Meermin Mallorca Shoes

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

  1. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Agreed - he was extremely helpful in making sure I got what I wanted for my order.
     
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    Same experience here. Will send him my order tomorrow (still doubting between a few models). What is the pricing for MTO?
     
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    50 EUR on top of the normal price. Normal price is 250 EUR for calf and suede and 290 EUR for cordovan.
     
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    290 Euros for Shell Cordovan shoes?

    Insane price.....

    Does anyone have a pair in hand (or on foot) to report on?
     
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    We need follow up pictures here, people! 250 EUR is for the Linea Maestro?
     
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    And that's before VAT gets deducted. :D
     
  7. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Senior member

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    ... and don't forget to order the shoe trees. I did last time but will definitely get them this go around.
     
  8. Marx2k

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    Yep. Cordovan is not from Horween, but from some tannery in Argentina. Hard to tell if the quality will be up par, but I will try to find out.
     
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    How do a pair of adelaide shoes (like these) in black shell with a dainite sole on the Ama last sound?
     
  10. Naka

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    I think I'd prefer a Wingtip with Cordovan as it draws some attention away from the inevitable beef rolls, whereas a horizontal cap toe might accentuate the waves in the cordovan. I'm a big fan of that adelaide, the detailing on the tongue is something not often seen these days :slayer:
     
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    I agree that a wingtip is better for shell cordovan, but I need a pair of black cap toes. I also like the shells rolls much better than calfs' creasing, though I have only seen rolls in pictures. I know that a pair of black cap toes is almost as formal as it can be and should be with leather soles, but leather soles and Scandinavian weather isn't always a win-win. And I don't think that shell and cap toes look to bad regarding the picture below. Am I totally wrong?

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  12. Naka

    Naka Senior member

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    The rolls aren't too noticeable in that photo I agree. Is the shoe's purpose a business shoe? Or are you just filling a hole in your collection? The punched captoe in black and rubber soles aren't very congruent, I agree, and the model in question also has closed lacing making it very formal. I can't help but think the rubber sole would be better suited to a wingtip as well. In the end it's your decision, and I'm sure you'll be with the result, no matter what you decide on!
     
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    They are indeed purposed to be a business shoe. A pair of black calf cap-toes with a leather sole is indeed the most formal, and will eventually also be added to my collection, but now I need a good wearing and quite formal shoe which can take a punch without looking like road kill afterwards. Since almost all other business men here wear shoes like these with their suits, I doubt I'll ever feel underdressed.
     
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    No doubt. Make sure to update with pics if you do go with your preferred configuration, I don't think I've seen a Cordovan Punched Captoe Adelaide before.
     
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    Don't forget the rubber soles. Sounds like the bastard child of Vass and Tricker's.
     

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