Just paid for my first Meermin purchase. Blue Suede Double Monks posted a few pages back. Not a bad price, came out to $248 including shoe trees and shipping. A lot cheaper than the Alden Blue Suede PTBs i've always wanted. Meermin had the PTBs in my size as well but I think with the blue suede I might as well go out and sport the double monk. I'll compare these to the Carmina, Allen Edmonds, and Aldens I have after they arrive. All of there staff at Meermin were a pleasure to work with.