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Meermin Mallorca Shoes

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

  1. kev777

    kev777 Senior member

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    Totally concur :nodding:
     


  2. UnnamedPlayer

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    The "fraction" you are looking for is 1/2.
    It isn't as if these shoes are comparable in quality to a $1000 shoe.

    I've seen English shoes that are of a better construction for a similar price, Loake 1880 come to mind.
     


  3. DHV

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    Which one of you is responsible for this? :foo:

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  4. kev777

    kev777 Senior member

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    I have to beg to differ i'm afraid, i have had and have 1880 line shoes and both the construction and finish of the Meermins i have is remarkably better. Although i am by no stretch of the imagination a leather expert, the leather on the Meermins is to my eye and feel, again, better. I know it probably isnt but it looks and feels very similar to a couple of pair of C&J Handgrades i own. The test of course is how they hold up and wear over a period of time and that has yet to be proven so we'll see. I know i know sometimes this is a little subjective but below is a couple pics of Meermin DM alongside C&J Handgrade Semi Brogue and to my untrained touch smell sight does the Meermin really look a third of the price shoe???? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    The leather for the Loake 1880 line is far inferior to Meermin's. Both me and my father have about a total of 6 shoes from the 1880 line and even with good shoe care they show signs of the lower quality leather - it creases and almost feels like nappa leather. I actually posted two pics of it in the Rock Your Socks thread showing some of the weird creasing.
     


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    LOL. I just realized it's on their tumblr.
     


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    [​IMG]

    I'm thinking about HM in my shoes; Hakuna Matata. :hide:
     


  8. aj_del

    aj_del Senior member

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    How do these compare to Carmina ? Meermin is 170 euros shipped while Carmina is 312 euros. Did anyone having both share his thoughts ?

    I tried searching for Carmina but since Carmina is in the thread title, every post in the thread is returned in search results
     


  9. RDiaz

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    I guess you're talking about the classic line from Meermin... Carmina has better leather and better finishing. I also find their lasts much nicer.

    But I also believe Meermin offers a better value.
     
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  10. b1os

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    If you want a fare comparison, you should compare the LM to
    Carmina, imo.
     


  11. aj_del

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    The particular design I am considering is not available in the LM
     


  12. b1os

    b1os Senior member

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    MTO it is, then.
     


  13. aj_del

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    What's the up charge for MTO ?
     


  14. b1os

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    50€ (on top of the LM price -- Classic models will be produced by LM standards when MTO).
     
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    for not to.

    actually these meermins are quite handsome, while the dover is booked on my list of fugly shoes.
     


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