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Which last is that, tom?
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

Which last is that, tom?
It's on the Olfe.
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I bought a pair of their loafers, wore them yesterday for the first time and got the worst blisters I've ever had. The last is very narrow, the left and the right shoe look asymmetrical, the actual size runs much smaller than advertized, and just the way they build their shoes is totally unforgiving for my feet. Hey, even my calves hurt as if I had a strenuous workout by simply walking in those loafers! I'll never wear these shoes again because to me they will forever be associated with the modern incarnation of the Spanish boot.
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I have the copper and they're so close to the snuff that I see no versatility issues. I have swatches of snuff and tobacco (and my monks are of copper) and they all go with the same types of sets. Of course if you're a color freak and compare the elements of your sets with fashion PMS swatches...

Really? It may be monitor subjectivity but the copper looks almost bright orange to me. Thanks for the info anyway, filed away for if and when I'm ready to spring for special order!
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I bought a pair of their loafers, wore them yesterday for the first time and got the worst blisters I've ever had. The last is very narrow, the left and the right shoe look asymmetrical, the actual size runs much smaller than advertized, and just the way they build their shoes is totally unforgiving for my feet. Hey, even my calves hurt as if I had a strenuous workout by simply walking in those loafers! I'll never wear these shoes again because to me they will forever be associated with the modern incarnation of the Spanish boot.

 

Could you provide more information? Model, last and size along with comparison of what you normally wear and fit?

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Really? It may be monitor subjectivity but the copper looks almost bright orange to me. Thanks for the info anyway, filed away for if and when I'm ready to spring for special order!

Nono definitely not orange. It is brighter but can be worn with all the same sets as the snuff of tobacco.

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Could you provide more information? Model, last and size along with comparison of what you normally wear and fit?
I was unfortunate enough to have purchased a pair of their brown tassel loafers listed as size 7 UK. I have 5 pairs of Churches all in size 7 and 3 pairs of Loakes, also in size 7. The loafers are smaller.
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A couple of action shots on the first voyage:

 

They look great!

post #7959 of 11528
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http://statigr.am/p/558638349471305425_10997418

 

For the guys looking for a burgundy loafer. I promised myself I wouldn't buy any more meermins, but now I'm tempted. At least non-MTO shoes seem to have less problems.

 

See that burgundy shell looks burgundy as opposed to dark brown from some of the others...

 

Im normally not a fan of light coloured suedes but the person who got the copper ones, looking good.

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I was unfortunate enough to have purchased a pair of their brown tassel loafers listed as size 7 UK. I have 5 pairs of Churches all in size 7 and 3 pairs of Loakes, also in size 7. The loafers are smaller.

Are you serious? You bought a pair of shoes online and are angry as hell when they don't fit you, cause the size is "smaller than advertised"? Well, size UK7 comes in a million different actual sizes, depending on brand and last. This is like the first thing you learn when buying footwear. And for example Loake are known to run larger than many other brands, so to have them as a standard is totally wrong, if anything you should be mad at Loake. Which would be equally stupid.
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^^  Fair point.  I wonder what width fitting you take in Church's, as they are a little narrower than Loake's shoes in my experience.  But what is well documented here is how narrow most of Meermin's lasts are.  It's hardly a crime - you could say the same of John Lobb or Gaziano & Girling.  It takes some trying to see what fits and some just won't be right. Personally, I know I can probably never buy Corthay - it's either too narrow, or going to have a long toe that doesn't look right.  

 

Send them back, size up, and put it down to experience.  Then you only have to worry about the terrible quality control. :)

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Send them back, size up, and put it down to experience.  Then you only have to worry about the terrible quality control. :)

 

Are the shoes eligible for returning? Now that the owner has broke them in.

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Ah well if he can't return them the guy can join the many of us who have got sizing wrong and have either buried the mistake in our wardrobes or sold them for a fraction of the cost but either way and inexorably chalking it up to experience.

post #7964 of 11528
I wonder if Meermin can re-last a half size smaller. My Museum MTO needs to be sized down by a 1/2 size.

On another note, Cognac is a good color for the light brown Austerity MTO.
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Bought the black toe cap from the classic range, pictured after about 5 wears. Construction is pretty good, apart from the sole seems to be peeling at the front of the left shoe. I suppose this is a sacrifice for a cheaper shoe though. 

 

 

 

 

 

P.S I don't know how to spoiler! Someone tell me?

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