Meermin Mallorca Shoes

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

  1. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    well, these observations themselves are influenced by expectation.

    It's also an unfair test because I don't know how many different tanneries make the other soles, since they don't mark their soles with ugly branding.

    I've heard that Baker outsoles are just as good if not better. I wouldn't be surprised if a couple of the French chestnut tanneries perform just as well, and there are probably some good italian ones too.

    I hate to perpetuate the groupthink because in general I think these things should be left up to the craftsmen who have experience in their material choices and probably don't need a customer telling them they should use X leather soles because someone on the internet told them that noone else knows how to properly tan sole bends.
     
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  2. konda

    konda Senior member

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    How is the New Rey in width compared to widths in Allen Edmonds? While I'm still waiting on my HIRO last monks (they will be too wide...) to try them on width wise, I'm dying to learn what if any of Meermin's lasts will fit me. I'm a B in AE, C might do in Park Ave. F in Loake as they have nothing else... goes but is wide thus meaning I need a shorter shoe.
     
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  3. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    There was an attempt a few months ago to get a group together for a MTO austerity brogue on the Olfe last in burgundy calfskin. Have the shoes come in yet? Really curious to see a picture of the final result.
     
  4. konda

    konda Senior member

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    One more question inspired by the ^brogue Olfe. Has anyone considered MTO gunboats from any other last (smaller in width that is) than AMA or RUI? Would love to hear some thoughts if someone has thought of this...
     
  5. lychyrychy

    lychyrychy Senior member

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    I'm part of this MTO and I paid a month ago, should expect within 2 months... long process :(

     
  6. konda

    konda Senior member

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    ^buy a pair of MTO Sargents and wait 6 months... I find the Meermin MTO quite fast.
     
  7. lychyrychy

    lychyrychy Senior member

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    ^ yeah i know. This is why I don't like going MTO or Bespoke too much cash tied up for too long. Cash is king and cashflow must be optimized haha
     
  8. New Shoes1

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    Definitely post pictures when they arrive. Out of curiosity, did you get much of a discount for coordinating with others?
     
  9. AHS

    AHS Senior member

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    LM Double monks in "Naturcalf Marron". New Rey Last. These are available on their site.

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    As I posted last evening, I typically wear a US 11 B in most shoes (including AE, vintage Florsheims, etc). These are size 10. They seem a fraction big on their first wear, but I would stay at this size.

    I am very happy with them and plan to place a new order soon. :D

    AHS
     
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    God, those are good looking shoes. Much better looking than the Linea Classiica cap toes IMHO. Congrats man!
     
  11. BrizzleCizzle

    BrizzleCizzle Senior member

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    Stunning. Can we get some pics in direct/more light? I'd like to see how the maroon plays with full on light. Even as it is, that's one delicious cranberry/burgundy flavor of maroon. Excellent choice.
     
  12. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    My Olfe last Black captoe MTO's arrived this morning, along with a pair of classic line for my brother. I couldn't find any finishing faults on either of them having a quick look. There is a noticeable difference in the leather quality looking at both side to side. Pics to come tonight once I get the camera set up.
     
  13. BrizzleCizzle

    BrizzleCizzle Senior member

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    Hopefully in your favor.
     
  14. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    We got a great price for it :slayer:
     

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