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  • printyra
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    They have expanded their collection some. Some new additions are the casual section, and the pebble grain double monks. Neither were there a month ago. Hopefully more additions are to come. I spoke with Luisa via email and she also stated that they were looking to expand. They are definitely on the rise with the new online store too.

    For the price you pay, you get a really high quality product. They are able to do so because these are coming straight from the manufacturer, not a wholesaler.

    They also do made-to-order, MTO, shoes. So if a group of people want a particular shoe made a certain way, they will design them special for your group. I think you need like 6 people to get an MTO group going. If you look on SF, you will see of the posters on the Meermin thread have Meermin shoes that are not found on the site, they are from a MTO group buy.

    I like mine a lot, they are good quality and fit like a glove. I look forward to more purchases with them.

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  • Nathan Parker
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    Originally posted by printyra View Post
    Here is a pic from my Tumblr of my Meermins: http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mc...70v7o1_500.jpg

    Mine were not ready to ship and it took about 4 weeks for them to get to me. So I imagine if they are "ready to ship" that you should receive your shoes a little sooner.
    Very nice printyra, I'm considering the same pair. I read in the SF thread that Meermin is expanding their selection soon though, so I'm going to wait a bit.

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  • printyra
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    Here is a pic from my Tumblr of my Meermins: http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mc...70v7o1_500.jpg

    Mine were not ready to ship and it took about 4 weeks for them to get to me. So I imagine if they are "ready to ship" that you should receive your shoes a little sooner.

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  • SDot
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    WOW...makes else tho. Thanks

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  • tdig
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    Originally posted by SDot View Post
    With all the talk of the quality, I may have to give these a shot. How long is shipping usually?
    your looking at 30 days minimum

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  • SDot
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    With all the talk of the quality, I may have to give these a shot. How long is shipping usually?

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  • printyra
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    I will have to upload some pics later. Here is the particular shoe I bought from them: http://www.meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=2339

    I am now a Meermin fan. Great service. Great product. Great price.

    Meermin and Allen Edmonds are my two favorite brands. Both for the reasons I listed. Just great all-around products and great service.

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  • tdig
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    Originally posted by Fred G. Unn View Post
    Not sure I agree with this as in my experience generally you size down a full size. With Meermin it's a bit tricky though. Here's a pic of their lasts:
    http://meermin.tumblr.com/image/20983395357
    I would size down a half size in the Vil or New Rey lasts and a full size in the rest. Pepe is fantastic to deal with though and will send you actual measurements if you ask him. I actually now have 5 pairs of Meermin including a MTO single monk I designed last spring. Here's a pic of the MTO:
    http://meermin.tumblr.com/post/28998...-tb-dark-brown
    They are great shoes at a great price!
    Fred - Your posts has made me even more excited for my Meermins to come in than I was before and that's saying a lot. I got the double monks but I must say those single monks do look pretty sweet too.

    Printyra - You gonna post pics/review?

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  • Fred G. Unn
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    Originally posted by Nathan Parker View Post
    How does getting made-to-order shoes from Meermin work? And what's the extra cost?
    Contact Pepe Albaladejo at [email protected]. I ordered mine last April and they were delivered in July. There's a massive thread over at StyleForum:
    http://www.styleforum.net/t/277707/m...nd-brand/0_100

    When I had mine done these were the rates. I heard they then raised the MTO fee, and then later put a hold on all MTOs because they were so backordered but maybe they are accepting new MTO orders again now.

    "The MTO service allow our customers to specify:

    Style
    Last
    Upper leather
    Lining leather
    Sole option: (Single/double leather channeled sole or Full rubber sole)
    Welt option: Flat or sky
    Sole finishing
    Edge finishing
    Construction(Hand sewn goodyear, partial norvegesse + wooden pegs on the waist or full norvegesse)

    - The leathers available for the 'Linea Maestro' MTO, at the moment are:

    - Naturcalf from Tannerie d'Anonnay(France): Dark brown, Light brown(Cuero), Burgundy, Navy.
    - Freudenberg Calf from Weinheimer Leder(Germany): Black
    - Janus Calf Suede from C.F.Stead(England): Dark Brown, Black
    - Shell Cordovan(Argentina): Dark brown, Burdeos, Light brown(Cuero), Black
    - Stingray*: Black, Navy, Purple, Orange, Green, Brown, Burgundy.
    - Crocodile: Coming soon.

    *[Some styles may not be produced in all of the stingray colors, due to the size of the hides]


    - Lining options available: Dark brown, Light brown, Orange, Dark green, Navy or Black.

    - Custom text (Name/initials/...) on the 'window' made on the lining.

    - Edge finishing: Matching with upper, natural, a contrasting color,...

    - 'Planta Paloma' finishing options: Possibility of choosing the two different colors for the sole finishing.

    - If we have to make a 'new' last (new width) (Because currently we don't have, produced, different widths for our lasts) or pattern, the cost for the MTO is 70€ over the regular price of the shoe (250€ for hand-sewn goodyear and 350€ for the norvegesse pairs).
    - If we can use a standard last & pattern, the cost for the MTO is 50€ over the regular price of the shoe (250€ for hand-sewn goodyear and 350€ for the norvegesse pairs).

    - All the prices given above are for Calf and Suede leathers.
    - Shell Cordovan (shoe) base price is 290€ + MTO costs. Boot is 370€ + MTO costs.
    - Stingray pairs are 250€ above the base price.

    - Nowadays the production time for the MTO's is about 12 -14 weeks.

    [Note that MTO process allow our customers to choose any style (Classic Collection or Linea Maestro) but constructed and finished to our Linea Maestro standards (Leather, constructions, finishing,...), because of that the starting price is the one of the Linea Maestro and not the one for the Classic Collection.]"

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  • Nathan Parker
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    How does getting made-to-order shoes from Meermin work? And what's the extra cost?

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  • Sigtweed Corduroy
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    You might start searching discount sites for Tods, or other italian made styles that have been discounted down from the $500 range.

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  • shad0w4life
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    Regarding sizing down. I have 2 identical pair of Loake Chukkas one in 9UK and one in 10UK. Normally I wear an 11 shoe which can be too big depending on who's it is as i'm inbetween 10.5 and 11.

    With the Loakes I can wear the 9 UK!, it's a bit tight but it's not that bad, the 10 I have on right now and it's ok as well a bit loose though even when done up.

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  • TomasR
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    Fred, the contrasting suede and leather was a great choice. I've never been a big fan of medallions on monks, but it's a gorgeous shoe regardless.

    I'm about to order two pairs from them based on both the price and glowing reviews I've read. Leaning toward a blucher and dub monk right now.

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  • trash
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    http://www.styleforum.net/t/277707/m...mina-2nd-brand

    Lots of info on Meermin there. I somehow have avoided impulse buying any of their shoes, but believe me I've come close.

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  • Fred G. Unn
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    Originally posted by printyra View Post
    You just size down by half a size when going from US to UK.
    Not sure I agree with this as in my experience generally you size down a full size. With Meermin it's a bit tricky though. Here's a pic of their lasts:
    http://meermin.tumblr.com/image/20983395357
    I would size down a half size in the Vil or New Rey lasts and a full size in the rest. Pepe is fantastic to deal with though and will send you actual measurements if you ask him. I actually now have 5 pairs of Meermin including a MTO single monk I designed last spring. Here's a pic of the MTO:
    http://meermin.tumblr.com/post/28998...-tb-dark-brown
    They are great shoes at a great price!

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