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The Official Carmina Sizing Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SpooPoker, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    I feel this needs a home.

    Begin.
     
  2. NAMOR

    NAMOR Well-Known Member

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    why not just a single carmina thread?
     
  3. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    Because every Carmina thread is comprised of "what size am I" questions.
     
  4. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Well-Known Member

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    I think Carmina sizing, at first, looks simple... but if you read into it, there are lots of strange variations. Makes buying difficult, much like with Vass.

    I think folks should post a size or two in a shoe or two we all know, i.e. size X in Alden Barrie, or size X in C&J 348, etc. and then post their Carmina size in whatever last they own.
     
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  5. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    SPOO

    US 9.5D

    CJ 348 - 8.5
    JL 7000 - 8.5
    Vass F - 42
    Vass U - 42.5
    GG (MH71, GG06, TG73, KN14) - 9E
    EG 202 - 9.5/10

    =

    Carmina (Simpson) 8.5
     
  6. FLW

    FLW Well-Known Member

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    Fair enough:

    US- 9 (AE lasts 8 and 0, close to 8.5 on the 5)

    JL 7000- 8

    Carmina (Inca)- 8 with JUST enough room in the toebox
     
  7. Renton

    Renton Well-Known Member

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    Nice idea for a thread, but does anyone have experience with carmina's wide width options? I've been told that the forest last is the only one available in a wide, but only in mto.
     
  8. Liquidus

    Liquidus Well-Known Member

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    I'm interested in branching out from C&J to Carmina so I'll be paying attention to this thread.

    In terms of shape and fit, is the Simpson last more like the C&J 337 or 348?
     
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    Thank you very much! [​IMG]

     
  10. lexmann

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    C&J 348 337 341 - UK8.5E
    Church's 173 108 - UK8..5F
    Barker 396 - UK9FX
    Cheaney 11028 205 - UK8.5
    Alfred Sargent 724 - UK8.5, 104 - UK9
    Grenson 96 - UK8.5
    Romano Martegani 3B - US9.5

    Carmina Simpson & Queen - 9, Rain - 8.5
     
  11. justinkapur

    justinkapur Well-Known Member

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    Spoo coming through with a great thread. It takes days to sift through the carmina thread to even know relatively what size to buy.

    Thanks Spoo!
     
  12. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    I think its more like a 348.


    Now this is a bit unusual as you and I wear the same size in the C&J, yet you are more comfortable in a half size smaller in the Simpson?
     
  13. bullswin

    bullswin Well-Known Member

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    spoo -- great thread idea (I'll soon add my info ...).
     
  14. tim_horton

    tim_horton Well-Known Member

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    Great idea Spoo.

    tim_horton:

    All shoes leather and standard width unless otherwise stated:

    C&J 337 - 10 UK
    C&J 341 - 9.5 UK
    Carmina Simpson Oxford - 10 UK
    Carmina Simpson Chelsea boot - 9.5 UK
    Carmina Rain Oxford - 9.5 UK
    Carmina Forest Oxford and Blucher - 9.5 UK
    Carmina Inca Chukka - 10 UK

    My C&J 337 is a bit loose in 10UK but too tight in 9.5UK; my Carmina Simpson Oxford is comfortably snug in 10UK (which is how I like my shoes to fit.)
     
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  15. lexmann

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    No. I wear half size bigger in the Simpson (size 9 instead fo size 8.5).
     
  16. gladhands

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    C&J 348, 341: 11UK
    Grenson 92: 11UK
    AE 7, 2: 11.5D US

    Carmina Alcudia: 11.5UK
     
  17. aj_del

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    C&J - 9.5UK
    Grenson - 9.5 UK
    JL- 9.5 UK
    VAss F - 43.5

    Simpson - ?
    Robert - ?

    Thanks for your help
     
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    If you come to the Vendor Showcase in SF on May 5, Epaulet will have a full size run in one or two of the more popular lasts and models.
     
  19. Liquidus

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    Now I have to come!
     
  20. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    Filled in Simpson.
     

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