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post #331 of 783
Cappedncollared:
You said you wear
Rain - UK 8
Forrest - UK 8
Alden Barrie - US 8D (full size down, rather than half size as most people have)


Interesting ...

I wear:

Rain - UK 8
Forest - UK 8
Alden Barrie - US 9D
post #332 of 783
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

Cappedncollared:
You said you wear
Rain - UK 8
Forrest - UK 8
Alden Barrie - US 8D (full size down, rather than half size as most people have)


Interesting ...

I wear:

Rain - UK 8
Forest - UK 8
Alden Barrie - US 9D

My sizing has been the same as Sevenfold, 

 

Detroit last - UK 11 

Forest - UK 12 ( Can't fit my foot in a UK 11)

Alden barrie last - US 12 D

post #333 of 783
Quote:
Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

Cappedncollared:
You said you wear
Rain - UK 8
Forrest - UK 8
Alden Barrie - US 8D (full size down, rather than half size as most people have)


Interesting ...

I wear:

Rain - UK 8
Forest - UK 8
Alden Barrie - US 9D
 

9D would swim on me. 

 

I was borderline 8 / 8.5 on Barrie and prefer my shoes on the snug side, so took a gamble on the 8 giving slightly. So far I think I made the right choice, though 8.5C would probably be ideal

post #334 of 783
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Originally Posted by Fiddler View Post










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.



Hello fiddler, any update on sizing the rain last? You eventually settled on sizing down 1 size in the rain instead of 1/2?

Any updates on the shell whole cut? Looks brilliant
post #335 of 783

^^ I have Rain in both UK8 (single monk shell) and UK8.5 (the wholecuts in navy shell above).

 

My preference is greatly for the UK8.5 as it is the most comfortable for my feet. I am a US9D (left foot is 9, right foot is a couple of mm longer).

 

The UK8 monks fit my left foot perfectly but they do pinch the little toe of my right foot a bit. Hence, I prefer UK8.5.

 

For Inca Last, I can wear UK8, no problem.

 

For Oscar Last, I definitely have to take UK8.5 as this last has a noticably lower instep.

 

I will post some pics of the navy wholecut when I next wear them.

post #336 of 783

Would someone with a size 7.5 UK Rain-lasted shoe be so kind as to post the outersole length and outersole ball of foot measurements?

post #337 of 783
speaking of measurements, here are the outsole measurements for simpson last size uk11 and uk11.5


11= width 115 mm
Length 329 mm

11.5= width 117 mm
length 333 mm
post #338 of 783
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Originally Posted by Fiddler View Post

^^ I have Rain in both UK8 (single monk shell) and UK8.5 (the wholecuts in navy shell above).

My preference is greatly for the UK8.5 as it is the most comfortable for my feet. I am a US9D (left foot is 9, right foot is a couple of mm longer).

The UK8 monks fit my left foot perfectly but they do pinch the little toe of my right foot a bit. Hence, I prefer UK8.5.

For Inca Last, I can wear UK8, no problem.

For Oscar Last, I definitely have to take UK8.5 as this last has a noticably lower instep.

I will post some pics of the navy wholecut when I next wear them.

thanks man. i think ive settled on rain in uk11
post #339 of 783
Hey gents!

We are trying to get a MTO going for a CAPTOE oxford in SADDLE SHELL CORDOVAN on the RAIN last.



We are doing this MTO through Gentlemans Footwear.

PM myself if interested or steveyoo1983

Thanks!
post #340 of 783

Betty is suggesting I size down an additional 1/2 size from the 11UK I wear in the Forest last for a new Inca last purchase.  I'm somewhat skeptical of the suggestion due to how similar the Forest last is supposed to be with the Inca last.  How accurate has Betty's sizing recommendations been for others?  Also, if I go with her suggestion and the shoes are too small, am I on the hook for the additional shipping and duties for the exchange?  Looking to place the order today, so any help would be appreciated.

post #341 of 783

I wear 8.5UK in Rain/Oscar and have no problems getting into a Inca size 8UK.....so she could be right.

post #342 of 783
Can anyone help with fit on the Queen's last, as compared with Rain and Forest?
post #343 of 783
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

Betty is suggesting I size down an additional 1/2 size from the 11UK I wear in the Forest last for a new Inca last purchase.  I'm somewhat skeptical of the suggestion due to how similar the Forest last is supposed to be with the Inca last.  How accurate has Betty's sizing recommendations been for others?  Also, if I go with her suggestion and the shoes are too small, am I on the hook for the additional shipping and duties for the exchange?  Looking to place the order today, so any help would be appreciated.

Do you have wide or narrow feet? Inca is considered a wider last, the recommendation might be given if you have narrow feet or mentioned you have narrow feet.

You probably are on the hook for returns. At least when I went through the carmina threads, there's been no instances of being reimbursed for shipping on exchanges or defects.
post #344 of 783
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Originally Posted by WiredandTired View Post


Do you have wide or narrow feet? Inca is considered a wider last, the recommendation might be given if you have narrow feet or mentioned you have narrow feet.

You probably are on the hook for returns. At least when I went through the carmina threads, there's been no instances of being reimbursed for shipping on exchanges or defects.

 

I'm on the wide side of a 12D U.S., which means I can do D widths for normal lasts (like AE's 5 last), but am out of luck for narrow lasts (like AE's 8 last and Brooks Brothers C&J 240 last).

post #345 of 783
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

I'm on the wide side of a 12D U.S., which means I can do D widths for normal lasts (like AE's 5 last), but am out of luck for narrow lasts (like AE's 8 last and Brooks Brothers C&J 240 last).

Which shoe you looking at? Monk straps or lace ups?

Since you say you are on the wide side of a D, I wouldn't size down more than 1 full for UK size, but YMMV. I also don't mind using an insole though.
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