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7.5uk Simpson 7 UK rain should work
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Originally Posted by ktown View Post
 

Can someone help me with sizing on the Simpson and Rain lasts? I have never ordered a Carmina shoe.

 

Meermin Olfe 7 UK (good fit)

Meermin Hiro 7 UK (a little bit of heel slip)

RL/C&J Lindrick 7.5D US (I had to size down 0.5 from my regular US size)

Allen Edmonds 5 last 8D US (good fit)

I can wear the simpson and 5-last comfortably. 

post #6573 of 10067
Except that diagram is wrong....
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Originally Posted by wombus View Post

Actually the Derby and the Blucher are two different shoes. there is a subtle, yet important detail in the uppers (info here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blucher_shoe)
But look at the difference in the cuts of leather between the following two shoes  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
File source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Shoe-Blucher-Black_with_rubber_sole.jpg

File source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Shoe-PlainDerby-Black.jpg
The top is a blucher and is made from a single piece of leather, where as the bottom is a derby and typically made from 3 pieces (excluding the tongue). Derby is originally a British shoe style, and blucher is Prussian. Why exactly America has adopted blucher to refer to all open throat shoes, not quite sure.

Man if it wasn't confusing enough. Now, blucher ≠ derby and balmoral ≠ oxford.
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Can we move the blucher vs oxford vs whatever to another thread?
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I ordered a pair of the Dark Cognac shell Jumpers in size 9 UK / 10 US through Skoak. Unfortunately, something came up unexpectedly and now would not be the best time for a new pair of shoes. Just wondering if anybody would be interested in taking them off my hands? Feel free to PM for details!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ktown View Post
 

Can someone help me with sizing on the Simpson and Rain lasts? I have never ordered a Carmina shoe.

 

Meermin Olfe 7 UK (good fit)

Meermin Hiro 7 UK (a little bit of heel slip)

RL/C&J Lindrick 7.5D US (I had to size down 0.5 from my regular US size)

Allen Edmonds 5 last 8D US (good fit)

 

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Originally Posted by jvc44 View Post

7.5uk Simpson 7 UK rain should work

 

Personally I don't recommend sizing down for the rain last. I did that and found the half size smaller Rain shoe a bit tight.

 

A couple of reviews of shoes on the two lasts that I did on my blog:
- Rain http://greedanddisgust.blogspot.com.au/2013/10/Carmina-Shoemaker-Wingtip-Brogue-922-Skoaktiebolaget-product-review.html

- Simpson http://greedanddisgust.blogspot.com.au/2013/09/Carmina-Shoemaker-split-toe-monk-80180-review.html

 

Some sizing advice in both reviews.

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He isn't suggesting sizing down on the Rain, rather sizing up 1/2 on the Simpson.
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Originally Posted by cbfn View Post

He isn't suggesting sizing down on the Rain, rather sizing up 1/2 on the Simpson.

That is my read as well. I am not sure that sizing up 1/2 size on the Simpson works for everyone, so I would do this cautiously--and preferably try them on.
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I have no experience with the Simpson, but I would believe it specifically depends on the width of the forefoot?
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PSA:

Epaulet has a number of Carmina shoes discounted.(Including Shell Cordovan)

http://epauletnewyork.com/collections/sale

Scroll to the bottom.

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Originally Posted by bkotsko View Post

PSA:



Epaulet has a number of Carmina shoes discounted.(Including Shell Cordovan)



http://epauletnewyork.com/collections/sale



Scroll to the bottom.

 



Somehow my wallet snuck out of my coat pocket and onto my desk. Looking at that handsewn moc - now I need to know what the sizing is like compared to what I have now. I wear a 9.5 in my AE park avenues and the same in a variety of Santoni shoes. Any ideas of what size I should get?
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Originally Posted by Off My Rack View Post
 
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Originally Posted by bkotsko View Post
 

PSA:

 

Epaulet has a number of Carmina shoes discounted.(Including Shell Cordovan)

 

http://epauletnewyork.com/collections/sale

 

Scroll to the bottom.

 



Somehow my wallet snuck out of my coat pocket and onto my desk. Looking at that handsewn moc - now I need to know what the sizing is like compared to what I have now. I wear a 9.5 in my AE park avenues and the same in a variety of Santoni shoes. Any ideas of what size I should get?


I'm in a 10 in AE, 9 in my carmina's

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Originally Posted by cbfn View Post

He isn't suggesting sizing down on the Rain, rather sizing up 1/2 on the Simpson.

 

Fair enough. Though my point is that both shoes fit similarly in terms of length and width.

 

The main difference is probably in the instep. The Rain I believe is said to be better for those with a higher instep.

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I have found that the rain last fits a bit wideron myself. Not significantly wider, but wide enough for me to have to go down a half size.
I'm a straight American 10 1/2 D. A week ago I tried on a 9.5 Rain single monk and the thing slipped off my foot like I had butter on my heel.
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Unipair's Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale on these Carmina models.  We are taking 20% plus our usual 10% VAT off of these models.  The sale will run from now until Tuesday night here in Seoul.  Please pm me with any questions.

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