Meermin Mallorca Shoes

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

  1. Orgetorix

    Orgetorix Senior member

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    Re: the creases, they said I should polish with some wax and the lightness might go away. I pushed back on the finish issues around the stitching, and am still waiting for a response.
     


  2. bellyhungry

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    You definitely got a bad batch.


    I normally wear US 10D and the Meermin 9 fits me well.

    I don't have any Allen Edmonds from recent time except for a pair of Ashton in size 10E from 10 years ago. The only other popular shoes here on SF I have are RL Marlow 10D and Alden 9.5D and they both fit well.
     


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    I bought two different lasts several months ago and am very happy with the shoes. The ones below I've probably worn 20 times and the wear is pretty good despite my lack of care.

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    Any suggestions on a belt to wear with these?

    They are called light brown but I find them to have a bit more red hue than expected. The color in the Meermin picture is pretty close to true and definitely closer to the color than my phone pic. I've been wearing an AE Walnut belt with them but it is not a good look :embar:

    http://meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=1931
     


  4. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    How long does the process take to clear customs? It's been one and half weeks since i filed the Lacey and the 5106 Forms...
     


  5. TehBunny

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    What is Meermin's widest last?
     


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  7. TehBunny

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    Thanks; and sorry probably should've looked harder :)
     


  8. bellyhungry

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    Get a medium to dark brown belt?
     
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  9. Gdot

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    Any medium brown belt should be ok color wise. Since the shoes are 'casual' better it be a pebble grain or other such textured leather if possible.
     


  10. Gdot

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    Not great but not terribly unusual in the price point. Should polish out just fine at which point these items will no longer be defects - they will be highly prized 'patina'.
     


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    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    GDot: how would you polish out unfinished portions of the shell? Renovateur? A cordovan polish?
     


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  13. Gdot

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    I few coats of cordovan polish should begin to even it out. I would not expect much results from Reno in this case. I would test Reno before applying it to the whole shoe - as it contains solvents that are designed to lift the existing finish off and this could possible not be good for your currently unpolished shell.

    Personally, I wouldn't hesitate to use plain old Kiwi paste polish from the corner store, the color 'cordovan' should be just about right. The deluxe polishes for cordovan do not have turpentine - which is said to 'open the pores' in cordovan. So if you do wish to be particular stick with a polish specifically designed for cordovan shoes. Check out 'the hanger project' for Saphir Cordovan polishes.

    This doesn't look any different than a scuff or a scrap that is going to happen with wear anyway.
     
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  14. Calikid

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    Those are nice!
     


  15. Jakezero

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    Thank you, I think so too. I noticed that they were posted on the Meermin Tumblr yesterday, apparently I ordered a model with handsewn apron, neat.
     


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