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post #7696 of 11068
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Originally Posted by gyasih View Post

Dropped them off at B. Nelson. I'll call later to get his feedback. I don't want to pay too much if anything needs/can be done, because then I could have just purchased another brand.

If they need anything done contact Meermin and have them pay for it! It should work out cheaper than double shipping which they'd have to pay if you sent them back for fixing
post #7697 of 11068
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

After putting them on once, the leather has minor wrinkles all over, the same thing that happened to the museum calf MTO, except there's much more leather here, so it looks worse. That's a sign of using substandard leather, right?

I think it is a sign of maximizing the leather hide. The best leather comes from the butt of the animal but there is only so much of that leather. Some ultra luxury makes will use only the best of the best which means that only a pair and in some case a single shoe can be made from a leather hide. It would be unreasonable for us to expect Meermin to make only a pair of shoes from the single hide. So these blemishes you see are a probably expected for the leather used and the price point.

I think we too share some guilt here. Some of the defects are unacceptable but we should stop expecting that Meermin can make $1500 shoe or boot for $450.00.

Congratulation Monekyface it must feel as you have won lottery with all the problems this MTO had.
post #7698 of 11068
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Originally Posted by laufer View Post


I think it is a sign of maximizing the leather hide. The best leather comes from the butt of the animal but there is only so much of that leather. Some ultra luxury makes will use only the best of the best which means that only a pair and in some case a single shoe can be made from a leather hide. It would be unreasonable for us to expect Meermin to make only a pair of shoes from the single hide. So these blemishes you see are a probably expected for the leather used and the price point.

I think we too share some guilt here. Some of the defects are unacceptable but we should stop expecting that Meermin can make $1500 shoe or boot for $450.00.

Congratulation Monekyface it must feel as you have won lottery with all the problems this MTO had.

 

Yeah, I'm pretty happy about it, but I do feel bad for the others. The boots look gorgeous! Don't get me wrong though, I'm not complaining, I'm just showing the 'defects', so that other buyers can make an informed decision. 

 
My final verdict is that the LM and MTO Meermins are too risky for their price, the quality of the results is just too volatile for me to be comfortable with it. It really is like a lottery.
post #7699 of 11068

Just ordered a pair of these...

 

I hope I didn't make a mistake. Although, for the price I guess I can't be TOO choosey. I'd rather have AEs for a little extra if they turn out shite, though.

post #7700 of 11068
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Originally Posted by OzzyJones View Post

If they need anything done contact Meermin and have them pay for it! It should work out cheaper than double shipping which they'd have to pay if you sent them back for fixing

Sure will, that was my plan. I just want Nick's opinion.
post #7701 of 11068
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post
 

Just ordered a pair of these...

 

I hope I didn't make a mistake. Although, for the price I guess I can't be TOO choosey. I'd rather have AEs for a little extra if they turn out shite, though.

 

As long as you're ok with minor defects, such as splitting of the heels (happened on all of my Meermins) and sloppy stitching (same story), you'll be ok. I would've gone for the tassels though, they look much better!

post #7702 of 11068
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Originally Posted by laufer View Post



I think it is a sign of maximizing the leather hide. The best leather comes from the butt of the animal but there is only so much of that leather. Some ultra luxury makes will use only the best of the best which means that only a pair and in some case a single shoe can be made from a leather hide. It would be unreasonable for us to expect Meermin to make only a pair of shoes from the single hide. So these blemishes you see are a probably expected for the leather used and the price point.



I think we too share some guilt here. Some of the defects are unacceptable but we should stop expecting that Meermin can make $1500 shoe or boot for $450.00.



Congratulation Monekyface it must feel as you have won lottery with all the problems this MTO had.

 



I totally agree about unrealistic expectations but Meermin would have us believe we're getting a high end product at a mid-range price when far too often for comfort; we're getting a low end product at a mid-range price
post #7703 of 11068
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post
 

 

As long as you're ok with minor defects, such as splitting of the heels (happened on all of my Meermins) and sloppy stitching (same story), you'll be ok. I would've gone for the tassels though, they look much better!

 

I'm ok with little things. I got these as kinda "beater" shoes anyway. Anything major and I will be disappointed, though.

post #7704 of 11068
Overall, I like the boots. There aren't any leather imperfections that I saw. The welting and stitching on the light brown looks much closer to normal. The nose on the brown pair looks odd.

I agree, we should accept some risk, but really? Should we accept missing toe plates, welting that is clearly faulty? I chose Meermin for their ability to customize shoes at a fairly decent price, but the attitude of you get what you pay for doesn't always apply and nor should it be accepted. I also find it difficult to understand why their RTW shoes appear to have less issues.

Vass ends up being a little over $100 more and comes with trees and no possibility of customs.

It was a fun ride Meermin.
post #7705 of 11068

My pair (dark brown) came out fine as well. There are a few very minor issues with the finishing of course, but then that's to be expected at this price point. Overall I'm absolutely delighted with how they turned out. In fact, I'm going straight back in for the recently added LM burgundy full brogue.

post #7706 of 11068
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Originally Posted by gyasih View Post

Overall, I like the boots. There aren't any leather imperfections that I saw. The welting and stitching on the light brown looks much closer to normal. The nose on the brown pair looks odd.

I agree, we should accept some risk, but really? Should we accept missing toe plates, welting that is clearly faulty? I chose Meermin for their ability to customize shoes at a fairly decent price, but the attitude of you get what you pay for doesn't always apply and nor should it be accepted. I also find it difficult to understand why their RTW shoes appear to have less issues.

Vass ends up being a little over $100 more and comes with trees and no possibility of customs.

It was a fun ride Meermin.

 

Really, only a $100 difference? Isn't Vass much more expensive? I guess we should all migrate to the Vass thread.

 

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Originally Posted by fowler View Post
 

My pair (dark brown) came out fine as well. There are a few very minor issues with the finishing of course, but then that's to be expected at this price point. Overall I'm absolutely delighted with how they turned out. In fact, I'm going straight back in for the recently added LM burgundy full brogue.

 

Don't push your luck!

post #7707 of 11068
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post
 

 

Really, only a $100 difference? Isn't Vass much more expensive? I guess we should all migrate to the Vass thread.

 

Seriously, if this is true, I feel pretty foolish.

post #7708 of 11068
Not to derail any further about $545 to the US. So, it's a little more than $100, but immensely more value. Go to Vass forum for more information.
Edited by gyasih - 9/24/13 at 8:09am
post #7709 of 11068
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Originally Posted by gyasih View Post


Vass ends up being a little over $100 more and comes with trees and no possibility of customs.

 

Direct from Vass? I.e.

   info@vass-shoes.com

??

is the Vass porn thread the best source of Vass info on SF?

post #7710 of 11068
So, I've been walking in the boots for a while, and I must say they're the most comfortable meermins I own!
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