Meermin Mallorca Shoes

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

  1. mrjester

    mrjester Senior member

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    Good post. There's a lot of that on this forum. Complaints about small issues that came with a small price. I'm guilty of it myself. I guess I'll have to watch myself a little closer, try to understand the situation.

    I guess, the next mistake someone sees on their shoes, they should ask, "Is it worth the difference in price between Meermin and G&G to get that fixed?" and if so, go G&G next time. If not, understand that's the level of work you contracted.

    I have thought about getting some Meermin suede but I REALLY hate customs charges. I hate to see that money go to someone other than the person I wanted to pay in the first place.
     
  2. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    Is there any other thread at SF as bipolar as this one? I'm not criticizing the substance of anything posted, but this thread continually vacillates between love and hate for the Meermin brand.
     
  3. othertravel

    othertravel Senior member

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    Hey guys, want to throw an offer out here.

    I might be visiting Madrid next week and an obvious stop will be Meermin. Does anybody want a proxy for a pair of shoes? I'll return to North America with the shoes and you guys won't get hit with crazy shipping costs.



    Second question; where's the Meermin outlet (not storefront, but the location with seconds/defects)?



    Third Question: Is Carmina or Meermin having an in-store sale at the moment?
     
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    2nd question: they don't have one.

    Partial 3rd: Meermin don't have sales
     
  5. mrjester

    mrjester Senior member

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    Luxire.
     
  6. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    Nope, I paid well over GBP300 for my Meermin's, and less than GBP300 for the J Fitzpatricks. The Meermin MTO was made in a very small series, probably even smaller than Fitzpatricks, so they could've paid some more attention to detail. I have much more issues than you have with Meermin:
    1. The sides of one shoe are literally stitched square instead of round, which is quite noticeable
    2. The captoe of one shoe isn't attached correctly
    3. The leather is wrinkled everywhere, even in places where it shouldn't. The shoes look like I've had them for 5+ years
    4. There are quite some general differences between the right shoe and the left shoe when it comes to alignment, which means they're not very comfortable

    I would've been ok with those flaws for the LM/Classic line, but not for the MTOs, they're not worth the money.
     
  7. mrjester

    mrjester Senior member

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    Can you link to pictures? I want to see these just out of curiosity.
     
  8. othertravel

    othertravel Senior member

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    Then where does that guy from ebay get his seconds from?
     
  9. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    any of mafoofan's threaks in this forum.
     
  10. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    Pretty sure that is Meermin selling all those seconds.
     
  11. MarioImpemba

    MarioImpemba Senior member

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    Great word. [​IMG]
     
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    I asked him (I wanted to see if it was possible to get toe taps added to a pair) and the response I got was that he's "just a friend" of meermin and that he couldn't ask to have that done.
     
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    I'd likely be interested in buying a pair of Meermins through you if the very generous offer stands.

    Thanks,
    Ted
     
  14. jd13jd13

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    I find Luxire's thread to be on the most part love, with a bit a random hate thrown in from people wanting remakes w/o reading the fine print. Meermin goes through periods of love followed by rabid hating on QC and randomly inconsistent custom charges. I love my only pair of Meermin's, but I was lucky enough to buy them $110 shipped (NWB) on ebay.
     
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    A couple of photos to show you how well my two pairs of Meermins are holding up after several wears. I'm certainly going to buy more Meermins in future.

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