Meermin Mallorca Shoes

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

  1. zargoz

    zargoz Senior member

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    I recently received cigar PTBs from the last run and as far as I can recall they are made from the Italian shell. Upon arrival they suffered from excess polish application but after wiping and buffing with a damp cloth they looked much better. I agree with the "softer and more flexible" description, this shell is moreso than any of my Horween shoes (several Aldens and two AEs). The Meermins do not have the glossy topcoat that Aldens come with, the shell is matte and (to me) more natural looking.

    I am only two wears in so I can't say how the material will stack up in the long run. But for the price paid I am satisfied so far, enough so that I also jumped in on the cigar LWBs Meermin ran a few weeks ago.
     
  2. grovester

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    Thank you! This is exactly the type of info I was looking for. I am glad to see that their new shell is better. I heard a lot of stories of how dry their old shell was.
     
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    Webbo Senior member

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    I picked up my cigar PTB's today from the last MTO. The shell does look good and definitely not dry. They are as little stiff straight out of the box so let's see how they go with wear. I have to say the color is great and the overall quality of the construction very good indeed. I am pleased and for the price point I think they are exceptional value.
     

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