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post #6616 of 12100
My two pairs of LM MTO have no squeaking problems. And both of them got regular wears for the past 9 months+ combined.
post #6617 of 12100
Could this be the great Meermin crash of 2013? I have 2 pair, 1 LM MTO an one classic line, happy with both. But certainly understand some of the frustrations. Probably just getting too big for their boots.
post #6618 of 12100
The great crash is G&G being pulled out from Barney's.
post #6619 of 12100
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Originally Posted by sauburbanscum View Post

I wear a US 10 in Alden unlined loafers, what size should I go for on the Hiro last for the double monks, UK 9?
post #6620 of 12100
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Originally Posted by Win545 View Post


Are these light brown or dark brown?

 

It's described as tan color on their website, it looks like medium brown (a little bit too light) when it came.

 

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Originally Posted by JaymzBawnd View Post

I've been considering purchasing those for a while, they look beautiful.  How's the sizing compared to your standard US size? The width?

I normally wear 8D US, this ones I bought is 7UK based on last Hiro which I believe that equal to wide width. Regretably, I haven't put on this shoes so far. I'll try it today and inform you later, Sir :D

post #6621 of 12100

Does anyone have experience with both Carmina's Rain last and Meermin's Olfe last? How do the two compare fit wise?
 

post #6622 of 12100
Nope only Olfe and Robert, which fit similar. Olfe is a bit tighter in the heel (a good thing for me).
post #6623 of 12100
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

My two pairs of LM MTO have no squeaking problems. And both of them got regular wears for the past 9 months+ combined.

Since I put the insoles supplied by them into my museums they've started squeaking unbearably but I think that's just cos the insole is rubbing. Hopefully trimming it solves the problem.

Southnarc. Kent Wang have DC Lewis (handgrade) in ilcea calf. Think they come out roughly the same price as Meermin in that leather
post #6624 of 12100

Ok guys, pictures of samples shoes for the plain toe adelaides in Plum Museum Calf MTO. The left one is on the Olfe last while the right one is on the Hiro last.

 

As usual, any comments or feedback would be greatly appreciated icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

post #6625 of 12100
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Originally Posted by thecool85 View Post

Does anyone have experience with both Carmina's Rain last and Meermin's Olfe last? How do the two compare fit wise?

 


Hehe, as luck would have it, I have Rain and Hiro. Rain does not crimp my little toe, so i guess it is slightly wider, and I have slight heel slip in Hiro, so i guess Rain is longer, and Rain slightly narrower at the heel.
post #6626 of 12100
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Originally Posted by newtoshoes View Post

 

Regarding possible defects I am surprised that nobody except for me has mentioned any problems with squeaking shoes so far. Maybe some people have it but don't consider mentioning?

 

I mentioned this in my earlier post; My shoes are squeaking so fucking loudly I am just about ready to stop wearing them.

 

A quick test leads me to believe it is the upper rubbing in the crease where my foot bends when walking.

Talcum powder has done sweet fuck all to fix the problem so it isn't a  welt issue.

post #6627 of 12100

Ah, ok. Sorry that I didn't remember/accidentally skipped that. However, it seems that this is - based on the incidents - a rather rare/minor issue.

 

So far, I haven't been able to test my new wholecuts because I currently don't wear suits. So I'm excited if my new shoes will have the same problem. However, if this is the case, I will try the Talcum powder.

 

I assume you don't have experiences with both the Ama and Hiro last regarding sizing?

post #6628 of 12100
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

Could this be the great Meermin crash of 2013? I have 2 pair, 1 LM MTO an one classic line, happy with both. But certainly understand some of the frustrations. Probably just getting too big for their boots.

Been following this thread for about 6 weeks and ordered and have worn my classic line double monks 4 times since then. Quite happy with them except for what seems to be a bit of uneven polish job on one shoe, easily fixed of course with a new coat of polish. I have to say the overall tone of recent posts seems to be more negative than positive. I did not read much of the posts from last year, but I assumed most were positive and given the activity of this thread Meermin was all the rage prior the current dissidence.

It seems more of the issues are with MTO orders, versus RTW orders? Which I think might very well be given we all expect a higher standard, as we are asking for specifics with an MTO and expect them to executed flawlessly, and also at the price point which seem to range from 280-380 euros leads to higher expectations. Even though in reality an MTO is harder to execute with an initial small batch of 25 shoes, when people are asking for custom lasts, new leathers, etc.

I would say the corollary to this is, with the pricing of their classic and LM lines and higher volume production, customer expectations are met if not routinely exceeded?

I would agree with the frustration of folks that were hit with huge custom charges that Meermin should be looking at ways to compensation for their error. Maybe not a full refund, but some sort of credit or free belts/accessories.
post #6629 of 12100
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Originally Posted by smoothmoose View Post

Been following this thread for about 6 weeks and ordered and have worn my classic line double monks 4 times since then. Quite happy with them except for what seems to be a bit of uneven polish job on one shoe, easily fixed of course with a new coat of polish. I have to say the overall tone of recent posts seems to be more negative than positive. I did not read much of the posts from last year, but I assumed most were positive and given the activity of this thread Meermin was all the rage prior the current dissidence.

It seems more of the issues are with MTO orders, versus RTW orders? Which I think might very well be given we all expect a higher standard, as we are asking for specifics with an MTO and expect them to executed flawlessly, and also at the price point which seem to range from 280-380 euros leads to higher expectations. Even though in reality an MTO is harder to execute with an initial small batch of 25 shoes, when people are asking for custom lasts, new leathers, etc.

I would say the corollary to this is, with the pricing of their classic and LM lines and higher volume production, customer expectations are met if not routinely exceeded?

I would agree with the frustration of folks that were hit with huge custom charges that Meermin should be looking at ways to compensation for their error. Maybe not a full refund, but some sort of credit or free belts/accessories.

what size did you go for in the double monks? could you provide some context with a size in other brands you wear.
post #6630 of 12100
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Originally Posted by smoothmoose View Post

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I would say the corollary to this is, with the pricing of their classic and LM lines and higher volume production, customer expectations are met if not routinely exceeded?
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I think that the overall quality and the design exceed the expectations in most cases. Even if some problems occur (as for example the often quoted sole splitting issues) I suppose that this would not be a big deal if Meermin managed to react on these problems a) in time and b) equally across different customers. It is always a big problem if they make promises that are not kept at all. I know that this is at least partly due to the Spanish culture, but Meermin is aware that they are mostly dealing with customers outside Spain.

 

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Originally Posted by smoothmoose View Post

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I would agree with the frustration of folks that were hit with huge custom charges that Meermin should be looking at ways to compensation for their error. Maybe not a full refund, but some sort of credit or free belts/accessories.
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I'm almost pretty sure that if charged customs are too high due to wrong tariff code declaration by Meermin, they are legally obliged to refund the money in the amount that was falsely charged too high. There must also be some way to correct this misspecification afterwards so they can get the money back from the institution that charged the customs.

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