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post #1231 of 1291

So I'm interested in getting some Carmina Chelseas from a GMTO.

This will be my first higher end shoe and trying to get my sizing down.

I am 10.5 US Brannock and on the AE 5 I wear some 10.5 Strands, but the toe box was a little tight so I had them stretched.

I want to size for the Carmina Rain last, and from this thread seams like I would need 9.5UK. I did see that the Rain is a narrower cut though so I'm worried about that toe box.

Should I just go for the 9.5UK or would it be a better idea to go for 10UK?

post #1232 of 1291
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Originally Posted by TheDeavs View Post

So I'm interested in getting some Carmina Chelseas from a GMTO.
This will be my first higher end shoe and trying to get my sizing down.
I am 10.5 US Brannock and on the AE 5 I wear some 10.5 Strands, but the toe box was a little tight so I had them stretched.
I want to size for the Carmina Rain last, and from this thread seams like I would need 9.5UK. I did see that the Rain is a narrower cut though so I'm worried about that toe box.
Should I just go for the 9.5UK or would it be a better idea to go for 10UK?

I think you'll be good with Rain in 9.5UK.
post #1233 of 1291
Which Rain size is the most compatible to C&J UK 7, EG 7.5/8, JLP UK 7 (I don't specify lasts here, since they always work regardless of lasts)?
post #1234 of 1291
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Originally Posted by onix View Post

Which Rain size is the most compatible to C&J UK 7, EG 7.5/8, JLP UK 7 (I don't specify lasts here, since they always work regardless of lasts)?
For rain I take same as EG size in your case 7.5uk Detroit last 7uk for you.
post #1235 of 1291

Thanks everyone for their input. I got my Simpson size right. For my not so wide feet (E):

 

Church's 136 UK6.5

C&J 337 & 348 UK6.5

Carmina Simpson UK7

 

Hope this helps.

post #1236 of 1291
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Originally Posted by dresstokill View Post

Please let us know how that works for you.
Also worth noting is that individual pairs by Carmina created on the same last seem to be quite different. I've tried different pairs on Rain and they all fit differently eventhough most of them were some kind of captoe oxfords.

After a week of stretching as i was out of town, it loosen a bit and it works best at heel - now it's bit loosen for me

post #1237 of 1291

I'm also interested in picking up a pair of the Carmina Chelseas in the current GMTO. 

Not sure what my brannock is.

I have a pair of Crockett & Jones Skye II Cordovan in UK 6.5 (335 last) - the left foot fits great, but the right foot is too small I think (smaller toes hit the edge uncomfortably), need to wear them a bit more to see if the right foot becomes more comfortable.

I also have a pair of Thorogood Dodgeville in US size 7.5D (started with a 7D, too small on my right foot so I exchanged for 7.5) and a pair of Red Wing Iron Rangers in size 7D.

post #1238 of 1291
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Originally Posted by galileo View Post


After a week of stretching as i was out of town, it loosen a bit and it works best at heel - now it's bit loosen for me

 

Ok, that sucks. Sorry to hear. Did not happened to me so far. I usually use just a thin pair and only for 2-3 days. Do you have heel slip now? How is the fit in the front?

post #1239 of 1291

BTW - I tried again to size up on Simpson but while they are fine in the front part, I get a fair amount of heel slip. Too bad - it was a nice pair of single monks in Cordovan with JR sole on sale for about 300€. Pretty good deal.

post #1240 of 1291
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Originally Posted by dresstokill View Post
 

 

Ok, that sucks. Sorry to hear. Did not happened to me so far. I usually use just a thin pair and only for 2-3 days. Do you have heel slip now? How is the fit in the front?


No prompt heel slip, just loosen, or feeling like it has finished break-in process.

Front is still bit cramped as I looked inside (it's too hot here, some sweat marks remains even with thin socks), the pinky toe is still slightly pinched inwards, yet it's far better than first week.

I was using UK7 Carmina shoe tree for the stretching, and switched back to UK6 one once I came back, and leave the UK7 for Llubi Chelsea.

 

At least I could wear it for a full day last Sat/Sun. So I could still confirms I wear same size in Rain/Simpson, as Betty/Jaime suggested.

post #1241 of 1291

could anyone recommend me a good shoe tree to use for the simpsom last? i tried to use the woodlore ones and it stretched my loafers :\

post #1242 of 1291
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Originally Posted by kageboshi View Post

could anyone recommend me a good shoe tree to use for the simpsom last? i tried to use the woodlore ones and it stretched my loafers :\
Just get the Carmina trees they fit them perfect.
post #1243 of 1291
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Originally Posted by kageboshi View Post
 

could anyone recommend me a good shoe tree to use for the simpsom last? i tried to use the woodlore ones and it stretched my loafers :\

 

I am using Woodlore atm =/

post #1244 of 1291
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Originally Posted by dresstokill View Post
 

 

Ok, that sucks. Sorry to hear. Did not happened to me so far. I usually use just a thin pair and only for 2-3 days. Do you have heel slip now? How is the fit in the front?


Some updates: Now I could tight the buckles to tightest to reduce slip & without discomfort on ball - so your method works.

post #1245 of 1291
hi guys, i wear UK7 in my carmina rain last oxfords and UK7 uetam loafers
and im thinking to get a pair of alden LHS loafers, wt size would you recommend?
TIA
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