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Meermin Mallorca Shoes

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

  1. OzzyJones

    OzzyJones Distinguished Member

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    Guy's trying to save a couple hundred by looking at Meermin and you recommend Carmina and C&J? How does that work out?
     
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    Both stores put stock on sale, so both shoes would be ~$250 and he said it wasn't worth it to save a bit of money
     


  3. OzzyJones

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    Excellent shout then! The only place your getting C&J for $250 in the UK is the factory shop! :(
     


  4. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Stylish Dinosaur

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    Does anyone supply a comparison shot from above for the Rui and AE 5 lasts?
    Or the AE 5 and the Olfe?

    Thanks!
     


  5. MarioImpemba

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    Got the light brown boots. FedEx this time vs. UPS, and no import fees (bonus!). No complaints; they look great, except...

    ...What? [​IMG]

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  6. jaywhyy

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    SF Barney's only carries C&J during the holidays according to the SA I talked to there. Wilkes only has sales in August and January (but good ones; I saw G&Gs under 500, Lobb William for ~600 and Kitons for ~1000 back in August).
     
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  7. Quadcammer

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    wow
     


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    Obviously they have a serious QA system flaw; but... lower cost comes with strings attached so you should not complain
     


  9. jaywhyy

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    I'll disagree with this. I'm assuming each pair of shoes gets one last final inspection; how do you miss something like that?
     


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  11. gyasih

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    Damn!

    Overall I am happy with the boots. I have both toe plates installed. I also have the shark nose. I may take em to B. Nelson to see if they can do anything.

    Light Brown
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    Dark Brown pair
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  12. Betelgeuse

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    That looks pretty bad. Why does something like that happens?
     


  13. justinkapur

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    Why does it appear the upper is going to be detached from the sole in both pairs that I have seen? I hope that was not the actual aesthetic of the boot. kinda scary...
     


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    Wow. I just checked out this thread on a whim and I must say it essentially demolished my interest in Meermin. That finishing is inexcusable. I know the shoes are inexpensive, but we are still talking hundreds of dollars. Some of these mistakes wouldn't have made it past Wal-Mart QC, I'd say. I'd rather save up and buy better. Too bad.
     


  15. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Stylish Dinosaur

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    The only problem is that meermin is the only place that offers MTO pretty cheap. Everywhere else (carmina, vass etc is hundreds and hundreds extra)
     
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