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Meermin Mallorca Shoes

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

  1. KZ404

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    Thanks, the bowing problem I had only happens when I stand up and it was pretty bad that it would start creasing the sizes of the shoe. I exchanged twice with no luck and ended up returning them. I've tried their Boardroom which is the park ave on AE's 7 last and had no problems with bowing on that shoe.

    Any opinions on if it's worth it to pay a more of the LM line instead of the classic line?
     
  2. REguy

    REguy Senior member

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    Personally, I think they fit similarly with the Hiro being ever so slightly less broad in the forefoot. Not enough to make a difference though. I wear a 9.5UK Hiro and 9UK Rain.
     
  3. OzzyJones

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    All MTO is made to Linea Maestro standard so even if its a classic line model it'll attract the premium
     
  4. othertravel

    othertravel Senior member

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    Need opinions guys. As I've already noted, I'm heading to Spain and am going to hit Meermin and Carmina. Based on aesthetics alone,

    what would you choose between these groups (putting aside Meermin partisanship)?

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  5. taxgenius

    taxgenius Senior member

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    Would the Hiro be shorter in length? That's what I am hoping.
     
  6. Osiris2012

    Osiris2012 Senior member

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    dp
     
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  7. NWTeal

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    Anyone have a pair from the classic line and shines their own shoes? I have a pair of the dark brown double monks and I find that they have a hard time holding a the polish. I sometimes find the shoes losing their color when I buff. I've been using AE premium polish which seems to work great on my other pairs.
     
  8. Aidan K

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    My brown oxfords hold a good shine imo, but i am not an expert or shine aficionado.
     
  9. taxgenius

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    I would love to see a very dark green in calf - almost black.
     
  10. cynicallysilly

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    Shiny enough? It takes time and the spit-n-shine.
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  11. Win545

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    Same with me. And i think the color losing are normal, my alden lose color when i buff too. The result when i polish my shoes is they turn out to look very new but not that kind of mirror shine. Just shine like they are just out of the box.
     
  12. nickwjd

    nickwjd Well-Known Member

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    Extremely helpful info, thanks! Sounds like the 9.5F Capital would suit me fine. :)
     
  13. ObeyLogic

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    Oh my, was just looking to purchase a pair of Meermins that have caught my attention and a fellow Torontonian swoops in with an offer like this. Great way to start off a long weekend. [​IMG]

    Oh yah, and obligatory first post commemorations.
     
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  14. stevent

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    Dumb question but after you fill out form online to order are they supposed to email you back or how does that work? Always ordered through Pepe before
     
  15. NWTeal

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    Those look great! Did you do that yourself? Which products?
     
  16. cynicallysilly

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    Cheers! This particular pic came during my holiday in Hong Kong. There's a polisher in Murray Road Carpark, Central who did this using Kiwi polish for $50hkd. I normally shine shoes myself with Saphir Creme Surfine & Kiwi for polish & buff, but I'm a sucker for these old Hong Kong traditions that will sadly die out with their generation.
     
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  17. CousinDonuts

    CousinDonuts Senior member

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    My 2 cents...I personally don't like medallions on the toe of a dub, so I like the 2 shoes that I left in the spoiler.
     
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  18. CousinDonuts

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    Also a thank you from me. I have a UK9.5 in the Loake Capital and it is just a little large. I thought maybe I should go down to UK9 for a Meermin Hiro, but if it fits a little more snug then staying with the 9.5 should be good for me.
     
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  19. smoothmoose

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    With Kiwi polish? I can't get that shine with Kiwi, but can with Saphir and Lincoln.
     
  20. europrep

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    I like both of the Carminas better. I am not a big fan of medallions on monks.
     

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