Is it worth, guys?

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

Is it worth, guys?

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

just buy docs hehehehehe

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

@BinaryMan
no...

Booteefool
Booteefool

@BinaryMan
yes, it is.

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

@BinaryMan
yeah if you want ugly mfa tier brogues

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

@BinaryMan
I say yes, thinking of copping myself but can't really do it, gotta save money for Christmas gifts and such, they're top nice though

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

@BinaryMan
Post a picture of your face, OP.

I can almost guarantee you'll look ridiculous in brogues, pretty much every young guy does.

likme
likme

Holy shit why would you buy those

Spamalot
Spamalot

@likme
Because they are great quality boots. But i agree that you have to be deep in tweed&barbourcore to wear them properly.

happy_sad
happy_sad

@Spamalot
you have to be deep in tweed&barbourcore to wear them properly
ever considering another core
disgasutingu desu

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

@BinaryMan
no

MPmaster
MPmaster

I feel like brogues and wingtips always look bad on boots

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

@BinaryMan
Is it worth, guys?

Not if you have to ask

Snarelure
Snarelure

grain calf

absolutely disgusting

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

@BinaryMan
ayyy did you start this thread after they were mentioned in the britcore thread?
If so meermin has a very similiar pair at less than half the price

FastChef
FastChef

if you want a superfluous "Country" boot, that is basically a rich man's way of being rich while walking in the country, then yes.

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

@BinaryMan
I don't understand the first thing about fashion, but those thick soles feel wrong on those boots.

Illusionz
Illusionz

@StrangeWizard
yes, those thick rugged rubber soles look absolutely wrong on a country boot.

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

@StrangeWizard
beep beep, mf.

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

@StrangeWizard
dainite soles aren't really thick, a bit more than leather, but they can still be pretty elegant

Lunatick
Lunatick

@Illusionz
@StrangeWizard
brooom

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

@Illusionz
bringing brogues to walk in the mud
I'm sorry, I thought those were meant for casual wearing.

MPmaster
MPmaster

@Crazy_Nice
inb4 autist claims brogues were farmer's shoes.

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

@ZeroReborn
@FastChef
I'd like to use them for casual stuff, like jeans, shirt and jacket.

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

@Gigastrength
then you should be looking elsewhere, find something that has a thinner sole, and isn't made for walking in shitty terrain. these are special kind of boot, with metal eyelets, they are not casual City walk around boots. the broguing is irrelevant really, it's just a style choice. I would choose something more like

Methshot
Methshot

@BinaryMan
C&J offers great quality. Their shoes age really well if you take care of them. If you are sure about the style and if you have that kind of money to throw on a pair of shoes, go for it

@ZeroReborn
Are you seriously trying to compare Meermin to C&J ?

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

@Methshot
Are you seriously trying to compare Meermin to C&J ?
Meermin typically uses better leather than Crockett. In particular, the sole leather C&J uses on full leather soles is deliberately too soft so that there will be a short to no break-in period and instant-gratification dumbos will believe they're high quality. The consequence is you invariably have to resole them after a year or two of moderate wear. Crockett do have better QA so there's less unevenness in the finish, but Meermin have gotten a lot better at this as well in the last few years.

That's not to say that there's anything BAD about Crockett and Jones as such, but they're deliberately entry level for "good shoes" and no sane person would get assmangled about them being compared to Meermin, whose price difference is almost entirely down to cutting out the middleman and doing online-only sales.

Booteefool
Booteefool

@Fried_Sushi
Meermin typically uses better leather than Crockett.
lol
they're deliberately entry level for "good shoes"
No. Loake are. A fair comparison would be Loake with Meermin, and I prefer Loake 1880.

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

@Garbage Can Lid
allen edmonds
Lmao

5mileys
5mileys

@Booteefool
I have literally no idea what I'm talking about: the post

askme
askme

@5mileys
lol, says the guy comparing C&J to Meermin.

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

wearing boots that cost under $1000

You guys have heard of eBay right?

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

@BinaryMan

Get Cheaney ones instead. They're a bit cheaper, great quality and used to make shoes for Prada.

JunkTop
JunkTop

@Methshot
@Fried_Sushi
@Booteefool
@5mileys
@askme
lol I'm the dude who first mentioned Meermin, chill out guys no need to fight it over, let's all just laugh together at the cole haans and paul evans plebs

Booteefool
Booteefool

@Fried_Sushi
Meermin > CnJ

what are you smoking boi, not even /r/goodyearwelt people are this misinformed.

Inmate
Inmate

@Booteefool
good lord this is so wrong lol, Meermin are the step above 'glued together in China' - which is actually not bad and they can be a good deal depending on the currency youre buying with, but guys dont listen to this silly sausage

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

@Fried_Sushi
please just tell us your age? i wont trash you as everyone else has but just stop dude, you dont know what you are talking about

TechHater
TechHater

@Inmate
In fact i think Meermin are mostly made in China by relatives of the owners of Carmina. I dont undertand the hyle with them here in Veeky Forums.

You can buy proper Mallorca made shoes like Lottusse (good value) or Carmina (best ones). And from mainland Spain you have Berwick retailing for 160€ with decent quality or even Pedro del Hierro for 140€ or less.

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

@Garbage Can Lid
a thinner sole
I don't see anything wrong with the sole. Check these chukka boots. Same sole.

w8t4u
w8t4u

@TechHater
Berwick
I'll pass close to their shop in Madrid. Any recommendation?

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

If you're looking for cheaper options, look at Grenson Fred and meermin.es also have a version.

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

@w8t4u
their split-toe.

takes2long
takes2long

cool cuck boots user

5mileys
5mileys

@haveahappyday
yea those are both thick soles, if thats what you want. these are borderline chukkas, they are more desert boot due to the size of the sole in reality. if you want t a chunkier, more "country" style boot, then get that. just don't try and wear these boots with anything other pure casual.

takes2long
takes2long

@w8t4u
They make good enough versions of most of the classics.

idontknow
idontknow

feet fedora

just buy this from aldo for 1/4 the price

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

@idontknow
aldo

Evilember
Evilember

@idontknow
poor fag

SniperGod
SniperGod

@BinaryMan
Rubber soles? Fuck no.

RavySnake
RavySnake

@SniperGod
Some people live in cold wet places. Like, you know, England, where those shoes are made.

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

@Poker_Star
@Evilember
look 99% as good without paying 500 bucks

tell me how it is being stupid?

StonedTime
StonedTime

@TurtleCat
look 99% as good without paying 500 bucks
tell me how it is being stupid?
you are doing it pretty well.

idontknow
idontknow

@lostmypassword

Don't buy grenson unless it's triple welt.

Also Fred is different from these Islays, heavier look altogether.

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

@TurtleCat
they'll look 99% as good for 2-3 times before the weather and conditions catch up to the shitty leathers they use. This shit doesn't last a proper winter. After that it's a matter of the lasts they use ,which is subjective and I respect that. However comfort is not subjective and after they've been busted, the leather cracked and faded and your feet full of calluses you'll just spend another 150-200 bucks on the same pair while you could have gotten a way better deal elsewhere for the same price.

SniperGod
SniperGod

@Booteefool
implying a bunch of pimply-faced teens obsessed with rick & milsurp know even a fraction of r/gyw

@TurtleCat
case in point

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

@TechHater
t i think Meermin are mostly made in China

If you're gonna lie, at least make it half believable

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

@LuckyDusty
Meermin are made in China, you mongoloid.

hairygrape
hairygrape

Protip: no shoes in the Western World sold at any major department store are handmade.

Brotip: the lie that cedar shoe trees are the best in the world, especially for absorbing moisture, is a lie. It's an American con to try and sell the over-abundant wood that they have in their country. No other country peddles Cedar shoe trees like the US does.

All shoes with the exception of very very very few (mainly made in Eastern Europe) are made in a factory, with shoemaking machines that are simply controlled by a human who is guiding the shoe through the machine, but not doing the actual labor themselves. And that is NOT handmade. That is factory production!!!

StonedTime
StonedTime

@VisualMaster

No. The uppers are made in China and the soles are fixed to the shoes in Spain. This is common for even Made in England brands. The Made in England brands tend to have their uppers made in India instead.

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

@StonedTime
Is common for shit brands. And only the Meermin Maestro line is finished in Spain. So they can trick mongoloids into thinking that all their shoes are finished in Spain.

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

@PurpleCharger
Is common for shit brands.

Like everyone?

Lobb's start at £4000 for Lobb England. For Lobb Paris it is £5000. Any brand selling under €700 is not all hand made! THE ONLY TRUE HANDMADE SHOES FROM START TO FINISH ARE BESPOKE ONES.

Booteefool
Booteefool

@StonedTime
This is common for even Made in England brands. The Made in England brands tend to have their uppers made in India instead.
No, it's not. If you do that, you can't call them "made in England" shoes. Only brands like Grenson and Loake do that with their cheaper lines which are made in India. Tricker's, C&J, Church's, and Edward Green are all hand made in Northampton (from start to finish).

5mileys
5mileys

@TurtleCat
It's not stupid. These fags think paying arbitrarily high prices somehow make the quality better when really they're just paying for the brand like a bunch of women.

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

@5mileys
t. a fucking buffoon

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

@hairygrape
What's better than cedar then? Cedar shoe trees are pretty fucking cheap (in the US at least) and look nice/smell nice so I have no problems with buying them really

Playboyize
Playboyize

@VisualMaster
Good one, simp. Keep buying overpriced clothes like the feminized nu-male you are.

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

@Playboyize
you're on Veeky Forums /fa/g be a big boy and quit with the terminology

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

@TurtleCat
I have to agree with @Sharpcharm
. I have owned an Aldo shoe and Aldo boots and they lasted all of six months (granted I did beat the hell out of them wearing them everyday). The construction is low quality, the zipper snaps off, the lace rings fell off, and finally the sole separated from the upper so dirty snow water flooded into the actual inside of the show and the rot set in. I highly recommend you spend more money or search harder for a good boot that is actually durable and has a robust construction because Aldo is the H&M of footwear: looks nice wearing them out of the store and completely falling apart in an unreasonably short period of time. Even my Clark Gobi High Browns have outlasted them (3 years now) and I have never taken them to be repaired or even done the most basic of maintenance on them, and they have been completely submerged in water and had bleach spilled on them.

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

@Raving_Cute
What's better than cedar then?

Beech

Firespawn
Firespawn

@Booteefool
all hand made

Not true. It's all leather uppers are cut by lasers.

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

@New_Cliche
whatever, mangina

MPmaster
MPmaster

@MPmaster
Yea I personally don't like that on a boot. Looks too busy and "frilly", if that makes sense.

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

@TurtleCat
Looks 99% as good
Lasts 1% as long

hairygrape
hairygrape

@TurtleCat
try a cheap shoes and then a 500 buck shoes. you can feel the difference, i can at least

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

@StonedTime
omg Aldo? are you retarded? yes you are why am I even asking.

cum2soon
cum2soon

@Booteefool
England? we are talking about England? England 60% Paki/Indian/Shitskin.
people buying boots because they are Made in "England"
they are made in England, by Shitskins

Methshot
Methshot

@BinaryMan
if you can afford it
dems look clean

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

@Evil_kitten
@hairygrape
@haveahappyday
I've owned Allen Edmonds, Loake, Fratelli

No you don't feel the difference.

Also enjoy the shoes being worthless in a year if your feet grow out.

No one needs $500 footwear

DeathDog
DeathDog

@AwesomeTucker
Allen Edmonds, Loake, Fratelli
Shit tier

Firespawn
Firespawn

@cum2soon
omg, you truly think you are paying the origin of the worker's hands?

WebTool
WebTool

@Garbage Can Lid
Any brand selling under €700 is not all hand made!
Bonafe.

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

@DeathDog
Loake
Shit tier

nah

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

@lostmypassword
yah

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

@lostmypassword
@StrangeWizard
they are very good shoes. The 1880 is quite consistent: good uppers, good soles, overall good construction. They are definitely shoes that will last 5+ years.

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

@Dreamworx
1880 is fine, but overall they haven't got shit for more expensive shoes
last 5+ years
5 years is way underestimated

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

@Firespawn
anyone not buying shoes that have expressly been crafted by milky white Briton fingers

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

@Lord_Tryzalot
Briton
They already got cucked by the romans, angles, saxons and normans. Full cuck nation

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

@Deadlyinx
Celtic animals got destroyed and left behind the glorious anglo to cuck the entire earth

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

@AwesomeTucker
Are you pubescent lmao

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

@BinaryMan
Certainly looks handsome.

Is it worth £470? Nah. You can probably find the same look for much less somewhere else.

happy_sad
happy_sad

@BinaryMan
lol, defintely not
im sure they are nice but definitely not

5mileys
5mileys

@BinaryMan
tfw buyers remorse

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

@Need_TLC
Reminder that the average modern day Brit is half Celtic/half Germanic.

whereismyname
whereismyname

@AwesomeTucker
@Crazy_Nice
half the board consists of contrarian underage b& faggots, no surprises here

Emberburn
Emberburn

@BinaryMan
These are fuckin beautiful. Did you end up copping, OP?

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