If you need to return, you are instantly out the $50 in duties you paid, will likely pay another $50 duty on the new pair, then you're out another $25 for shipping to you and $35 to ship back.
$160 loss to return a $300 pair of shoes stings.
That's why I am hoping mine fit well..
Refund the duty? Going through all those paper works with our third world civil servants in America? Good luck!
Thank you gentleman. I believe they will be finished ahead of schedule though thats just my opinion.
With regards to the hatchgrain, I actually have pictures of samples of the leather sent to me; it will definitely go ahead. I'm just sorting out some things regarding it.
Would be interested to know what MTO you are planning.
Correct, outline and measure your own foot, scan them on A4 and send it to Meermin. They will be able to judge your size.
Take a full size down like Lobbs and C&Js for length.
Stay away from anything narrower than Ben/Hiro. And even for Ben/Hiro, you would need to request extra width for your forefoot (big or small toe area). I know I did.
AE measured me to be 10D. On my own measurements I am 9.5EE and 10.5E on left and right. Wide at the front, narrow at heel. Wears 9E JL/C&J and 9.5E EG for non-cap toe designs. Need wide for cap-toe designs. On Meermin, I am size 9 in Ben last (but always needs a lot of extra width)
Got my ones! (actually my dad got his and mine and I'll be seeing them sunday) Can't wait!
I'll be postings pics altough are black oxfords classic line, there are @least a half dozen pics of them here already
I ment to ask too if someone has got pics of their tassel loafters, I'd like very much the suede ones but I haven't seen a single pic around here...
That's not quite what I was describing. What I meant, was that Meermin is manufacturing a standard set of shoes based on demand that they can gauge from online orders, but limit the rate of production to keep their assets in cash rather than inventory and facilities, which decreases their working capital. Offering MTO without additional charge would increase working capital, and wouldn't be sensible for such a small operation. Another benefit of limiting their rate of production is that demand exceeds supply and they can easily accomodate for cancelled orders, but this wouldn't work if everyone was ordering different configurations.
Anyway, I sent payment a couple days ago am really hoping I'll have a black pair of shoes to wear for an upcoming gala in 2 weeks. Also can't wait to get my double monks