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Meermin Mallorca Shoes

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

  1. d0h15

    d0h15 Well-Known Member

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    Just ordered my first pair of Double Monks in light brown rapello suede.
    I'm as excited as a little kid on christmas morning :nodding:
     
  2. Estryl

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    Are they MTO?
    I was thinking about the Double Monks in Suede. Thought of ordering the Classic Line 10.5 and the 11 to get the size right, send them back, then get the right size as MTO with the LM finish, leather soles and metal caps.
     
  3. vijayagopalp

    vijayagopalp Member

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    My Meermin LWB's after 2 wears...

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  4. vijayagopalp

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    Thanks Bellyhungry, No special method of polishing I followed Sir Mac's method. My polishing kit consists 1 each coarse and fine horse hair brushes, 1 goat hair brush and microfiber cloth. I have kiwi cordovan and dark tan wax polishes to take care of polish needs. On these new shoes no polish used.
     
  5. Superfluous

    Superfluous Senior member

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    I haven't ordered a pair and I'm not very picky when it comes to shoes... but the way I see it is that they're on your feet. They're not close up for inspection when you wear them and they're likely to get nicked up anyway from wearing them. Unless something is ripped or noticeable from a distance, I wouldn't worry too much about it.
     
  6. Calikid

    Calikid Senior member

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    I have the Plain toe bluchers in the burgundy shell and yes, you are going to have to apply multiple applications of Renovateur as you wear them. I notice that as I wear them the creases don't wrinkle as much as Horween shell but do appear drier (?). I can post some pics if you like. But after a few wearings I notice i apply lighter and lighter amounts of Renovateur and do more brushing. But I have to say after a couple of months and maybe a dozen wearings these are my most comfortable shoes I now own.
     
  7. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    Completely agree on how comfortable they are. Also think you are right regarding how dry the Meermin shell is. Below is a picture after one wearing and a second application of Renovateur. Took care of all the rough patches where it looked like the finish was coming off. Now to get working on a shine like above.

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  8. MarioImpemba

    MarioImpemba Senior member

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    At 12 weeks and no updates yet. Shot an email out to Pepe last week, but no word. My patience is about as good as a 5 year-olds [​IMG]
     
  9. kwhunter

    kwhunter Senior member

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    Is Meermin still taking orders?
    Shot them an email through theyr contact page last week, no word yet. Shot one over the weekend, no word as yet.
    After reading the revues here I'm not sure I would risk buying some crappy shoes; forr a little extra there is Carmina.
     
  10. Needsmoreshoes

    Needsmoreshoes Senior member

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    As far as I'm aware yes - drop them another one.

    There does seem to be some finishing issues with a few pairs (Particularly the shell) but I would have to say that I'm more than happy with my pair (Suede double monks) and if you don't want to drop the extra cash on Carmina I'd have to call Meermin a perfectly good choice. I had to return my pair for being too small and they sent me a new one in 3 weeks so if there is an issue with any pair the service behind the company is pretty solid. Though I would say they need an online ordering service to make it easier for buyers and indeed themselves.
     
  11. robgaines

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    I just ordered two pair of double monks from Meermin that don't fit, but when I went to FedEx to return them, I was quoted $225 in return shipping costs. How did you manage to return yours for so cheap?
     
  12. kwhunter

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    What size, and what leather/colour?!
     
  13. joiji

    joiji Senior member

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    It's interesting to note that all the cordovan complaints are on the burgundy shell. Do we have anyone who would care to comment on the other colours? I know Calikid has some of the cuero?
     
  14. Estryl

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    Are they MTO?
    I was thinking of ordering the Classic Collection Suede Double Monks in 10.5 and 11, maybe even add a pair of shoes on the Olfe last while I'm at it to get the size and fit right, then send them back and get them MTO with leather soles, steel caps and LM finishing.
     
  15. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    USPS Priority would be $50 a pair or so probably.

    I'm not getting anything from Pepe over the last few weeks, gonna try meermin contact to see what's going on
     
  16. joiji

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  17. dsc

    dsc Active Member

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    I've been contacting Sandro using his email address:

    sandro@meermin.es

    Regards,
    dsc.
     
  18. d0h15

    d0h15 Well-Known Member

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    No they are not MTO. I sent Sandro a mail a while ago asking how much it would cost to have the monks in the Hiro last in light brown suede and he told me that they just started the production of that shoe-color-combination and I can preorder it. So I went for it :slayer:
     
  19. Estryl

    Estryl Member

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    Nice!! [​IMG]
    But they still have the rubber soles, right?
     
  20. d0h15

    d0h15 Well-Known Member

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    Yes. :nodding:
     

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