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Meermin Mallorca Shoes

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

  1. bespoken4me

    bespoken4me Senior member

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    The problem with Carmina's site is size/ availability. I am purchasing through the Paris store for 535 euro incliuding shipping, the Simpson Shell in cognac. Miho is incredibly helpful and the price is just slightly higher. Plus, for those of you with import phobia, they will ship EMS; unfortunately, they cannot do credit card via states and therefore you need to wire or Paypal and the salesperson then loses commission. I won't do that to her ( that's what she said- shut up)
     
  2. lychyrychy

    lychyrychy Senior member

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    Has anyone had to fill out the CBP 5106 for US Customs purposes? I'm having to fill it out....
     
  3. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    yes, I filled it out, which I noted about 35 posts ago.
     
  4. lychyrychy

    lychyrychy Senior member

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    Oh i see thanks! Did you receive your shoes?
     
  5. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

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    Does Carmina use vegetable-tanned calf skins or chrome-tanned stuff?
     
  6. Quadcammer

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    they were supposed to be delivered, but I wasn't home. I should get them tomorrow. Lets see if i get hit with duty.
     
  7. Zarium

    Zarium Senior member

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    Chrome-tanned uppers.
     
  8. lychyrychy

    lychyrychy Senior member

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    I hope you dont get hit with duty!
     
  9. ncdobson

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    Must...resist...''doody/duty''...joke.
     
  10. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    I did filled it out when Meermin shipped via FedEx to California.


    Meermin LM handwelted shoes wears very different than any other GY welted shoes that I have. Feels softer and sturdier.
     
  11. lychyrychy

    lychyrychy Senior member

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    duty did you get it?
     
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    All your duty are belong to us!

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  13. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    ok, my meermins were delivered, I'll snap some pics when I get home.
     
  14. lychyrychy

    lychyrychy Senior member

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    :slayer:
     
  15. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    ok, no pics yet, but heres the deal.

    Sizing:

    I sized up one full size from the CJ 348 last. The shoes fit well, but a bit more loosely than what I'd normally wear. That said, they fit well. I find the vamp to be good for a low instep.

    Packaging was fine, I got two shoe bags. Wish they were flannel or similar though.

    Now, the quality of the leather seems good, maybe slightly below C&J benchgrade, slightly above AE. Stitching and assembly seem to be quite good. The finishing leaves a bit to be desired though with some black or dark marks around, and some small areas where the dye didn't take or didn't reach. Overall, I'd put finishing slightly below AE.

    The style and design is more european, no question. The last is pointy, but elegant. The vil would have been ridiculous I think.

    Overall, for the money, I'd put the LMs slightly above AE, but not earth shatteringly so. At the price, they offer a good alternative if you like the sleeker stuff, but I reserve judgement based on longevity.

    I'm happy with them though, and they exceed expectations for a shoe that runs $280 or so before shipping.
     
  16. Omar1223

    Omar1223 Senior member

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    quad what last did you get again?
     
  17. AHS

    AHS Senior member

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    I've decided to get rid of my pair of the linea maestro dark brown double monks (New Rey last). UK 10 / US 11. Great shoes.. but the fit wasn't right for my narrow feet. I probably wore them 5 - 6 times.

    Let me know if you are interested. I'll be posting soon on the buying / selling thread.

    (Hope doing this is not bad form!)

    AHS
     
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  18. newtoshoes

    newtoshoes Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys,

    I have a problem with my Amas from the Classic Line. I've worn them about six or seven times now (mostly inside buildings) but they still "sqeak". They did this from the very beginning and I thought it would diminish but it didn't. None of my other shoes show this behaviour.

    I uploaded it on Youtube:

    I would be very grateful, if you could tell me if this is normal (what I doubt to be honest).

    Best regards and thank you very much in advance!
     
  19. Orgetorix

    Orgetorix Senior member

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    Can you tell where the squeak is coming from? Lotta times it's the tongue rubbing against the lining. You could try sticking something in between and see if it helps. I saw someone a few years ago posted that he put some sticky-back velcro (the soft, loop side) under the strap area of his monks where they were rubbing on the tongue and squeaking.
     
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  20. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    new rey



    how much you looking to get?
     
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