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Looks like Simpson to me

post #17372 of 18854

These were a MTO supposedly on the Rain last. The minute I opened the box I knew they were Simpson. Water under the bridge now but every time I wear them I get a little annoyed. Especially by the end of the day when my insteps are aching! Still a nice pair of shoes but I would have gone a half size up if I would have known.

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These were a MTO supposedly on the Rain last. The minute I opened the box I knew they were Simpson. Water under the bridge now but every time I wear them I get a little annoyed. Especially by the end of the day when my insteps are aching! Still a nice pair of shoes but I would have gone a half size up if I would have known.

 

Ugh that sucks, sorry man :/. I definitely would've gone a different size too if it were me. I'm 1/2 up in Simpson v. Rain

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Ugh that sucks, sorry man :/. I definitely would've gone a different size too if it were me. I'm 1/2 up in Simpson v. Rain
When you Guys size up for Simpson last does it become too long?
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When you Guys size up for Simpson last does it become too long?

 

Maybe a tiny bit but length is less important than other aspects of fit (i.e., instep, heel, where ball of feet lie).

post #17376 of 18854

I just wore a size 10 Simpson the other day (my usual Carmina is 9.5) and they didn't feel long at all. Excuse the crappy photo. These are quite comfortable but suede is more forgiving.

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I think tobacco is more vibrant and alive but snuff works better on certain pair of shoes, for example a pair of sleek suede double monks. A colour too vibrant or dark will somehow rob it of its elegance I feel.
post #17378 of 18854
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I think tobacco is more vibrant and alive but snuff works better on certain pair of shoes, for example a pair of sleek suede double monks. A colour too vibrant or dark will somehow rob it of its elegance I feel.

I can see where you're coming from but I slightly disagree - I have a pair of monks that I love in tobacco.

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I can see where you're coming from but I slightly disagree - I have a pair of monks that I love in tobacco.

Dude that is not fair at all comparison lol
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Dude that is not fair at all comparison lol

Hahahahaha!!!!!

Sorry roger 😏 ... But I meeeaaannnn they are tobacco AND monks :P
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I just wore a size 10 Simpson the other day (my usual Carmina is 9.5) and they didn't feel long at all. Excuse the crappy photo. These are quite comfortable but suede is more forgiving. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Those are excellent.
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Hahahahaha!!!!!

Sorry roger 😏 ... But I meeeaaannnn they are tobacco AND monks :P
That is very true sir but still unfair lol
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I can see where you're coming from but I slightly disagree - I have a pair of monks that I love in tobacco.

Hah, that's a nice pair too. I guess what I'm trying to say is that snuff is more subtle - at first glance it doesn't stand out, but under the right light it has this golden hue that is mesmerising. It shimmers. I'm talking about Carmina's snuff btw, not sure about snuff from other brands. My Meermin snuff looks different from Carmina's.

Tobacco on the other hand is more of the in-your-face kind of brilliance. At the end of the day it's up to personal preference, that's why we get so many choices hah. I would gladly take either colour.
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I am considering buying my first pair of shell.  I've done some reading and found out that Alden shell has that high gloss sheen whereas Carmina shell tends to have a more subdued and subtle shell.  I was wondering if anyone who has both could do a comparison!

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I am considering buying my first pair of shell.  I've done some reading and found out that Alden shell has that high gloss sheen whereas Carmina shell tends to have a more subdued and subtle shell.  I was wondering if anyone who has both could do a comparison!


Pretty much what you just said

 

 

Carmina


 

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Alden


 

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I would not base my decision on that.  I'd just buy what style I liked aesthetically and is also practically obtainable.

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