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post #5671 of 10973
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Originally Posted by Zarium View Post

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.
post #5672 of 10973
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Originally Posted by joshyle View Post


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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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

@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
post #5673 of 10973

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

post #5674 of 10973
LM allows for wider widths, don't they?

Ben does look good, and I can only imagine what a modified Ben would look.
post #5675 of 10973

Not from the RTW LM that I know of, no. MTO might.

post #5676 of 10973
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Originally Posted by Zarium View Post

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!

post #5677 of 10973
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Originally Posted by Zarium View Post

Not from the RTW LM that I know of, no. MTO might.

MTO allows for modified last but it takes the up charge to 150 iirc
post #5678 of 10973
(Sorry, posted what Ozzy said at the same time - yes, that's also what I was told; wider fittings mean the higher 150 Euro MTO charge).

Edited by mimo - 5/14/13 at 6:16am
post #5679 of 10973
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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

For those keeping score, my UPS note says I owe $41. Bummer.

$35.65
post #5680 of 10973
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Originally Posted by OzzyJones View Post



93 bucks is painful! You'd be better using a proxy at that rate!

I don't understand why it''s so high over here in Canada (Edmonton, Alberta, specifically). I got a pair of DM and the customs came out to $51. There's no way to fight these charges, eh?

I'll look into a proxy for future purchases, but I should probably hold off on any new shoes for a good while. satisfied.gif
post #5681 of 10973
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Originally Posted by joshyle View Post

I don't understand why it''s so high over here in Canada (Edmonton, Alberta, specifically). I got a pair of DM and the customs came out to $51. There's no way to fight these charges, eh?

I'll look into a proxy for future purchases, but I should probably hold off on any new shoes for a good while. satisfied.gif

They don't like you having nice things!
post #5682 of 10973
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Originally Posted by timotune View Post

My Museum MTO just arrived at home.
Might have to leave work early today :-D

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joshyle - those look fantastic!
post #5683 of 10973
Museums are on their way!! Woohoo!
post #5684 of 10973

I'm in for the hatchgrain wholecuts on the proviso that they,

A) Use a chisel toe last,

B) Have a low/squeezed toe box, and

C) Make the foot shape symmetrical

 

Pretty much the photo shown by Terrorsquad to highlight the leather is the perfect execution of hatch grain.

 

No point using a "loud" skin and dulling it by using a round toe or some brouging.

post #5685 of 10973
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Originally Posted by Cunrad View Post


I for one would be interested in a second run of the museum calf oxford, preferably with the exact same specs as before.

me too
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