Meermin Mallorca Shoes

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

  1. lychyrychy

    lychyrychy Senior member

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    Cash flow !!!
     


  2. lychyrychy

    lychyrychy Senior member

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    Nice find!
     


  3. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    I posted that. But, prior to receiving that PDF which dated in August, Meermin asked for 100% up front for my MTO orders in late May with specialized pattern. Everything went perfectly fine for my order and Pepe is very helpful along the way. But I am not a high maintenance client and not a financially capable

    Eh, if you are not even happy to pay 50% up front, save the makers the trouble and not not consider getting any MTO or bespoke items at all.

    Given that Meermin would have to carry significant risks in sourcing Ilcea Radica calf leathers and producing various and potentially odd lasts/sizes in a non-stock specialized pattern, I believe it is acceptable for them to collect 100% up front at a price that's already discounted.
     


  4. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    Yup,

    People really need to realize that
    1) Meermin will be responsible to source and stock Ilcea Radica calf
    2) Meermin will have to produce a new specialized pattern with details similar to JL Philips II
    3) Potentially odd sizes/lasts with custom names/details that's non-stock in nature, with no good outlet such as Tricker's eBay shop or JL/EG semiannual sales.
     


  5. Zarium

    Zarium Senior member

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    If you're unhappy to pay 100% up front, just opt out. There are plenty of others who want in.
     


  6. prozach1576

    prozach1576 Senior member

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    Yeah I completely agree that it's reasonable to ask for 100% up front, I was just pointing out what I'd read in that PDF.
     


  7. enofile

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    I just received my Linea Maesto 10165 in black calf from Meermin. The shoes arrived in about a week and they are beautiful. Luisa and Sandro were incredibly helpful and charming. Since I purchased in stock, the shoes cost me around 328 US Dollars. I think that's an amazing bargain for footwear of this quality. Photos will follow once I am done treating and polishing.
     


  8. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    just wait till you get the tariff
     


  9. UnnamedPlayer

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    True.

    I mean they definitely need 13,500 euro up front, to complete 45 pairs of shoes.

    Fuck, with that kind of money they will boost Spain's GDP by 5%, and here I was thinking that in these uncertain economic times manufacturers would be chasing
    business.

    It has worked though, because I will fork out the full amount up front and wait patiently, for over 5 months, for the shoes to be delivered.
     
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  10. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    For the group MTO -
    Anybody have both Olfe and Hiro and can say how much slimmer Olfe is? Hiro is about perfect width wise on a 10UK and length is just a tiny bit longer than ideal. Feel Olfe fits the style of shoe much better


    If you are in the US, it doesn't seem too bad at $20-60 a pair. Still pretty cheap total for a pair of shoes
     


  11. minervau

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    For classic collection I think it's about $20 a pair in the US. Does it really go up as high as $60? I guess that would be for an MTO or something?
     


  12. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    I think its time for you to learn the difference between working capital and business risk.

    5 months is a short waiting period anyway. Go G&G MTO to test your patience.

    It's ~10% + $6.5 FedEx advance fee.
     


  13. REguy

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    Is the general consensus to size up 1/2 from the other lasts to the New Rey (i.e. 9 Hiro --> 9.5 New Rey)?
     


  14. sicknote

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    Today Pepe sent me some more pictures of my MTO. The shoes allready got lasted:
    I marked some unprecise stitching. Should it be that way or is this a problem?

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  15. bespoken4me

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    I think its time for you to learn the difference between working capital and business risk.

    5 months is a short waiting period anyway.  Go G&G MTO to test your patience.


    It's ~10% + $6.5 FedEx advance fee.

    Chogall is one I have read and respect. I have been on this site since '08 but posted and read regularly since '10. He is right, and proved right on Vass. Only thing I have disagreed with others on is the import levy, tax. EMS is the preferred mailing option, but as previously stated, my purchases and other's who have ordered from Miami, have never been charged- and I know a fed Ex air delivery agent who has said it is simply an arbitrary decision. Bottom line, Miami is an aberration. Quit moaning and build 10% into the purchase
     


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