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Meermin Mallorca Shoes

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

  1. Jakezero

    Jakezero Senior member

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    This is in line with what Pepe told me when we were trying to figure out my size. I take a 9 UK in C&J 341, Septieme Largeur 174 and Barker Black Lavenum (I don't know what they call the last). I scanned a tracing of my feet with outline and inline, with a 20 cm ruler on the side for size reference. With this Pepe recommended me to size up half a size on the New Ray.

    While I'm on the subject, I just finished the details of my MTO order with Pepe, I'm just waiting for the invoice. Here are the details:

    Collection: MTO
    Style: 102374 - Split toe Norwegian derby
    Last: New rey
    Lasting: Hand lasted
    Size: 9.5 UK
    Upper Leather: Burgundy Shell Cordovan
    Lining Leather: Dark green calf
    Sole: Full rubber sole
    Edge finishing: Matching with the uppers
    Construction: GY·2 - Handwelted goodyear

    Since I was going to go with the rubber sole, I made a point out of asking Pepe about where they get them from. This is his response:

    Thought it might be of interest to some.
     
  2. steffenbp11

    steffenbp11 Senior member

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    Just received my dark brown oxfords on the Olfe last today:

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    They are pretty much what I expected. First impression: Not quite as good quality as Carmina (leather wise anyway), and the last not as elegant, but a very very decent shoe at a great price. Maybe an eyelet or two too many, but hey...I sized up half a size from 7.5 to an 8 compared to a pair of Carminas on the rain last I bought recently. They were/are still a bit too snug ( but definately wearable). Good idea I think.
     
  3. LEVOOSH

    LEVOOSH Senior member

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    Stef - are you saying that for the Carmina's you went down a full size but only down a half for the Olfe last?
     
  4. steffenbp11

    steffenbp11 Senior member

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    @lLevoosh - I went with my regular size in carmina. I should probably have gone up a half. This made me size up in meermin because the two lasts are pretty similar at least according to josé . I think he was right.
     
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  5. LEVOOSH

    LEVOOSH Senior member

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    Thanks for the reply and my fault for not being clear.

    Im in North America so my understanding was that I would size down 1 size from my north american size for Meermin. Are you sugesting only a half size down for the Olfe last?

    Thanks.
     
  6. The Gold Bug

    The Gold Bug Well-Known Member

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    Nice monkey you got there... And incidentally, nice shoes.
     
  7. inimitable

    inimitable Senior member

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    Has anyone got pics of the tassel loafers?
     
  8. Timmbo

    Timmbo Senior member

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    finally got round to collecting these today - unfortunately José was a bit off with his sizing advice and these are a shade too large, I think I'd be better off with a UK9. If any UK buyers are interested in these UK9.5, brand new only tried on once, for retail, let me know.
     
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  9. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    anybody got a pair of these?

    real life pics?

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  10. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    in 3 months, in suede and w/ peaked heel counter.
     
  11. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    I may just pick these up.

    $295 is hardly a big deal and they look nice.

    I'm just worried about the width.
     
  12. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    ah i have them coming in ben last, not those ridiculously narrow lasts.

    shoot an email to pepe & co and they will gladly help you figure out how your feet fit in different lasts.
     
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  13. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    do they have anything aside from the standard "d" width?
     
  14. Jaggs

    Jaggs Senior member

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    If you find the picture somewhere in here that has all the lasts lined up, the RTW lasts are actually listed narrow to wide.
     
  15. cbfn

    cbfn Senior member

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    I tried to google it without any results; what is this?
     
  16. asturiano

    asturiano Senior member

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    + 1
     
  17. cbfn

    cbfn Senior member

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    Niiiiice, stealing that for my next pair.
     
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  18. steffenbp11

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    "anybody got a pair of these? real life pics?"

    @Quadcammer - It look a lot like the pair of oxfords on the Olfe last in Vegano brown i just posted ?
     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2012
  19. tomee

    tomee Senior member

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    any have the size of the lasts for Mermin?
     

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