to pair flashy double monks with a suit that is of a bad fit = making a clown out of yourself).

 

For me the Hiro last fits quite the same most British shoes. US 14 on almost all Allen Admonds and would be a UK 13 in the Hiro if the last wasn't too wide.

post #4413 of 11425
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Originally Posted by CanGren View Post

At least you've been getting replies. I placed my order over a month ago and I've yet to hear anything back from them, despite emailing to add shoe trees and inquire on the status of my order. I'll be cancelling, and it's a shame because their double monks look incredible for the price.

My double monks, and my fathers single monks shipped and are on the way to me.

post #4414 of 11425
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Originally Posted by dufferin1 View Post

My double monks, and my fathers single monks shipped and are on the way to me.

i got a reply now , as they always do actually, saying they'll be delivering tomorrow with priority shipping...

 

They are indeed very kind and helpfull, and I believe incredibly hard working people , they really just need to put a bit of "science" and organization behind that caos they're currently having.

 

Will be posting when I get them with pics! 

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Originally Posted by icwhp View Post

http://meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=1949 would these be appropriate for office work with a suit (not started the job yet and have no experience in an office before.

Also, sorry for asking this as i know its probably been asked a million times before but the search function is useless. How do they fit? Im size 8.5uk.


I'd wear with a suit because I think plain oxfords are most of the times dull. Go for it but make sure the suit fits well. Otherwise what you have on fill look like an epic failure (trying to pair flashy double monks with a suit that is of a bad fit = making a clown out of yourself).

For me the Hiro last fits quite the same most British shoes. US 14 on almost all Allen Admonds and would be a UK 13 in the Hiro if the last wasn't too wide.

I disagree. Stick with (black) Oxfords plain toecap for first work / dress shoe - especially if you have no real work experience and you are starting at a new company. I've worn single monks before, but it has been a rarity. If I'm wearing a suit, then Oxfords plain toecap, as I dislike brogues and medallions. Monks - single or double - with a Sports Jacket.
post #4416 of 11425
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Originally Posted by Putonghua73 View Post


I disagree. Stick with (black) Oxfords plain toecap for first work / dress shoe - especially if you have no real work experience and you are starting at a new company. I've worn single monks before, but it has been a rarity. If I'm wearing a suit, then Oxfords plain toecap, as I dislike brogues and medallions. Monks - single or double - with a Sports Jacket.

 

I agree.  Monks are somewhere between lace ups and loafers in formality.  Some places (and more commonly in the US and Southern Europe), wearing tassle loafers or pennies with a suit is normal formal wear.  But not always.  If you don't really know how people dress in the office, then going with a black cap toe is just never wrong.  It's a shoe that everyone should own anyway - interviews, funerals, whatever.

 

Personally I wear a black monk quite often with a formal suit, usually because it's an elasticated single monk that I can take off easily (a common social requirement where I live), and I find loafers too casual for a suit usually.  But the double monk is a weird shoe anyway.  It's incredibly popular in the i-gent crowd right now and worn with all sorts of things. I think with both those shiny buckles it's a bit much for real formal wear anyway, but it looks great with jeans or chinos in a contrasting colour.  For me, the "dub monk" is a fun and trendy shoe, but neither really formal for work, or practical as a substitute for loafers - undoing that strap is a bit of a nuisance I think.  Save it for the weekend, and get a more fun colour.

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Originally Posted by dufferin1 View Post

My double monks, and my fathers single monks shipped and are on the way to me.

Funny, soon after I posted here they sent me an invoice request. Looks like I'll be getting my monks after all!

post #4418 of 11425
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

 

Some places (and more commonly in the US and Southern Europe), wearing tassle loafers or pennies with a suit is normal formal wear.   

 

In Spain that's a common misconception. The fact that wearing loafers with a suit has become accepted doesn't make it formal. It's just an accepted form of casualization. They're OK for everyday office wear but for a formal event or meeting of some sort you should still wear lace-ups. Bluchers are considered formal here, though (as long as there's not excessive brogueing)

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And in Norway people don't know the difference between loafers, bluchers and oxfords; as long as they are black, of poor quality leather, worn every day, rests without shoe trees, and salt stained you are good to go!
post #4420 of 11425
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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post

 

In Spain that's a common misconception. The fact that wearing loafers with a suit has become accepted doesn't make it formal. It's just an accepted form of casualization. They're OK for everyday office wear but for a formal event or meeting of some sort you should still wear lace-ups. Bluchers are considered formal here, though (as long as there's not excessive brogueing)

 

Now there's a thing.  I often wear black longwing brogued derbies as formal shoes and I think they look as much.  I've never worked in Spain or much with Spaniards, so I didn't really notice whether they wear loafers.  Italians  Swiss, Greeks and Americans are the loaferists I've noticed over the years.  And Arabs, but let's not go there.

post #4421 of 11425
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Originally Posted by cbfn View Post

And in Norway people don't know the difference between loafers, bluchers and oxfords; as long as they are black, of poor quality leather, worn every day, rests without shoe trees, and salt stained you are good to go!

 

I think you'll find that problem is international!

post #4422 of 11425
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

 

Now there's a thing.  I often wear black longwing brogued derbies as formal shoes and I think they look as much.  I've never worked in Spain or much with Spaniards, so I didn't really notice whether they wear loafers.  Italians  Swiss, Greeks and Americans are the loaferists I've noticed over the years.  And Arabs, but let's not go there.

It's strange to see lace-ups (blucher or oxford) at all around these parts, but then again, loafers are considered OK for everyday office wear. The best dressed men at my workplace always wear lace-ups with suits, though. And they're not the politicians tounge.gif

post #4423 of 11425
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

 

Now there's a thing.  I often wear black longwing brogued derbies as formal shoes and I think they look as much.  I've never worked in Spain or much with Spaniards, so I didn't really notice whether they wear loafers.  Italians  Swiss, Greeks and Americans are the loaferists I've noticed over the years.  And Arabs, but let's not go there.

Well in italy is kind of popular to have loafters with suits, also among older people... among youngs is a trend since many years (luckly that f***ing thing of having sneakers with suits is dying, ORRIBLE!) ; 

 

what I see is mainly oxfords (brown and black but lots and lots of brown)  and loafters, (http://www.church-footwear.com/it/IT/man/loafers/pembrey/prestige-black  probably this model from church's is the most popular pair of smart shoes in north of Italy,my dad and my uncles really have 50 of them somewhere at home I guess) ;

 

what you really don't see anywhere in here are bluchers , that's probably why I find them so orrible looking myself :)

 

The issue in my humble opinion is that there are sooo many people wearing shitty looking shoes from monday to friday that loafters as long as they're clean,shaped and well kept they do look way nicer than what you see around in most cases.

 

Also that rule of no brown in town must be a english-american thing because I always saw brown shoes in town in Torino,Milano,Firenze,Rome,Naples etc smile.gif

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I just placed an order for these: http://meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=1920 in hopes of getting a similar shape to these offered from Kent Wang: http://www.kentwang.com/shoes/benchgrade-plaintoe-balmoral.html. After looking at more pictures in this thread, I worried I'll be disappointed. Any opinions?
 

edit: The meermin site seems to be down at the time of the post. The link above is for the black wholecuts in Ama last.


Edited by kmitch101 - 2/25/13 at 9:22am
post #4425 of 11425
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Originally Posted by kmitch101 View Post

I just placed an order for these: http://meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=1920 in hopes of getting a similar shape to these offered from Kent Wang: http://www.kentwang.com/shoes/benchgrade-plaintoe-balmoral.html. After looking at more pictures in this thread, I worried I'll be disappointed. Any opinions?

 
edit: The meermin site seems to be down at the time of the post. The link above is for the black wholecuts in Ama last.
The shoes from KW look to be more on a par looks wise with Linea Maestro but is that worth double the price? Don't own any classic line Meermin so can't speak personally to construction/wait time. How quickly do you want them?
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