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  1. dlf1981

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

    I wear 10.5 in shell inca , lizard rain, and unlined xim kudu - any thoughts on size for a uetam loafer ?
  2. dlf1981

    Antonio Meccariello Shoes

    That’s good to know. I’m patient and used to things taking a while so that’s no worry. I have no doubt the aforementioned competitors make wonderful shoes. For the price I really like Carmina, and I’ve heard Vass and StC are even better bang for buck. StC has some gorgeous designs. I may well...
  3. dlf1981

    Antonio Meccariello Shoes

    I was indeed. I’m firmly settled on AM at this point, though Bemer has one double monk with the most insane patina ! In terms of going in with a couple of ideas - I will be doing one of his monks andhis Oxford with the curved-to-a-point collar
  4. dlf1981

    Antonio Meccariello Shoes

    Done. Good call. I thought those bits were in another message and didn’t proofread when pasting. Lesson learned.
  5. dlf1981

    Antonio Meccariello Shoes

    A strong recommendation indeed. I do have concerns about the accuracy of my own measurements, I must admit. I’m going to ask him about in person because an Italy trip is being planned either way.
  6. dlf1981

    Antonio Meccariello Shoes

    Thanks for all the feedback. I appreciate it. I think I’m gonna go big with full bespoke and then go from there. I want both the perfect fit and the highest possible quality (for no good reason other than to appreciate the craftsmanship) I currently have Zeb, Carmina, Meermin, Alden, Cheaney...
  7. dlf1981

    Antonio Meccariello Shoes

    I will share the message Antonio sent explaining the two services here: Dear David The first you have to understand ,when you talk about my bespoke service ,is that starting by trial or test shoes these service offer a fully handmade pair or shoes ,that probably is superior in construction...
  8. dlf1981

    Antonio Meccariello Shoes

    The prices are a bit above that. Looking at 3300 euro full bespoke and 2400 basic bespoke. I believe the MTM was around 1500. The difference between basic and full bespoke is primarily in a second test pair, as I understand it. Antonio said many do basic bespoke then do a second pair with...
  9. dlf1981

    Grant Stone Buy/Sell/Trade

    I have a pair of 11.5D Ivory Suede Travelers I'm asking $105 for. They have 5-10 wears on them and are in great shape.
  10. dlf1981

    Antonio Meccariello Shoes

    Going in on the bespoke service later this year after my foot is healed up from surgery, probably starting in May. My first shoe will be an oxford or a double monk. Any advice on how to best work with Antonio for fit? I'm torn between basic bespoke and full bespoke given the 900 euro price...
  11. dlf1981

    What is the deal with is Kirby Allison’s business model?

    I tried to buy a full closet worth of new hangers - a mix of suit, pant, shirt, and dress - as I want everything matching in our closet remodel and they are the only place I can find a well made wide hanger suitable for XL sized knits - so it left me feeling limited on choice to say the least...
  12. dlf1981

    Choosing between Saint Crispin's custom last process and Bespoke Meccariello - or RTW G&G, EG, etc

    Thanks! I guess I’m confused on the degree of bespoke and what that entails. The process of trial pairs and custom last sound identical for SC and AM programs. The other AM programs - the basic MTM and the semi bespoke - land around 1500 and 2400 respectively - so similar to SC pricing. I would...
  13. dlf1981

    Choosing between Saint Crispin's custom last process and Bespoke Meccariello - or RTW G&G, EG, etc

    Hello all. I currently have shoes from Carmina, Alden, Vass, Edward Green, and MTM by Zeb, among some other brands. I'm generally pretty leery of running far into diminishing returns with any hobby, so I am trying to take my time. My right foot being in a boot post-surgery through April will...
  14. dlf1981

    The Official Carmina Sizing Thread

    Good luck!
  15. dlf1981

    The Official Carmina Sizing Thread

    If you're a 7.5UK then a 7UK in Genova is probably a safe bet. If you can afford it, buy a 7 and a 6.5 and see which fits better. I've had 2 pair of Genova, both of which I returned - one due to some weird defects the other due to sizing. Once I discovered how much I love the unlined Xim, I...
  16. dlf1981

    The Official Carmina Sizing Thread

    Genova is gyw and lined. They run pretty large too imo. For some non-Carmina sizing ,I tend to be a 44.5-45EU across most brands depending on the last, and I think I could wear a 10 in Xim without socks, but 10.5 fits like a glove with - and a 10.5 in Genova without socks, possibly with. I...
  17. dlf1981

    The Official Carmina Sizing Thread

    Down by half. Carminas guidance is down by half for shell or for unlined , in all lasts. I wear the same size in rain shell as in xim unlined.
  18. dlf1981

    THE OFFICIAL STYLEFORUM SECRET SANTA 2020

    I don't have the posts here, sadly, but I would be in if I could! I'm a bit more active on Reddit gyw. Maybe next year though. Enjoy all!
  19. dlf1981

    The Official Carmina Sizing Thread

    Interesting ! That’s the opposite advice I received on rain from someone else. Guess it goes to show how individual it all is. Thanks
  20. dlf1981

    The Official Carmina Sizing Thread

    I'm trying to suss out sizing for several models: Rain in lizard Inca, Forest, and Rain in shell I spoke to folks at Carmina and got somewhat mixed opinions, the wrench in the equation being size variances on the lasts for both unlined and shell materials. Here's some of my sizing for...

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