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Thought I'd post a little PSA for those interested. The Waxed Shell Cordovan Jumper Boot MTO arrived at my doorstep in Australia today. No shipping notification so had no idea it was coming. I may get a speeding fine on the way home from work. Pics to follow.
Was that the no-name-tannery $350 shell boot?

weren’t those after the custom field boot GMTO?

i sometime get confused with before and after, too early hahah
 
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Was that the no-name-tannery $350 shell boot?

weren’t those before the custom field boot GMTO?
The gmtos without customization choices get finished faster than the ones with. It takes a lot longer to make tons of one-offs than it does to do some batches all the same.
 

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The gmtos without customization choices get finished faster than the ones with. It takes a lot longer to make tons of one-offs than it does to do some batches all the same.
That was still fast for a GMTO. It seems like it was 2 months ago, props to Meermin for scaling the production line. Interested to see how these turn out.
 

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They definitely were a surprise! I was braced for another month wait or so.

Album here

Tried to make it as daylight accurate as I could for midnight.

I like them! Very comfortable straight away, and the leather has a very interesting depth. Different in all lighting and from different angles.

It looks like they will lighten up where the wax wears off.
 
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They definitely were a surprise! I was braced for another month wait or so.

Album here

Tried to make it as daylight accurate as I could for midnight.

I like them! Very comfortable straight away, and the leather has a very interesting depth. Different in all lighting and from different angles.

It looks like they will lighten up where the wax wears off.
Curious if it get can rain spots? any micro creases when you flex like Shinki's shell?
 

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They definitely were a surprise! I was braced for another month wait or so.

Album here
It looks like they will lighten up where the wax wears off.
I am almost certain that Meermin made those boots with the Stitchdown "Patina Thunderdome"contest in mind. (They are sponsors anyway) I wanted to participate but don't feel like paying $50 to be part of their Premium community.

 

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They definitely were a surprise! I was braced for another month wait or so.

Album here

Tried to make it as daylight accurate as I could for midnight.

I like them! Very comfortable straight away, and the leather has a very interesting depth. Different in all lighting and from different angles.

It looks like they will lighten up where the wax wears off.
Very nice, thanks for posting imagery of them. I’m guessing that mine getting to the States is imminent. I apologize if you posted about this already, but how did you size on HOK in comparison to other Meermin lasts. More importantly, how did your choice turn out?
 

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Curious if it get can rain spots? any micro creases when you flex like Shinki's shell?
I'm curious myself. But these things are jam packed with oils and waxes so I'd be surprised. It's winter here so I'll find out shortly anyway!

No micro creases seem to be forming at all, just some what of a pull up/lightening where the toe creases.
 

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I am almost certain that Meermin made those boots with the Stitchdown "Patina Thunderdome"contest in mind. (They are sponsors anyway) I wanted to participate but don't feel like paying $50 to be part of their Premium community.

That was actually one of my first thoughts when I got them! Almost seems like they'd be cheating for the patina thunderdome. Pity the competition only starts at the end of our winter.
 

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Very nice, thanks for posting imagery of them. I’m guessing that mine getting to the States is imminent. I apologize if you posted about this already, but how did you size on HOK in comparison to other Meermin lasts. More importantly, how did your choice turn out?
I imagine so! Very curious to see how other pairs turn out as well.

I went TTS with HOK and got a 12 UK. I've worn 12 UK on some double monkstraps on the HIRO last, which fit me decently, albiet a bit too much heel slip. Got rid of those as they weren't my style.

These fit me very snug, which I like. They are snug across the vamp, and I have just enough room to wiggle my toes, so I'm glad I didn't size down. Width wise they're pretty spot on, and the flex point seems like it's in a great spot. Very little to no heel slip straight out the box. I've worn them with light-medium thickness merino wool socks so far.

It's probably worth noting that these do come with the removable memory foam insole which I've kept in. I feel like if I needed some more room for some very thick socks, I could just pop those out. Time will tell how much they give and form to the foot however!

I'm usually a standard 12 UK (13 US), and I wear a 12 (US) E (wide) in Grant Stone Leo last, a 12.5 (US) in Thursday Boots, and a 12G (AU/UK) in RM Williams for reference.
 

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Is it just me or does the nap make it look more like a waxed suede than shell?

It doesn't remind me of waxed suede, but it is slightly reminiscent of smooth chamois. It looks great tho. I have a pair of boots in Guidi calf and it has a very fine nap to it similar to yours.
 

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Any experiences with the Jim last, specifically compared to Elton?
 

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