+1 for the Royal Oud. It's comparable to the oud I buy in Saudi Arabia, which is just splendid.
Also will echo Mr. Six. If there had been more Carmina in my size, would have instantly kopped. 11 UK in Simpson and Alcudia.
Can't wear Rain as it's too wide in the heel, even when sized down. Had the same experience with John Lobb, it just doesn't work.
Here are some comps if it helps:
TG73 - 11 UK
Simpson - 11 UK
C&J 348 11.5 UK
AE 5 Last - 12 C
EG 890 - 11 UK
Your snark has quickly become my favorite snark on the forums. Next SF meetup, I'm buying you a whisky.If it's the one I'm thinking of, it's winter. There was a very, very similar (if not the exact same) cloth offered by Drapers this past winter. 320 grams if my brain remembers things well.
@dieworkwear wow, had no idea. Thanks for the context. Amazing what happens when a solo practitioner gets big. Sometimes scaling works. Sometimes it undermines everything that made the practitioner grow in the first place.