Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by asturiano, Dec 5, 2011.
Still waiting for some pictures from owners who've had them for a few months.
If you find that RDiaz dude who was willing to proxy let me know.
Still waiting to see how these things hold up.
Why not contact them directly?
I'm a 10E in all of the AE lasts I've tried, 10D Alden Barrie, & 9.5med UK (Cheaney, AS, Barker). I received the double monk on the New Rey in 9.5 about a month ago, & it was very narrow, but the length was right. I ended up having them stretched, & they're now OK. They're pointier than I prefer, so I probably won't order on this last again, but if I do (I have my eye on the wholecut goysers) I'll go MTO wider or standard 10.
This is great info. Could you post pics? I'm anxious to see what it looks like in da wild
I'm a 10E or 10D depending in AE, UK9 on the C&J 348. I got these a few weeks ago:
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:
... 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:
Style: Single side monk
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'
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:
and I got it with this medallion:
My wife has a pair of heeled loafers that she loves too like the shoes on the left:
Great shoes and Pepe has been a pleasure to deal with! I certainly will be ordering again.
But which size did you get Fred?
UK9 on the Hiro last.
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
Suede Meermin Monks.
Sizing: 12UK in all C&J, AS, EG, Carmina. 12UK in Meermin.
Quality pretty good suede.
Value: Quality+ style = Great.
Service epe is fantastic
Shipping:Correos (Spanish Postal Service) , about 10 days to NY.
Will buy again= Yes, maestro MTO next.
Thanks for the post, nice shoes! Do you have experience with C&J's 348 last and could compare it to the Ama last?
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.
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.
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.
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