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post #6556 of 12106
Damn that sucks. Seems this is real catch as catch can on sizing.
post #6557 of 12106
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Originally Posted by SouthNarc View Post

Did you move up or down or just go with your normal size? I'm an 8.5 US and size a UK 8 in G&G TG73 and EG 888. I'm a bit concerned that I should have gone down a full size instead of my usual half.

Well EG and G&G are half size down standard sizing, meermin is full size down similar to say C&J
post #6558 of 12106
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Well EG and G&G are half size down standard sizing, meermin is full size down similar to say C&J

Well that doesn't bode well for my MTO. I ordered an 8 UK.
post #6559 of 12106
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post


Well EG and G&G are half size down standard sizing, meermin is full size down similar to say C&J

 

Depending on the last, surely?  Considering some of Meermin's are so narrow, that will certainly not always be the case.

post #6560 of 12106
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Depending on the last, surely?  Considering some of Meermin's are so narrow, that will certainly not always be the case.

Ah true I guess but other than Vil / New Rey I think it should be one size down?
post #6561 of 12106

Well, Monkeyface (above) used his normal UK size and is was too small on the Olfe.  I'm just saying if you don't know the last, be careful.  

post #6562 of 12106
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Well, Monkeyface (above) used his normal UK size and is was too small on the Olfe.  I'm just saying if you don't know the last, be careful.  

I think his MTO was actually on Hiro, which I believe is wider than Olfe. Sizing really seems to be hit and miss
post #6563 of 12106
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Originally Posted by OzzyJones View Post

I think his MTO was actually on Hiro, which I believe is wider than Olfe. Sizing really seems to be hit and miss

On the other hand, I don't know anyone that has ordered enough pairs here and could comment on sizing consistencies or the lack of, aka Vass.
post #6564 of 12106
Actually, the sizing is a bit inconsistent in my experience.
post #6565 of 12106
Have the guys who were stung by UPS been reimbursed?
post #6566 of 12106

Bulled the toe. Still haven't worn these out, only around the house to break-in.

 

post #6567 of 12106

I love purple, i hate those ^ laces on that shoe

 

After receieving my MTO Museum calf and wearing my classic line oxfords for a year, I have to say that I am done with Meermin.

There was intention to buy a pair of plain cap toe, black oxfords however that idea is shelved.

 

The MTO are not up to the standard for the price paid and the classic line squeak so loudly they are unwearable in an office environment.

Seeing the mounting QA issues and my own experince with Meermin's poor QA, resulting in crooked welts, off centre medallions and split soles,

I think it is time the forum found an alternate shoe maker.

 

Any suggestions?

post #6568 of 12106
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Originally Posted by UnnamedPlayer View Post

I love purple, i hate those ^ laces on that shoe

After receieving my MTO Museum calf and wearing my classic line oxfords for a year, I have to say that I am done with Meermin.
There was intention to buy a pair of plain cap toe, black oxfords however that idea is shelved.

The MTO are not up to the standard for the price paid and the classic line squeak so loudly they are unwearable in an office environment.
Seeing the mounting QA issues and my own experince with Meermin's poor QA, resulting in crooked welts, off centre medallions and split soles,
I think it is time the forum found an alternate shoe maker.

Any suggestions?

Gaziano & Girling on sale at Barneys, black westbury is still readily available in a few stores
post #6569 of 12106
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Originally Posted by UnnamedPlayer View Post

I love purple, i hate those ^ laces on that shoe

 

After receieving my MTO Museum calf and wearing my classic line oxfords for a year, I have to say that I am done with Meermin.

There was intention to buy a pair of plain cap toe, black oxfords however that idea is shelved.

 

The MTO are not up to the standard for the price paid and the classic line squeak so loudly they are unwearable in an office environment.

Seeing the mounting QA issues and my own experince with Meermin's poor QA, resulting in crooked welts, off centre medallions and split soles,

I think it is time the forum found an alternate shoe maker.

 

Any suggestions?

 

Allen Edmonds or Alden.  Unless you want to go through the same experience with Vass at $600+, with its infamous inconsistent sizing and sometimes randomized product specs.  Dealing directly with EG is also futile with their "don't give a bloody fuck" communication policy and randomized product shipment.  John Lobb is very good.  G&G got gg'ed by Barney so won't have wide availability and prices will be leffot'ed in the US; thankfully theres always Nick @ BE.  AS shoes quality isn't up there but prices are.  C&J HG is very good compare to all others but with limited width options.

 

Or easier, bespoke.

post #6570 of 12106

Can't disagree with anything Mr Chogal said (as usual).

 

But if Meermin is your budget, try Barker or Loake at the lower end as a price and quality equivalent to AE with more European last shapes.  Or for a few bucks more - AE full price to the lower end of Alden, try Cheaney or even CJ benchgrade.  They've all done good work for me over the years.

 

And as an antidote to terrible customer service, try www.herringshoes.co.uk or www.pediwear.co.uk, for a good range of most of the above, always something on sale in your size, easy websites, friendly advice on sizing and delivery, and finally, some make-ups in their own name that are pretty cool.  I also hear good things about www.theshoehealer.co.uk whose site isn't as good, but I'm told are very helpful, and have a good angle on Tricker's MTO.  AFPOS (check their own thread here) are highly recommended for anything to do with AS.

 

By the way, given all the troubles mentioned above re. shipping to the US, if you're stateside, then the companies I mentioned can all ship by USPS/EMS to minimise your charges, if you ask.  Pediwear use that service by default anyway.  Good luck.

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