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post #9451 of 19228
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

do you actually wear your vintage shoes?

I certainly do, my friend! Since I have so many pairs, many get worn a couple of times a year, but ALL get worn (if they fit! This pair DOES fit me, and will be worn for the first time in the next couple of weeks. I figured it best to take the photos before "breaking the seal", though!
post #9452 of 19228
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Originally Posted by Burton View Post

G - sizing relative to a C&J last?

I go 1/2 size down from other UK manufacturers on C&J lasts - as I find they tend to run a bit large.

So I'm
6.5 in C&J 348 and 341
6.5 in Lobb (don't remember lasts)
7 in G&G TG73 (they run quite snug on me but are known to be a lean lasted shoe)
7 in general UK sizes
7 or a 6.5 in Santoni

The Carminas are 7 and I'd say they are a smidge larger than C&J in 6.5 and even tad larger than G&G in 7 (both in width and length).

So I'd say they are pretty TTS if not just a smidge on the large side.

But I've only had them on hand for 1/2 hour so I may update you with a little more time to test them. Initial test didn't show me any fit difference between Simpson and Rain lasts. As a matter of fact holding the shoes side by side and looking at the soles Simpson and Rain look identical. The only difference I can make out is the slope of the toe box is slightly different between the two.
post #9453 of 19228
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

nephew,
very good looking shell monk
what color?

Thank you.

Carmina refers to the color as Cognac.
post #9454 of 19228
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

Thank you.
Carmina refers to the color as Cognac.

Did you try them on? How is the fit? Any heel slippage? biggrin.gif
post #9455 of 19228
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Originally Posted by forex View Post

Did you try them on? How is the fit?

Just a bit roomier than I prefer. With new shoes out of the box I like them to be VERY snug - and they are just sort of snug.

Given your experience today as well I think we can say Carminas run a smidge roomy?
post #9456 of 19228
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

Just a bit roomier than I prefer. With new shoes out of the box I like them to be VERY snug - and they are just sort of snug.
Given your experience today as well I think we can say Carminas run a smidge roomy?

I think so, I agree with you. I think going half a size down would not work (at least for me). It is possible that you fall in between sizes. My main issue is the slippage and I am not convinced it will go away.
post #9457 of 19228
Yeah - I don't think I could 1/2 size down and still fit in these. No heal slippage for me.
post #9458 of 19228
Here's some shots you won't see every day.

This is a G&G TG73 last size 7 side by side with the Carmina Simpson last size 7

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This is a C&J 348 last size 6.5 side by side with the Carmina Simpson last size 7

526

Of course what's inside matters more than what's outside - but thought this would be interesting to dispel any unfounded rumors of whose lasts are longer than whose. The C&J 348 deserves it's rep for being long.
post #9459 of 19228
FWIW, I usually wear US size 11.5/EU 45...the Carmina Rain last size 10.5s I have are a TAD roomy and one slips a bit on the heel.
post #9460 of 19228
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Originally Posted by cliche View Post



I see, im having so hard to take the right shoes.

Maybe this would be nicer with a navy blue suit?

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depends in the location and occasion, but I'd definitely wear those with a crisp navy suit - I've been known to wear these

 

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post #9461 of 19228
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

526
Model 80114
Rain Last
Grained calf.
Color on these is a bit 'challenging' right out of the box - but they are going to take on a great color with a little polish.

I am typically not a big fan of wingtip monks (too much going on), but these look great. When they start to develop a patina they will look fantastic.
post #9462 of 19228
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Originally Posted by cliche View Post



Yeah something like that, I have so many C&J in leather oxfords, double monks.


imo, this is a little bit disappointing, referring to your initial request, it was a bit misleading. i was under the ímpression, that you have to be careful, due to your dough, anyway.

i honor integrity. i'm out of this game.
post #9463 of 19228
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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post

I didn't realise Grenson Rose was so well made.

I don't think these are from the rose line, must be some kind of MTO masterpiece like range.
post #9464 of 19228
RLPL bi-color brogue Denver biggrin.gif

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post #9465 of 19228
Good looking shoes, but they look brown to me.

BTW: That reminds me of a rant. What's the deal with everyone throwing around the word "Grail." There is a B&S thread w/ those shoes in it claiming they are "Grail" shoes. They are nice, but in no sense of the words would I classify them as the Holy Grail of shoes. /EndRant.
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