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post #4891 of 11023

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.

post #4892 of 11023

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

post #4893 of 11023
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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 #4894 of 11023
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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 #4895 of 11023
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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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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 #4896 of 11023
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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

post #4897 of 11023
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Originally Posted by kcox68 View Post

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.

 

Yes, I got an e-mail in January, which told me of quality control issues and that it would take another month to produce the shoes. After a month I e-mailed them and was told they needed another month. I have e-mailed them again now and I'm awaiting their response. 

 

I agree, it's frustrating getting told every 30 days that they need another 30 days instead of just telling the customer that they will likely have to wait 3 months.

post #4898 of 11023
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Originally Posted by poodoodoot View Post

 

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.

 

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

I actually ordered the 101482 without the broguing on the cap - I need a plain black cap toe oxford, and I love cordovan. You could always pay the extra EUR100 and get it MTO.

post #4899 of 11023
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Originally Posted by poodoodoot View Post

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.

I'd consider the 101482 if it came in the other shell colors. I feel that the black is too formal.
In my experience you can have an existing model made in a different colour without incurring the MTO upcharge. That may not apply to shell tho. Email Sandro or Luisa and ask
post #4900 of 11023
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Originally Posted by Jazz3Pickz View Post

 

Yes, I got an e-mail in January, which told me of quality control issues and that it would take another month to produce the shoes. After a month I e-mailed them and was told they needed another month. I have e-mailed them again now and I'm awaiting their response. 

 

I agree, it's frustrating getting told every 30 days that they need another 30 days instead of just telling the customer that they will likely have to wait 3 months.

That sounds horrible.  Sorry you're going through such agony to get a pair of shoes but I can say that they are worth the wait if you can hang on.  I have an email into them now regarding my second order that was promised by the end of the month.  If they can't deliver, I'll be forced to purchase a similar model elsewhere and cancel with Meermin.  It's a shame considering how much I love their shoes but these delays are going to cost them business.

post #4901 of 11023
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Originally Posted by Jazz3Pickz View Post

Yes, I got an e-mail in January, which told me of quality control issues and that it would take another month to produce the shoes. After a month I e-mailed them and was told they needed another month. I have e-mailed them again now and I'm awaiting their response. 

I agree, it's frustrating getting told every 30 days that they need another 30 days instead of just telling the customer that they will likely have to wait 3 months.

While I wouldn't care for the wait, I do appreciate companies that won't ship product unless it passes quality control. I wish Alden would follow suit.
post #4902 of 11023
For what it's worth, I ordered a pair of the standard brown double monks on March 12, got a request for payment on March 18 with the notification that they would ship in 12-15 days. Then a confirmation of payment two days later. Haven't received an update on shipping yet, but I'm still not in the 12-15 day window they told me. Out of curiosity does that window typically mean calendar or business days?
post #4903 of 11023
I'm working on a database of sorts for providing a very, very rudimentary guide to sizing questions that we see so often on this board.

With that in mind - can those of you who are familiar with our beloved Alden (since so many of us wear it), C&J, or others like EG, JL - please state your Brannock ("true size") as well as the sizes and perhaps a brief description of how they compare to the Meermin ones.

I'll start:

Brannock: 9D
Alden Barrie: 8.5D (always a little bit snug in the toes for me, width wise, but not ball)
Alden Trubalance: 8.5D (practically perfect)
Alden Grant: 9D (felt a tiny bit roomy, but its a shell boot)
Alden Plaza: 9D (love the fit, a touch longer)
Alden Aberdeen: 9D (in the loafer/tassel variant, fits well)

MEERMIN HIRO: 8UK (a little loose on the instep, a tiny bit long; 8.5UK was reommended but way too big).
post #4904 of 11023
Brannock: 9D
EG 202, 606, 82, 64, 184: 8.5
EG 888: 8.5, but a bit tight
C&J 337, 341, 325: 8
C&J 330: 8, but a bit tight
Alden Leydon: 9
JL 7000, 9795: 8
Meermin Hiro and Rui: 8 (Hiro is slightly low on the instep, but it's OK after a few wears).
post #4905 of 11023
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

Brannock: 9D
EG 202, 606, 82, 64, 184: 8.5
EG 888: 8.5, but very tight
C&J 337, 341, 325: 8
C&J 330, 8, but a bit tight
Alden Leydon: 9
JL 7000, 9795: 8
Meermin Hiro and Rui: 8 (Hiro is slightly low on the instep, but it's OK after a few wears).

Thanks for your input - how do you view the difference between the Hiro and Rui as far as toebox goes? I'm going to start a new thread soon. I'm gonna try to design an easy to use, standardized way of providing a visualization of the relationships between the different lasts and how people feel about the sizes...
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