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Originally Posted by j ingevaldsson View Post


Okay, sounds like it's worse than it looks from the pics then. But the cobbler will fix it fine.
Even if you tops the shoes you should resole them, although you can do it less often. But it's not just the outsole that gets worn, the cork or other filling gets bad after a couple of years, shanks could come lose or break or if made of leather or wood be in a bad condition, etc. So to secure as long life for the shoes as possible you should resole occasionally even if you topy your shoes.

 

Yeah it's hard to capture. Never seen a cut that deep in a sole before.

 

I just dropped them off. He is adding in the cement before topying, since otherwise he said something sharp could potentially pierce the topy and begin to pry apart the leather or over time the adhesive may fail in that area.

 

According to DW, even if you topy you will still need to resole. Along with the above mentioned conditions they tend to grind down the sole a little bit to remove the old rubber cement when they add in a new topy. This eventually will wear through the sole even if the other parts remain fine.

 

I do topy generally anyway because every city I've ever lived in has been really slippery and wet (London, NYC, Boston ect). The traction is really helpful with stairs.

 

I'm surprised how comfortable the leather on this pair is. LM must use considerably nicer leather than the classic collection.

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Originally Posted by Ketawa View Post
 

My first order, I bought a pair of Classic line shoes for $220. FedEx hit with me with a $129 customs charge. At the time, I had no idea what it was for since I had already returned the shoes several weeks earlier and I thought someone had stolen my card number. I didn't receive the customs invoice in the mail until a few days after I disputed the charge and got a new card.

 

My last order, I bought two pairs of LM shoes and FedEx sent me an invoice for $0.

 

YMMV.

 

The custom fees vary. I've been hit with a $17 customs fee for 1 pair and a $12 fee for 2 pairs.

post #9063 of 12107
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Originally Posted by Osiris2012 View Post
 

 

oh come on, no need to spoil their schemes and hope of avoiding customs costs with your facts and logic :p

 

To keep the dream alive I will just point out that theres a Meermin in Japan...japan only has a 5% consumption tax..

There is a Meermin in japan, but Japan has a 30% tariff on imported leather shoes. Guess what that means for the pre-VAT price? :p

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Originally Posted by Muey View Post
 

There is a Meermin in japan, but Japan has a 30% tariff on imported leather shoes. Guess what that means for the pre-VAT price? :p

 

Alright well played japan, well played...

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Anyone who knows if you can buy Meermin anywhere else than in their own stores (Madrid and Tokyo)? Going to Barcelona and would like to try some other lasts than the Olfe I have bought online.

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I received this from Pepe yesterday about their MTO program, just in case anyone is interested.

This file is current as of today is subject to change.

MTO_Sept2013.pdf 277k .pdf file
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Originally Posted by theNarcissist View Post
 

Anyone who knows if you can buy Meermin anywhere else than in their own stores (Madrid and Tokyo)? Going to Barcelona and would like to try some other lasts than the Olfe I have bought online.


Was in Barcelona and didnt see them anywhere.

post #9068 of 12107
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Originally Posted by Geran Brown View Post

I received this from Pepe yesterday about their MTO program, just in case anyone is interested.

This file is current as of today is subject to change.

MTO_Sept2013.pdf 277k .pdf file

Thanks for posting that!
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Museum calf (Italy): Coming soon

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Well, it was nice to see some of the options laid out clearly regardless.

The mind reels though at the number of hideous potential combinations available to some bankrupt intellect:
Purple stingray with a green lining, orange sole finishing and a contrasting edge with some kind of offensive 4-letter for the custom text. On the Vil last, but increased in width to accommodate a 6E foot "comfortably". Side lacing, full Norvegesse.
Bleargh.
(To each their own, I suppose).


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Does this then mean that a MTO, ordinary hand-welted muzzie calf would be priced as follows?

For the non-unionites:
€214.87 + €82.64 + €35 = €332.5 // $451.90 USD (as of today) all up.

Two payments of €166.25 // $225.96, and up to three months wait in-between.

I'm okay with that, just not the 3 months part!
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Stingray more expensive than shell fascinating, wonder what magical properties and benefits it offers

post #9070 of 12107
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Originally Posted by Silent Speaker View Post

Does this then mean that a MTO, ordinary hand-welted muzzie calf would be priced as follows?

For the non-unionites:
€214.87 + €82.64 + €35 = €332.5 // $451.90 USD (as of today) all up.

Two payments of €166.25 // $225.96, and up to three months wait in-between.

I'm okay with that, just not the 3 months part!
My original calculations were incorrect. Your figures are right.

The three month wait isn't that bad if you already have shoes smile.gif
Edited by Geran Brown - 2/7/14 at 7:01am
post #9071 of 12107
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Originally Posted by Geran Brown View Post

I received this from Pepe yesterday about their MTO program, just in case anyone is interested.

This file is current as of today is subject to change.

MTO_Sept2013.pdf 277k .pdf file

Sorry, what does GY9 means in the price tables?

 

thank you!

post #9072 of 12107
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Originally Posted by abi1986 View Post

Sorry, what does GY9 means in the price tables?

thank you!
I have no idea...

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=gy-9+meermin
post #9073 of 12107
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Originally Posted by Geran Brown View Post

You are only doing 17% VAT when in the document he states 21%. At 21%, it should look as followed:

€ 205.40 + € 79.00 + € 35.00 = € 319.40 // $433.36 USD (as of today).

The three month wait isn't that bad if you already have shoes smile.gif
Your figures are wrong. SS has them right. GY9 is pegged waist I believe. I didn't think Meermin offered this any more
post #9074 of 12107
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Originally Posted by OzzyJones View Post

Your figures are wrong. SS has them right. GY9 is pegged waist I believe. I didn't think Meermin offered this any more
Unless Pepe's PDF is incorrect, it says 21% VAT. If I'm missing something please let me know.

Thank you for answering the GY9 question.
post #9075 of 12107
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Originally Posted by Geran Brown View Post

Unless Pepe's PDF is incorrect, it says 21% VAT. If I'm missing something please let me know.

Thank you for answering the GY9 question.

The VAT is what you add to the original pricing. So of you've going to withdraw VAT you can't use the VAT percentage, but like in this case 17% of the full amount is close to the 21% added, that's why it should be used.
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