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Correct me if im wrong, are there 2 group buy happen together? Im confused is there any difference between two
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Originally Posted by attk View Post

Correct me if im wrong, are there 2 group buy happen together? Im confused is there any difference between two

 

Yes, there are 2 going on. I am handling the plum museum calf MTO while PapaRuberry (Alex) is handling the re-run of the dark brown museum calf MTO.

post #6018 of 11078
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Originally Posted by Digger CT View Post

Will the Adelaide 1 have the peaked heel counter aka G&G St James II?

Yup, it will. It will follow the exact design of the picture I posted biggrin.gif

 

For those who have sent me your information, thank you very much. Do expect a mass email on the total specs of the shoe by this weekend; will be calling Pepe on Friday to discuss the specs but will email him the details so he can go through it again.

post #6019 of 11078
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Originally Posted by terrorsquad View Post

 

Yes, there are 2 going on. I am handling the plum museum calf MTO while PapaRuberry (Alex) is handling the re-run of the dark brown museum calf MTO.


And Hatchgrain is On Hold until after these MTO's are complete?

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And Hatchgrain is On Hold until after these MTO's are complete?

 

It will be on hold until Pepe has made sample shoes out of it (he informed me he wants to try working on the leather as this is their first time handling hatchgrain); once he gives the green light we will proceed with it.It will start a bit later then the museum calf MTO but certainly not after these MTO's are finished. That would be too long of a wait biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by terrorsquad View Post

 

Yes, there are 2 going on. I am handling the plum museum calf MTO while PapaRuberry (Alex) is handling the re-run of the dark brown museum calf MTO.

 

I might have to start all my posts with a giant "DARK BROWN MUSEUM CALF MTO" header from now on!

 

Chasing the following people:

 

kwhunter

vriche

lychyrychy

Fiestaplatypus

WiredandTried

 

And I'm also chasing a few others on another forum, and some real life (tm) friends as well.

 

Waiting to hear back from Pepe in regards to the possibility of museum calf belts, as well as an ETA from the tannery, etc etc

 

But thanks to those who have PM'ed me back so quickly with their details. I have 18 people's details so far. Great work everyone. Sorry if I'm brief in the PM's; but there are a lot of you messaging me and unfortunately I have a life outside of SF that needs attending to. 

 

Cheers,

 

Alex

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Originally Posted by terrorsquad View Post

Ozzy, glad that Pepe sorted that out for you. I agree, he is fantastic guy to deal with icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif


Ok, guys, for the plum museum calf MTO I have decided that we should do 2 styles for the adelaide:


Adelaide 1 (with brogueing on the toe cap)









Adelaide 2 (plain with no brogueing ala Carmina )










 but will be made similar to this one:





Also, I am thinking of having the soles painted dark red (similar to the plum museum colour) .

So let the orders begin. Please send me the following:

1) Full Name
2) Email
3) Shoe preference (adelaide (1), adelaide (2) or single monk ala JL Vale).

to this email address:

meerminmto@yahoo.com

I am working with Pepe on certain additional details that will make this MTO even more special compared to the last one but I will update all the participants via email. All the details of the shoe (including insole lining colour etc) will also be informed via email.

So far, based on the pre-orders I have, the response have been very encouraging icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif
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Originally Posted by OzzyJones View Post

You were working on additional details for the last one! Wha' happened!? You're just a tease TS!
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Originally Posted by SoGent View Post

   just for clarity . . . . are we saying plum museum precisely like the carmina above ?
   also, price & last check please. apologies if it has already been discussed.

I'm sorry to be an idiot, but I'm unclear on #2. It will be like the brown one, but no toe cap, yes?
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David, you are correct smile.gif

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Does Meermin have a last similar to the alcudia from Carmina?

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Originally Posted by Joshua Lee View Post

Does Meermin have a last similar to the alcudia from Carmina?

Maybe the Ama last?

Thanks to those who have emailed me for the Plum Museum Calf Group Buy. We have surpassed the minimum of 25 pairs and in the region of 30 pairs for this group buy. I will send you all and email this weekend in which I will wrap up the orders for this group buy.
Edited by terrorsquad - 5/21/13 at 3:12am
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Wore my Museum Calf shoes for about 10 hours today, including the 1.5km walk to and from the train, and they came up fine.

 

Creasing is as expected, however I will say that I think they had done something different with the throat/opening of the shoe, where your foot goes in, as this is a

a lot sloppier than on my previous par of Meermin's.

I am getting some heel slip, however my bigger concern is the bellowing/flexing of the side leather, shouldn't cause any major aesthetic problems, just a bit of

weird feeling when walking.

post #6027 of 11078
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"Pepe Albaladejo - Meermin

9/6/12

to me
Hi Mr ...

The difference of the different pieces of leather is due to the finishing of the Suede we have made to the shoes, maybe you don't like it at all but is not difficult to get an uniform tone using a Spray."

From my dealings with Pepe, Sandro, and Luisa, this response seems very unusual - not in it's substance but in it's delivery.  My experience with suede is that it can be difficult to perfectly match coloration at times so I agree with Pepe when he suggests spraying the shoes if the color isn't as closely matched as you'd like (unless the colors are wildly different, which doesn't appear to be the case).  However, when he said "maybe you don't like it at all..." is out of character for him.  Could I ask to hear the content of your email to him that generated this response?  I'm not suggesting that you were intentionally rude but perhaps the message could have been interpreted as such, especially with the language difference.

post #6028 of 11078
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

"Pepe Albaladejo - Meermin

9/6/12

to me
Hi Mr ...

The difference of the different pieces of leather is due to the finishing of the Suede we have made to the shoes, maybe you don't like it at all but is not difficult to get an uniform tone using a Spray."

 

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Originally Posted by kcox68 View Post

From my dealings with Pepe, Sandro, and Luisa, this response seems very unusual - not in it's substance but in it's delivery.  My experience with suede is that it can be difficult to perfectly match coloration at times so I agree with Pepe when he suggests spraying the shoes if the color isn't as closely matched as you'd like (unless the colors are wildly different, which doesn't appear to be the case).  However, when he said "maybe you don't like it at all..." is out of character for him.  Could I ask to hear the content of your email to him that generated this response?  I'm not suggesting that you were intentionally rude but perhaps the message could have been interpreted as such, especially with the language difference.

 

I think "maybe you don't like it at all..." means "maybe you do not prefer the option of spraying but it is not difficult....".

There may not be different words for 'like' and 'prefer' in Spanish.

post #6029 of 11078

All of the above might be right.  But if "it's not difficult at all", why wasn't it done before they were sent to the customer?  Nobody should receive a pair of shoes that looks like that, in a personal order from a small family business especially.

post #6030 of 11078
Pics of the creases on the museum calf MTO. I'm not worked up about it or trying to warn anyone away from Meermin. This is just for everyone's information. I don't actually consider the creases on top bad, I just don't usually get a double crease like this. And the creases on the side aren't normal for me. I'm still happy with the shoes.



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