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post #7981 of 12106
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Originally Posted by Pasha View Post

I see you've learned a couple of things in your life, my little vulgarian. Sorry to inform you that you appear to have managed to do it wrong in each case. My width is medium, which is an F, I think, in Church's. The meermin last is narrower, and these particular shoes are size 7 US, not 7 UK. But I am not going to waste my time arguing with you or anyone else here. It'd be equally stupid, albeit slightly more productive, to teach my cat to speak French. And I will never waste my time trying to ascertaining that in their case, size 7UK is actually size 7US, or 3 1/2 Mongolian, or whatever. I just don't have that much of spare time on my hand. And I don't care about the money that I lost. It's peanuts. So I won't even bother to try to return them. Will donate this award artisanal misconception to the local housing works thrift shop around the corner.

Well, if you write "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", how should I be able to figure out that you got size 7US? It's easier if you write that, instead of something else. Though I've never heard of Meermin writing out US-sizes in their shoes. Regarding width, like I mentioned before, standard width in one brand doesn't have to be the same standard width in another brand, and even within brands lasts described as standard width may vary in actual width.
post #7982 of 12106

Pasha:

I've always concluded Meermins to be of equal length with different Loake lasts (Loake 1880 - the others are pretty much shit so I know nothing of them). Then again in many shoes the bigger sizes follow a different pattern and logic than the smaller sizes. Anyways if an F last would fit me, I'd be a 13 in the Hiro as I would be a 13 in the Loake, 024, 026 and Capital lasts.

post #7983 of 12106

I tried a few pairs of loafers (sueded tassel in snuff, and sueded penny loafer in navy).  The sizing they gave me based on me providing my shoe size in other makes is a tad generous.   I suppose this is to be expected as a touch too big is more amenable than not being able to fit into the pair.  I actually kind of like it because I can slip into them without the aid of a shoe horn - are are fairly comfortable and the minor amount of heel slippage is negligible and virtually eliminated if you apply the heel grip available via saphir. 

I think I would re-order the same size if they had something that appealed to me.

 

Edit: I'm not sure if it was due to it being my first pair or the fact that I emailed them regarding my fussiness with regard to detail after placing  but before paying for the order but I have not noticed any of the defects in my pair (a small sample size to be sure).

post #7984 of 12106
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Originally Posted by p.henrik View Post


You're not getting shell though. And I prefer the look of the meermin boot. Any appetite for a group MTO of a burgundy cordovan shell boot? Would suggest olfe last unless ts new chisel last becomes available anytime soon.

 

Thing is although Kent Wang's bal-boots aren't shell, the over quality and construction of their boots are suppose to be competitive with Edward Green (I think).

 

HOWEVER, I would be TOTALLY down for a burgundy shell bal-boot from Meermin if the price came out to equal or cheaper than the price for Kent Wang's boots.. Just as long it's on the Olfe or Hiro last with speed hooks. Basically I would want the equivalent of the black shell boot listed on Meermin's site except in burgundy shell. 

 

Is this too much to ask???? Ha...

post #7985 of 12106
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Originally Posted by OzzyJones View Post

I asked them that very thing as the welt was coming off anyway. They said it would upset the balance of the shoe. (Toecap would look disproportionately small)
Cognac is exactly what I had in mind! Thanks for doing the guinea pig work!

Interesting, EG said no problem. I have heard others get it done.

No problem.
post #7986 of 12106
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Originally Posted by gyasih View Post

Interesting, EG said no problem. I have heard others get it done.

No problem.

Might've just been being dicks to me
post #7987 of 12106
I sent an email to Pepe. I should know in a day or so.

Sorry, I was referring to other shoemakers.
post #7988 of 12106
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Originally Posted by gyasih View Post

I sent an email to Pepe. I should know in a day or so.

Sorry, I was referring to other shoemakers.
Good luck. Do your boots fit?
post #7989 of 12106
Yes, and if they stretch I can wear thicker socks.
post #7990 of 12106
Anyone size the Olfe same as Hiro? Meermin delay in email
post #7991 of 12106

^I placed an order two weeks ago, no reply to any emails or updates...

post #7992 of 12106
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Originally Posted by p.henrik View Post


You're not getting shell though. And I prefer the look of the meermin boot. Any appetite for a group MTO of a burgundy cordovan shell boot? Would suggest olfe last unless ts new chisel last becomes available anytime soon.

 

I said this last week, looks like there is / was 3 of us who were all looking at the same boot in shell.  They seem happy to offer two options with any MTO; maybe one could be the dark brown shell on the hiro last (as pictured on instagram) and the other being the burgundy on the olfe?

 

Either way think I'm going to pull the trigger on the KW's, the burgundy on those just looks to be the right shade and yes from all accounts the handgrade quality is very well done.  That being said id be in for a group mto still.

post #7993 of 12106
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

Anyone size the Olfe same as Hiro? Meermin delay in email

I'm wear the same size in both. I feel as though the Olfe is slightly longer, but the toe box is more tapered so there's no way I could size down and be comfortable.
post #7994 of 12106

Finally received my cordovan double monk and dark brown oxford....I can say it's really worth waiting !
post #7995 of 12106

Looking good Hilofer :)

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