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post #6091 of 11630
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Originally Posted by griffon_id View Post


The black cordovan cap toe oxford looks nice! May I know is it modified from model# 101482 which is in Hiro last?

 

It's exactly that one! I just wanted a shell cap-toe oxford without broguing, so that's all that was modified... no broguing and the stitching has been moved closer together. (http://www.meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?idioma=eng&id=4042 linked again for interest)

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Just wondering if change the black cordovan to brown or burgundy cordovan, would that incur MTO up-charge.
post #6093 of 11630
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Originally Posted by griffon_id View Post

Just wondering if change the black cordovan to brown or burgundy cordovan, would that incur MTO up-charge.
I got a colour change without upcharge. Not shell but Norvegesse so worth asking
post #6094 of 11630
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Originally Posted by wombus View Post

Just got my first Meermins: Blue Suede Derbies from the classic range and Black Cordovan Cap-toe Oxfords (semi-mto) from the LM range



As someone who posted a req way back for Black Shell pics+info, thanks so much for sharing (plus heads-up PM! fistbump.gif)

Geez, you've only joined since Jan'13 w/21 posts and you're already doing semi-MTO orders for shell from a niche shoe maker? Unless you're a sock puppet, you are way ahead of the "usual" StyleForum evolution curve - bravo!
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Ok guys, here is the last for the hatchgrain MTO. According to Pepe, its an E width. Just wanted some feedback on this last. Pepe will be making a sample of the hatchgrain shoe next week and I'll post some pics of it





Edited by terrorsquad - 5/24/13 at 8:53am
post #6096 of 11630
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Originally Posted by zbromer View Post

It's just not uncommon. This isnt a good thing, but it's part of the custom process for shoes, for clothes, for furniture, for homes. I've had tailors make things incorrectly. When it matters, I say something and, generally, they make things right. If it's inconsequential to me, I let it pass. C'est la vie.

 

Bespoke is different.  Fits taking a long time to get right etc., sometimes it takes a lot of adjustment, and sometimes it's just never going to be right.  I get that.  And with MTO or even RTW, there are going to be tiny blemishes and mistakes here and there.  But if you have a piece of paper on it that says "make this in blue" and you make it in red, without a word to the customer, that's at best sloppy, and at worst, contemptuous to the people who make your living.

 

Anyway, sorry to put a downer - I'm glad it wasn't a big deal for you and hope your shoes are great!  Still want pics! :)

post #6097 of 11630
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

That said, some of the issues are definitely overblown. Say, misaligned toe medallion, which runs rampant for EG, or say leather clicking, which runs rampant at C&J. I know people do expect perfection but then for all RTW or even for bespoke, perfection is only a goal but not reality.
I agree -- I've seen a few posts earlier here where I thought people may expect too much. Considering the price point and the fact some of the process is done by hand, in no way do I expect perfect shoes. That would be naive.

In my case, I was quite unsure of what to make of it; especially since this is was my 3rd pair of proper leather shoes with brouging, giving me a pretty weak basis for comparing. I can't see any off center brouging on my two pairs from Loake though, but they were about $150 more than the Meermin's. In hindsight I see that I should've been clearer in my posts - I was looking for some input on whether this is an acceptable amount of imperfection, and not necessarily claiming that the welt was too uneven or the brouging off centered by too much.
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Originally Posted by terrorsquad View Post

Ok guys, here is the last for the hatchgrain MTO. According to Pepe, its an E width. Just wanted some feedback on this last. Pepe will be making a sample of the hatchgrain shoe next week and I'll post some pics of it

 

That last looks sweet!

post #6099 of 11630
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Originally Posted by terrorsquad View Post

Ok guys, here is the last for the hatchgrain MTO. According to Pepe, its an E width. Just wanted some feedback on this last. Pepe will be making a sample of the hatchgrain shoe next week and I'll post some pics of it




 

I think you've done a great job so far! I don't have the imagination to turn a last into a shoe shape so I'm looking forward to seeing how the leather wraps around the last.

but not too pointed, not too broad and the chisel looks great - perhaps a fraction square at the toes (if I had to criticise in any way) but as I said - Looking forward to seeing how the leather responds.

post #6100 of 11630
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Originally Posted by terrorsquad View Post

Ok guys, here is the last for the hatchgrain MTO. According to Pepe, its an E width. Just wanted some feedback on this last. Pepe will be making a sample of the hatchgrain shoe next week and I'll post some pics of it





That is a very wide toe box for a chiseled last. Or very not tapered. Or very square. Reminded me of those obscene toes-chopped-off-square-chisel bespoke shoes.
post #6101 of 11630
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Originally Posted by wombus View Post

I think you've done a great job so far! I don't have the imagination to turn a last into a shoe shape so I'm looking forward to seeing how the leather wraps around the last.


but not too pointed, not too broad and the chisel looks great - perhaps a fraction square at the toes (if I had to criticise in any way) but as I said - Looking forward to seeing how the leather responds.

Not hard to imagine shoes from lasts. They will be wider and bulkier than lasts, with softer lines without all the razor sharp edges.
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Still want pics! smile.gif

They're brown PTBs with a haf sole (and NON-green lining). Not particularly picture worthy.
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Finally got my Museum Calf MTOs. Had to have a medallion added to justify another pair of brown oxfords, but I think they look great. No defects that I can see.

 

 

post #6104 of 11630
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Originally Posted by ddsg View Post

Finally got my Museum Calf MTOs. Had to have a medallion added to justify another pair of brown oxfords, but I think they look great. No defects that I can see.

 

 

Good looking shoe.

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Originally Posted by tomrakewell View Post

 

That last looks sweet!

 

 

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Originally Posted by wombus View Post

I think you've done a great job so far! I don't have the imagination to turn a last into a shoe shape so I'm looking forward to seeing how the leather wraps around the last.

but not too pointed, not too broad and the chisel looks great - perhaps a fraction square at the toes (if I had to criticise in any way) but as I said - Looking forward to seeing how the leather responds.

 

 

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Originally Posted by chogall View Post


That is a very wide toe box for a chiseled last. Or very not tapered. Or very square. Reminded me of those obscene toes-chopped-off-square-chisel bespoke shoes.

 

I in a way agree with the fact that its a bit too square; maybe will work on it to be a bit more refined in the toebox are.

 

Below are some pictures of a sample shoe lasted on this last; again will appreciate feedback and suggestions on this last smile.gif The shoe below reminds me of the C&J Lowndess in the 348 last and the slight bump reminds me of the Carmina Simpson last and a bit of the Vass U-last

 

 

 

 

 

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