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Meermin Mallorca Shoes

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

  1. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    FTFY. [​IMG]
     
  2. Scotty

    Scotty Senior member

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    Hi all.
    Since joining SF I've been buying some good year welted shoes from the less expensive brands on the web.
    I was disappointed with bexleys so my next was from Markowsky and next from Herring brand: not bad, not great (as one should expect, I suppose).
    Now I've discovered the Meermins here and, as I haven't read much about the classic collection, how do you think they compare to those other brands ? Specially people who have had them for some time and/or know my other brands.
    Thanks.

    P.S. I've enjoyed your Linea Maestro shoes, but not something I can afford now (also, too sleek/elegant for my actual needs).
     
  3. enofile

    enofile Well-Known Member

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    Are those the 101332 as listed on the Meermin site? They're great looking!
     
  4. NamlikeaG6

    NamlikeaG6 Active Member

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    That is just pure beauty!! Classic line right? I am debating between this and Loake Pimlico in the dark chocolate suede also. Could you comment on the quality of material or last between the two? Also, did they mention what lasts these are being built on?
     
  5. newtoshoes

    newtoshoes Well-Known Member

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    I'm quite sure they are, I have the same. And yes, they do look great! :)
     
  6. InIgnemAeternum

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    Correct on both counts. :>
     
  7. tomee

    tomee Senior member

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    its on the RUI last. cant comment on the Pimilco but these chukkas are nicely made. Its a little stiff up top which hurt my ankles as they were digging in while i was walking, but they will soften.
     
  8. NamlikeaG6

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    I read somewhere way back in the thread that these are from the Classic Collection, can you confirm this? I'm thinking about getting pair but I don't know if the RUI last is too round or not since the Capital last for the Pimlico from Loake is really nice and modern. Perhaps a couple of top view pics of yours? :D
     
  9. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    they are classics, i have them in snuff suede

    they are a bit big in the upper foot for me, which causes a somewhat unslightly ripple.

    I'm not in love with mine, but will tough it out to see if they improve.
     
  10. NamlikeaG6

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    What US size in AE do you wear and did you size down a whole size or just half? If you had it shipped to US, were you hit with a custom charge?
    Thanks for the information.
     
  11. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    Shell longwings were shipped on Monday and delivered today with no request for paperwork and no mention of customs or brokerage fees. Does this mean I'm in the clear or might I still receive an FU brokerage fee from FedEx in a few weeks?
     
  12. bellyhungry

    bellyhungry Senior member

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    Since it is a personal shipment and not on a corporate account, I would say the odds of you getting an invoice retroactively from FedEx is slim to none.

    Now, let's see some pics. :)
     
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  13. mexicutioner

    mexicutioner Senior member

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    i've seen several people in this thread post pictures of their suede double monks with what appear to be leather soles. however, the meermin site shows the dark brown suede dub monks with a rubber sole. are the leather-soled monks that people are posting MTO's or something?
     
  14. Naka

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    :devil:
     
  15. MCanavan6

    MCanavan6 Well-Known Member

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    How does someone find out about which shoes are available that are not on their website? Sometimes I see them in the tumblr but I've seen a lot of shoes posted that are not MTO and are also not on their website? Is there anyway to figure this out other than guessing and emailing them about a specific shoe?
     
  16. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    Here you go:

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    First impressions: they look great out of the box with none of the finishing issues mentioned by Orgetorix. Fit feels pretty true to size as well, but maybe a little bigger/wider than a normal 12D U.S. One question, however, for others purchasing Meermin shell: was your shell pretty dry when it arrived? I wore these for a few minutes and then took a horsehair brush to one of the shoes and it made the shoe look cloudy and seemed to take finish/polish off. The picture above is after one application of Renovateur this morning, which definitely improved the appearance, but it seems like the shoe needs more. Have any of you found that you need to add multiple applications of Renovateur or another product on the Meermin shell immediately after purchase?
     
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    VRaivio Senior member

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    ^There is no better gunk for shell than Venetian cream. I've tried all of them and this magical white stuff is it. A bit will leave a strong shine on new shell, several layers will revive old or otherwise dry shell.
     
  18. dsc

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    I don't want to moan, but I currently have two pairs of Meermins, one pair of bluchers on the Ama last and one pair of monks. Here's what I've noticed on the monks on the cap toe stitch:

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    and to add insult to injury, I've noticed that the sole split on the right shoe on the blucher pair :( Emailed Sandro a few days ago about the monks, waiting for a reply, need to email them about the split, although I'm a bit reluctant to send them back as they are breaking in rather nicely (then again this is the 3rd wear and 1st longer wear in these and they already split).

    Regards,
    dsc.
     
  19. minervau

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    I'm a 9D and got an 8.5UK and it fit well, for what it's worth, but that was also their recommendation based on foot measurements. Take your measurements and line them up against a foot size chart online -- are you a true 9D? Maybe you're a tweener between 8.5 and 9, so they're making a judgment call.
     
  20. terrorsquad

    terrorsquad Senior member

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    Further update pictures for the Meermin group buy. Shoes will be shipped out in approximately 10 days [​IMG]


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