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Meermin Mallorca Shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by asturiano, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. Rankiz

    Rankiz Well-Known Member

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    Taking them to a cobbler and stretch a pair of shoes 5mm cost me 15$ and is not bad for the leather, so tell me, why shouldn't I do it?
     
  2. TrackerB

    TrackerB Active Member

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    Has anyone tried re-soling your soles with Meermin yet?
    Out of curiousity, what's the typical lifespan of a leather sole?
     
  3. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Well-Known Member

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    The last and sole measurements I received from Pepe show very little difference between the Olfe and Hiro, so it seems strange to categorize one as a U.S. B/C width and the other as D. Have you noticed that significant of a difference in your experience with both?

    Also, I have shoes on the Rui last and I would categorize it as on the border of a U.S. D and E width. I have a fairly wide foot for a D width and my Rui last shoes are bordering on too wide.
     
  4. gyasih

    gyasih Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't categorize Olfe as B/C width.
     
  5. NAMOR

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    Agreed. It's a touch narrow for me but that's because I'm now on the wrong side of 20. Hooves ain't thin like they used to be
     
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  6. OzzyJones

    OzzyJones Well-Known Member

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    20!?! Goddam pup!
     
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  7. konda

    konda Well-Known Member

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    I'm basing this on Pepe stating that the Olfe is in between a New Rey and a Hiro. And the New Rey is pretty much a perfect B and the Hiro a D. If this is not the case and I've been misinformed (again) then... well.. to hell with it.
     
  8. OzzyJones

    OzzyJones Well-Known Member

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    Don't you worry, your boots will fit just fine!
    You been invoiced yet?
     
  9. shadykay sf

    shadykay sf Well-Known Member

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    Got the same email.

    My excitement builds!
     
  10. konda

    konda Well-Known Member

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    ^^ I'm not too worried them being boots and not monks. I just paid.
     
  11. Ankor

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    I got two Meermin belts: mid-brown calf and dark brown suede. Mid-brown color pictured on website quite perfectly, very nice reddish hue. Suede is nice as well but it is slightly darker than one used for CL shoes.
    Stitching is flawless.

    Sizing is perfect on my belts — I ordered 32" and got exactly 32". I decided to get 34" because of calidist's note but Sandro told me belts are TTS and he was right.

    Communication is great — Luisa answers next day or earlier (even on weekend!), Sandro usually responds the same day and there was no slowdown after payment or shipping as someone wrote here.

    I also purchased dark brown chukka boots that was in stock. They are great — stitching is even, welt finishing is nice. Comparing to Septieme Largeur derby I bought on sale Meermin wins hands down in terms of attention to details. Suede is nice but not outstanding. Color is not as dark as on website, more brown. I like it.

    I was ready to wait but in fact Sandro contacted me next day after order and package was sent in two days after we had discussed all details. I believe it is fast enough.

    Overall I am happy and will buy more because price is so fair and communication so good. I'm not crazy about their calf models to be honest, but like suede shoes design very much. However, I would like to see some better suede (like one that Carmina use) so I want more LM suede models.
     
  12. Dillardiv

    Dillardiv Well-Known Member

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    Just received tracking info this morning! Monks are on their way!
     
  13. gyasih

    gyasih Well-Known Member

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    Paid for my boots, now the wait :happy:
     
  14. alboo

    alboo New Member

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    My problem with Meermin is that wait is for a shoe on their web retail site, Not a Made To Order. They said thirty days and I still didn't have them so I canceled and went with a bootmaker Made to Order. I will definitely go back to Meermin. I think they have some beautiful lasts. They are adding additional leathers and shoes on their website. I really like Pepe.
     
  15. OzzyJones

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    Go G!! I need my Terror MTOs soon to help with the wait
     
  16. gyasih

    gyasih Well-Known Member

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    Me too. I hope they ship in the next few weeks.
     
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  17. Win545

    Win545 Well-Known Member

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    Newbies here [​IMG]
    I am considered buying the dub monks from meermin.
    Could anyone provide me pictures that show most accurate color of the dark brown double monk please?
    I have gone through many sources and the color i see ranges from reddish brown to kind of walnut.
    Future Thanks. [​IMG]
     
  18. Claus

    Claus Well-Known Member

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    This is very hard to do. You'd need all pieces in the chain – from the camera to your monitor – color-calibrated.

    Otherwise, someone else might say: "This is the true color!" But he's saing this because on his monitor the image happens to look like the true color. What you see on your monitor is probably going to be quite different.
     
  19. Aieyric

    Aieyric Well-Known Member

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    I would say that in the flesh they are a dark brown with a red tone.
     
  20. mikeharo

    mikeharo Well-Known Member

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    My dark brown double monks are coming in less than 15 days, if you can wait I will certainly post pictures when I get them.
     

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