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Meermin Mallorca Shoes

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

  1. burghler

    burghler Senior member

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    I think the Meermin interpretation of G&G looks much better in suede. Similar to terror's second post below, the Carmina design would provide a larger, unbroken canvas for the leather to shine through.

     
  2. snowboardpunk

    snowboardpunk Senior member

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    My votes for the Carmina as well. Just in general looks more elegant and cleaner. And like states above the museum calf mto group had some bad toe caps.
     
  3. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    +1 on the belt, can a brown Museum belt be a stand alone purchase?

    Come to think about it, I don't want to take the risk with the captoe either. I have the Museum and the cap could have been done much cleaner. My thought is to eliminate the potential for a mishap. Also would like a Plum Museum belt.
     
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  4. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    Belts belts belts. I only have 2 suits with belt loops but could probably use a new belt. Haven't buy a belt for a decade now.

    p.s., it was both pattern making and clicking problem caused by both new pattern and new material. My suede MTO from last year had no such problems.
     
  5. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    Thanks Chogall, so the possibility still exists? This will be new material again and new pattern.
     
  6. havingaraveup

    havingaraveup Senior member

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    It's a nice idea not to need belts, and I think when people take it so seriously (the epidemic of people needing to buy matching belt for their chili AE's is a good example) it makes it all the more worthwhile not to need a belt. But I have maybe 3 belts that I wear regularly and I love wearing them. I'd love a museum belt, but it seems like meermin's width is 1 1/4", which is too wide for me.
     
  7. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

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    I think that the example of Meermin's suede adelaide above would be great for the plum museum calf. With the brown museum calf, the broguing highlights the quality of the leather, rather than obscuring it, and I particularly like how I think that heel counter would look in plum. The finishing on the cap on the brown museum calf could be better (as could some of the other finishing), but that's what you get at this price, and from any distance at all, the issues aren't really noticeable. I also think that going with a pattern with which Meermin is familiar should help. Just my $0.02.
     
  8. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    The suede Adelaide with peaked counters have gimped edges. And they already should have the pattern since my order long ago. Just need to fix the pattern cutting so the grain isn't weakened at the different directions.

    One of the problem with the Museum Calf MTO pattern is the lack of seam allowance at the toe cap, but its minor.
     
  9. europrep

    europrep Senior member

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    I would be in for a double monk such as the Chapel. I like the Vale, but it is so similar to the DC Lewis version, I don't think it makes sense to use a MTO order on it.

    I am game for belt.

    http://www.kentwang.com/shoes/handgrade-monkstrap.html#
     
  10. OzzyJones

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    They're using Radica calf now too. Hadn't thought of how much their single monk looks like the Vale
     
  11. PapaRubbery

    PapaRubbery Senior member

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    To those interested in the Museum Calf MTO, I have received the following email from Pepe:



    Quote:

    Yes, yesterday I talked with the organizer of last MTO group and he stated you were about to contact me requesting to organize a new group, and as I told him for us there is no inconvenience and we gladly accept your request of producing the group order.

    On Monday I will contact Ilcea to check out the current delivery times/production schedule on the Radica and I will let you know, the estimate time of delivery for that order.


    Regarding the pair which needs to be wider, we can use the Hiro last with no inconvenience or that last wouldn't be enough wide neither?


    #1.- Here are the details of the order:


    Collection: Made To Order
    Style: Punched cap toe Oxford as last MTO group
    Last: Olfe
    Upper Leather: Ilcea Radica Calf in Dark Brown 01
    Lining: Dark Purple calf
    Construction: GY-2/ Handwelted
    Sole: Single leather soles (close channel)
    Sole finishing: Planta Paloma '7 clavos'
    Welt: Flat
    Edge finishing: Matching with the uppers
    Eyelets: 5
    Custom Text in shoe: Customers choice
    Custom Text on sole: Customers choice
    Expected time: *We depend on delivery time of the Leather. I will talk to them on Monday.

    #2.- I will need you to provide me the following information of each participant:

    - Full name

    - Email address or Paypal address
    - Shipping address
    - UK sizing
    - Text to be typed on the lining (Name, initials,...)
    - Solid brass pegged monogram on the waist.

    #3.- And also if any of them request for any of the following extras:


    - Regular Meermin shoe trees: 35€(VAT incl.) = 28,93€(VAT excl.)

    - Lasted shoe trees (Minimum 10-12 pairs): 75€(VAT incl.) = 61,98€(VAT excl.)
    - Flushed toe caps installed: 20€(VAT incl.) = 16,53€(VAT excl.)

    #4.- Shoes Pricing:


    - Non EU residents: 260€(VAT excl.)

    - EU residents: 330€(VAT incl.)

    #5.- Shipping costs, for that group buy I will offer you guys, half price on the shipping costs, so:


    - USA & Canada: 17.,5€

    - Europe: 10€
    - Asia: 20€
    - Australia & NZ: 22,5€
    - Others: ASK

    Regarding the payment, as per the previous order, will be made 100% upfront, but I won't start proceeding the requests until I have the confirmation of the delivery times from Ilcea and your approval of the delivery times, then we will confirm the order and proceed with the requests, to move the order forward.


    As soon as I speak with the tannery and I have the info regarding delivery times/production schedule I will let you know and we will move the order forward, but I insist I prefer to have the confirmation on a estimated delivery time from Ilcea before moving the order forward.


    Finally I want to thank you guys for your interest in Meermin, we really appreciate what you are doing. Please pass our regards to all the participants & enthusiasts of Styleforum.


    Best regards & have a nice weekend Sir,

    Pepe Albaladejo


    So, for those interested, if they could send the following to me as a PM, I will collate them all and move forward with the ordering:


    - Full name
    - Email address or Paypal address
    - Shipping address
    - UK sizing
    - Text to be typed on the lining (Name, initials,...)
    - Solid brass pegged monogram on the waist.

    #3.- And also if any of them request for any of the following extras:


    - Regular Meermin shoe trees: 35€(VAT incl.) = 28,93€(VAT excl.)

    - Lasted shoe trees (Minimum 10-12 pairs): 75€(VAT incl.) = 61,98€(VAT excl.)
    - Flushed toe caps installed: 20€(VAT incl.) = 16,53€(VAT excl.)

    If you are unsure of size, email Meermin a scanned outline of your foot, with dimensions and they should be able to further advise.

    When I respond to Pepe, I will ask about the Museum Calf belt.

    For those who have PM'ed me, wanting to be part of the MTO - you are welcome to join, please PM with the above form, filled in with your details.

    Cheers,

    Alex
     
  12. ddsg

    ddsg Well-Known Member

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    Wow, didn't know they carried that. Chapel or Vale, I'd be in for either.
     
  13. laufer

    laufer Senior member

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    Guys,

    I received my museum calf shoe but they do not fit me. If anybody is looking for Dark Brown Museum calf in Hiro last size 10 let me know.
     
  14. Blok

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  15. terrorsquad

    terrorsquad Senior member

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    I have a burgundy austerity brogue (first group buy MTO with Meermin) and the colour is really nice. Though this will not stop me lusting for plum museum calf; I saw it in person yesterday and I'm even more excited to get both pairs (adelaide and single monk) for this group buy [​IMG]

    I think this is one issue I would raise with Pepe;hopefully it can be improved for the next round. However, it seems that there are concerns on the brogueing on the toe cap. I will speak with Pepe and raise these concerns with him if we do indeed go forward with the G&G design [​IMG] My only issue with the Carmina design is that for lasts such as Olfe, it will look really elongated and a bit funny when it is a plain toe. But that is just my personal opinion on it.

    I agree with this [​IMG]
    Laufer, thats such a shame [​IMG]
     
  16. MoldyBiscuit

    MoldyBiscuit Active Member

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    Seconded. Putting forward a previous MTO with a clean design to show off the museum calf. I like the idea of just the perforations, showing off that it's still a wholecut. (medallion instead of toe cap)
    [​IMG]
    And I believe these are the Carmina adelaides with medallion-

    [​IMG]
     
  17. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    For those that didn't get lasted trees, the ones from Kent Wang fit the Olfe last pretty good.
     
  18. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    ^^Please take your ad to the B&S thread, delete everything in your post, edit/write "wrong forum", and then learn how to properly attach pictures.

    Thanks
     
  19. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    Alternatively, just send them to me; sounds like they're my size.
     
  20. OzzyJones

    OzzyJones Senior member

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    Got a weird crease going on with one of my museums. Serious anticlimax :(
     

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