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post #7696 of 11545
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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 #7697 of 11545
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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 #7698 of 11545
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 #7699 of 11545

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 #7700 of 11545
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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 #7701 of 11545
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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 #7702 of 11545
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 #7703 of 11545
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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 #7704 of 11545
So, I've been walking in the boots for a while, and I must say they're the most comfortable meermins I own!
post #7705 of 11545

Post some real pics of the boots

post #7706 of 11545
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

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

You've got it right, bud; however, not everyone can afford EG, VASS, St Crispin or even C&J .

So I guess we have to live with the little defects that nobody will notice than ourselves.

post #7707 of 11545
Just to put a little balance back to the thread which rapidly feels like its becoming a public stoning.... i have all levels of Meermin shoes including MTO (not group personal) and havent had one single issue be it communication execution or delivery and am more than happy with the outcome along with many friends I have both here and those who have bought on my recommendation but dont frequent this site. I understand that some may have issues with Meermin and I strongly suggest contacting the manufacturer first and allowing them the opportunity to customer serve before publicly denigrating them. It is always helpful for people to know there may have been issues but equally important for people to know the manufacturer made restitution to the customers satisfaction!!

It must also be said that I have MTO and semi bespoke shoes manufactured by one of the "darlings" here at approx 6/7 times the cost of Meermins and they were absolutely shocking with heels needing replacing stitching incomplete and finishing that a blind man could have done better!!! I took this up with the manufacturer and they satisfied my complaint fully.

It must also be said that I have no horse in this race and am merely a shoe buyer..... and as regards a mass migration to another manufacturer.... just be careful what you wish for the grass isnt always greener as my experience taught me !!!

Good luck with your purchases as one manufacturer told (warned) me.... shoe manufacture isnt and exact science its more of an art !!!! Go figure..!!
post #7708 of 11545
Not to further cause dissonance, but there seems to be a few unhappy campers here. I'm looking into Ed Et Al, not much activity on their SF thread, but they seem to have recently revamped the production and brought in new product lines. Got good reviews from Justin at The Shoe Snob. $300 singapore dollars (US$240) for a hand welted shoe, seems falls in between the price range of Meermin classic and LM. Taking a look at the Ed Et Al website though their designs IMO are notch up compared to Meermin. Being in Canada, the duty and tax hit makes ordering international a bit of an ROI killer. So I might just go to AE. But Ed Et Al, seems to be a viable option and maybe some of the fellow members in Asia are willing to give a try. Isn't Terrorsquad in Malaysia?

http://edetal.sg/
post #7709 of 11545

I Lexol and Reno-ed my boots last night. I am going to polish them tonight, and then I will post pics.

 

I really like the boots; they look great.

 

The missing toe-plate blew my mind; but no complaints.

 

They were $370 (shipped, total).

 

You can't even get a 1st-quality Allen Edmonds Dalton for that (currently at $395), and the Meermin looks significantly better IMO.

 

$175 more for Vass? That is nearly 50% more.

 

If I wanted to pay that much, I could (read: would) have gotten Carmina or Alden calf.

 

I really loved the look of the Carmina austerity in tan that Epaulet was selling for $545. Instead, I got a Meermin version for much cheaper, and in a boot (which I prefer).

 

I don't understand comparing <$400 shoes with >$500; the difference is significant, especially considering that you can MTO the design to your fancy.

post #7710 of 11545

Light brown shell cordovan austerity boot would be nice...just thinking outloud.

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