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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.

Yes That's me. My feet is very slim and even have slight heel slip on 7 Simpson, while killing my ball at left foot. Didn't expect it's so obvious in 7 Detroit on right foot

My Brannock is 9C/D Left & 8.5D/E Right.

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Yes That's me. My feet is very slim and even have slight heel slip on 7 Simpson, while killing my ball at left foot. Didn't expect it's so obvious in 7 Detroit on right foot

My Brannock is 9C/D Left & 8.5D/E Right.


Without being an expert in sizing and lasts the Detroit last sounds challenging to get a good fit given your conditions. Detroit to me in standard width is neither for narrow feet or narrow heels IMO
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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. 

Interesting. I wear an 11 UK in Simpson and an 11.5 in 348. Guess no one's feet are the same!
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Without being an expert in sizing and lasts the Detroit last sounds challenging to get a good fit given your conditions. Detroit to me in standard width is neither for narrow feet or narrow heels IMO

Been sharing the measurements to Jaime for advise, and tested some sizing at the Armounry Hong Kong, sadly still don't works.
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Amazing collection of cordovan here. Personally, from the pics, I like the original Cognac the best of all of them (I own no Carmina cordovan).
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Guys,

 

I am sorry to bother you again with such stuff but I don't really know where to post it otherwise.

 

These are my Norwegian Cordovan, received 3 days ago and worn twice. The first time for roughly 30 minutes and the second one today for roughly two hours. No, I wasn't wakking through rain this time. I cannot help myself but I don't think that's how the shoes should look and it remind me of the issue I am having with my other Norwegian.

 

Other than that, can anyone tell me whether those color variations, which I marked, are normal for Cordovan or not? Btw, first picture is the left shoe, second the right one.

 

 

 

 

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Very nice! I love Carmina!

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Guys,

I am sorry to bother you again with such stuff but I don't really know where to post it otherwise.

These are my Norwegian Cordovan, received 3 days ago and worn twice. The first time for roughly 30 minutes and the second one today for roughly two hours. No, I wasn't wakking through rain this time. I cannot help myself but I don't think that's how the shoes should look and it remind me of the issue I am having with my other Norwegian.

Other than that, can anyone tell me whether those color variations, which I marked, are normal for Cordovan or not? Btw, first picture is the left shoe, second the right one.












The gap you have there between the welt and the midsole you should definitely not having after the amount of wear you state them being exposed to. I would guess it's matter less for the integrity of the shoes but this should not be. If they came like this that's to me a QC slip.

Secondly the bad finishing you see is In my view not due to the shell itself but rather Carmina's (light) polishing on them. IMO quality control should have taken care of them and sent them back to finishing a second time and they would have been taken care of. You can obviously make it less prominent or even go away with some product containing pigment but when buying footware in this price range you obviously expect them to come out perfect
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The gap you have there between the welt and the midsole you should definitely not having after the amount of wear you state them being exposed to. 

Exactly!

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Guys, this will sound stupid but how do I tie the laces for Carmina's string loafers so that they look like on the website? I foolishly I untied them and now can't seem to tie them back the way they came in.
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Interesting. I wear an 11 UK in Simpson and an 11.5 in 348. Guess no one's feet are the same!


Agreed. In fact, most people have one foot that is slightly larger than the other never mind two people having the same feet! 

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Hi, I need help about the sizing for the Inca last.I did a bannock sizing and it showed I'm US 8 with D width when sitting, and E when standing. I wonder what size would you recommend me for the INCA last. Thank you

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Hi, I need help about the sizing for the Inca last.I did a bannock sizing and it showed I'm US 8 with D width when sitting, and E when standing. I wonder what size would you recommend me for the INCA last. Thank you

 

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I'd go with a UK7.

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I tried Inca the same size I am wearing Forest, Llubi, Simpson, Rain, etc.

However, I just tried them on for 5 minutes, From my experience I need to wear the shoes for at least 4 hours before truly figuring out whether they fit well or not. For example Rain felt quite comfortable for the first few hours only.
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