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Meermin MTO Suede Adelaide --- Thread for those ordering.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by leetpuma, Mar 21, 2014.

  1. leetpuma

    leetpuma Senior member

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    We will but pepe needs to reply to us first.

    I emailed him again about 2 days ago. I will try again if I have not heard back by monday.

    The other mto I think has not heard back from pepe recently. They are just preparing for the MTO to get the info out ASAP.
     
  2. leetpuma

    leetpuma Senior member

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    Oh and another thing about rushing to order.

    The park last looks nice. But nothing has been said "officially" about how it fits with respect to the current last sets.
    • Is it similar to an Hiro or Olfe or New Ray?
    • Is it less tapered in the toe box than X last?
    • Is it low instep? <- Crucial to allowing the shoe to not have heal slip for many folks
    • etc.

    So since their are many people in this MTO looking at Park, being misinformed before the order maybe disastrous. I will try to get more answers.

    But if enough of you just want to go ahead with the order I am willing to grab all the info like the other MTO and set things up. I just think it would be good to wait for a time till more concrete info makes it out.
     
  3. leetpuma

    leetpuma Senior member

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    I have sent Pepe another Email. Lets hope he replies now. His responce times have been getting even more slow than usual :(

    OPEN SPOILER TO SEE EMAIL:

     
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  4. leetpuma

    leetpuma Senior member

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    Pepe he just replied to me saying that he would get back to me about things.

    Hopefully with more info about the park for us :)
     
  5. leetpuma

    leetpuma Senior member

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    Pepe's Reply:

    Quote: The park last is made from scratch, is not another version of one of our current lasts. The fitting is similar to the Olfe last, instead is a bit higher.

    2) Would it be possible to source higher quality suede for this MTO like: Janus Butt calfskin? This sude looks to be much thicker with tighter fibers than normal Janus Calfskin.

    Janus butt skin is a thick suede with a short nap, not suitable for producing dress shoes, more suitable for unlined moccasins or casual shoes. We did used it years a go to produce more casual shoes. Apart from that, at the moment we are not able to source it at the moment, for elevate minimum quantities and delivery times.


    GENERAL QUESTIONS:
    1) For the belt I have 4-5 folks asking for them. They seem to be sizes 32in, 34in, 34in, 39in
    For the moment, with the skins we have available we are not able to offer you matching belts. Sorry for the inconveniences. If I receive a new batch of hides and there is a skin suitable for it I’ll let you know.
    2) What will be the additional cost of the suede belt?
    The price for a 35mm Copper suede belt would be 60€(VAT incl.) with solid brass buckles.
    3) What tannery is the LM copper suede sourced from?
    Currently we prefer to not share where we are sourcing the copper reverse calf, since it is very difficult to source this kind of leather nowadays. I am sorry about that, but what I can tell you it is produced by a very respected & renowed italian tannery.


    General Results:
    - We are going with copper suede.
    - Park and olfe are the same size.
    - Belt's I am still confused by. Ill take sizes and ill let pepe decide if he is charing you for them.
     
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  6. leetpuma

    leetpuma Senior member

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    Ok so everyone that I think sent me an email now has gotten an request for this MTO.

    If you have not PM me ASAP.

    (For those belt people I think you have to assume you are not getting a belt. If you say you would like a belt, if the hides show up in the next few months Pepe may add it to your order at that time.)
     
  7. leetpuma

    leetpuma Senior member

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    This MTO will be ending soon (24-36 hours) so please make sure you have your emails in. (I have gotten 7-8 orders atm so to MTO is a go.)
     
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  8. drama

    drama New Member

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    My order was updated - it will be shipped within 20 days!
     
  9. JARB

    JARB Active Member

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    Mine too, delivery within 20 days and the belt was added to the order now :)
     
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    Mine has not been updated yet, will post when it does.

    Now I really regret not taking the belt as well! Will probably email and ask them if I can add it to my order, if they have any spare suede.
     
  11. leetpuma

    leetpuma Senior member

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    My paypal purchase invoice also said:
    "20 day"
    Order completion date.

    I believe meermin has been transitionion order systems and stuff.
    But that could be partially the cause of it...

    Either way most(read all that i have seen) MTO's take 12 weeks-ish
    So at the moment I expect this to still take a longer. But if it turns out to be true I will be pleasanly supprized :) .
     
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  12. SidewinderX

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    Really? Usually it takes months for them to get a MTO order in. Leetpuma -- have you gotten any construction photos yet?
     
  13. leetpuma

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    Nope, Nor have I gotten any new news from the Pepe.

    That is why I am of the opinion that the ordering system is likely just on the fritz.

    Expect the order to still be a while.
     
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    Have anyone heard anything from Meermin/Pepe? According to my calendar those 20 days have passed for some time now.
     
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    Eddielch Well-Known Member

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    5 days ago, i have other issue contacted pepe and below is how he replied me. However, according to meermin normal practice, i assume 2 weeks equal a month.

    Hi Mr. Lam,


    We expect to ship the MTO group in the coming two weeks.
     
  16. Shawl Lapel

    Shawl Lapel Senior member

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    No update on my order status on the Meermin website, so you "20 days" people are lucky I guess.
     
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    SidewinderX Senior member

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    That would be great -- I'm really hoping that they ship out before Spain goes on vacation for all of August.
     
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    Osiris2012 Senior member

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    What, the whole country can't shut down for a month?
     
  20. SidewinderX

    SidewinderX Senior member

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    Have you had to work with Europeans before? Most people take 3-4 weeks of vacation in the summer, usually in late July/August timeframe. I'm not sure what Meermin's schedule is, but I suspect they're no different.
     

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