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I'm going to continue soaking up free advice until you guys start charging me.

I've finally given up on Meermin due to their low QC and painful break-ins. I ordered a Carmina Rain in 8.5UK, and an Inca model in both 8.5UK and 9UK.

Both the 8.5 models were too tight width wise and also in the instep. The Inca 9 fits pretty well, except the instep has a pretty steep V.



The rest of the shoe fits well, there's no way I could go up in size due to the length. For reference, I've been measured at Brooks Brothers as a 9.5E US, but it seems like I might be able to make a 10US/9UK work on occasion.

What do you think, gentleman? Do I send these back? And does anyone have recommendations for my wide and high instep foot? Some have recommended Bonafe to me, but I emailed Skoaktiebolaget and they didn't seem to think there was a huge difference between the wider Carmina lasts and Bonafe.

I'm about a week behind so I'm not sure if anyone answered this but I think Bonafe (at least the 946 last) has a slightly higher instep than Carmina Rain. Not a perfect comparison pic but you can see that the V is slightly wider in the Carmina on the right than the Bonafe. I hope that helps. They're both 7 UK btw.

post #34727 of 37392
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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post

I highly recommend Panta trousers, they fit extremely well because you can have them adjusted and made to your specs.
I have 2 wool and 1 cotton. I just confirmed 2 more wool trousers with Ed as well as a MTM sportcoat


How does the fitting process work with Panta? Trial pants and adjustments?

post #34728 of 37392
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Originally Posted by sebastian mcfox View Post


How does the fitting process work with Panta? Trial pants and adjustments?

Measure you best pair, then send measurements to Ed. If there is any adjustments you can send back. I have never had to send any back.
post #34729 of 37392
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How does the fitting process work with Panta? Trial pants and adjustments?

 

That ^ or he will send you your size in the cut (Signature, Heritage, etc.) you want and you can make adjustments from there.  Simple waist and inseam adjustments are priced the same as RTW.  Ed is pretty much my go to trouser guy these days.  They are great and he's a good guy.

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Thanks to you both - is there a list of fabrics Ed offers somewhere?

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Originally Posted by sebastian mcfox View Post

Thanks to you both - is there a list of fabrics Ed offers somewhere?

Send him a PM or pick a fabric from a major mills book. I think Murls did one from holland and sherry flannel
post #34732 of 37392

Great, will do. Assume price is around the $400-500 mark?

 

@Murlsquirl how does the Panta cut compare to the Rotas? Did you need to make many adjustments?

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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post

I highly recommend Panta trousers, they fit extremely well because you can have them adjusted and made to your specs.
I have 2 wool and 1 cotton. I just confirmed 2 more wool trousers with Ed as well as a MTM sportcoat

What are you making as a sportcoat?  Haven't seen any of Panta's jackets as late but examples I've seen in the past look superb. 

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Thanks to you both - is there a list of fabrics Ed offers somewhere?

 

He can get whatever you want.  I usually just tell him what I'm thinking and he sends ideas.  

 

I have trousers from Luxire too that have turned out really nice.

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Originally Posted by sebastian mcfox View Post
 

Great, will do. Assume price is around the $400-500 mark?

 

@Murlsquirl how does the Panta cut compare to the Rotas? Did you need to make many adjustments?

 

Nope....around $300 for most fabrics in the Signature cut.  Heritage is a bit more. 

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Great - any reason you would choose Panta over Luxire, Murl?

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Originally Posted by sebastian mcfox View Post

Great, will do. Assume price is around the $400-500 mark?
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Originally Posted by sebastian mcfox View Post

Great, will do. Assume price is around the $400-500 mark?

I think depending on fabric.

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What are you making as a sportcoat?  Haven't seen any of Panta's jackets as late but examples I've seen in the past look superb. 

I have a LP lighter than navy hopsack
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

He can get whatever you want.  I usually just tell him what I'm thinking and he sends ideas.  

I have trousers from Luxire too that have turned out really nice.

This is true and highly recommended
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Originally Posted by GuP View Post

Loafers vs chukkas - what is thought process in choosing to wear one over the other with an outfit (assuming both are suede and chocolate/brown colored). Talking mainly about casual outfits ( odd jacket combos, or jeans, etc) as opposed to suiting

 

I think it's simple. Loafer for less intensive activities (just a stroll, on a yacht or just loafing around, as the name suggests), chukkas if there's inclement weather or more walking around.

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Originally Posted by sebastian mcfox View Post
 

Great - any reason you would choose Panta over Luxire, Murl?

 

I like them both for different reasons.  I haven't used Luxire in a while, but they are working on something for me now.  Ed never disappoints and he'll do whatever it takes to make sure you're happy.  Shoot me a PM and I'll reply tomorrow....got some things to take care at the moment.  

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Ed can do anything from H&S/Scabal/Fox/some others and has some selections from LP/Zegna/Taylor&Lodge, etc. Also has some non-branded stuff that is as good as 95% of name brand stuff, but cheaper.

 

I have 2 pants from him, and have 2 more on order.

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