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Ordered some burgundy eastwoods (black double sole city rubber) for black Friday. Went with e width oliver, as my Alan monks f need insoles while artista Goya f is either/or depending on sock thickness, and length is definitely just right regardless.
Got my first tlb's, artista chukka from patine. The waist on these is so beautiful. Uppers are a bit stiff (not meermin level) at the collar and right above my big toe knuckle(?), but seems to be breaking in reasonably quickly.
Sizing was 10 after a simple email exchange with tlb, and I think...
Museum is a little too funky for my wardrobe. Vegano burgundy is a little too flat, would need some black/navy/mahogany burnishing. Old English seems like a decent middle ground but I only see it for the chukka.
Can anyone with carmina forest/robert lasts recommend 341 or 348? Im hunting for monkstraps bad. I see some take 341 tts, others half size down. The two carminas fit me best overall (no pinky rub on forest, just slight touch on the roberts), while the rain instep is too tall for me. 99% sure i...
Is there an equivalent carmina last to the meermin elton regarding fit? Toe shape can be whatever. From what I can gather its either inca or robert?
I got some elton oxfords that fit very well, and wanted some monkstraps in a similar fit.
Got my first meermins, elton captoe oxfords. They are my funeral/wedding shoes, as I don't really need oxfords otherwise. I'll have to break them in over the next couple weeks so I won't have mangled feet should a day-long formal occasion arise.
I'm glad I went elton, as its quite comfortably...
Just picked up forest polo nst, and totally love the makeup. My robert brown derbies have a partner now. Not sure if it's the design of the nst vs derby, but the forest instep feels lower? The forest lacing gap is bigger, and its definitely snugger even if it's a hair wider at the ball. I...
I contacted skolyx but haven't received a response to a sizing question so ill pose the relevant bits here.
How does the skolyx house oxford (hector last) compare to the yanko 915 last? I read 915 has some shared blood with simpson, but iirc some comparisons to inca/rain. Do these have medium...
As I'm rebuilding my shoes, I am still searching for 1 black captoe for the extremely rare formal occasions. As I don't conduct business in suits, and my regular dress involves t-shirts and jeans, its really only for weddings/funerals/if a royal family suddenly calls.
Where exactly does a perf...
So my suede woes have been resolved, and I opted to keep the robert derbies and return the chukkas.
The last really suits my foot well. Instep is comfortable (almost snug). The heel is nestled in pretty good, forefoot has no pressure against my pinky toe/big toe, and has a tiny bit of wiggle...
Well, quality issues aside, should I expect some differences in fit between boots/shoes in the same last on different leathers? (Will rain shoes fit tighter in calf than suede? Or will rain derbies/oxfords be significantly different than boots?)
Yeah the chukka heels are like laughably bad, not a great $530 joke.
Yeah they were full price, these would be acceptable at a massive discount. they'll go back and ill order some snuff direct, or the forest chukka that is in production
I bought them from the armoury nyc, which is one of their retailers right? That decision was baffling to me. Im gonna request a return for sure, but glad I know I fit in the robert (by extension forest) very well, and the rain with insoles was nice and snug.
I got a nice package delivered today, robert derbies and rain chukkas, both 10, both brown suede. (i wear 10.5 gs leo, nicks 55, parkhurst, 10 in trickers 4497s). This is my first dip in carmina so was excited to open the boxes.
The derbies fit incredibly well, the suede condition is generally...