Meermin Mallorca Shoes

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

  1. kcox68

    kcox68 Senior member

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    What floors me is when posters want to compare shoes from makers such as G&G and C&J with Meermin and then do so unfavorably without considering the price difference for the quality of product. If the spacing of the eyelets is worth spending another $400-$1000 per pair of shoes, then I can only suggest they do so. At least it might cut down on Meemin's delivery times.

    Seriously, there are definitely things not to like about Meermin: wait-times, quality control (although that seems to have gotten better), partial Chinese production, or maybe a person doesn't like the styles overall. Eyelet spacing is not a concern that most people will have to seriously consider before saving hundreds of dollars.
     
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    SidewinderX Senior member

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    I'm going to be in Madrid in a couple months for work and I'm thinking of swinging by the Meermin storefront (yay not-having to deal with sizing over the internet!). Has anyone been there before? Do they have a pretty good selection on-hand? Also, any idea if they'll sell the shoes with the VAT deducted for non-EU citizens?
     
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    pabloj Senior member

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    Been there, nice shop and neighborhood, you'll like it and they speak english.
    The selection is good, don't know about VAT, which afaik is not deducted anyway, it's reimbursed upon leaving the country, but double check.
    Carmina shop is also worth a look (or more ;))
     
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    Good day to you.

    If you would've spent one minute reading my previous message you would've noticed that I bashed Gaziano and Girling as well. This is not a matter of price-difference, but styling. Saving money and making good deals is always a priority even to me. I applause those who find their product from Meermin to their liking. I however, will have to wait for additional releases in RTW or go MTO.

    Kind regards.
     
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    chogall Senior member

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    The absence of attention to detail is disappointing.


    Something is fucking wrong if you buy cheaper shoes to "save money".

    Meermin is the lowest price shoes I own. But I buy them for their construction, material, and customer accommodation; I do not buy them to "save money" or to get a low price equivalent of some higher priced shoes. That being said, what's wrong with pointing out an aesthetic defect (or intentionally unrefined design choice) of otherwise beautiful shoes?
     
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    gyasih Senior member

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    So long a wait for the Museum MTO.

    Interested to see what is going to happen with the hatchgrain.

    I'd also be keen on something in plum too, I remember someone mentioning it earlier.
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    Olfe last

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    Holy hell, those are nice and shiny!
     
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    AriGold Senior member

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    NAMOR, how do you find MEERMIN CORDOVAN quality and finishing, compared to Horween?
     
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    justinkapur Senior member

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    thanks guys, Olfe last fits great. sized down 1 and it fits like a glove. shell cordovan looks good new but dont know yet how itll hold up.
     
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    Olfe burgundy shell compared to a couple other shoe makers. last name in parenthesis

    Alden Wingtip Balmoral (Plaza), Alden Loafer (Van), Carmina Wingtip Boot (Forest), Meermin Double Monk Boot (Olfe), Crockett & Jones for Brooks Brothers Peal (240)
     
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  13. Grytter

    Grytter Well-Known Member

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    Looks awesome Namor! Please post when you wear them!
     
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    Meermin polishes the shell up nicely before it ships. Curious to hear how it looks after the first coat of Renovateur and some wear. Congrats on the great looking boots.
     
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