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post #241 of 754
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Originally Posted by Doktor Corn View Post

This is good news for me!  I'm a 9E in my AE daltons and I'm considering an 8.5 UK for the double monks in the Rain last.  Does this seem right?

I am a 9.5D, do you think I'd be a 8UK then?  Looking at the Forest for some Wholecuts and the Uetam for the suede loafers.

post #242 of 754
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Originally Posted by Moloch38 View Post

I am a 9.5D, do you think I'd be a 8UK then?  Looking at the Forest for some Wholecuts and the Uetam for the suede loafers.

I wouldn't know; I was actually just asking for opinions myself.

post #243 of 754
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Originally Posted by runningfrog View Post

^ +1, this is great advice. i'm sizing down 1.5 on my next Carminas in the Forest last and I think it's gonna be spot on. I'm also on the narrower side of medium...probably because I've been rock climbing so many years in tight shoes that my foot has gone from a medium to medium-narrow. sigh

i went a whole size down on my most recent barrie last alden and the fit is spot on. smile.gif

1.5 sizes not including US to UK conversion? Meaning if you are around 10.5 US then you're going to buy 9 US in Carmina? I ask because I am slightly narrower than medium with flat feet
post #244 of 754
i got the sizing wrong on these monk straps and now they are up in B&S. They are listed as a US 10, but i feel they fall in the 9.5 - 10 range.


post #245 of 754
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Originally Posted by easy_golfing View Post

1.5 sizes not including US to UK conversion? Meaning if you are around 10.5 US then you're going to buy 9 US in Carmina? I ask because I am slightly narrower than medium with flat feet

1.5 sizes including US to UK conversion. normally I wear US8 in most shoes and I have four pairs of Carminas in UK7 in various lasts (robert, forest, rain, queens). For my most recent forest last MTO pre-order, I went to UK6.5, which would be US7.5.
post #246 of 754
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Originally Posted by runningfrog View Post

1.5 sizes including US to UK conversion. normally I wear US8 in most shoes and I have four pairs of Carminas in UK7 in various lasts (robert, forest, rain, queens). For my most recent forest last MTO pre-order, I went to UK6.5, which would be US7.5.

Ah that makes sense. Do the UK7 not fit as well as you'd like, which is why you're going to UK6.5 in the Forest (as I understand is a pretty standard last)?
post #247 of 754
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Originally Posted by easy_golfing View Post

Ah that makes sense. Do the UK7 not fit as well as you'd like, which is why you're going to UK6.5 in the Forest (as I understand is a pretty standard last)?

UK7 is fine in the lasts I have except the Forest. I have to pull the laces pretty tight so the blucher ends are nearly touching at the last eyelet. It's wearable, but just a bit loose even after the sole has been broken in.

Forest is a pretty standard last. I think my foot is getting narrower and maybe even shorter from rock climbing over the past several years. My climbing shoes are intentionally sized down for a snug/tight fit.
post #248 of 754
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Originally Posted by Doktor Corn View Post

This is good news for me!  I'm a 9E in my AE daltons and I'm considering an 8.5 UK for the double monks in the Rain last.  Does this seem right?

I think you should go for an 8 instead of an 8.5.  Betty from Carmina told me that basically everyone goes down a full size from their usual US size when I emailed her.

post #249 of 754

So no one can speak to what a 12B in Alden's plaza last would translate to in terms of Carmina lasts?

post #250 of 754
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Originally Posted by TheloniusDrunk View Post

So no one can speak to what a 12B in Alden's plaza last would translate to in terms of Carmina lasts?

 

Maybe you'd have some luck in the epaulet thread. They sell both aldens and carminas.

post #251 of 754

I have a pair of shell derbys in Forest which are my best fitting shoes, and I just tried on the C&J Cavendish tassel loafer last weekend which I believe is on last 325. I wear UK 10 in the Carminas and I tried 10 UK in the C&J, the fit was spot on. My forefeet are wider, while my heel is more on the narrow side, so if I go for enough toe space, I get often some heel slippage, but here it was not the case. The only problem is, I don't know if I am ready for a tassel loafer yet :)

 

Hope that helps!

post #252 of 754

Guys, I'd really appreciate your help with this

http://www.styleforum.net/t/338946/shoe-size-calculator/0_10

post #253 of 754
I'm considering participating in the navy shell cordovan MTO on the rain last. I wear a 10.5D on the Allen Edmonds 4 and 5 last. However, ideally I would wear a 10.25D.

Was size am I on the Rain last?
post #254 of 754
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Originally Posted by DandyStatsProf View Post

I think you should go for an 8 instead of an 8.5.  Betty from Carmina told me that basically everyone goes down a full size from their usual US size when I emailed her.

Agreed. Despite the toe-shape, the Rain last has a generous fit. I usually take a US10/UK9 but I even, briefly flirted with the idea of getting an 8.5 on the Rain last before settling on a 9.

Therefore, I would say that if you are a US9, you should get an 8 on the Rain last.
post #255 of 754
I usually wear 9,5 US in AE what should I get in Carmina last rain??
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