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Meermin Mallorca Shoes

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

  1. laufer

    laufer Well-Known Member

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  2. NAMOR

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    Wearing the double monk boot today. Burgundy shell cordovan on olfe last.

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    Love the olfe last!
     
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  3. MarioImpemba

    MarioImpemba Well-Known Member

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    How would you compare the shell to Horween?

    Aggressive tailoring on dem trousers. [​IMG]
     
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  5. gc98

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    I got my first pair of Meermin shoes last week. I wanted to give you my unbiased review. I purchased the dark brown split toe blucher from the classic line. The price was 167.23 euro with shipping which is $226. I placed the order on Sept 05 and I received it on Oct 04. I have not yet gotten hit with customs. Hopefully, I won't.
    1. The Box: Very nice but who cares. It's in the trash right now. The flannel shoe bags are very nice though.
    2. The Smell: These shoes reek. It's hard to explain but it smells like mud and chemicals. It has stunk up my car and the smell persisted the next day. I'm hoping some shoe polish and a couple days in shoe trees will get rid of it. I can't wear them out until this smell is gone. This should be a small surmountable issue.
    3. Sizing: Meermin says this is EE fitting. I am a solid 10.5 D in US sizing. I ordered the 9.5 UK. It has just the right amount of snugness for me. I could not go any narrower. The length is perfect. This probably means that I could fit in the Rui last.
    4. Leather: Nice and thick. I think right on par with Allen Edmonds.
    5. Stitching: Absolutely beautiful and flawless stitching on this split toe.
    6. Finishing: The inside of the left shoe has some burnishing on it and some uneven finishing. The right shoe does not have this. The toes are burnished beautifully. It does not say this on the website, but I was pleasantly surprised.
    7. Shape: I'm familiar with Allen Edmonds and Alden which are infamous for bulbous lasts. Even though the Rui is the least sleek of Meermin's lasts, I think it is very nice.

    Overall, I like the shoe. The price is great. The only thing that annoys me is the uneven burnishing (see #6). I don't think I would be able to fit into any of there other lasts. If I was buying again, I would by an MTO with a wider width.





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  6. NAMOR

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    A couple more pics Mario..

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  7. MarioImpemba

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    They look good and you're right, Olfe looks splendid.

    Manlets need not apply on the no-break look; that'd be ~26" inseam on me.
     
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    i think it looks short because i need to hunch over to get the pic. my pants sit right below the hips so they hike up a little when i lean over. im 6"2 and those pants have a 32" inseam
     
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    olfe is very similar to carmina rain last in both sizing and shape

    and a couple of notes on the burgundy shell:

    -thicker than horween
    -not as lustrous as alden #8 but i like that
    -color most resembles my crockett & jones burgundy shell
     
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  11. laufer

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    Namor do you take the same size in both Olfe and Rain
     
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    thank you sir! i was admiring the crease in your pants from the rock your socks thread. I failed here in my attempt to reproduce that image. lol



    yes, i do. 1 size down from my US size
     
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    Its amazing how much impact light has on shoes isnt it, looks like you gave them a polish in between the first and second shot :p
     
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    lol, i actually took the darker pic first. but yeah to your point, lighting is everything
     
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    Haha. I bet IRL those look good cause I'm almost as tall as you (6'1") and use a 32" inseam too. :)

    About the size, glad to hear that, cause on the rain last I had to take the 8.5UK instead of 8, and Meermin recommended 8 UK.
     
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    It's amazing how the sizing is fucked up I take 10 in Rain last and I ordered Hiro in 10 too. Hiro were too small for me I was under impression that Hiro is wider than Olfe.
     
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    That is precisely what I am puzzling about.

    I am debating on whether to pull trigger on the burgundy brogues in the Olfe last. Rain fits fine, but Hiro crimps a bit, and since Olfe is narrower, it should crimp more than Hiro??? But apparently not...
     
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    Very nice!
     
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    Anyone who has both Olfe and Vass U last. Do you wear the same size?
    Ta in advance
     

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