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post #17311 of 18893
I'm 8.5 in forest and Simpson and had to go with 8 in uetem last especially suede which is more forgiving.
post #17312 of 18893
Hi guys, would you consider a GMTO for a Wholecut like this but in dark brown, Simpson last?

I'd also prefer SkoAb to take care of things.

post #17313 of 18893
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

It may be tricky for you. I'm an AE EEE and Alden EE and the only last I can wear is Detroit EEE which is offered as MTO only.

That is disappointing to hear. Any other brands I should consider given my girth?
post #17314 of 18893
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Originally Posted by StylinProfilin View Post


That is disappointing to hear. Any other brands I should consider given my girth?


Herring Shoes in the UK has wide widths available from many English Makers.  I can only recommend the shoes that are specifically made in the UK however:

 

http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/search.php?task=search&Types%5B%5D=1&nsFrom=0&nsLimit=60&country_id=44&Tags%5B%5D=&Colours%5B%5D=&Sizes%5B%5D=&Fits%5B%5D=3&sale_search=0&search_source=normal_search_box

 

They also have a search tab for "Very Wide" offerings as well.

 

Thanks.

post #17315 of 18893
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Originally Posted by StylinProfilin View Post

That is disappointing to hear. Any other brands I should consider given my girth?

Crockett and Jones makes the most excellent Pembroke in tan country calf in G fitting. Fantastic shoe and fits me well. It's on my list of future acquisitions. smile.gif

Vass will also make shoes in G and H width (F is standard), but MTOs involve a bit of waiting and trial and error. Only around 4-6 weeks though. Not nearly as excruciating as Alden. smile.gif
post #17316 of 18893
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Originally Posted by Cuebert View Post

Hi guys,

I'm thinking about getting a new pair of loafers for the upcoming warmer days.

I'm am UK 9.5 in the Simpson and Forest last, while the Forest last fits me the best.

What Size whould I go for in the uatem?

Is the Simpson last on the tighter side for you? Most people go up a half size from forest to Uetam. The guy that went a half size down is certainly not the norm.

I have wide feet and wear a UK7 in the Rain, Forest, and Soller last. I bought UK7.5 Uetam last and had them stretched at the instep, and it's still a bit uncomfortable. Uetam is both narrow and very low instep.
post #17317 of 18893
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Originally Posted by vmss View Post

That's a great before and after pictures comparison. That says a lot of the quality of vegano leather that Carmina uses on their pairs.

Thanks for the pics!

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Originally Posted by bm93 View Post

Wow, beautiful! Would you mind sharing your clean-up process? 

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Originally Posted by bamgrinus View Post

I think you just convinced me to have a go at cleaning my boots that got soaked through with salty slush a couple of weeks ago.  I've been lazy...

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Originally Posted by dresstokill View Post

Great job! Glad to see that no matter how bad the beating was, there's a good chance to get my Simpson double monks back back into business.
Looks like you had a cobbler replace the sole as well, correct?

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Originally Posted by ino68 View Post

Wow is that a restoration or what!!

A few years back I had a pair of carminas get thoroughly soaked...it took a few weeks for them to dry out, but eventually they were back to new.

Resilient indeed but man it's scary when you know how much they cost smile.gif

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Originally Posted by dr1248 View Post

Great repair job. Looks great!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks guys! And I have to admit I was positively surprised myself. Now they are just great, wearing them in fact at the moment.

And shortly about the process I did for them.

First I took spirit vinegar and diluted it with water (1 part vinegar and 3 parts water). Next I watered cotton cloth with the mixture and wiped the shoes properly with the moist cloth. After I had cleaned the shoes properly I set them to dry (for a day about).

After drying I needed to moisturize the shoes, as the leather uppers seemed to be quite dry (even though clean at that time). I took a Chelsea Leather Food and greased the shoes throughout with a cotton cloth. After that I took hair dryer to heat the wax and leather a little bit to allow the wax to be absorbed better and moisturize the leather properly. After that I let the shoes to dry again. This time for a couple of days actually. Every now and then I used a horse hair brush to brush off extra wax and dirt.

Finally I gave the shoes a proper polishing by using Saphir Renovator and some wax-polish.
post #17318 of 18893

Guys,

 

I'm considering to buy a loafer on the Uetam last.

 

These are the lasts I own:

- Forest Last, UK 9.5: fits perfect

- Rain Last, UK 9.5: very good fit, maybe just a tad too long

 

What sizing would you recommend on the Uetam last?

 

Thanks in advance.

post #17319 of 18893
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Originally Posted by Cuebert View Post
 

Guys,

 

I'm considering to buy a loafer on the Uetam last.

 

These are the lasts I own:

- Forest Last, UK 9.5: fits perfect

- Rain Last, UK 9.5: very good fit, maybe just a tad too long

 

What sizing would you recommend on the Uetam last?

 

Thanks in advance.

Rain Last, UK 10 fits me well and I wear Simpson in size 10.5 UK (slightly snug). I would recommend Size 10.0 UK for Uetam (I wear 10.5 UK) but I have relatively narrow feet so the fit doesn't bother me. For others, Uetam may not work due to its narrowness and intstep. 

post #17320 of 18893

Does anyone know if Carmina plans on offering RTW suede tassel loafers again? It looks like tie loafers have taken over in the usual suede colors. I do not think MTO is worth it for tassels over loafers. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. 

post #17321 of 18893
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Originally Posted by PSNY View Post

Does anyone know if Carmina plans on offering RTW suede tassel loafers again? It looks like tie loafers have taken over in the usual suede colors. I do not think MTO is worth it for tassels over loafers. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. 

Skoak will be getting tassels suede loafers soon.
post #17322 of 18893
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Originally Posted by vmss View Post


Skoak will be getting tassels suede loafers 

Hope its not rubber soles. Additionally, is it possible to specify metal toe tips tough Skoak?

post #17323 of 18893
Are there any stockiest's that currently carry balmoral boots in colorways other than black/grey? So far I've only found the ones on gentleman's footwear.

Thank you.
post #17324 of 18893
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Originally Posted by vmss View Post


Skoak will be getting tassels suede loafers soon.


What color?

post #17325 of 18893

I am looking for a Carmina LWB in their Detroit last, size 10 UK, in a tan/walnut calf leather (no shell or suede).

 

This model is out of stock on the website (it's not even listed anymore) and I cannot for the life of me find it on any other online retailer. 

 

Does anyone know of any lesser known retailers that are still carrying an LWB in 10 UK. 

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