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Meermin Mallorca Shoes

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

  1. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    This is great info. Could you post pics? I'm anxious to see what it looks like in da wild
     
  2. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Senior member

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    I'm a 10E or 10D depending in AE, UK9 on the C&J 348. I got these a few weeks ago:
    http://meermin.tumblr.com/post/14774191685/meermin-linea-maestro-oxford-puntera-recta

    I actually really like the New Rey last although it is a touch too narrow. (I can still wear it all day comfortably.) It is very narrow through the arch and then widens considerably (where my foot is wide) before coming back in at the toe. The length is fine. I'm pretty sure I can't wear the Vil last.

    I have a dark brown suede version of these on the way:
    http://meermin.tumblr.com/post/17493730348/meermin-classic-collection-double-buckles-cap

    ... and these too: http://meermin.tumblr.com/post/19859500960/meermin-classic-collection-longwing
    I almost did a MTO cordovan. I really don't wear black shoes that much but wanted a longwing and the price was great. I also realized I didn't have any black shoes with a rubber sole so why not?

    In July I'll have my first MTO pair of shoes! I used the Hiro last instead of the New Rey for a little extra width. It's kind of a EG Oundle knock-off sort of like this but darker suede and darker brown:
    http://leffot.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/DSC_00151.jpg

    Details:
    Collection: MTO
    Style: Single side monk
    Last: Hiro
    Lasting: Hand lasted
    Upper Leather 1: Dark brown Naturcalf (Tannerie d'Annonay - France)
    Upper Leather 2: Dark brown Januscalf (Charles F. Stead - England)
    Lining Leather: Navy Calf
    Sole: Single leather channeled sole.
    Sole finishing: 'Planta Paloma 7 clavos'
    Welt: Flat
    Edge finishing: Matching the upper
    Construction: GY-2/ Handsewn Goodyear welted
    Buckles: Solid stainless steel
    Medallion: Understood which one.
    Custom Text: TB

    It's a version of this shoe with dark brown calf and dark brown suede in the places as the the Oundle above. Went for navy lining with a cutout containing my initials just for fun, and a stainless buckle since I mostly wear a watch with a stainless bracelet. (Plus I have some Fratelli Rossetti single monks with brass already.) This was the pic Pepe had sent me of a shoe they had made for the Japanese market:
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    and I got it with this medallion:
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    My wife has a pair of heeled loafers that she loves too like the shoes on the left:
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    Great shoes and Pepe has been a pleasure to deal with! I certainly will be ordering again.
    Fred
     
  3. cbfn

    cbfn Senior member

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    But which size did you get Fred?
     
  4. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Senior member

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    UK9 on the Hiro last.
     
  5. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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    That sounds really cool my man. I know it's a while but I would love to see the finished product for finishing and qualities of the brand
     
  6. JPHardy

    JPHardy Senior member

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    Suede Meermin Monks.

    Sizing: 12UK in all C&J, AS, EG, Carmina. 12UK in Meermin.

    Last: Ama.

    Line: Classic

    Quality pretty good suede.

    Value: Quality+ style = Great.

    Service :pepe is fantastic

    Shipping:Correos (Spanish Postal Service) , about 10 days to NY.

    Will buy again= Yes, maestro MTO next.

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  7. cbfn

    cbfn Senior member

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    Thanks for the post, nice shoes! Do you have experience with C&J's 348 last and could compare it to the Ama last?
     
  8. JPHardy

    JPHardy Senior member

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    Christian,

    I do own 348, and they fit my very nicely. The one last I now prefer is the Carmina Rain. These fit me comfortably, and while they look and are bit wider, they don't feel that way.

    It is hard to fully gauge how the show will fit, since different people wear their shoes with different tightness. On the Carmina, the Simpson fits me tighter than my other shoes, and yet it is still comfortable at the end of the day. But I prefer the Rain, as I like my shoes a bit looser.

    Hope this image helps with the shape.

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  9. cbfn

    cbfn Senior member

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    Wow, awesome help right there! Since the 348 is a little bit on the thight side it seems that the Rain last would fit me like a glove. So you would say that the Simpson last is thighter than the 348, and would compare the Ama to the Rain? Sorry for all the questions, but it's highly appreciated.
     
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  10. LEVOOSH

    LEVOOSH Senior member

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    4 days ago I contacted Pepe about purchasing the suede cap toe brouges in the Olfe last. He replied that they were not taking any more orders until the web shop was up and running. Is it safe to assume that the orders for people like JPHardy who are receving their shoes now were placed in advance? If not, whats the secret word to get shoes?

    Finally, anyone have any experience with the Olfe last. Looks a little fuller and rounder, but any info is appreciated.
     
  11. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    I received the same response, even when attemting to inquire about current stock.
     
  12. JPHardy

    JPHardy Senior member

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    I ordered at the beginning of April.

    Easter is a big holiday in Spain, so it took a while before shipping out. Plus I was really in no hurry.

    They have stopped taking orders for a few weeks now.
     
  13. JPHardy

    JPHardy Senior member

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    Simpson tighter than 348 for me.

    Ama fits well, but not as well as the Rain (for me) doesn't wrap around my foot.

    Rain for me is not only perfect in fit, but also in shape.
     
  14. NAMOR

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    I placed a MTO two weeks. Any ideas when the web shop is supposed to go up?
     
  15. terrorsquad

    terrorsquad Senior member

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    Just received my Meermins. Light brown suede on the Ama Last.Looks like dark brown because of the terrible lighting.

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  16. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    strike
     
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  17. quuz

    quuz Senior member

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    Im thinking about getting the same model, are they in rapello snuff suede?
     
  18. terrorsquad

    terrorsquad Senior member

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    Yes they are.I personally think they are fantastic value for money.Pepe is great to deal with :slayer:
     
  19. JPHardy

    JPHardy Senior member

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    Sorry missed this. No idea.

    I'm interested in seing how the higher quality models are.
     
  20. Marx2k

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    Indeed. Can't wait :).
     

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