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Meermin Mallorca Shoes

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

  1. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Mostly the reason they don't is because of the cost of carrying inventory - Meermin have stated this publicly (it's also the reason for not having more variety in RTW designs) The MTO program is pretty good, and still comes out to a pretty good price. I'd also expect to see a few more boots come as fall/winter approaches.
     
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    I am considering my first order and wear a 9.5E U.S. Would you suggest sizing up to the 9UK for the extra width in the Hiro?
     
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    8.5 Double Wide. If they don't (they prob don't), than 9 UK Wide.
     
  6. othertravel

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    Thanks for the information, Meermin.

    Have one more question. What's the typical delivery time for a pair of shoes to Portugal? I'll be there for 2 weeks and was wondering if they would arrive within 14 days.
     
  7. othertravel

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    And have a question for everybody else. Where would you rate the linea maestro line to Carmina's offerings?
     
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    ^ Pretty good but not quite up there in terms of leather quality and general build quality. Still nice and the fact they can install sunken toe taps is definitely a bonus for me.

    Speaking of which -

    Some new Meermins today, snuff suede Austerity brogue. Happy bar an issue on the front left toe with the suede, which I am emailing them about now. Won't get a wear until next week when I'm back from holidays.

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    Bummer... My order just arrived today and I was happy they didn't charge me on the spot. I guess I'll get the damage in a few weeks...

    Anyways, just got two pairs of RTW Classics—the black oxford (http://meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=2033) and the snuff rapello suede (http://meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=2749) in 7.5 Hiro... My first ever dress shoe purchase (I'm in college)! They were fine lengthwise but really narrow at the toes :fu: hopefully it stretches a little bit after a few wears.
     
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    Bummer... My order just arrived today and I was happy they didn't charge me on the spot. I guess I'll get the damage in a few weeks...

    Anyways, just got two pairs of RTW Classics—the black oxford (http://meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=2033) and the snuff rapello suede (http://meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=2749) in 7.5 Hiro... My first ever dress shoe purchase (I'm in college)! Ordered them June 29th, finished July 23rd, sent out 25th, arrived 29th!

    Shoes were nicest pairs I've ever owned (but then again, I've never had real shoes before). As for the fit, they were fine lengthwise but really narrow at the toebox :fu: hopefully it stretches a little bit after a few wears.
     
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    The calf leather Carmina uses doesn't seem to be all that good, and LM are hand welted while Carminas are machine welted and gemmed - I think LM is up there with Carmina's calf offerings, if not better. Shell is a whole different story though...
     
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    LM MTO is better than Carmina IMO, despite one out of two dissatisfactory experience regarding museum calf leather usage. Otherwise Meermin is very generous and flexible with customizable options.
     
  13. venividivicibj

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    does meermin have more styles than are currently online though (so i dont have to do MTO)? because if I have to get MTO carmina, it makes the price basically on par with C&J and Carmina RTW options.
     
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    Think their tumblr has more options. In my experience they'll also make a style in a different leather without MTO charge. Dunno what you could be looking for that isn't on the site in some form tho
     
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    Oh okay I didn't know about the leather switch for no charge, that makes more sense now.
     
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    Don't hold me to that info tho, my order was a year ago, things may have changed!
     
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    I didn't think they sold wide sizes...
     
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    MTO with last change only I think. Would run you an extra 150 Euros
     
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    Right, that was my understanding as well.
     
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    Finally!

    As previously noted, I went for the "boring" black calf double monks, and today was the day they arrived. Might as well give my review on the fit, quality and overall experience.

    This is the timetable for my shoes:

    • 04/jul/2013 Order introduced into the system.
    • 04/jul/2013 Order initiated.
    • 14/jul/2013 Order paid.
    • 23/jul/2013 Order finished.
    • 23/jul/2013 Order send it.

    And 1 week later i received the shoes. On first sight, the shoes look and feel amazing. Very stiff leather (as someone already mentioned) and will probably take some breaking in. Loake's Capitol last is pretty close to the Hiro last IMO. When it comes to shoes, it seems that everyone feels that the quality could always be better. But these shoes are a real bargain for the price.These shoes are truly as good as it gets for the one that can't afford 800€+ shoes, or even C&J. I rate the quality as somewhere between Loake 1880 and C&J.

    I feel that the leather quality could be a bit better, but frankly it doesn't need to be. You get what you pay for, and when it comes to these shoes, you get a hell of a lot more than you pay for. I seriously recommend Meermin to everyone. Next up Linea Maestro or a pair of MTOs.

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