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Meermin Mallorca Shoes

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

  1. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    ^^ Fair point. I wonder what width fitting you take in Church's, as they are a little narrower than Loake's shoes in my experience. But what is well documented here is how narrow most of Meermin's lasts are. It's hardly a crime - you could say the same of John Lobb or Gaziano & Girling. It takes some trying to see what fits and some just won't be right. Personally, I know I can probably never buy Corthay - it's either too narrow, or going to have a long toe that doesn't look right.

    Send them back, size up, and put it down to experience. Then you only have to worry about the terrible quality control. :)
     
  2. Silhouette

    Silhouette Senior member

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    Are the shoes eligible for returning? Now that the owner has broke them in.
     
  3. Osiris2012

    Osiris2012 Senior member

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    Ah well if he can't return them the guy can join the many of us who have got sizing wrong and have either buried the mistake in our wardrobes or sold them for a fraction of the cost but either way and inexorably chalking it up to experience.
     
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  4. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    I wonder if Meermin can re-last a half size smaller. My Museum MTO needs to be sized down by a 1/2 size.

    On another note, Cognac is a good color for the light brown Austerity MTO.
     
  5. Poncho1992

    Poncho1992 Well-Known Member

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    Bought the black toe cap from the classic range, pictured after about 5 wears. Construction is pretty good, apart from the sole seems to be peeling at the front of the left shoe. I suppose this is a sacrifice for a cheaper shoe though.

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    P.S I don't know how to spoiler! Someone tell me?
     
  6. konda

    konda Senior member

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    ^ photos of sole peeling, please.
     
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  7. p.henrik

    p.henrik Senior member

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    You're not getting shell though. And I prefer the look of the meermin boot. Any appetite for a group MTO of a burgundy cordovan shell boot? Would suggest olfe last unless ts new chisel last becomes available anytime soon.
     
  8. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    Guys, I know there have been plenty of complaints about the MTO boots, but please bear with me. Something strange is happening with the soles after only a couple of wears, and I was wondering whether this is normal? Should I just cut that part off? Thanks!

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  9. alexSF

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    ^This could happen with channeled outsole, it's the lip glued down to cover the stitching, reglue it or cut it, isn't a big problem.
     
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  10. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    +1
     
  11. Monkeyface

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    Thanks guys, I was a little worried there for a second! I guess I'll just cut it off.
     
  12. Poncho1992

    Poncho1992 Well-Known Member

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    Basically this. Will take a photo if you still want one though.
     
  13. konda

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    ^naw this'll do thanks. This was new to me as well.
     
  14. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Anyone gotten a response from meermin lately? I've tried pepe, and the general mailbox, and it's been a week or so
     
  15. stgrim

    stgrim Senior member

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    Repost for advice:

    Hi Guys,

    I need some sizing help. I am new to the Meermin brand and have not had the time to go thorugh all the pages of the thread, as such, I would appreciate your help.
    I wear the following in Allen Edmonds: 8.5E in the 5-last, 9D in the 1-last, 9E in the Daltons, 9E in the 2-last (New Orleans and RL Saunders) and 8.5E in the 3-last (Neumora). And I'm a size 42 in Edetal's standard last if anyone's familiar with that.
    What should I get in the 101341 - DARK BROWN CALF (Hiro Last) and the 12154 - SNUFF JANUSCALF SUEDE (Olfie last) as a MTO in Naturacalf Burgundy.

    Is Linea Maestro generally worth the upcharge from Classica? I'm already quite satisfied with Allen Edmonds' leather, so if the Classica is similar to that then good for me.
    Thanks!
     
  16. stgrim

    stgrim Senior member

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    The troubling thing is that they respond rather rapidly on Facebook to ask you to email them but then there's a significant delay in getting an email response.
     
  17. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    It takes a second to reply via Facebook / Instagram but most emails probably have a bunch of random questions that take time to answer and pile up
     
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    I asked them that very thing as the welt was coming off anyway. They said it would upset the balance of the shoe. (Toecap would look disproportionately small)
    Cognac is exactly what I had in mind! Thanks for doing the guinea pig work!
     
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    I see you've learned a couple of things in your life, my little vulgarian. Sorry to inform you that you appear to have managed to do it wrong in each case. My width is medium, which is an F, I think, in Church's. The meermin last is narrower, and these particular shoes are size 7 US, not 7 UK. But I am not going to waste my time arguing with you or anyone else here. It'd be equally stupid, albeit slightly more productive, to teach my cat to speak French. And I will never waste my time trying to ascertaining that in their case, size 7UK is actually size 7US, or 3 1/2 Mongolian, or whatever. I just don't have that much of spare time on my hand. And I don't care about the money that I lost. It's peanuts. So I won't even bother to try to return them. Will donate this award artisanal misconception to the local housing works thrift shop around the corner.
     
  20. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    You don't have time, but you write a paragraph saying how you don't have time?

    You say the money is peanuts and doesn't matter, but you've posted several times complaining about it.

    Also, his ethnicity has nothing to do with it. Don't be rude.
     

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