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Have anyone seen Plum Museum IRL? How strong is the purple hue? It looks more as burgundy / dark red than a plum on my screen.

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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.

 

And make it a double monk to go full iGent...

 

Hatch grain is a casual printed/pressed leather more suitable for country shoes, not something to be worn proud and showcased like croc or lizard suede.

 

p.s., symmetrical lasts shapes are inorganic and inelegant.

p.s.s., Meermin does not have a chisel toe last.  Square, yes.  But not chiseled.

 

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That's what the picture said. Ama v New Rey -- but I don't know for sure, so you might be right.

Okay, let me temper my response: I think there are BETTER lasts than the Olfe. It's a fine last in and of itself, but in comparison with other lasts, I think there might be better.

I had to size up by 1/2 on New Rey though because it's quite sleek and I have a wide forefoot.

 

Sleek and narrow lasts doesn't always look better.  Actually it looks dreadfully ugly if you do not possess legs of giraffe with a starving teenage boy body.

 

It's all about proportions.

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^^ Word.

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Got my mtos, slightly surprised they were made even though I didn't pay (though thought I did as I never got an email asking for payment). Hiro last looks better than I expected and is still reasonably sleek a la EG 202. Finishing is good, one toe tap is not on even and there's a gap (still functional right?) and some wrinkles in leather but nothing major. Also did anyone have a strong chemical smell on their shoes? Mine reek? Maybe just hot LA weather

Also had a shipping address that I wanted to change, thankfully I had not paid or they would have been sent to the wrong address as Meermin didn't reply until 4 days later.

Crappy cell indoor pic:
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It's all about proportions.

Great advice, not just for shoe lasts, but for almost everything.
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

And make it a double monk to go full iGent...

Hatch grain is a casual printed/pressed leather more suitable for country shoes, not something to be worn proud and showcased like croc or lizard suede.

p.s., symmetrical lasts shapes are inorganic and inelegant.
p.s.s., Meermin does not have a chisel toe last.  Square, yes.  But not chiseled.


Sleek and narrow lasts doesn't always look better.  Actually it looks dreadfully ugly if you do not possess legs of giraffe with a starving teenage boy body.

It's all about proportions.

That's true, though I'm not sure who, on the thread, is saying that sleek and narrow lasts always look better.

I prefer shoes that have a slightly wider vamp that taper towards the toe-box to create a chisel/point as opposed to one that is uniformly slim. Shoes that are out of proportion are, naturally, ugly. Like suits. Like tie against lapels etc.
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I prefer shoes that have a slightly wider vamp that taper towards the toe-box to create a chisel/point as opposed to one that is uniformly slim.

 

I agree.

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That's true, though I'm not sure who, on the thread, is saying that sleek and narrow lasts always look better.

I prefer shoes that have a slightly wider vamp that taper towards the toe-box to create a chisel/point as opposed to one that is uniformly slim. Shoes that are out of proportion are, naturally, ugly. Like suits. Like tie against lapels etc.

 

You are talking from a top down perspective and your description is fairly generic to square, narrow rounded, chisel or even rounded lasts.

 

But a chisel last (as oppose to square) has a knock down effect towards the tip of the toe box, most visibly from the side profile.

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I have sent 3 emails to Pepe in the past week with no response whatsoever. Any idea of where he might be or why no response?
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Also did anyone have a strong chemical smell on their shoes? Mine reek?

 

Mine smell chemical leathery.

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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

 

And make it a double monk to go full iGent...

 

Hatch grain is a casual printed/pressed leather more suitable for country shoes, not something to be worn proud and showcased like croc or lizard suede.

 

p.s., symmetrical lasts shapes are inorganic and inelegant.

p.s.s., Meermin does not have a chisel toe last.  Square, yes.  But not chiseled.

 

 

Sleek and narrow lasts doesn't always look better.  Actually it looks dreadfully ugly if you do not possess legs of giraffe with a starving teenage boy body.

 

It's all about proportions.

 

Just to be clear, in your opinion the following shoes look like shit?

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Does anyone here own the Meermin Black Captoes on Hiro last, not sure if i should go AE park avenues or these.

If anyone does can you post a real life picture also.

Thanks
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Just to be clear, in your opinion the following shoes look like shit?

 

No, but the choices is certainly very interesting and conflicted. 

 

Whole cut construction is the perfect canvass to showcase exotic leathers such as crocs, stingrays, etc, or to showcase patine work by patine artists at Berluti or elsewhere, or to showcase a mirror like elegant mirror shine.

 

But here, we have a pair of whole cuts with hatch grain, a printed calf leather.  Not the best quality leather, nor the most expensive ones, nor is it suitable for patine work or mirror shine.  It is, to me, akin to using Cordovan leather to construct a pair of embroiled house slipper.  Not the best choice IMHO.

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No, but the choices is certainly very interesting and conflicted. 

 

Whole cut construction is the perfect canvass to showcase exotic leathers such as crocs, stingrays, etc, or to showcase patine work by patine artists at Berluti or elsewhere, or to showcase a mirror like elegant mirror shine.

 

But here, we have a pair of whole cuts with hatch grain, a printed calf leather.  Not the best quality leather, nor the most expensive ones, nor is it suitable for patine work or mirror shine.  It is, to me, akin to using Cordovan leather to construct a pair of embroiled house slipper.  Not the best choice IMHO.

 

To be honest, I don't even understand the hatchgrain thing, which is why I haven't been on board with this MTO.

 

Definitely down for a chiseled last, though Ben seems adequate.

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If I have not mistaken, hatch grain was made/printed to imitate the long lost Russian calf texture.

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