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post #121 of 756
So I guess what I was trying to say is get an idea of what sizes you are in different Carmina lasts and probably more forum member will be able to help, as I personally have no idea about the brand of the shoes that you wear.
post #122 of 756
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Originally Posted by Smetana View Post

I thought I'll add this too. This is from Ethan at The Armoury:
Carmina lasts
Inca - Widest last and waist for wide feet (EE width)
Rain - Like the Inca but with a chisel toe (EE width)
Soller - A boot last like Robert, fits like a double E.
Forest - Standard width with round toe (E width)
Uetam - Similar to Forest but a shade narrower (E width)
Robert - Like the Simpson but more room in the toe box (E width)
Queen - an E width, similar to Alcudia but shorter
Alcudia - Like the Simpson but with Almond toe (E width)
Simpson - Narrow with chiseled toe, extended toe box (E width)


I'm so sorry to do this, but I am confused by some of the contradictory information.

If I am a 7.5 in C&J 348 last and an 8 in the 236 last, I assume I am...

7.5 in Inca/Rain
8.5 in Simpson/Queen/Alcudia
8 in all other sizes?


But some have said that they wear similar sizes in Inca and Alcudia (theoretically a whole size apart if Simpson and Alcudia are similar fits, and Inca and Rain are similar fits)

help?!
post #123 of 756

Hi

 

I would really appreciate some sizing help. I wear a US9D most times....a UK 8 and a EUR42.

 

For the C&J 314 Last (C&J Harvard) I wear a UK8.5 (and its near perfect).

 

I am interested in the Inca (double monk), Rain, Robert & Forest Lasts from Carmina.

 

From the responses Ive seen here I gather I am a UK 8 for Carmina. But their sizing chart on the e-shop likens a US9 to a UK 8.5.

 

This has me a little confused as I do not want to be returning shoes.

 

My foot measures 26.5cm (length) and 9.5cm (width).

 

Could anyone help me decide if Im a UK 8 or 8.5 for the Carmina Lasts I mentioned?

 

Many thanks 


Edited by Fiddler - 9/29/12 at 1:08pm
post #124 of 756

Ok, that sounded complicated...let me rephrase.

 

Carmina recommends a US9 should go for a UK8.5 on their sizing help.

 

Has anyone here who wears a US9 taken that advice and has it worked...or did you just get a UK 8 and all was well?

 

Cheers 

post #125 of 756
Ordered a pair of Carmina in the forest last. Will post my experience when they come in. Guys at Epaulet were very helpful with my sizing questions.
post #126 of 756

I wear a:

9.5D alden grant boot

9D indy

 

I am a 8.5uk sinclair forest last, it similar in fits to my Indy chromexl.

post #127 of 756

Looking for Carmina sizing help as well.   I have a narrow foot and wear:

 

9.5 Ferragamo Tramezza Burgundy

8.5  E C&J 360 last (Malton) (slightly too wide) Chestnut

9.5  C Peal & Co (C&J 240 last)  Tan

9/9.5 D Edward Green 82 Last  Black

 

So far I can surmise that I would be an 8.5 UK in the Simpson last.  Can anyone comment on if this would be a true narrow?  

 

Next question.

Whats the next shoe I should work into my rotation? 

 

http://www.thearmourystore.com/shoes/carmina-black-punched-captoe-oxford-simpson-last

 

http://www.thearmourystore.com/shoes/carmina-brown-punched-captoe-oxford-simpson-last

 

I wear mostly navy and gray suits...

 

Thanks!

post #128 of 756
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Originally Posted by Smetana View Post

I thought I'll add this too. This is from Ethan at The Armoury:
Carmina lasts
Inca - Widest last and waist for wide feet (EE width)
Rain - Like the Inca but with a chisel toe (EE width)
Soller - A boot last like Robert, fits like a double E.
Forest - Standard width with round toe (E width)
Uetam - Similar to Forest but a shade narrower (E width)
Robert - Like the Simpson but more room in the toe box (E width)
Queen - an E width, similar to Alcudia but shorter
Alcudia - Like the Simpson but with Almond toe (E width)
Simpson - Narrow with chiseled toe, extended toe box (E width)

Where does the "Detroit" last fit into this?
post #129 of 756
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Originally Posted by Gauss17 View Post

Where does the "Detroit" last fit into this?

 

Difficult to tell with all the urban decay and whatnot.

 

post #130 of 756

 

 

 

So guess what, as I didn't get a single reply, I took a punt on a UK8.5 for a pair of navy shell wholecuts. It wasn't my decision...that was the only size available online.

 

First off, awesome shoe...I normally go for safe round toe shoes but I love the sleek angles on this one. 

 

The width felt fine and non invasive...however the length was a bit more than I like. My heel was moving up with every step. That was day one.

 

Second day, my feet started to get used to them and now it's fine. I think a lot of the slippage came from the lining being brand new.But maybe I will ask for a Carmina insole with my next order just to make them absolutely right.

 

But my next two orders will definitely be in UK8. Another Rain and the double monk Inca.

 

Meanwhile this beauty is on it's way....Cognac/Cigar Shell...in size UK8 of course. Left is 8 right is 8.5...just in case anyone thinks I have two left feet.

 

post #131 of 756
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Originally Posted by applky View Post

Difficult to tell with all the urban decay and whatnot.


biggrin.gif I love those pics of detroit!
post #132 of 756
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post #133 of 756
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

AJ, that the the color you linked to the Carmina homepage so yes.
Here's another perspective of the brown
Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos

Sorry for messing up the thread but what sock are those? Looks really nice this combo!
post #134 of 756
I realize there has been more sizing help on this thread then hyperbolic comments concerning the US election. However, I still need help purchasing a Carmina monk in the Simpson last.

I am:
7.5 D USA (usually)

8 D US in Allen Edmonds 5 Last

7.5 US in Allen Edmonds Dalton

7E UK in Crockett and Jones Chelsea boot (238 Last ?)

6.5F UK in Grenson Lee

7.5 D US in Artioli

Can you provide me with any assistance? Thanks much
post #135 of 756
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Originally Posted by enofile View Post

I realize there has been more sizing help on this thread then hyperbolic comments concerning the US election. However, I still need help purchasing a Carmina monk in the Simpson last.
I am:
7.5 D USA (usually)
8 D US in Allen Edmonds 5 Last
7.5 US in Allen Edmonds Dalton
7E UK in Crockett and Jones Chelsea boot (238 Last ?)
6.5F UK in Grenson Lee
7.5 D US in Artioli
Can you provide me with any assistance? Thanks much

Based on my experience I would advise 2 sizes to consider: a UK 6.5 if you want a snug fit (for loafers and monks etc) and a 7 if you want a comfortable non intrusive fit on lace up shoes.

Im a US9D and wear Carmina double and single monk( inca and rain lasts respectively) in UK8, while my Carmina shell wholecut I wear in UK8.5 with a Carmina supplied insole. The 8s are a bit snug but I am told they will expand a little over time....the 8.5 is very comfortable.

 

My length is a clear US9D but my right foot is marginally larger so sometimes my little toe feels a bit sore at the end of the day in the UK8s. But it's all quite bearable.

 

Hope this helps.

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