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Meermin Mallorca Shoes

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

  1. Osiris2012

    Osiris2012 Senior member

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    Unfortunately you probably have some merit to complain given meermin gave you advice, which they should probably stop doing as its too difficult to give someone an accurate recommendation over the net; how did they measure, whats their instep incline, what do they consider snug vs loose...etc.
     
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  2. alexSF

    alexSF Senior member

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    Sole measurements could help ONLY comparing very similar shoes, 360° storm welted boots couldn't be obviusly compared to sleek shoes with 270° welt.
    I wouldn't care too much about sole meaurements, most of the times they cause only mistake.
     
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  3. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    yes, but the buyer knows tell that easily by looking at the photos of the product, it's just not possible to try on shoes before purchase.

    but I do agree with not buying 3 at once if you never had a pair before.
     
  4. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Senior member

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    I still stand by what I stated in my earlier post, you can't expect a good, or even decent, fit when ordering online even if you have supplied measurements of length and width. This is because that there are so many other thing to take into consideration, how wide and long the last is is just one thing. The height of the ball area, girth size (which is actually what the fitting of shoes is measuring, not the flat width), toe shape, heel shape, instep height, arch support and so on. All these things differ between lasts, and since people's feet look different even if the length and width are the same, it's not easy to judge by just that. It helps providing those measurements, and in many times it gets correct (like in your earlier example), but my point is that you can't expect it and you can't be annoyed if it doesn't work out.
     
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  5. Katt

    Katt Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to buy the Tan Country Calf, but i'm not sure about the size. I have a pair of Allen Edmonds Broadstreet 7.5 E on the "3 Last (73)" that fits me good.
    Which size do you think i should get in these?
     
  6. Irish

    Irish Senior member

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    I received my first pair of Meermin earlier this week--the snuff suede chukka. This is an iPhone picture, but it captures the color pretty well. I'd say there is a little more brown and a little less rust than the pictures on Meermin's website. I think it's an ideal shade, a very versatile color.

    Construction is excellent--it's an extremely "solid" feeling boot. You'll find better suede at the higher end, but these have a nice nap that should age well.

    The look is a bit sleeker than I expected--a little more narrow through mid-foot and more point at the toe. They pair well with trousers or a suit, but I wasn't crazy about them with jeans. Is the rounder Olfe chukka discontinued?

    The fit is comfortable, maybe just a hair snug in the toe. Wearable out of the box, and I think they'll loosen up nicely as they break in. I wear 11.5 D US in dress shoes and went 10.5 UK.

    Service was poor, of course--unreturned emails, 30 days of no updates. But it's like a low-cost airline ... just get me where I want to go. And they did. Overall, a nice boot.



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  7. Jarmo

    Jarmo Active Member

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    I think the chukkas also look good with jeans. Just the other day I was sitting in a store and looked to my side where there was a mirror and I thought to myself "Damn, what a nice pair of shoes". They are really versatile.
     
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  8. sftiger

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    I wonder what it would cost Meermin to professionalize their online presence. Their ordering/payment system is comically bad, and while they seem to be very nice over e-mail, they barely reply. If in-store ordering is the bulk of their sales then it makes sense not to spend a ton of money improving their e-commerce to cater to the SF crowd, who has got to be the most demanding and nit-picking group of individuals when it comes to clothing that has ever been assembled in the history of mankind. Not to say that SF isn't rightfully demanding given how much money members are typically spending on clothing, but if Meermin's revenue is 95% in-store and very few people know enough about clothes to recognize the flaws that people have identified here, then I don't see much incentive for them to change.
     
  9. JayH

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    That colour is spot on, I have some similar suede chukkas which are just a tad darker but I think this tone is just that bit more versatile.

    It is good to hear that I am not alone with long waiting times and no replies...well not good but they seem consistent in some things.
     
  10. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    Irish, nice looking boots, but the socks are better.

    Anyone looking for a pair of Museum calf MTO, I have mine in B&S
     
  11. WiredandTired

    WiredandTired Senior member

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    I've mostly avoided meermin due to many people indicating their lasts are narrow. Carmina lists Rain as EE width. Width that I need. Would it be more apt to characterize it closer to Simpson last? If the width is the same, I'd majorly reconsider taking the plunge.
     
  12. p.henrik

    p.henrik Senior member

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    I think most demand is for drak brown (instagram pic).

    Ian, didn't you try to get a balmoral group going before (unless it was different Ian)? Anyone from that group wants to jump on this?

    Do we do Olfe? I know and like that last, and would think a cap toe would be difficult to screw up. Laufer, are you in if we do Olfe?

    So we are talking:
    Balmoral boot with speed hooks
    Dark brown shell
    Double leather sole (embedded toe caps up to each member)
    Purple lining (?)
     
  13. p.henrik

    p.henrik Senior member

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    Btw, has anyone tried having a spectator done by Meermin?

    We could go for this, but with dark brown and white buckskin (probably difficult to source) or white suede.

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    p.henrik Senior member

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    And while I'm at it - what's the latest on the chiselled last, TS?
     
  15. SloopyNoob

    SloopyNoob Senior member

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    Yeah, also any update on the plum museum calf MTO?
     
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    ^^ I'm down with those specs - I prefer the purple lining too.

    Probably a different ian? I don't recall doing anything of the sort...but then again I don't come here often, maybe I have in the past...

    I'm not familiar at all with the Meermin lasts... all I know is I fit in Carmina's Rain last and G&G's MH71 both in 5.5UK.

    The Rain last is abit snug on the toe box (pinky toe is hurting) but I've only worn it a few times in the past 2 weeks... seems like it'll loosen and stretch to be more comfortable.
     
  17. Osiris2012

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    Sounds good HP. Think the purple will go well with the dark brown too. Would prefer to keep it simple and stick to the Hiro but im still in for the Olfe. Either way lets get this happening, sooner we can order sooner we can wait 3+ months :p
     
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    Yes I am Hiro or Olfe but please no purple lining. How about green lining it looks so much better than purple lining.
     
  19. p.henrik

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    Different Ian then - checked PMs and it was Ian L, will check if he has any members lined up.

    Laufer, happy to go with green, don't care much either way regarding lining.

    So we're 4 down - any more takers?
     
  20. gettoasty

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    Ugh shoe does not fit. I need a 8 in Hiro at least. If anyone wants to take 7.5 Hiro in dark brown cap toe off my hands let me know. Located in CA will sell at cost, free S&H.
     

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