Got the Meermin split toe cordovans today. Fit very well (10E in Park Avenue, 9UK for the Meermin). The finishing/polishing (whatever you call it, I'm not a shoe guy) is alright, a little uneven. The construction seems solid. The only really minor issue I have is that the stitching at the split is a bit off center on one of them (maybe 10 degrees). Still, I'm pleased (would have been more pleased if I didn't have to pay an extra hundred in customs duties).
They are darker than they appear in the picture, as well as possessing richer color depth. I'm pleased on both counts.