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post #18166 of 18886
Thanks for the feedback Watchman, I don't mind the scratches especially because it is a boot.

Existor, I would order your normal size and a pair half sized up. Then decide which fits or not. I tried the Simpson Cordovan Boot and it fits perfectly in the same size I am wearing Forest (fits excellent), Uetam (some heel slippage), Llubi. However, it was Cordovan. Suede felt more snug, so probably gonna have to size up.

What I am really confused about is the lacing, I once tried the Chukkas on Detroit and the lacing was too tight/snug. So I figured the last must have a too high instep, yet the Oxford/Derby (don't remember) fit pretty good and the lacing was almost too much of the "V".

At the same time the Chukkas on Rain were gine yet the lacing on the Rain Oxford way too snug. Pretty confusing!
post #18167 of 18886

Rocking the tan grain jumpers today:

 

 

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Way too hot today @RogerP, good lord

post #18169 of 18886
Yeah man that's real dedication right there!! Though with potential stormy weather ahead maybe boots are the call to make!
post #18170 of 18886
Not what I'm currently wearing, but came across this photo from a few weeks back while clearing out old pics. Figured I'd post it up before deleting, as I do love this pair...

post #18171 of 18886
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Way too hot today @RogerP
, good lord

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Yeah man that's real dedication right there!! Though with potential stormy weather ahead maybe boots are the call to make!

^^^ This. Already caught in a couple thunder showers today.
post #18172 of 18886
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Hi gents, I am trying to figure out whether I will fit in the Simpson last. Unfortunately, I do not own a lot pairs of branded shoes so the only comparison I have is with Yanko 915 last (also rather narrow width), in which case 8UK fits very snugly but not to the point where the daily wear becomes uncomfortable. Anyone of you guys tried both lasts and can compare the width?

 

Alternatively, I am also considering oxfords on Rain last. I have a Carmina chukka on Rain last in 8.5UK which is very comfortable and not super snug. Should I size down to 8UK for the oxford or keep it at 8.5? Thanks!

 

edit // or maybe do you know where I could try Carmina in London? I read online that Hackett in their Jermyn St. store stocked them. Do you know if that is still the case?

 

Oh, might I add that I also have a pair of C&J Hallam oxfords (348 last, E fitting) in 7.5UK and they fit very snuggly (even more so than Yanko). Couldn't go with the 8 though as I got a heel slippage. Has anyboy tried both Simpson and 348 last from C&J and could compare? If I can (barely) make it in C&J, should Simpson still be ok (8, maybe 8.5)?


Edited by existor - 8/12/16 at 4:07pm
post #18173 of 18886
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^^^ This. Already caught in a couple thunder showers today.

 

Oh come on man, you know your awaiting the fall season to approach so you can blow the dust off your boot rotation...:D

post #18174 of 18886
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Oh come on man, you know your awaiting the fall season to approach so you can blow the dust off your boot rotation...biggrin.gif

Truth.
post #18175 of 18886
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Oh, might I add that I also have a pair of C&J Hallam oxfords (348 last, E fitting) in 7.5UK and they fit very snuggly (even more so than Yanko). Couldn't go with the 8 though as I got a heel slippage. Has anyboy tried both Simpson and 348 last from C&J and could compare? If I can (barely) make it in C&J, should Simpson still be ok (8, maybe 8.5)?

I had the Tetbury, which is 348, in suede. It had too much slippage in the heel for me. It was alsoway longer than the Rain or Forest in the same size. Other than that it did fit quite well.

I tried the Simpson yesterday again and it did fit pretty good in my usual size. For CJ I only have the Audley and Brecon.
post #18176 of 18886
Hi guys,

Is anyone making plans for a new pair of boots this winter? Perhaps a GMTO through Skoak?
I'm in if the model/setting pleases my needs ;-)

Thinking of a dark brown balmoral, full leather or leather/suede.

Anyone else?
post #18177 of 18886
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Hi guys,

Is anyone making plans for a new pair of boots this winter? Perhaps a GMTO through Skoak?
I'm in if the model/setting pleases my needs ;-)

Thinking of a dark brown balmoral, full leather or leather/suede.

Anyone else?

 

I might be game. I've been lusting after their Balmoral boots. Like those they recently had on their outlet page but in very limited sizes.

 

I would also want only a dark brown, in all calf or shell. Suede is too impractical for me.

post #18178 of 18886
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Originally Posted by mbaltazar View Post

Hi guys,

Is anyone making plans for a new pair of boots this winter? Perhaps a GMTO through Skoak?
I'm in if the model/setting pleases my needs ;-)

Thinking of a dark brown balmoral, full leather or leather/suede.

Anyone else?

 

Edit: thought I was in a different thread... my bad everyone.


Edited by bm93 - 8/14/16 at 9:02am
post #18179 of 18886
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I'd definitely be interested in a balmoral boot on the 804 last, though need to sell my Carmina balmorals first.

 

How does the 804 compare to the Forest or Rain? Sorry, I don't see the 804 on Carmina's site?

post #18180 of 18886
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How does the 804 compare to the Forest or Rain? Sorry, I don't see the 804 on Carmina's site?

 

Woops... my bad, I thought I was in the Skoak thread. The 804 last is not a Carmina last, but rather an Enzo Bonafe last. The Inca last is most similar to the 804 last in terms of shape, as they are both almond-toe lasts ;however, the Inca has a noticeably lower instep, too low for me in fact, at least in the same size as my Rain shoes. It's a shame too, as I absolutely adore the shape of the Inca last.

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