Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by asturiano, Dec 5, 2011.
that's the exact style i've been discussing with pepe. how true to size is the fit ?
Silly me, I thought the whole point of norvegese was a huge ugly monster frankenstein welt.
SoGent: the Hiro last with this shoe model is very true to size and snug. Luckily all wholecuts will stretch, these should fit like a glove in no time.
Orgetorix: every Norvegese is a work of art in itself. Too many Italian makers pair them up with patina works, broguing, pointy toes and fog machines all in one bundle. I do like some monster shoes with one-inch welts, but Meermin just shows it can be done discreetly. I will definitely wear this wholecut with dressier fabrics.
just had to fill out the customs form 5106. i'm guessing I'm gonna get hit with the duty this time?
I was told it has to do with the dollar amount exceeding $250.
I'm not normally into monograms, but the initials on the sole are really cool.
VRaivio, those look so good. I would love to own those.
Are there limited cobblers than can re-welt Norvegese when it's time for a new sole?
MarioImpemba, many thanks. To maintain the look and feel, all Norvegese pairs should be re-soled with trained cordwainers. Bear in mind this manual construction takes a lot of time to master and make. I'm sure Meermin has an extensive refurbishment service, Pepe will know more about it.
i would say toe box and waist are 110-115% of the Rain, and the heel is 120% of it.
- Those are perfectly proportioned. I can't think of a better pairing of the Norv and upper. With the wholecut, it is far from clunky. Simple, not too busy. Good MTO!
The difference in price between Meermin and Carmina isn´t very big really. Not sure about the MTO, but the handwelted goodyears are 260 euro on meermin, while the rain last is 275 at carminas site. Carminas cordovans look great too. Only 444 euro! Wish I had seen the meermins for real. It´s hard to choose just by pictures.
Carminas are much better I think. Finally got to see my shell double monks in person and while they are nice, they aren't anywhere near Carmina. Shell finishing isn't crusting like a few others but it's not particularly nice neither. Stitching isn't fully even throughout and just random little things you'd expect on Alden
Thank you stevent. That was all I needed to be convinced!
edit: The difference in MTO pricing seems massive though!
What I can see the Carmina Rain is 325 Euro, and they are not handwelted.
The Shell Cordovan on the Rainlast cost 525 Euro.
That´s with the taxes. Once you register they change!
But why did you use the price on Carmina without taxes and on Meermin with taxes?
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