Meermin Mallorca Shoes

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

  1. cynicallysilly

    cynicallysilly Member

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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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  2. 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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  3. CousinDonuts

    CousinDonuts Senior member

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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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  4. smoothmoose

    smoothmoose Senior member

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


  5. europrep

    europrep Senior member

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


  6. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    I prefer the Meermin single monks, but only if you don't need any more staple shoes.
     


  7. sicknote

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    i guess the side monk on the bottom pic wont hurt your feet like the meermins does
     


  8. Hudson

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    Can those of you who have bought a pair of Meermins help me?
    I just received a beautiful pair of loafers that I bought a month ago, which were supposed to be a size 8 UK.

    However to my chagrin, my feet could not even fit inside! The sticker on the box is written size 8, however the size written inside the loafer is 6.5.
    I double checked the order receipt to make sure I had ordered the right size. It seems I had.

    My first thought was that 6.5 could be Spanish shoe sizing, but after some research I realized this was not the case.
    Could Meermin have made a mistake on my order and perhaps placed the wrong pair of shoes into the box?

    At any rate, if this is indeed a case of Meermin mistakenly sending the wrong size, I was wondering if this would be grounds for a full refund and exchange plus shipping and duty costs. I have paid more than 80 dollars for duties and taxes to have these babies shipped to me, and it would be a great pain to have to pay that again simply because Meermin made the mistake of sending me the wrong size.

    Or is 6.5 just some weird sizing measurement that I don't know about?

    Any help that anyone can offer is much appreciated!
     


  9. topos

    topos Senior member

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    They use UK sizing, so they made an error.
     


  10. Hudson

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    Thanks for the clarification. Now to see is they will refund me my shipping costs. [​IMG]
     


  11. Bureaucrat

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    They should refund your whole order.
     
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  13. Ankor

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    Quote: It's Meermin's mistake. I'm sure they'll refund you all expenses. In my experience, although Meermin makes some mistakes they always pay even when the case is not absolutely clear (in your case it's clear).
     


  14. Hudson

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    Thanks for the reassurance. I have messaged Sandro and hopefully he will reply on Monday. He was quite prompt and helpful with my previous interactions with him.
     


  15. OzzyJones

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    Austerity gang. Pics from Pepe today for your edification.

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