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Carmina Shoes - Definitive Thread (reviews, advice, sizing, etc...)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by w.o.e.is.me., May 3, 2011.

  1. ethanm

    ethanm Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if she knows Nadal
     
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    In contrast to the Forest and Oscar lasts, which Betty described to me as "wide," and the Simpson and Alcudia, which she described as "narrower," she described the Rain as "comfortable fitting."
     
  3. Gerry Nelson

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    My understanding is that Inca and Rain are the two widest lasts. My feet are right on the border of medium and wide and both of these feel very comfortable,

    This is my understanding of the fittings (from Ethan at The Armoury and copied from this post):
    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)
     
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    Next level. Will you make her a shell cordovan engagement ring?
     
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    good luck dude
     
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    That's not a trout pout that a frog pout.


    I love that wide punching on the wingtip.
     
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    +1
     
  8. ethanm

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    Got an email from Betty this morning that my shoos shipped [​IMG]
     
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    With all due respect to the fine gentlemen at the Armoury I have to question this assesment of the Rain last. I have two pairs of shoes in this last, one in calf and one in shell. I find neither to be more than just a smidge roomier in width than the Simpson. I have to go with lovely Betty's assesment that Rain is 'regular fit'. Certainly not EE in my estimation.
     
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    Gaah. Jelly. My boot had to be shipped from Paris - Spain - Cali
     
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    Would it be weird if I sent here flowers? :confused:
     
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    Same route as mine. They literally went from Paris, to Barcelona, to Mallorca, to New Jersey to Atlanta.

    They got quite a trip outta the deal.

    Not sure how Carmina can make any moola doing this.
     
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    Flowers are fine........just don't attach a nekkid pic..........k?
     
  14. justinkapur

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    Shoes have traveled more than I have....
     
  15. NAMOR

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    Same route as mine. They literally went from Paris, to Barcelona, to Mallorca, to New Jersey to Atlanta.

    They got quite a trip outta the deal.

    I was charged 50 euro for shipping. I was a little taken back by the price but now I feel like I got the better end of the deal :bounce2:

    G, no nekad pics, just a pic of me with my lips pressed against the boots. Maybe even a little tongue
     
  16. Gerry Nelson

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    I have a pair of cordovan shoes in the Rain as well and find the fit very comfortable (my feet are on the border of medium and wide). I was hesitant about ordering a pair of suede loafers on the Simpson because I'd heard that this was Carmina's narrow last but after what you wrote above, I feel a lot more comfortable about getting them.
     
  17. taxgenius

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    What size are you in Carmina and other brands?
     
  18. Gerry Nelson

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    9.5 in Carmina Rain, Inca and also in all C&J lasts I've tried (236, 224, 240, 314, 325, 337, 348), 10 in RM Williams.

    The 348 is a little tight on the width for me so I'm got no plans to buy any more shoes on this last. The least comfortable width-wise (relatively) are the 337 and 348 lasts in C&J.
     
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    I wear a 9UK for the C&J 337 (Weymouth) which is a bit snug, 10.5D US in Allen Edmonds which is a bit loose. I'm guessing i'm probably a 9.5 on the Rain last.
     
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    Is the Weymouth snug on the width or length?
     

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