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Originally Posted by ericgereghty View Post

@Newcomer
 those are gorgeous.

Thanks dude!!
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Originally Posted by DonRaphael View Post

I visited SkoAB today, mainly to see Carlos Santos' shoes in person.

My size (all normal widths)
Carlos Santos (187, 234): UK7
Enzo Bonafè (946): UK7,5
Enzo Bonafè (804): UK7
Carmina (Inca, Rain, Forest, Uetam): UK7,5
Carmina (Simpson): UK8
Crockett & Jones (348, 337, 360): UK7,5
Vass (F, SP): EU41
Vass (U): EU41,5
Edward Green (888, 82): UK8
Gaziano & Girling (GG06, MH71, TG73): UK8
Riccardo Bestetti (1966, 1967): UK7

Hope that helps.

I find your sizing in the Carlos Santos to be curious. So, you are a UK8 in Carmina Simpson, and a UK7 in Carlos Santos in the 187 last? I am wondering now if I should order another pair in UK8.5, to double check the sizing. On the Skoak website, it suggests to take your same size as the Carmina Simpson -- is this still the recommended suggestion? Because it looks like you are a full size down from that.

You are also a full size smaller on the EG and G&G, when Skoak recommends that you wear the same as your G&G / EG size?

Just trying to clear it up for the record!
post #20522 of 20525
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

Thanks dude!!
I find your sizing in the Carlos Santos to be curious. So, you are a UK8 in Carmina Simpson, and a UK7 in Carlos Santos in the 187 last? I am wondering now if I should order another pair in UK8.5, to double check the sizing. On the Skoak website, it suggests to take your same size as the Carmina Simpson -- is this still the recommended suggestion? Because it looks like you are a full size down from that.

You are also a full size smaller on the EG and G&G, when Skoak recommends that you wear the same as your G&G / EG size?

Just trying to clear it up for the record!
With regard to EG, I size up because of width. Porobably, UK7,5 in F width would fit me better than UK8 in E width. I've never tried it, but that's what I suspect since size UK8 feels a tad to long but well width wise.

As for Carmina Simpson last, it never fit me well I sized up because of width. Also, the instep was to low.

From the shoes above, I'd say the Bestettis and Vass U-last fits me best. From SkoAB's stock, I'd probably say EB 804 in UK7 is the best fit.

Size UK8 on the 187 last would definitely not fit me, that I know for sure. Even the UK7,5 was to big/unwearable. The gentleman in store said the same thing as soon as he saw the shoes laced on my feet. It was obvious just by looking.
post #20523 of 20525

Great stuff @DonRaphael

 

I'm guessing heel size, instep height, and overall length are going to be most important factors for most people.  

 

It appears that CS is fairly generous in width, based on your size, and what @Leaves has said he remembers fitting.  

post #20524 of 20525

Great move on those plain captoes....

post #20525 of 20525
Carmina loafers from Skoak. Breaking in nicely on South Beach.

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