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The Official Carmina Sizing Thread

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

  1. Maaasih

    Maaasih Member

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    Sorry I am posting again, but I remeasured my foot and I am a US 10.5E per Brannock (not 10.5D as previously mentioned). Would a 9.5UK Simpson last fit me? If not, what size would I be in a Rain or Inca last?

    Also, I know this doesn't belong in this thread, but how does the Simpson last compare to the Rain or Inca? I know the Simpson is narrower but as far as the looks of the shoe itself, do the Rain and Inca lasts look a lot wider?
     
  2. sleepyinsanfran

    sleepyinsanfran Well-Known Member

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    The brannock only meaures width and not girth. The simpson last has a low volume instep area. most people go half size down from their brannock for the Simpson last, and (comfortably) a full size down from brannock for rain... but the main difference (among others) between the lasts is that the rain is meant for someone with a high arch/instep area, and the simpson, teh opposite.
     
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  3. enyn90

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    hi, i would like to have some help here:

    I'm going to order a Rain last derby; I have a Meermin Hiro last oxford size 10UK, and i can squeeze in a finger behind the heel (some slipping), so should i size down to 9.5UK for Carmina Rain last?

    Additionally, anyone have any experience with Loake 1880 sizing, should I size down for Aldywch to 9.5UK as well.

    Thanks a dozen! [​IMG]
     
  4. urban

    urban Well-Known Member

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    Not sure if this helps.
    I have Rain shoes in UK9 and a pair of Meermin Hiro BOOTS in UK10.
    The Hiro fits me better. But i am not sure if it is because it is a pair of boots.
     
  5. hiver

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    Thats helpful, thanks. Do you wear the same size simpson in loafer and oxford? Also, is the second loafer a GMTO? (Since they only offer one simpson loafer now, I mean)
     
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  6. circumspice

    circumspice Well-Known Member

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    Yes, same size. The loafers are the 10082, Armoury stocks them
     
  7. Patent-Troll

    Patent-Troll New Member

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    Good evening. I want to buy some Carminas shoes (Robert or Forest last if possible) but I am not sure about the size:

    I have some Carminas shoes already:

    7UK Oxfords in suede on the Rain last - a bit to wide and too high instep, a bit too short, but barely wearable due to being out of suede which is soft.
    8,5UK Oxfords in calf on the Simpson last, , too long, left foot heel slippage, vamp is too tight.

    What last in which size I should go for ? I have a sleek heel, and narrow feet, but medium - medium high instep as it seems.

    Thank you in advance for your help.

    Regards,
     
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  8. Jmm722

    Jmm722 Well-Known Member

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    Am I the only who needs to size down 1.5 from US for the Rain last? I wear a 9 in the Allen Edmonds 333 and 65 last (measured in store); but I tried on a pair of Rain last derby shoes in 8UK and I could fit my fingers behind my heel, even with the thickest dress socks I own on, and I could lift my heel out. Maybe the width and volume accounts for this, but I feel like it would only get bigger with the footbed settling and more wear.
     
  9. TtownMD

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    I am 9.5D US on AE park avenue & I size down to 8.5UK rain last & 8UK on detroit last on suede shoes.
     
  10. Jmm722

    Jmm722 Well-Known Member

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    going down 1 size left me with 1/2" of space or more. It was at the end of the day top, so my feet were already swollen to the size they'd be at the end of a work day. I have a pair of Rain boots in 8UK bit I can wear thicker socks with those that no one will see.
     
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  11. TtownMD

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    Well then I guess you have to do some trial & error by going down size & half or the rain last is not for you bud. You are the one who can make that decision.
     
  12. M1TSGUR1

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    Hello everyone,

    Could you help me out with sizing on the Rain last? I wear UK 8.5 in Meermin Hiro and Olfe and 42.5 in Vass U last.

    Would you recommend UK 8 or 8.5 for Rain?


    Much appreciated.
     
  13. TtownMD

    TtownMD Well-Known Member

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    You would take 8.5uk on rain last
     
  14. Ironist

    Ironist Well-Known Member

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    wrong thread
     
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  15. icecube

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    Need some advice on a Carmina order. I'm sized 8EEE on the Brannock. Wondering if I should order on the rain last or detroit last. Is it possible to order EEE on a GMTO? That would save on a 50%+ price
     
  16. fairlynerdy

    fairlynerdy Well-Known Member

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    It is possible to get EEE on a GMTO but it carries an additional fee, though less than 50% (varies by retailer). Except on GMTOs on Carmina's site, where it's free.
     
  17. rc121

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    Just be advised that Carmina EEE width does not equal EEE in US sizing for AE or Alden. It would be more equivalent to E/EE.
     
  18. icecube

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    Cool. Thanks for replying
     
  19. urban

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    Is the carmina website wonky for you guys as well? I can only see shoes on the MTO page and no where else.
     
  20. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Well-Known Member

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    For those of you with Simpson and/or Uetam loafers - and who also own loafers from EG/G&G/C&J/JL. Do you take the same size? Any thoughts would be appreciated.
     

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