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post #18286 of 18855
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Originally Posted by KaleidoscopicK View Post
 

I sadly have to part with my pair of 6.5E burgundy museum calf adelaides. As it turns out, the Simpson last doesn't work with my feett - they're too big for them. If you're a smaller-footed gentlemen, they're on the B&S section!

 

I could have sworn that they fit me when I tried them on last year, and I was fitted by Carmina reps too. I must have misheard the last of the shoe I tried on or something....

 

But what can you do. The hunt for a pair of burgundy dress shoes will continue another day. 
 

Burgundy oxford shoes at carmina website (Inca Last)

post #18287 of 18855
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post


Bourbon Cordovan, hmmm, not that much difference from Saddle Shell. Great boots though.
post #18288 of 18855
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

Bourbon Cordovan, hmmm, not that much difference from Saddle Shell. Great boots though.

In real life I would say bourbon is significantly darker than saddle shell.. Bourbon to me is slightly lighter then Carmina's former cognac before they swapped cognac over to today's darker brown with a lot of red tones. Will see if I can post som pictures in a bit
post #18289 of 18855
Carmina x GYM arrived yesterday

post #18290 of 18855
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Originally Posted by shunted22 View Post

Carmina x GYM arrived yesterday

Beautiful.  What's the leather?

post #18291 of 18855
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Originally Posted by sdfzs View Post

In real life I would say bourbon is significantly darker than saddle shell.. Bourbon to me is slightly lighter then Carmina's former cognac before they swapped cognac over to today's darker brown with a lot of red tones. Will see if I can post som pictures in a bit

Here you are:
post #18292 of 18855
Got them finally. I gotta admit that once you go Cordovan it becomes quite difficult to order anything else 😎

post #18293 of 18855
Any idea when the Saddle Boots will be available for purchase? The only information I see is from the social feeds; no email about them.
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Originally Posted by mikeharo View Post

Any idea when the Saddle Boots will be available for purchase? The only information I see is from the social feeds; no email about them.

I was thinking the same--maybe they're silent to build some hype smile.gif
post #18295 of 18855
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Originally Posted by galileo View Post


Here you are:

Well, i was more into the differences as such between the shades. Now it's a very boring dull day at my location so pardon the poor natural light. All from Carmina, all cordovan, all from Horween naturally. I guess i don't need to admit being a sucker for cordovan... 

 

All comments below subject to a perhaps not perfect memory on timing 

 

Shoe circle: 

5 o'clock - Saddle shell, Carmina's own GMTO from early this spring 

7 o'clock - Fresh Bourbon shell cordovan from GYW GMTO just arrived, just made it out of the box...

9 o'clock - Carmina's original Cognac cordovan, about 2 years old 

11 o'clock - Carmina's cognac from about a year ago when GYW did a GMTO (slightly unsure of the timing), at this stage the significantly red cognac had entered the scene

1 o'clock the Cognac as is today, my freshest pair of Cognac from the 80262 boot sale

3 o'clock Carmina's #8 from about a year ago, also this one from a GYW GMTO  

 

 

Below:

Saddle (nearest) 

Bourbon

"Original" Cognac 

Cognac from about a year ago

Current Cognac

 

post #18296 of 18855
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Originally Posted by sdfzs View Post

Well, i was more into the differences as such between the shades. Now it's a very boring dull day at my location so pardon the poor natural light. All from Carmina, all cordovan, all from Horween naturally. I guess i don't need to admit being a sucker for cordovan... 

All comments below subject to a perhaps not perfect memory on timing 

Shoe circle: 
5 o'clock - Saddle shell, Carmina's own GMTO from early this spring 
7 o'clock - Fresh Bourbon shell cordovan from GYW GMTO just arrived, just made it out of the box...
9 o'clock - Carmina's original Cognac cordovan, about 2 years old 
11 o'clock - Carmina's cognac from about a year ago when GYW did a GMTO (slightly unsure of the timing), at this stage the significantly red cognac had entered the scene
1 o'clock the Cognac as is today, my freshest pair of Cognac from the 80262 boot sale
3 o'clock Carmina's #8 from about a year ago, also this one from a GYW GMTO  




Below:
Saddle (nearest) 
Bourbon
"Original" Cognac 
Cognac from about a year ago
Current Cognac



Mine was defected and heel slip found, I'm struggling refund or not... Seems I need 6.5 rather than 7 Jaime suggested
post #18297 of 18855
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Originally Posted by existor View Post
 

 

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)?


Personally I wear the Tetbury on the 348 in 6UK and the Simpson in 6.5UK. For my foot the Simpson vamp is too low so it is not as comfortable as the 348 over a full day of wear; otherwise I find the ball and the heel of the two lasts to fit similarly. Ideally you should try the Simpson in person if possible but based on what you wear in the 348 I would say the Simpson in 8 should be fine if you prefer a snug fit. With 8.5 in the Simpson you will likely experience heel slippage. 

post #18298 of 18855
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Originally Posted by galileo View Post

Mine was defected and heel slip found, I'm struggling refund or not... Seems I need 6.5 rather than 7 Jaime suggested

Ouch! I guess it was your pair posted on Reddit GYW? Mine came out without any defects noticeable unless you really study them with magnifiers.
post #18299 of 18855
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Originally Posted by LeatherFoot View Post


Personally I wear the Tetbury on the 348 in 6UK and the Simpson in 6.5UK. For my foot the Simpson vamp is too low so it is not as comfortable as the 348 over a full day of wear; otherwise I find the ball and the heel of the two lasts to fit similarly. Ideally you should try the Simpson in person if possible but based on what you wear in the 348 I would say the Simpson in 8 should be fine if you prefer a snug fit. With 8.5 in the Simpson you will likely experience heel slippage. 

Weird. I had the Tetbury as well as Simpson in the same size. Tetbury is clearly longer and caused heel slippage. However, it was more comfortable compared to Simpson. Simpson fit fairly well but caused pain around the toe box, maybe the suede was a bit rough?!
post #18300 of 18855
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Originally Posted by insy View Post


Weird. I had the Tetbury as well as Simpson in the same size. Tetbury is clearly longer and caused heel slippage. However, it was more comfortable compared to Simpson. Simpson fit fairly well but caused pain around the toe box, maybe the suede was a bit rough?!


The Simpson is like Gaziano and Girling for me in that I have to size up half from what I normally wear except G&G is more comfortable out of the box. For the record my Tetbury is in suede and the Simpson is in calf. The 348 is definitely more elongated compared to the Simpson but not egregiously so. In terms of heel slippage that has more to do with how closely the heel is lasted to your foot shape rather than the length of the last. 

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