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post #751 of 785

@ElliotN and @techaview

 

I am a UK9 in most shoes, including Loake's Capital last, and I take a UK9 in the Rain last. 

 

I don't have any experience with the Simpson last so I can't comment on that. 

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I see previous posts comparing the Uetam  to the simpson, would anyone have a comparison for the Soller?  I take 8.5 in soller and it fits quite nicely, any tips for what to get in a leather loafter on the Uetam, im using an 8uk on things like loake capital last so maybe for the loafer go an 8?

post #753 of 785
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Originally Posted by Osiris2012 View Post
 

I see previous posts comparing the Uetam  to the simpson, would anyone have a comparison for the Soller?  I take 8.5 in soller and it fits quite nicely, any tips for what to get in a leather loafter on the Uetam, im using an 8uk on things like loake capital last so maybe for the loafer go an 8?

 

At least an 8.5. Uetam is similar to Simpson, which is generally half, sometimes a full size up from Soller.

post #754 of 785

Hey Guys,

 

I was thinking about getting my first pair of Carmina's for the upcoming winter and would therefor like to ask for your adivce:

 

I seem to have quite narrow feet - the 348 Last by C&J for example fits me EXCELLENT, the 341 fits quite good too.

 

Which Lasts would you suggest?

 

After a bit of investigation I have read that especially the "Alcudia" and "Simpson" Last might fight, maybe even the "Robert"

 

Is that something you guys would sign? Which lasts would you guys suggest - any others lasts that might fit?

 

Furthermore: Which one is the least pointiest, as i do not like too pointy shoes?

 

Thanks in advance!

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I'm hoping some knowledgeable people will be able to help me out.

Loake Mayfair last: 8 UK (could go down a half size)
Loake Capital last: 8 UK (could probably go down half a size but not as noticeable as the Mayfair)
Allen Edmund 333 last: 9 (was a bit tight at first but stretch nicely after a few wears)

Anyone have suggestions for sizing the Simpson and Rain last? There is a shoe I really like in the Rain last but I slightly prefer the Simpson, any thoughts on the two lasts?
post #756 of 785

Good morning gents.  I'm hoping to jump in on the MTO jumpers that're on the Oscar last.  My feet are wide so I'm worried that this may not be the best order to start my Carmina collection.  The only reference point I have are AE's.  

 

In the 5 last (park avenue) I'm 10EEE

In the 2-222 I'm a 10EEE, but it's one width too wide

In the 212 (loafer) I'm a 10.5 E

 

Any suggestions for the Oscar Last?  I was recommended a 10 UK by Steve Yoo but wanted to check with others with similarly wide feet.  Thanks!

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I'd appreciate some help here with a couple of very basic questions. I have a pair of carmina loafers and am trying to figure out its sizing. I'm not sure about the numbering/lettering system they use. I understand that it's UK, but then these shoes have EE on their sole, which I thought was the US system of width (UK wide would be G, H, etc.). The EE is throwing me off.

 

I think this is the Forest last.  And, roughly what size/width would this correspond to in a standard US last? Any AE/Alden reference will help. Thanks a lot, and sorry for the crappy pictures.

 

 

 


Edited by Reosymes - 10/4/14 at 11:39am
post #758 of 785
Did you get those from the Carmina eBoutique sale page? I believe that Forest EE would be "wide" like a US E-width.
post #759 of 785

Forest EE is standard width (D width), Forest EEE is the wide fit. Something to do with how Carmina label their lasts, if you can find the list of lasts and widths in this thread, it should explain further.

post #760 of 785

Thanks guys!

 

I looked at the list of lasts earlier, and found this on the first page:

Quote:

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)

 

Seems like E is standard width in Forest, which would make EE slightly wider.

 

And then you have this post: http://www.styleforum.net/t/291006/the-official-carmina-sizing-thread/100_100#post_5928195

Quote:
My mistake, the wider Forest last is EEE, not EE.

Which would indicate that EE is standard width.

 

Hence my confusion!

post #761 of 785

My mistake. Your guess is as good as mine, then.

post #762 of 785
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Originally Posted by joiji View Post

My mistake. Your guess is as good as mine, then.

The bigger question is where do you get them? I would like to try forest in a winder than standard width...whatever that might be.
post #763 of 785

All the Forest on Carmina's website are EE width, which is the standard for the Forest last. Betty confirmed this to me on the 28th of April. Since then some models could have been added though...

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So, uh, what does it mean when they have the "Forest-M" last listed?  Like this one?

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Originally Posted by bamgrinus View Post

So, uh, what does it mean when they have the "Forest-M" last listed?  Like this one?

I could be wrong but I'm pretty sure it means the forest last is a medium width last - therefore "M"
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