Meermin Mallorca Shoes

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

  1. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    I really like these. As long as the leather looks well after 10 or 20 wearings I'd say you have a winnar! The leather looks a little 'tlat' right now but that should improve with wear and polish.

    I am currently dipping into the Meermin pool with a couple of pairs in Suede for casual wear.

    I don't know much about Meermin - do they make claims as to the tannage of the soles?
     
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    that's a very negative stance...
     
  3. kwhunter

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    They might use the same source as Carmina.
     
  4. lychyrychy

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    Yeah value is in the eye of the beholder. I could be wrong but technically, isn't more expensive/ require more labor to produce close channel?

    Also, the outer soles got a curve that allow even wear from the center of the sole to the edge. I think this requires some detail to attention as well as skillful shoe makers. At $300, quite a value in my eyes. :)
     
  5. lychyrychy

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    Will report back after 10 to 20 wears.
     
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    Nice pair of brogues! Were they MTM?
     
  7. NORE

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    Quick! Someone work out for me what the time/cost difference would be if I wanted to get a pair of those balmoral boots Carmina is doing in shell made by Meermin in calf.

    kthxbai
     
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    Thinking of getting a pair of the double monks from Meermin. If anyone has pictures of theirs in the wild I would appreciate it. I'm trying to decide between the new scotch grain or the suede.
     
  9. lychyrychy

    lychyrychy Senior member

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    Yes
     
  10. Nathan5709

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    Which last is that? New Rey?
     
  11. Quadcammer

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    no its a realistic stance.
     
  12. Quadcammer

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    Yes, it is more expensive to do a closed channel, but the real benefit is the look of the sole with no stitching. Further, if the channel covering comes loose (as it has on some peoples) it can be unsightly and require repair.

    The curve of the outsole is interesting and I haven't really look at my shoes for that. I wonder if thats still the case when you are actually standing in the shoe.
     
  13. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    Close channel sole is more labor intensive and has a construction benefit as well.

    Hand welting also has a construction benefit, is again much more labor intensive, and actually require more skilled laborers.

    Center sole lump is a mark of a quality shoes observed in Lobb and EG but not at the other benchgrade shoes.
     
  14. PhiloVance

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    I have always heard that the closed channel sole is purely cosmetic with no real benefit, with regards to "construction".

    I don't want to put words in his mouth, but I think Nick A. at B. Nelson was the last person to tell me this (right after I asked for closed channel soles as part of a re-sole job).
     
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