1. Welcome to the new Styleforum!

    We hope you’re as excited as we are to hang out in the new place. There are more new features that we’ll announce in the near future, but for now we hope you’ll enjoy the new site.

    We are currently fine-tuning the forum for your browsing pleasure, so bear with any lingering dust as we work to make Styleforum even more awesome than it was.

    Oh, and don’t forget to head over to the Styleforum Journal, because we’re giving away two pairs of Carmina shoes to celebrate our move!

    Please address any questions about using the new forum to support@styleforum.net

    Cheers,

    The Styleforum Team

    Dismiss Notice

The Official Carmina Sizing Thread

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

  1. Garasaki

    Garasaki Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    251
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2013
    Location:
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    Is there a single resource that shows the shape of all the Carmina lasts?

    I wear a 9 in Inca (which might be a quarter size too big, so call it 8.75), curious how that'd compare to Forest. Or Oscar.

    Also just curious to see what the different shapes are.
     
  2. Burton

    Burton Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,695
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2010
    [​IMG]

    I copied this pic from the Carmina shoe porn thread--post 922.

    Lasts are as follows: Rain, Rain, Soller, Simpson, Queens & Forest.
     
  3. stupendous

    stupendous Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    274
    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2012
    Location:
    Singapore by way of Manila, Hong Kong and Californ
    Thank you very much for your help sir!
     
  4. gaseousclay

    gaseousclay Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,138
    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2010
    do any of you guys have experience with the Soller last? If i'm a US9D would I go down 1 full size or a half size?
     
  5. RogerP

    RogerP Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    8,333
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2012
    Location:
    Oakville, Ontario, CANADA
    g - "I'm a US9D" is not a lot to go on as a basis for a fit recommendation. US 9 in what shoes, on what last? A US 9 in an Alden Barrie last is worlds different from a US 9 in AE 5 last.

    I can tell you that Soller is a generous, wide-fitting last. I take a UK 8.5 in Soller, whereas for others - Forest, for example, I take a UK9.
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2014
  6. gaseousclay

    gaseousclay Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,138
    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2010
    

    US 9D: Alden Hampton last
    US 8.5D: Alden Trubalance last
    Uk8F: Alfred Sargent 724 last
     
  7. konda

    konda Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    440
    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2011
    Uetam and Simpson. Are they of equal length? Which has a bigger toebox?
     
  8. K. Nights

    K. Nights Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    561
    Joined:
    May 7, 2010
    Is there a comparison of all the lasts I can look at somewhere?
     
  9. Leaves

    Leaves Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,604
    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2010
    Location:
    Sweden
    

    http://www.skoaktiebolaget.se/pages/carmina-last-comparison

    Not all the lasts, but the most common ones are included. Carmina has like 20-30 different lasts although only about 10 are in frequent use. I've seen lasts like Miami, Rayder, Army, Jersey etc. but I've not seen any actual shoes made up on these lasts except for Rayder (that we might stock sometime after it's gone through some minor modifications).
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2014
  10. K. Nights

    K. Nights Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    561
    Joined:
    May 7, 2010
    Thanks, that's great. I'm guessing Carmina doesn't do different widths for it's MTO, right? Just different lasts?
     
  11. Journeyman

    Journeyman Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    6,774
    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2005
    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    

    I'm sure that someone more knowledgeable than am I will chime in, but if I remember correctly, Carmina do have different widths for some lasts.

    Therefore, on certain models at least, it should be possible to order a wider fitting shoe.
     
  12. tchoy

    tchoy Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,467
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2004
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    From my understanding the Rain and Forest last are available in wider widths in a MTO.
     
    1 person likes this.
  13. Understatement

    Understatement Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    85
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2010
    Which Vass Lasts are closest to the Inca or rain Lasts from carmina?
     
  14. K. Nights

    K. Nights Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    561
    Joined:
    May 7, 2010
    I want to do an MTO but I'm unsure on sizing. Is there somewhere in the US I can order a couple of sizes to try on and then return? Kind of a dick move maybe but there is no retail location near me.
     
  15. booyaolian

    booyaolian Active Member

    Messages:
    34
    Joined:
    May 10, 2008
    
    My left is 8D AE 5 & 2-222 last and right is more like 7.5D. AE 5-fifth avenue 8D is my true fit.

    I have gather that people go for 7UK in Rain anyone would suggest 6.5UK in rain?
    How about Inca
     
  16. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,342
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2012
    Robert and Oscar same size?
     
  17. GeneralW

    GeneralW Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    96
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2012
    Location:
    United States
    Hey everyone, I'm a 12D in AE 5 and I'm wondering if I can fit into a 11.5UK Forest?
     
  18. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,047
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2011
    I'm a 12D in AE's 5 last and wear an 11UK in the Forest last. The Forest last is slightly slimmer, but otherwise fits fairly similar to AE's 5 last.
     
  19. GeneralW

    GeneralW Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    96
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2012
    Location:
    United States
    Are the 11UKs in Forest a perfect fit for you? I'm just wondering cause I'm looking at a pair of second hand shoes in 11.5UK that I really want, so I'm wondering if I could make it work with possibly an insole or heel pad.
     
  20. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,047
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2011
    Let me put it this way. I saw those on EBay as well and passed because the Forest last in an 11UK is such a good fit for me, that it would be crazy to size up another half size.
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by