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Originally Posted by terrorsquad View Post

I will debut the new last in another 2 weeks. The new last is called 'PARK' icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif

Hi Terror,

Any updates on your proposed MTO?
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Hi Terror,

Any updates on your proposed MTO?

 

Pepe has informed me that there will be no issues in getting dark grey museum calf; he told me that the colour is beautifull. Once the Park last arrives, it will be able to advise in sizing and compare it to the Hiro/Olfe/Ama last that I have.

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Is the design fixed?
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Originally Posted by terrorsquad View Post

Pepe has informed me that there will be no issues in getting dark grey museum calf; he told me that the colour is beautifull. Once the Park last arrives, it will be able to advise in sizing and compare it to the Hiro/Olfe/Ama last that I have.

Is the design fixed?
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Originally Posted by mr monty View Post

Help with sizing? Usually 11.5 in US shoes and 10.5 in most UK shoes except Trickers (UK11). Plan to MTO these:






Thanks,


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post #9501 of 10256
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What last is that shoe on?

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Originally Posted by terrorsquad View Post
 

 

Pepe has informed me that there will be no issues in getting dark grey museum calf; he told me that the colour is beautifull. Once the Park last arrives, it will be able to advise in sizing and compare it to the Hiro/Olfe/Ama last that I have.


What is the different between those two compared to the Ama if you dont mind me asking?

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Hi all, first time poster here (I'm pretty sure).  Learned about Meermin from this site and the info provided in this thread was very useful, so I'll go ahead and throw in some details on my order, which I'm very happy with.  I'll just state upfront that everything I know about shoes (which is very little compared to most folks on this site), I learned in the last 6 months, so forgive any forthcoming nonsensical statements.

 

Sizing:  Up until about 6 months ago I pretty much wore all Cole Haan for my dress shoes, and I was a perfect fit on an 11D.  When my last round of CH's fell apart in a surprisingly short amount of time (especially for what I now realize was an outrageous price), I decided to step up in quality the next time around, and picked up a few Allen Edmonds (2 Strands and a McAllister) in which I was a 10.5 D on the 5 last. I contacted Meermin with this sizing info and Luisa recommended the Olfe or Hiro lasts in a size 9.5 EU.  I pulled the trigger on two Cap Toe Oxfords (back to basics!) from the Classic Line in Black and Dark Brown, which are on the Hiro last, and crossed my fingers.  Fortunately for me, she was dead on!

 

Order Time:  I placed my order on January 29th, and on February 6th I was notified that my order was ready to be shipped and to send payment.  However, I then realized I could probably use two matching belts, and so we exchanged a couple of emails on sizing, etc. over the next few days (responses within a day), and had the new belts added and updated invoice on the 12th.  Paid the invoice and it shipped out that day and was delivered to me in Philadelphia on the 18th.  So, if I subtract the delay I added into the process by adding the belts midway through the order, I'd say it was 2 weeks from order to doorstep.  Not bad!

 

Price:  Ex-VAT, each of the shoes were 132 Euro, each of the belts 37 Euro, and shipping 35 Euro, for a total of 373 Euro, or $512 US according to my bank.  Then, 2 weeks later, I got the dreaded FedEx customs invoice for $28 in the mail.  That was for 2 belts and 2 shoes, not sure what it would be for a smaller order.  All in all, $540 for two nice shoes and two nice belts seems like a deal to me.  

 

In terms of quality I'm very happy, but I don't think I could articulate on any specifics that would add to an already extensive discussion.  Here's a picture of the black ones right out of the box:

 

 

Now that I got my sizing down, I'm ready to expand!  But aside from the dark brown double-monks, I'm not sure I see something I want to jump on on the site as a next purchase.  I've seen some absolutely gorgeous stuff on their instagram and other sites around the web, but they're not online and I don't particularly want to pay $100 EU extra to MTO something either.  Any tips on getting on board with Group MTOs?  Do most of them originate on this site/thread?  Any currently looking for recruits?

 

I think ideally my next choice would be a dark brown cap toe derby boot with rubber sole (for my rainy day shoe).  I saw this one on their instagram:  http://instagram.com/p/j7JN4JJcxK/  According to that post they'll have them online soon, but that looks like it may be a leather sole?  Hmm... 

 

Anyway, I'm rambling... thanks for the help guys!

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^ Awesome Post! 

 

$540 for two pairs of shoes with matching belts do seem like a great deal. If you look at past threads, there are several Group MTOs in the LM line going around so there may be something to your liking.

 

It looks like you have purchased a few AEs as well. Can you do some comparisons on the two brand? The Classic line from Meermin should be pretty comparable to AE's line.   

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What do you think about the Meermin Classic Collection quality wise ?  How is it compared to Loake 1880 ?
Also I wear 11 Loakes, is the sizing similar ?


Edited by Feryll - 3/7/14 at 1:58pm
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I think the classic line is good value and some nice styles there, my brown captoes must be getting on the better part of a year and they can still polish up great but imo the leather on the 1880s is better, again compared to the classic line.

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I think the classic line is good value and some nice styles there, my brown captoes must be getting on the better part of a year and they can still polish up great but imo the leather on the 1880s is better, again compared to the classic line.

Disagree. They both have pros and cons but Meermin leather quality is superior. The 1880 calf is hardly mediocre, the suede on the other hand is quite nice. 

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Originally Posted by Osiris2012 View Post

 
I think the classic line is good value and some nice styles there, my brown captoes must be getting on the better part of a year and they can still polish up great but imo the leather on the 1880s is better, again compared to the classic line.
Disagree. They both have pros and cons but Meermin leather quality is superior. The 1880 calf is hardly mediocre, the suede on the other hand is quite nice. 

Respectfully disagree. The operative comparison mentioned was "Classic" range.

I bought 101333 Black Calf Single Monks on the AMA last and 101332 Black Calf Wholecuts on the AMA last. Note: back in summer 2012, Meermin's line was smaller in variety but especially colour. Excellent price / quality, however even to my untrained eye, the finishing on the edges (snags, hairline cracks, etc) falls below Loake 1880 standards.

I also think that the leather quality is better on the Loake 1880s. However, I found the Classic line Single Monks to be much more comfortable and supple than the Loake 1880 Aldwych (probably a sizing issue due to the Capital last on the Aldwych), but not as comfortable as the Cornwall (Duke last). Addendum: scratch that. Cornwall is a better fit but I find the Single Monks a tad more comfortable. Especially since I had them re-soled (Dainite).

In terms of LM, although I have a pair of 102461 Dark Brown Oxford Cap Toes, I have not worn them enough (bought 10.5 based upon narrowness of Olfe last and giving Meermin my measurements based upon my incorrect fitting on the Capital last) to make a comparison. However, even on the LM there still appears imperfections during the construction that are visible (upon SF close inspection) that I haven't noticed on my Loake 1880s. In fairness, Meermin did have QC issues back in 2012 and these may have been ironed out.

Now I wished I hadn't revisited this thread because Meermin have increased their range since last I looked re: 102480 Plum Museum Calf Oxford Toe Caps.

Loake 1880 Aldwych (Oxford Toe Cap) size 10: a little too much room in the toe box. Also a tad too wide. 9.5 would be better.
Loake 1880 Duke (Derby) size 9.5: excellent fit both in toe box and snugness.
Meermin AMA (Single Monks) size 10: maybe a little slippage at the heel but good fit in narrowness.
Meermin AMA (Wholecuts) size 10: same as Aldwych - a little too much width.
Meermin Olfe (Oxford Toe Cap) size 10.5: too much room in toe box and a little too wide. Should not have sized up.
Edited by Putonghua73 - 3/8/14 at 9:26am
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does anyone have a sample swatch//pic of the museum grey?

 

and whats the style of the proposed museum grey?

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Originally Posted by traviller View Post
 

That is the lighting.  I have three pairs of cordovan shoes and direct sunlight brings out undertones in all of them.  For dark brown cordovan, it brings out a #8 like undertone for a mahogony color.  They are simple dark brown indoors.

 

 

Sunlight

 

 

Indoor fluorescent lighting

 

Are these your shoes?

 

I was wondering how the shell cordovan is wearing? (Color consistency, creasing, sheen/shinyness, strength, ...) 

We don't seen many reviews of meermin shell cordovan and I would be really interested in hearing about it.

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