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post #9751 of 11988
They are definitely shell, just not horween shell.
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I'm new here so apologies if this has been posted beforehand.

 

I have tried Meermin before; I bought the double monks "classic" for 160 euros with the hiro last (its standard right?) and they fit me well. Though, I need to buy a pair of black shoes to match with my navy suit as it is interview-season on campus.

 

Now to the deal; I have tried to email Pepe regarding the Linea Maestro "vil" last on sizes etc. I cannot seem to find the particular shoe on the website as they only have New Rey… I mailed him without getting any reply, so I thought I should try here. I am mainly wonder how much difference there is between Carminas Rain last and Meermins Vil/New Rey last. Which one of Vil or new rey is more similar to the rain last (as it is the only one I have that is particularly narrow)? And why isn't the Vil last available on the website?

 

In Meermins hiro last I wear 8,5. However, I assume that the Vil last needs a size up… or two, maybe?

 

Thank you.

post #9753 of 11988
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Originally Posted by ShahinShah View Post
 

I'm new here so apologies if this has been posted beforehand.

 

I have tried Meermin before; I bought the double monks "classic" for 160 euros with the hiro last (its standard right?) and they fit me well. Though, I need to buy a pair of black shoes to match with my navy suit as it is interview-season on campus.

 

Now to the deal; I have tried to email Pepe regarding the Linea Maestro "vil" last on sizes etc. I cannot seem to find the particular shoe on the website as they only have New Rey… I mailed him without getting any reply, so I thought I should try here. I am mainly wonder how much difference there is between Carminas Rain last and Meermins Vil/New Rey last. Which one of Vil or new rey is more similar to the rain last (as it is the only one I have that is particularly narrow)? And why isn't the Vil last available on the website?

 

In Meermins hiro last I wear 8,5. However, I assume that the Vil last needs a size up… or two, maybe?

 

Thank you.


If you fit hiro. You can try olfe.

 

 

You should stay the hell away from VIL or NEW RAY.

Dont size up to make an bad fitting shoe fit your foot. <- this should be common sense...

 

Vil is an discontinued last. New ray took its place for those folks with abnormally thin feet.

post #9754 of 11988
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If you fit hiro. You can try olfe.

 

 

You should stay the hell away from VIL or NEW RAY.

Dont size up to make an bad fitting shoe fit your foot. <- this should be common sense...

 

Vil is an discontinued last. New ray took its place for those folks with abnormally thin feet.

 

Thank you for the information! Is olfe more pointier than hiro?

 

I didn't know it was discontinued! It is not about me having very thin feet, quite the contrary really; it's more that I have started to dislike round lasts and want more narrow lasts like carminas rain or perhaps new rey… What do you think?

post #9755 of 11988
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Originally Posted by ShahinShah View Post
 

 

Thank you for the information! Is olfe more pointier than hiro?

 

I didn't know it was discontinued! It is not about me having very thin feet, quite the contrary really; it's more that I have started to dislike round lasts and want more narrow lasts like carminas rain or perhaps new rey… What do you think?

Rain is not on the narrow side, it "looks" narrow by its chiseled toe.

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You see, I learned something new. :D

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Originally Posted by Eddielch View Post
 

Rain is not on the narrow side, it "looks" narrow by its chiseled toe.

 

Aha! I didn't know that. Just learned the term also. "Chiseled".

 

So, with regards to you understanding Carminas rain last - which of Meermins lasts would you say is most similar to rain?

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Originally Posted by ShahinShah View Post
 

You see, I learned something new. :D

 

Aha! I didn't know that. Just learned the term also. "Chiseled".

 

So, with regards to you understanding Carminas rain last - which of Meermins lasts would you say is most similar to rain?

If Rain Last fits you well, you probably have average - wide feet.

Try Ama for the classic line, olfe for the Line Maesto. (these are average fitting last with soft square / pointy toe box)

Avoid New Rey except you have narrow feet.

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Update on the Derby/Galway Shearling lined boot...

 

From my count we have 17, more than enough to get this to run. I will email Pepe with the questions I have collected and see what our options are. If you do not see your name and or want in, please PM me.

 

denbo;  Jokanevad;  Ironist;  groen36;  cynicallysilly; laufer;  quasi-lurker;  tommygoodkin;  p.henrik; griffon_id;  phphl;  budapest12;  Aieyric; davidlane;  SuitingStyle; sarteaga; cbbuff;

 

As soon as I hear back from Pepe, we will get this made up!

 

DL-

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Originally Posted by ShahinShah View Post
 

 

Thank you for the information! Is olfe more pointier than hiro?

 

I didn't know it was discontinued! It is not about me having very thin feet, quite the contrary really; it's more that I have started to dislike round lasts and want more narrow lasts like carminas rain or perhaps new rey… What do you think?


Olfe and Hiro are narrow. Again ill say it again. You should be buying shoes with respect to what fits not what all the fancy fashion gurus tell you (Which at the moment means very sleak). If you fit olfe you will not fit new ray. (in almost every case, i want to stop you from an possible costly mistake)

 

New ray is just supper narrow. Like 1-1.5 standard deviations off the average, B width. I bet 1/10 ish people can fit it. And those people do not fit olfe/hiro well. Their is an reason that almost all mto's on this forum exclude New Ray. Olfe an hiro are on the average D/D- width.

 

If you do not want rounded toes any more just buy a chisel toe. Meermin will have a chiseled toe last called park soon.


Edited by leetpuma - 3/24/14 at 10:15am
post #9760 of 11988
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Originally Posted by DavidLane View Post
 

Update on the Derby/Galway Shearling lined boot...

 

From my count we have 17, more than enough to get this to run. I will email Pepe with the questions I have collected and see what our options are. If you do not see your name and or want in, please PM me.

 

denbo;  Jokanevad;  Ironist;  groen36;  cynicallysilly; laufer;  quasi-lurker;  tommygoodkin;  p.henrik; griffon_id;  phphl;  budapest12;  Aieyric; davidlane;  SuitingStyle; sarteaga; cbbuff;

 

As soon as I hear back from Pepe, we will get this made up!

 

DL-

 

Just an suggestion. Has anyone said you guys should make this out of light and dark brown shell cordovan?

 

You may miss out on the pebble grain upper (Unless you can convince meermin to peble grain shell, i know it exists i've seen it before.). But that would be an pretty impressive country boot reguardless. Plus shell is more dirt/water/wear resistant.

 

(P.S. I wont be taking part in this MTO so I have not stake in it I just thought it would be pretty sweet :P )

post #9761 of 11988
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Originally Posted by leetpuma View Post

Just an suggestion. Has anyone said you guys should make this out of light and dark brown shell cordovan?

You may miss out on the pebble grain upper (Unless you can convince meermin to peble grain shell, i know it exists i've seen it before.). But that would be an pretty impressive country boot reguardless. Plus shell is more dirt/water/wear resistant.

(P.S. I wont be taking part in this MTO so I have not stake in it I just thought it would be pretty sweet :P )

Museum calf would be cool too! Not from a practicality perspective but that would be one good looking boot.
post #9762 of 11988
Olfe and Hiro lasts are not narrow, they are pretty standard normal width.
post #9763 of 11988
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Originally Posted by razl View Post

Hmmm, I've been on the fence with these for what seems like forever (a year?).

The photos are appreciated, but am I the only one who thinks these look like calf? I'm not saying anyone made a mistake, I'm just saying there isn't that depth of color or even roll to the creases that I'm accustomed to with shell. Is it that they are black, is it the photos, or Is it just me?

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Originally Posted by wurger View Post

They are definitely shell, just not horween shell.

Ahhh, thanks for pointing that out!
post #9764 of 11988
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Originally Posted by leetpuma View Post

Just an suggestion. Has anyone said you guys should make this out of light and dark brown shell cordovan?

You may miss out on the pebble grain upper (Unless you can convince meermin to peble grain shell, i know it exists i've seen it before.). But that would be an pretty impressive country boot reguardless. Plus shell is more dirt/water/wear resistant.

(P.S. I wont be taking part in this MTO so I have not stake in it I just thought it would be pretty sweet :P )

I am already in, but I agree that would be great on this boot.
post #9765 of 11988
Great looking shoe. I cannot for the life of me find that one on the Meermin site. I only see dark brown and snuff suede. I would like that makeup you have right there!
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