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post #4876 of 11778
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Originally Posted by poodoodoot View Post

So I pulled the trigger on getting a pair of MTO shoes. Primarily because I wanted cordovan and didn't like any of the color/last combinations.

 

We will see how long it takes to come in.  I'll post pictures to add to the shoe porn when I can.

 

Style:  101332 Whole Cut
Last: Ama
Construction: GY2
Upper: Shell cordovan -- Light Brown/Cuero
Lining: Light brown - Calf
Sole -- Double Leather
Sole Finishing -- Planta Paloma -- Light brown, Dark Brown
Edge Finishing -- Match the upper

 

Size: 8UK -- I'm a 9D in AE Lasts 5 and 7 -- I'll trust Pepe and hope they will fit.

 

Lets hope that I don't have any customs/duty problems.

 

Cheers!

Be very interested to see how well they execute a wholecut in shell. I avoided their shell so far due to the ugly ass inner seam in the 4th picture of model 101426

post #4877 of 11778
After a month wait, I received my Classic Whiskey pebble grain double monks on Friday. Overall very happy with them. I ordered using the foot measurement technique Meermin recommends and the fit is perfect - which is a big relief. The quality and workmanship is very good for the price. Only slight critcism is that the pebble grain leather is thicker on one shoe than the other, which means the shoes creases slightly differently. But as I said, I'm very happy with the purchase.
post #4878 of 11778
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Originally Posted by OzzyJones View Post

Be very interested to see how well they execute a wholecut in shell. I avoided their shell so far due to the ugly ass inner seam in the 4th picture of model 101426

I was about to order a set of those shell derbies too until I saw that! I really don't understand why it's there. I mean I would expect it's possibly because their shells are smaller than horween/other providers but presumedly smaller pairs could be made without that, or you can go to a style similar to the 101090. (obviously without the captoe)

post #4879 of 11778

After 7days of placing an order, the order status says the order is initiated...i feel like this is going to take forever.. 

post #4880 of 11778
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Originally Posted by JDMStanced View Post

After 7days of placing an order, the order status says the order is initiated...i feel like this is going to take forever.. 

 

My order was placed on the 3rd and initiated on the 5th. They say the turnaround time is about a month. So, I would try to wait about that long before getting to anxious about it.

post #4881 of 11778
Definitely need to be patient - my order was initiated on the 5th Feb and was only sent out by them on 22nd March.

If you are impatient by nature you'll have to learn to chill - for my experience, one pair was ready for shipment (after the 30 days wait) however the other pair I had ordered had an additional 15 days wait so I ask for an alternative model in my size.

I've gone for x2 dub monks in the classic line, one dark brown the other dark brown suede icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Looking forward to getting them - anyone here had any import tax issues with receiving in these in NY?
post #4882 of 11778
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Originally Posted by JDMStanced View Post

After 7days of placing an order, the order status says the order is initiated...i feel like this is going to take forever.. 

 

Patience is definitely the key. Just hope you don't have to wait as long as I have. I ordered a pair of dub monks on December 24th, and I've yet to receive them.

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I am looking for a new pair of meermin and i'm interested in something causal (brown calf etc), perhaps a derby?

 

Any tips? I use Loake Aldwych today and i like that last. Any recommendations?

post #4884 of 11778
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Originally Posted by Jazz3Pickz View Post

 

Patience is definitely the key. Just hope you don't have to wait as long as I have. I ordered a pair of dub monks on December 24th, and I've yet to receive them.

I agree with the need to be patient but that may be a little too patient.  Have you contacted anyone at the company to ask what the deal is?  I ordered two pair on Jan 12th, had to change up one pair to another model to get them in time for a trip after about 40 days and finally received the second pair around 60 days after ordering.  Even so, I don't think my order would have come as quickly as it did if I hadn't started politely emailing them asking about progress and letting them know my needs.

 

I'm a big fan of Meermin's quality and service but they absolutely must do something about these delays.

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I don't mind waiting about a month, but any longer than that is a bit much. I ordered a pair on 2/26. On 2/28 they said the shoes are in production and they should ship in 15-20 days. I sent over payment for the shoes on 3/20. I emailed them yesterday (3/24) to see what the status was. I have not heard anything yet.

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Yes the option is to raise the prices...do we want that? No...so please dont complain about waiting time. Jesus...

post #4887 of 11778
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Originally Posted by ktown View Post

I don't mind waiting about a month, but any longer than that is a bit much. I ordered a pair on 2/26. On 2/28 they said the shoes are in production and they should ship in 15-20 days. I sent over payment for the shoes on 3/20. I emailed them yesterday (3/24) to see what the status was. I have not heard anything yet.

Pray that you never get the Alden bug. The wait times for some of the special make ups are really long.
post #4888 of 11778
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post

Pray that you never get the Alden bug. The wait times for some of the special make ups are really long.
Not necessarily even special make ups! How about 16 weeks wait having paid in full up front, no updates on progress. I'll take Meermin all day long over that carry on
post #4889 of 11778
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Originally Posted by OzzyJones View Post

Be very interested to see how well they execute a wholecut in shell. I avoided their shell so far due to the ugly ass inner seam in the 4th picture of model 101426

 

I hope they do well.  I don't anticipate that it will be a true wholecut.  I think a real wholecut takes about 9 weeks to stretch over the last.  If their current lag times are any indication it would take them about a year to make 1 pair of shoes.

 

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Originally Posted by wombus View Post

I was about to order a set of those shell derbies too until I saw that! I really don't understand why it's there. I mean I would expect it's possibly because their shells are smaller than horween/other providers but presumedly smaller pairs could be made without that, or you can go to a style similar to the 101090. (obviously without the captoe)

I'd consider the 101482 if it came in the other shell colors. I feel that the black is too formal.

post #4890 of 11778
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Originally Posted by Grytter View Post

Yes the option is to raise the prices...do we want that? No...so please dont complain about waiting time. Jesus...

I don't think that politely asking for the status of an order that's three months old is complaining, nor do I think that it would be such a bad trade-off to pay a little more for more reasonable turn-around times.  As it stands, I believe that Meermin's quality, design and service makes them worth at least twice as much as they sell for.  Bumping the price by 10 euros or so wouldn't break the bank or make the shoes substantially less desirable.  If you don't agree, that's fine but I'd rather the company raise prices a little bit and stay in business than continue to keep customers waiting so long that they give up on them.

 

Of course that's based entirely on your supposition that Meermin would be required to raise prices to increase production.  Personally, I was taught in my econ classes that increased production led to efficiencies that allowed for lower prices and greater returns.  Perhaps basic market theories have changed since then. smile.gif

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