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post #8026 of 11016

Hollering for interest in a brown grain calf 5 eyelet chukka on the Olfe. Calls for a rubber/double rubber sole. Below is a reference photo of a 5 eyelet. Also below a link to the Meermin brown grain calf.

http://instagram.com/p/eFBKlbJc3Q/#

 

 


Edited by konda - 10/9/13 at 8:50am
post #8027 of 11016
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Originally Posted by konda View Post

Hollering for interest in a brown (shade TBD) grain calf 5 eyelet chukka on the Olfe. Calls for a rubber/double rubber sole. Below is a reference photo of a 5 eyelet.



http://instagram.com/p/eFBKlbJc3Q/#
post #8028 of 11016
Wearing the double monk boot today. Burgundy shell cordovan on olfe last.



Love the olfe last!
post #8029 of 11016

How would you compare the shell to Horween?

 

Aggressive tailoring on dem trousers. :foo:

post #8030 of 11016
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Aggressive tailoring on dem trousers. foo.gif

post #8031 of 11016

I got my first pair of Meermin shoes last week.  I wanted to give you my unbiased review.  I purchased the dark brown split toe blucher from the classic line.  The price was 167.23 euro with shipping which is $226.  I placed the order on Sept 05 and I received it on Oct 04.  I have not yet gotten hit with customs.  Hopefully, I won't.  

1. The Box: Very nice but who cares.  It's in the trash right now.  The flannel shoe bags are very nice though.

2. The Smell:  These shoes reek.  It's hard to explain but it smells like mud and chemicals.  It has stunk up my car and the smell persisted the next day.  I'm hoping some shoe polish and a couple days in shoe trees will get rid of it.  I can't wear them out until this smell is gone. This should be a small surmountable issue.

3. Sizing: Meermin says this is EE fitting.  I am a solid 10.5 D in US sizing.  I ordered the 9.5 UK.  It has just the right amount of snugness for me.  I could not go any narrower.  The length is perfect.  This probably means that I could fit in the Rui last.

4. Leather: Nice and thick.  I think right on par with Allen Edmonds. 

5. Stitching: Absolutely beautiful and flawless stitching on this split toe.  

6. Finishing: The inside of the left shoe has some burnishing on it and some uneven finishing. The right shoe does not have this.  The toes are burnished beautifully.  It does not say this on the website, but I was pleasantly surprised.  

7. Shape: I'm familiar with Allen Edmonds and Alden which are infamous for bulbous lasts.  Even though the Rui is the least sleek of Meermin's lasts, I think it is very nice.  

 

Overall, I like the shoe.  The price is great.  The only thing that annoys me is the uneven burnishing (see #6).  I don't think I would be able to fit into any of there other lasts.  If I was buying again, I would by an MTO with a wider width.  

 

 

 

 

 

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post #8032 of 11016
A couple more pics Mario..



post #8033 of 11016

They look good and you're right, Olfe looks splendid.

 

Manlets need not apply on the no-break look; that'd be ~26" inseam on me.

post #8034 of 11016
i think it looks short because i need to hunch over to get the pic. my pants sit right below the hips so they hike up a little when i lean over. im 6"2 and those pants have a 32" inseam
post #8035 of 11016
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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

They look good and you're right, Olfe looks splendid.
olfe is very similar to carmina rain last in both sizing and shape

and a couple of notes on the burgundy shell:

-thicker than horween
-not as lustrous as alden #8 but i like that
-color most resembles my crockett & jones burgundy shell
post #8036 of 11016
Very nice Namor!
post #8037 of 11016
Namor do you take the same size in both Olfe and Rain
post #8038 of 11016
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Originally Posted by Betelgeuse View Post

Very nice Namor!

thank you sir! i was admiring the crease in your pants from the rock your socks thread. I failed here in my attempt to reproduce that image. lol

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Namor do you take the same size in both Olfe and Rain

yes, i do. 1 size down from my US size
post #8039 of 11016

Its amazing how much impact light has on shoes isnt it, looks like you gave them a polish in between the first and second shot :p

post #8040 of 11016
lol, i actually took the darker pic first. but yeah to your point, lighting is everything
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