Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by asturiano, Dec 5, 2011.
Is that the delivery time of shoes from Meermin's online catalog ?
Which colour are they ?
These are supposed to be the light brown. I'm not sure if they got it correct, or its just the lighting. The shoes are in another province but I will have them next Thursday and will post better pics then. However, the quality looks quite good.
is the width of hiro and olfe the same?
The Olfe is more asymmetrical, and likely narrower. By how much is probably best answered by contacting Meermin directly.
Ordered a pair of Light Brown Dub Monks...still confused as to the payment process. I didn't input any CC info at all.
I know that they said they will send an invoice when the shoes are ready to ship...but is that a good business practice? What if they have prepped the shoes and I all of a sudden change my mind...that is time lost for them.
The color looks really nice
Thank you gentleman. I believe they will be finished ahead of schedule though thats just my opinion.
With regards to the hatchgrain, I actually have pictures of samples of the leather sent to me; it will definitely go ahead. I'm just sorting out some things regarding it.
Meermin states that all their shoes will be shipped within 30 days unless they say otherwise. The real turn-around, though, seems to be anywhere from a couple of weeks to two months depending on your luck and their available stock. I wear a size 8/UK which is pretty common so there's likely more demand for them. Or, they could be filling orders out of turn. Either way, I'm okay with waiting so long as they send shoes that pass QC.
need some dress shoes, and these seem a great deal/really wellmade.
have some sizing q's..
I have weirdish feet, wide in the forefoot, but narrow in the heal. I'm a 10.5D in aldens (barrie/tru.. not that great of a fit), a snug 10.5D US in sander's, a 10.5D in wide tricker's lasts, 11D in narrow ones.
anyone have some last/sizing reqs?
I thought the same thing but their practice is to allow customers to cancel the order up till time of shipping and they don't accept payment until that time. They'll email you an invoice when they're ready to go out.
As for their loss if you cancel, I don't think they're having a problem getting replacement orders. In fact, it's just the opposite. They can't keep up with demand.
I'd send an email directly to Meermin since you seem to be an unusual size. I think I've read from other posts that some people have outlined their feet and sent that to the company, however, I could be wrong as that could have been at least a thousand posts prior.
In my opinion, it's actually good business practice for a small family owned business.
To me, it seems Meermin uses online orders to allocate production at their factories to certain models and sizes. When the shoes are finished, they allocate them to the appropriate orders and request payment. Once they receive payment, they can fulfil an order. If an order is not paid for, Meermin can allocate the shoes to the next order and adjust production at the factory, taking into account the amount of cancelled orders and new orders placed.
By maintaining a steady production rate and keeping demand greater than supply, Meermin is able to keep most of its assets in cash rather than in inventory and working capital. This is a conservative business approach, which avoids issues such as cash flow that can result due to incorrect market forecasting. While this business model does not incur great risk, it also does not promote rapid growth.
If that being the case, i.e. built to order, then shouldnt there be some leeway in choosing the type of soles, leather etc without imposing MTO prices?
I understand if they produce large amounts as ready stock for retail sales where bulk orders dictate some kind of uniformity in order to simplify production and reduce cost of raw materials.
If their current business model is similar to JIT, which targets customers needs better while reducing inventory of finished goods, then i feel that MTO upcharge is only worth paying for if there are multiple changes to those specs listed on the website or more complicated design changes or modifcations to the last.
TS, I'm hoping not to miss out on another group buy, period.
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