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post #6961 of 11558
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Originally Posted by wombus View Post

 

You're kidding aren't you? Meermin's shoes are substantially cheaper than J Fitzpatrick (~GBP320 vs ~EUR260 for LM) close to 2/3rds the price on current exchange rates

Justin doesn't produce anything close to the volumes Meermin does. He's defending Meermin because he has far more knowledge and experience in shoe making that just about anyone on here! I've got 3 pairs of Meermins and the only QC issue I have is that on my classic line suede derbies the nape of the suede is in opposite directions. (which makes no cosmetic difference 99% of the time)

The fact is that forum participants are more likely to complain about their issues (no matter how small) than they are to report on their expectations being met. I completely understand the blog entry Justin made and I am totally sympathetic. Some of the complaints I read on here really annoy me (some are legitimate and I sympathise)

Good post. There's a lot of that on this forum. Complaints about small issues that came with a small price. I'm guilty of it myself. I guess I'll have to watch myself a little closer, try to understand the situation.

 

I guess, the next mistake someone sees on their shoes, they should ask, "Is it worth the difference in price between Meermin and G&G to get that fixed?" and if so, go G&G next time. If not, understand that's the level of work you contracted.

 

I have thought about getting some Meermin suede but I REALLY hate customs charges. I hate to see that money go to someone other than the person I wanted to pay in the first place.

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Is there any other thread at SF as bipolar as this one?  I'm not criticizing the substance of anything posted, but this thread continually vacillates between love and hate for the Meermin brand.

post #6963 of 11558
Hey guys, want to throw an offer out here.

I might be visiting Madrid next week and an obvious stop will be Meermin. Does anybody want a proxy for a pair of shoes? I'll return to North America with the shoes and you guys won't get hit with crazy shipping costs.



Second question; where's the Meermin outlet (not storefront, but the location with seconds/defects)?



Third Question: Is Carmina or Meermin having an in-store sale at the moment?
post #6964 of 11558
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Originally Posted by othertravel View Post

Hey guys, want to throw an offer out here.

I might be visiting Madrid next week and an obvious stop will be Meermin. Does anybody want a proxy for a pair of shoes? I'll return to North America with the shoes and you guys won't get hit with crazy shipping costs.



Second question; where's the Meermin outlet (not storefront, but the location with seconds/defects)?



Third Question: Is Carmina or Meermin having an in-store sale at the moment?

2nd question: they don't have one.

Partial 3rd: Meermin don't have sales
post #6965 of 11558
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

Is there any other thread at SF as bipolar as this one?  I'm not criticizing the substance of anything posted, but this thread continually vacillates between love and hate for the Meermin brand.

Luxire.

post #6966 of 11558
Quote:
Originally Posted by wombus View Post

 

You're kidding aren't you? Meermin's shoes are substantially cheaper than J Fitzpatrick (~GBP320 vs ~EUR260 for LM) close to 2/3rds the price on current exchange rates

Justin doesn't produce anything close to the volumes Meermin does. He's defending Meermin because he has far more knowledge and experience in shoe making that just about anyone on here! I've got 3 pairs of Meermins and the only QC issue I have is that on my classic line suede derbies the nape of the suede is in opposite directions. (which makes no cosmetic difference 99% of the time)

The fact is that forum participants are more likely to complain about their issues (no matter how small) than they are to report on their expectations being met. I completely understand the blog entry Justin made and I am totally sympathetic. Some of the complaints I read on here really annoy me (some are legitimate and I sympathise)

Nope, I paid well over GBP300 for my Meermin's, and less than GBP300 for the J Fitzpatricks. The Meermin MTO was made in a very small series, probably even smaller than Fitzpatricks, so they could've paid some more attention to detail. I have much more issues than you have with Meermin:

1. The sides of one shoe are literally stitched square instead of round, which is quite noticeable 

2. The captoe of one shoe isn't attached correctly

3. The leather is wrinkled everywhere, even in places where it shouldn't. The shoes look like I've had them for 5+ years

4. There are quite some general differences between the right shoe and the left shoe when it comes to alignment, which means they're not very comfortable

 

I would've been ok with those flaws for the LM/Classic line, but not for the MTOs, they're not worth the money.

post #6967 of 11558
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

Nope, I paid well over GBP300 for my Meermin's, and less than GBP300 for the J Fitzpatricks. The Meermin MTO was made in a very small series, probably even smaller than Fitzpatricks, so they could've paid some more attention to detail. I have much more issues than you have with Meermin:

1. The sides of one shoe are literally stitched square instead of round, which is quite noticeable 

2. The captoe of one shoe isn't attached correctly

3. The leather is wrinkled everywhere, even in places where it shouldn't. The shoes look like I've had them for 5+ years

4. There are quite some general differences between the right shoe and the left shoe when it comes to alignment, which means they're not very comfortable

 

I would've been ok with those flaws for the LM/Classic line, but not for the MTOs, they're not worth the money.

Can you link to pictures? I want to see these just out of curiosity.

post #6968 of 11558
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Originally Posted by OzzyJones View Post

2nd question: they don't have one.

Partial 3rd: Meermin don't have sales

Then where does that guy from ebay get his seconds from?
post #6969 of 11558
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

Is there any other thread at SF as bipolar as this one?  I'm not criticizing the substance of anything posted, but this thread continually vacillates between love and hate for the Meermin brand.

 

any of mafoofan's threaks in this forum.

post #6970 of 11558
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Originally Posted by othertravel View Post

Then where does that guy from ebay get his seconds from?

Pretty sure that is Meermin selling all those seconds.
post #6971 of 11558
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

Is there any other thread at SF as bipolar as this one?  I'm not criticizing the substance of anything posted, but this thread continually vacillates between love and hate for the Meermin brand.

 

Great word. teacha.gif

post #6972 of 11558
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

Pretty sure that is Meermin selling all those seconds.

I asked him (I wanted to see if it was possible to get toe taps added to a pair) and the response I got was that he's "just a friend" of meermin and that he couldn't ask to have that done.
post #6973 of 11558

I'd likely be interested in buying a pair of Meermins through you if the very generous offer stands.

 

Thanks,

Ted

post #6974 of 11558
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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

Luxire.
I find Luxire's thread to be on the most part love, with a bit a random hate thrown in from people wanting remakes w/o reading the fine print. Meermin goes through periods of love followed by rabid hating on QC and randomly inconsistent custom charges. I love my only pair of Meermin's, but I was lucky enough to buy them $110 shipped (NWB) on ebay.
post #6975 of 11558
A couple of photos to show you how well my two pairs of Meermins are holding up after several wears. I'm certainly going to buy more Meermins in future.

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