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Thread: Meermin or AE Rutledge

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruschetta View Post
    ajk170, Meermin is a Spanish company. All of their shoes are made in China and finished in Spain. I specified that all their shoes are made in China because there's a rumor that the Linea Maestro or MTM shoes are fully made in Spain. That rumor is false.

    The Meermin Thread on Styleforum is a good source of information about the company and shoes. Fred on the forums is also a good source since he owns ~4 if I remember correctly.
    I am sorry but if you pay $300+ for a shoe made in China you are foolish.

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    I did not know they were made in china. Is that really the case?

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    Neither?

    Not a fan of the toe or burnishing of the Rutledge. Hesitant to buy Meermins that have high shipping and return costs.

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    I prefer the rutledge. The quality on the AE independence line is excellent. And at the second price, very nice.

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    IF you know the Meermins will fit...

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    AE is far from "quality" , some of the seconds they give to people is absurd. It's more of a do you support overpriced but made in USA products? They sold me 4 pairs of seconds for $100 ea.

    Also just because they are made in China means nothing. Suit supply and armani high end suits are made there and have nothing but praise for the level of craftsmanship.
    The Rutledge look like the fifth avenues which are very wide American type style(I call them snub nose) vs meermin is more euro styled with not such a fat toe.
    Depends on your style taste really, both should be great.

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    Meermins for the sake of your pocket book.

    The Rutledge is on the 3rd last (same last as the Neumora) so its more of a narrow, sleek, European look.

    I have both Meermins and Allen Edmonds. I like Meermins because they are more 'European' and look pretty slick.

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    Also, just because something is made in China, does not necessarily mean it is poor quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by printyra View Post
    Also, just because something is made in China, does not necessarily mean it is poor quality.
    I don't disagree with that statement, but when I can get better quality and support this country I will always choose to do so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bremersm View Post
    I don't disagree with that statement, but when I can get better quality and support this country I will always choose to do so.
    Ah but you need to support the other countries too, that's why we are in this world mess right now. It's all intertwined really, so support humankind and call it a wash

    I'd be on the other side saying AE is not better quality, they are just easier to replace if you have issues but only if you're in the USA. The great customer service only applies to if you pay the $365 for first, and at that price I'd be buying other brands, almost everyone on dappered goes for seconds/the rack.

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