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Meermin Mallorca Shoes

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

  1. Silhouette

    Silhouette Senior member

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    How would one define a narrow foot? (it's not a retorical question). Is there any part of the foot where NR is especially narrow?
     
  2. OzzyJones

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    In my experience really only in the toe box but it is quite low too so I found it tight across the vamp.
     
  3. Aidan K

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    I was wondering if anyone could help me out with a sizing question. I am interested in some brown oxfords on the Olfe last.

    I have a pair of AE Elgins in 8.5D. They fit ok, on the long side but slightly narrow for part of my toes. I measured the length of my foot to be 260mm long by 99mm wide. Which Meermin size would someone recommend? Judging by the size chart, a 7 might be too narrow (97mm) but too long (272mm), and the length only gets worse as you increase width.

    Am i out of luck for this last?
     
  4. TheSizzle

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    Today would be the 30-day mark in the order of my double monks, but I received an email this morning saying that production has been delayed another 15 days. At least they updated me on that, but with shipping, I guess that will push my order time towards the higher-end of the 1-2 month estimate. I wish I could say I think about it less often, but that would be a lie. I'm still really looking forward to them.
     
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  5. Dillardiv

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    Which double monks did you order? I'm around 1 month of a wait for the dark brown calf.
     
  6. TheSizzle

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    I went for the simple snuff suede ones from the classic line (to see how the sizing is on that last).
     
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    is this a MTO order or standard order?

    reason i ask is i placed my order last week for tassle loafres (non-MTO) and still havent received payment notification. this is my first order so im unaware of the process.

    cheers
     
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  8. TheSizzle

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    It's just a standard order with no custom options of any sort.

    Just so you know, I haven't been asked for payment yet either.
     
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  9. OzzyJones

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    Major details of 2 option group MTO. Austerity brogue 9 eye boot:
    Option 1;
    Olfe,
    dark brown calf
    Rubber sole
    9 eyelet (blind)
    Based on the image I posted (Cliff Roberts bespoke)
    Single back seam.
    Option 2;
    As above but light brown naturcalf
    Double leather sole.
    Price 310 Euros vat included
    Pictures to follow.
    Pm me if interested.
     
  10. Al in Philly

    Al in Philly Senior member

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    I contacted Luisa yesterday about getting this model made in the Olfe last instead of Hiro. She responded, very quickly I might add, and said that this was impossible to do and that they could not do it. Then she apologized for the inconvenience - seemed like a nice lady.

    Is this congruent with everybody elses experience with Meermin? Are they just not doing any last variations currently? I had thought they did this in the past.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  11. Bugsy

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    Are there any retailers in either florence or Rome where I could see meermin up close? Thanks in advance
     
  12. OzzyJones

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    Spain and Japan only I'm afraid
     
  13. Silhouette

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    They are all nice people. Their selection is however, somewhat limited.

    Last variations without suffering MTOupcharge? Similar to your enquiry I asked them if they could make http://meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=1982 in brown, as I couldn't seem to find any suitable oxford in brown calf that appealed to me. Unfortunately, I was directed to Pepe and MTO.

    Kind regards,
    Johan.
     
  14. OzzyJones

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    This surprises me! I had my LM punched whole cuts made in black (to my eternal regret) without suffering the up charge. I had to wait 8 weeks for them tho!
     
  15. kmdsimpson

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    I would think changing lasts is completely different than just changing leather color or soles. They'd have come up with all new patterns for the leather cutting, plus probably modify other parts of the process. It's far different than just substituting a different leather.
     
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  16. OzzyJones

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    I get that but Sil was saying they wouldn't make the same shoe in a different colour
     
  17. Al in Philly

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    I initially had asked how much it would cost to get them made on Olfe instead of Hiro, thinking it would just be a money issue. She responded and said it was not possible. Does Pepe handle this? Should I email him?

    Is switching lasts really that big of a deal? Isn't the same upper used, just stretched over a different last? Would they need to cut a different sized upper? it seems odd to me if they do.
     
  18. Silhouette

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    I think it would be beneficial to potential consumers and Meermin if a representative from Meermin started being active in this thread again. I imagine there are alot of questions that simply could be answered through a FAQ or through guide lines provided through a representative.
     
  19. kmdsimpson

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    I'm just speculating here, but you would have to have a different shaped upper. The opening would not line up straight, not to mention medallions and brogueing. Someone would still cut and sew the leather as they currently do, but they'd have to have a new pattern made up. And that's not trivial, as you need a pattern for each size shoe, as well.

    Has Meermin done this for anyone individually? Have they done for a group order?
     
  20. OzzyJones

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    You could have it done in a group order and avoid the MTO charge but you're right; it means a new pattern being cut so a single pair would incur the charge
     

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