Looks like my black whole-cuts and burgundy side-laced oxfords are shipping very soon which is a relief since I needed the whole-cuts for a formal event next weekend. However, I had originally ordered the Classic whole-cuts but they weren't going to be ready in time even though I ordered around 45 days ago. Instead, I asked if the LM whole-cuts were available and offered to pay the increased price. They are also sending a free belt which I thought was very generous of them, especially since I was going to get one with my next order, anyway.
I'm excited to see if I can tell the difference in quality between the Classic and LM lines. The Classics I have are very good quality and have been holding up with 2-3 days use per week with no problem. I would absolutely put the quality of Meermin's Classic line above AE as did my tailor and my cobbler. If the LM are even better and still less than AE firsts at retail, I think that's a steal.
Great! I would be interested in hearing about the difference between the Classic and LM shoes. On another note, Luisa told me my shoes should be shipped in about 15 days so I'm hoping to have my first pair of Meermin's soon. I actually prefer the look of the Classic line compared to the LM line, as a 22-year-old student my shoes tend to get beat up a lot. However, if I were wearing suits regularly I think the Olfe last would be perfect.