Meermin Mallorca Shoes

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

  1. Needsmoreshoes

    Needsmoreshoes Senior member

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    Well I'm the dub monks on the hiro last. I ordered a 10.5 and thought I'd better check with him and was recommended a 9.5 so I just thought I'd run with it and they're pretty tight so I'll need a size up - nice shoes though.

    Lots of people said his advice was perfect and only for a few was he wrong so maybe size up from his advice instead of ignoring it completely. Must be one heck of a spacious last.

    Also many thanks for the email - scuffed them really badly so I'm going to have to nail the cleaning job before I send them back

    Edit: turns out it was Jose, not Pepe I dealt with for the size, is Jose just [email protected] too?
     
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  2. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    Any idea what species of cedar is used for the shoe trees? Need it for customs
     


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  6. JBMarce21

    JBMarce21 Senior member

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    I am having this exact shoe made, but on the olfe. dark brown cordovan, initials in nails on the waist, overall BAMF status.
     


  7. JBMarce21

    JBMarce21 Senior member

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    SUPER stiff. Takes a solid half dozen wears before they are even halfway to breaking in, I am still breaking in my tassel loafers from almost a month ago. I think this is a good sign, except for my black single monks on the Ama, which has too much room in the heel for me. In fact, I'll be posting them for sale if any1 is interested!
     


  8. kmdsimpson

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    I find honest opinions and reviews useful.. Too bad you won't be ordering a pair, but understandable. I still enjoy reading your advice.
     


  9. wishiwasricher

    wishiwasricher Senior member

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    What size are he black monks? Any pics?
     


  10. JBMarce21

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    7 UK, I will post real pics in a hot minute but it is this one... http://meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=1932 I also made one extra hole on the strap to get them a little tighter to the foot. Pics soon!
     


  11. impolyt_one

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    I went to the Meermin store in Aoyama today, lots of interesting little bits here and there -

    a) the store was 'nice' in an Aoyama, Tokyo kind of way, but the merchandise itself was just here, there, and everywhere. The feature wall when walking in were a bunch of samples and cheap shoes not shown on the website. A lot of them were pretty puke-worthy but that's what Japanese salarymen of a certain level like, too.
    b) lots of colorful cheap suede shoes for men and women. Not Meermin imprint, something else... which brings me to another point:
    c) there were a ton of imprints, I think I counted at least 5 or 6 imprint brands along the lines of "xxxxx by Meermin" - some were good, some were tacky, again, some were cheap suede shoes (like <$80 things)
    d) One wall had 'Carmina for Meermin' - so I guess these were Carmina-make, Carmina lasted shoes. They were really nice. Didn't have any designs I liked much though, and they were too expensive for what I'd spend there - but still far cheaper than what you can normally find in Tokyo for that quality. The imprints had both logos in full size.
    e) I think I saw a few pairs of the regular line, but again, so many alternate imprints and stuff that they were all mixed together, away from the Linea Maestros - so the cheap ones just left me with the impression of various strikes against them, didn't like what I saw there so I left those be.

    f) Linea Maestro were nice. Not really a fan of any of the stock makes though. Norwegian welt was impressive, not my thing though. They had the Adelaide style in brown on the Vil last (you can see it on the last chart) and I tried it on in 8, fit perfectly actually. I just don't want to wear a last that pointy. It was just very extreme. I tried on New Rey in 7.5UK and it was too small, maybe by a quarter size. For reference, C+J in 7.5UK is too big on me, maybe by a quarter to half size or so, so the size differential is definitely at least a half a size, if not closer to a full size on the New Rey vs C+J 348 around that size point, I think. In other words, I'd be tempted to roll the dice and size up a full size to 8.5UK to match the C+J 7.5UK on #348. New Rey is attractive enough as a last, though.

    Overall though, the brick and mortar store was very different than I expected I guess, didn't expect to see all the cheap stuff and samples on the floor like that. I'm definitely going to MTO some Linea Maestros though, I'd really like an Adelaide in the tan shell, New Rey last.
     
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  12. Zarium

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    This is very helpful. I wear a 6.5 in Ama and was worried that 7 would be too big for me in New Rey (the dark brown Adelaide oxfords in particular). Based on your observation I think I would be a 7 in New Rey.
     


  13. Engi

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    Strange, I asked for dark brown shell cordovan, but Pepe told me that they "are not expecting to produce dark brown Shell for now" ... When did you order the dark brown shell ?

    Ciao

    Engi
     


  14. poorman

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    Wow, what is the customs process? They had to know the species of cedar?!!! WTF?!!
     


  15. dufferin1

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    That's actually kinda surprising. I'm planning on ordering a pair of Classics here to Canada..will I have these customs issues as well?
     


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