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I really like the way Carmina looks, but I've never been able to find a last or size that really works for me. I tried about 5 different pairs over the last year and a half, all different lasts, and I really didn't like the way any of them fit. All were either sold or returned. It's a shame, I wish at least a few of those would have worked for my feet.

 




Have you tried the Inca last?

Yep, instep was too high and heel was a little sloppy. My main issue is that Carmina doesn't make narrow widths, and sizing down just made the shoes too small in the toebox.
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How warm are the UK tweeds in relation to the flannels? I was set to buy some tweeds, then thought that I may not get that much wear out of them. DC can get cold, but it's not New York, Chicago, or Boston.

I ended up buying some of the UK tweed Rudys that I'm probably going to sell because I live in FL and there's realistically only a couple days out of the entire year that I'll get to wear them. That was one of those "they look so cool that I don't care if I'll ever have a chance to wear them" purchases that didn't turn out too well. They're pretty heavy, definitely heavier than any other flannel trouser I own. I used to live in the Baltimore/DC area a few years ago and they would have been perfect for the winters there.
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post

I really like the way Carmina looks, but I've never been able to find a last or size that really works for me. I tried about 5 different pairs over the last year and a half, all different lasts, and I really didn't like the way any of them fit. All were either sold or returned. It's a shame, I wish at least a few of those would have worked for my feet.


Not to add more fuel to the fire, but I had the same issue. Usually after topying or a month or two of wear they suddenly became extremely comfortable and conformed to my feet. Not sure why. Some take far longer than others too. Dainite I found only takes about four wears where as leather soled are upwards of ten or fifteen. Suede pairs only about two where as non Suede is fifteen minimum.

 

EDIT: Just saw your post. My feet tend to be wider, so it seems we had opposite problems.

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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post

How warm are the UK tweeds in relation to the flannels? I was set to buy some tweeds, then thought that I may not get that much wear out of them. DC can get cold, but it's not New York, Chicago, or Boston.

 

The tweed is more open-weave than the flannel, so it wears a little cooler.  I'm in Seattle and they're a solid Oct-April trouser - say 50-55 or below.

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Beatlegeuse

I thought you had trouble because you wanted wider widths. If you're looking for narrow widths, the Simpson is narrow.
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Beatlegeuse a Forest-lasted boot (not shoe, though) might work for you. I have the same issue with the Alden Barrie last -- a tad wide for me for shoes, but great on a boot. Simpson as JezeC says is also slimmer, but has a chisel toe; you'd have to be into that.

 

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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post

How warm are the UK tweeds in relation to the flannels? I was set to buy some tweeds, then thought that I may not get that much wear out of them. DC can get cold, but it's not New York, Chicago, or Boston.

 

IME any tweed would work in DC. As nathanl said tweed breathes more easily than flannel.

 

Another thing to do is to go through every tweed and read the descriptions. Some will be described as shetlands and some as donegals. The shetlands will be warmer than the donegals, so if you're worried about them being too warm, go with the donegals. I have the UK Navy and UK Ironwood donegal tweeds and wear them all the time. Salt and Pepper donegal would be good if you're looking for something grey-toned (I passed on those, as I have grey covered with other Walts).

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Proud new papa post! Baby Sloane


And some chocolate ripstops in the recovery room smile.gif
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^ thanks for the Forest last suggestion, I'll have to try a boot in that at some point. I have the same issue with the Barrie - I go for narrow widths in a Barrie shoe but a boot usually fits better (although a C width boot is ideal). I've tried the Simpson as well, like you said it's very chiseled, too much so for my tastes.

EDIT - congrats Ryden!
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Proud new papa post! Baby Sloane Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



And some chocolate ripstops in the recovery room smile.gif

Awesome!!! Congrats.

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Congrats rydenfan. This is the beginning of many sleepless nights.

 

On the Carmina last topic, which last is relatively wider than the Rain last? I bought a pair of Carmina in Rain last from Epaulet. Size 7.5. The length is good but a bit wider would be better.

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Congrats rydenfan. This is the beginning of many sleepless nights.

On the Carmina last topic, which last is relatively wider than the Rain last? I bought a pair of Carmina in Rain last from Epaulet. Size 7.5. The length is good but a bit wider would be better.

My Inca DM is the MOST comfortable last from Carmina. Probably my favorite last as well.
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Proud new papa post! Baby Sloane
 

 

Congrats!

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Proud new papa post! Baby Sloane Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


And some chocolate ripstops in the recovery room smile.gif
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CONGRATS Ryden!
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@rydenfan Congratulations and best to the whole of the family.
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Much Congrats @rydenfan 

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Congratulations!
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