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Ozzy, it's AMA and New Rey. That's my photo.
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Gyasih, can you provide some feedback on the lasts? In your opinion, between Olfe, Ben and New Rey, which looks sleeker and more elegant?
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Ozzy, it's AMA and New Rey. That's my photo.
Cheers G. Just thought it looked very narrow thru the toe. I'll post comparisons pics between Rey and Olfe when I FINALLY get my shooz!!
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PapaRuberry, would be great if you can organize one for those who have missed out, I'm sure a lot of people will appreciate it icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

I would do another museum calf version once the hatchgrain one is finished. Most likely in plum museum calf . Anyone has any idea what other makers makes a shoe like the one below?I know Cleverly's and Bestetti do. Would appreciate some pics biggrin.gif I think they will look awesome in plum museum calf.

 

 

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PapaRuberry, would be great if you can organize one for those who have missed out, I'm sure a lot of people will appreciate it icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif


I would do another museum calf version once the hatchgrain one is finished. Most likely in plum museum calf . Anyone has any idea what other makers makes a shoe like the one below?I know Cleverly's and Bestetti do. Would appreciate some pics biggrin.gif
 I think they will look awesome in plum museum calf.




Smart. Now everybody who ordered the museum calf in the first MTO run will be interested in the second because there is some variance, and those who missed out in the first would also be interested in this order because it's essentially also made out of museum calf.

Here are some pictures:

The last makes the difference.



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One suggestion: For the hatchgrain wholecut, how about five pairs of eyelets instead of six?

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I have no shoe money left. I hate you all frown.gif
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My Museum MTO just arrived at home.
Might have to leave work early today :-D
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I hate you most of all
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One suggestion: For the hatchgrain wholecut, how about five pairs of eyelets instead of six?

I do prefer 5 pairs of eyelets as well, instead of 6. Like these other G&G:s posted here before:


I think a chiseled version of Olfe sounds good, if possible. Otherwise Ben is a good option, I actually think it's an underrated last, looks great on pics at least. I do prefer a square toe in this case, which luckily seems to be Terrorsquads plan.
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Warning: "JL" by Meermin?! (Click to show)

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Wonderful pictures, and congratulations.  I see as well as John Lobb's leather, you have John Lobb's logo on the waist.  lol8[1].gif

 

 

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@bboys, the olfe is beautiful in real life, and most definitely not bulky. Bulkier compared to the vil or new ray sure, but bugger all people can fit in to them!

 

And that is the point, isn't it?  Thinner lasts are supposedly more "elegant", but unless you have thin feet, it means you have to size up to the point where the toes are just too long and break in the wrong place.  I've seen a lot of G&G pics on here where that appears to be the case.  I think quite often when the advice is "size up for this last", it really should mean "get a last that's wide enough for your feet".  The toe shape makes a big difference to how the last looks, but personally I think the New Rey is extremely narrow, and although it looks good in the pics, it's a shame they didn't pick a more "average" shape for their default Linea Maestro last.  It's not their fault though - G&G, even JL and EG, also seem to default to a pretty narrow style in the name of elegance.

 

 

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Originally Posted by terrorsquad View Post

Anyone has any idea what other makers makes a shoe like the one below?

 

 

 

 

 

In the Meermin price range, check this out from Septieme Largeur.  245 Euros including VAT (about 204 without), in a couple of nice colours.  Or alternatively, buy it in undyed "crust" and choose your own patina for an extra 75 Euros (62.5 without VAT).  Not hand-welted, but not made in China either.  $300 for a completely customised quality balmoral with channeled stitching and a pretty waist, it's a pretty good alternative by all accounts.  Again, I fear this last is a bit narrow for me though, and they don't do MTO.  


Edited by mimo - 5/14/13 at 6:14am
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I have a pair from their LM in the New Rey last and I don't really like it. It's a size UK7, half a size bigger from my other Meermins. It's not a good fit. It's too long. The last just doesn't work for me - UK6.5 would definitely be too tight (judging from how the Olfe in UK6.5 fits me), and although UK7 fits width-wise, it's too long.

 

I think the Ben last would be nice. I suggested this for the museum MTO but nobody else seemed to want it. lol8[1].gif

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LM allows for wider widths, don't they?

Ben does look good, and I can only imagine what a modified Ben would look.
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Not from the RTW LM that I know of, no. MTO might.

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I have a pair from their LM in the New Rey last and I don't really like it. It's a size UK7, half a size bigger from my other Meermins. It's not a good fit. It's too long. The last just doesn't work for me - UK6.5 would definitely be too tight (judging from how the Olfe in UK6.5 fits me), and although UK7 fits width-wise, it's too long.

 

I think the Ben last would be nice. I suggested this for the museum MTO but nobody else seemed to want it. lol8[1].gif

I agree something in the Ben/Ama region with a more chiseled toe would look awesome!

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