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Originally Posted by rbhan12 View Post


Saw that a few weeks ago, pretty sure I posted too!

 

Must have missed your post!  Kinda surprised that Carmina, who is now a SF affiliate I think, wouldn't read the board and edit the site.

 

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strong username to post correlation

 

I don't even attempt to hide my nerdery anymore.

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Hey Folks,

 

Sorry about this, but i'm an 11 D - a bit wider.

 

A 10.5 Rain would fit me fine right?

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Originally Posted by jdrizzy View Post

Hey Folks,

Sorry about this, but i'm an 11 D - a bit wider.

A 10.5 Rain would fit me fine right?

I think you'd be a 10 in Rain, possible even a 9.5. I'm generally an 11.5 US and I actually wear a 10 in Rain. It's a tiny bit tight in the toe box, but the 10.5 was definitely too big.
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Originally Posted by vmss View Post

Carmina finally introduce their new last Buger.

http://www.carminashoemaker.com/mto-groups-1224/oxford-shoes-buger-last-80512

Yes, it is the first style/model that they were working on according to Jaime at CARMINA. They are also working on some boots; now fitting is the cardinal question. Nevertheless, how do you find this Wholecut Oxford?

Cheers

Dimitris
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Originally Posted by Bespoke DJP View Post

Yes, it is the first style/model that they were working on according to Jaime at CARMINA. They are also working on some boots; now fitting is the cardinal question. Nevertheless, how do you find this Wholecut Oxford?

Cheers

Dimitris
I think it looks great, very G&G ish. I think this last is designed to challenge EG, G&G other high end brands.
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Originally Posted by vmss View Post

I think it looks great, very G&G ish. I think this last is designed to challenge EG, G&G other high end brands.

Indeed; I believe this (G&G-like) is the way a fellow SF member initially presented it!

In one of my previous posts I mentionned that the fitting of the Buger is similar to Inca; do you or any other fellow gentleman know how does Inca fit in respect to Simpson and Rain?

Best

Dimitris
Edited by Bespoke DJP - 1/27/16 at 10:37am
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I have all three lasts. Rain is the biggest last of them all. I got uk 8 in rain,8.5 Simpson. I can fit both 8 and 8.5 in inca last. Size 8 inca lasts is a bit too tight at the heel, while 8.5 is a bit wide in the forefoot in size 8.5.
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Originally Posted by Bespoke DJP View Post


Indeed; I believe this (G&G-like) is the way a fellow SF member initially presented it!

In one of my previous posts a mentionned that the fitting of the Buger is similar to Inca; do you or any other fellow gentleman know how does Inca fit in respect to Simpson and Rain?

Best

Dimitris

 

I'd be surprised if it fits similar to the Inca last. Inca has a wide forefoot, the Buger last seems to be quite narrow on the forefoot. The shape is very nice though, and I hope they allow an EE or EEE version. Not sure why they can't make a sharp but wide fitting last like the EB 946. 

 

What I'd give to not have obscenely wide feet...

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Thank you both @vmss and @rbhan12 for your input. I recently had the chance to try on CARMINA-made shoes at HACKETT, London; my alleged (they did not have the exact sizes) sizes are: Simpson UK8 and Rain UK7.5, so my Inca has to be UK7.5, right?

As far as the last-related information that I possess from Jaime is the following: Buger has more volume than Simpson (this is because I requested a comparison between the two). The fitting is similar to Inca, but with less space on the toe box.

I requested again some fitting advice which I will post as soon as I receive it!

Best

Dimitris
Edited by Bespoke DJP - 1/27/16 at 10:33am
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Originally Posted by rbhan12 View Post

I'd be surprised if it fits similar to the Inca last. Inca has a wide forefoot, the Buger last seems to be quite narrow on the forefoot. The shape is very nice though, and I hope they allow an EE or EEE version. Not sure why they can't make a sharp but wide fitting last like the EB 946. 

What I'd give to not have obscenely wide feet...

Me too.
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

Me too.

Hi,

If the similarity to Inca is correct, and has to be since it comes from the horse's mouth, the width of the Buger would be EE. Isn't this what you are after?

Cheers

Dimitris
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Any recommendations for burgundy wax? Got a new pair of captoe GMTOs to shine up. It seems Saphir only has mahogany wax (but burgundy cream).

I've seen Famaco burgundy, colonil, and moneysworth but didn't know if there was a specific one anyone has found to match?
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My new double monks on Inca last, please let me know how they look

http://youtu.be/db-rVgtu-6w
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Originally Posted by Jmm722 View Post

Any recommendations for burgundy wax? Got a new pair of captoe GMTOs to shine up. It seems Saphir only has mahogany wax (but burgundy cream).

I've seen Famaco burgundy, colonil, and moneysworth but didn't know if there was a specific one anyone has found to match?

Burgol

post #16485 of 18878
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Originally Posted by Bespoke DJP View Post

Hi,

If the similarity to Inca is correct, and has to be since it comes from the horse's mouth, the width of the Buger would be EE. Isn't this what you are after?

Cheers

Dimitris

Inca, Rain, and Detroit are not true EE comparable to US makers like AE or Alden, or John Lobb Paris for that matter. They're considered wide compared to the other, more narrow Carmina lasts. Rain is roughly as wide at the ball as Barrie last in D width, and the "EEE" version is roughly equivalent to Alden's "E."
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