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    Regional price discrimination

    I appreciate the focus on this forum being high-end (often European) clothing, but for many common consumer goods, the reverse is true. The RRP of, say, a pair of Brooks, Nike or Asics running shoes is much lower in the US. The same for a pair of standard Levi's 501. Or a Maglite torch. There...
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    Paul Sargent (formerly Alfred Sargent) Appreciation Thread

    That's interesting. I have the same pair of black loafers by AS for Bowen and I agree the leather seems to be of slightly lesser quality. I also have a tan pair with some bad loose grain. They are very comfortable, however, perhaps even more so than my JM Weston 180 they are imitating...
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    Carmina Shoes - Definitive Thread (reviews, advice, sizing, etc...) - official thread.

    My experience exactly - I'd say a least a size. Forest 11.5 is a good fit for me; Soller 11 was far too long and voluminous. Looking at those charts, it's clear why you'd suspect the shoes were marked wrong. It's a bit unfortunate for a last to be so big it's basically the "wrong size", rather...
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    Paul Sargent (formerly Alfred Sargent) Appreciation Thread

    So you paid for the first pair in full, returned them, and then paid an an additional 50 percent? That doesn't seem like a very good deal if I've understood you correctly - it's also pretty unusual and seems to suggest that PS don't agree the first pair were faulty?
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    Paul Sargent (formerly Alfred Sargent) Appreciation Thread

    Sounds like you should return them.
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    Paul Sargent (formerly Alfred Sargent) Appreciation Thread

    It is difficult to assess from the photos. It could just be a case of the shoes having been pressed against an edge, like another sole, for some time. Eventually, with use, it will less noticeable. Does gentle buffing help? It could of course also be a real fault in the leather, but it would...
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    Carmina Shoes - Definitive Thread (reviews, advice, sizing, etc...) - official thread.

    I returned my boots to Carmina unused, so I suspect you have the exact boots that I returned! I was puzzled about the fit. If this boot is really a size 11, I would have thought you'd see more forum discussion about just how incredibly long the Soller is (felt like a full size off in length)...
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    Paul Sargent (formerly Alfred Sargent) Appreciation Thread

    I don't think this is a revamped site, it looks like the old one has just been left untouched.
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    JM Weston appreciation thread

    Weston sizing is tricky... as per my earlier post, I found the Golf to be a little shorter than the 180. After trying a pair of 180 size 10.5's, as recommended by the site tool, I have established that I am a Weston 11 (also my UK size) in the 180 and have bought a pair in this size. Will be...
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    JM Weston appreciation thread

    This is in line with my experience. The online tool will recommend sizing down. But the 180 isn't a long loafer and I found it a bit too short. I too ended up finding I needed my UK size in the 180.
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    JM Weston appreciation thread

    I don't know where you're getting them, but somewhere like 24s has a generous returns policy which imo comes in handy given how difficult these are to size. It sounds odd that the online tool would size you that small if you're really an 8.5 UK.
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    JM Weston appreciation thread

    Depends on the model. I'm a UK11, usually. I have the Weston 180 loafer in Weston size 10.5 (10/, as they label it). It's a little bit tight/short. I also have a pair in Weston 11, i.e. my UK size, that are comfortable, although bit roomy. I'd say Weston 180 sizing is pretty close to most UK...
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    Paul Sargent (formerly Alfred Sargent) Appreciation Thread

    Don't know if you've gone ahead with these or another pair, but I can provide a bit of insight. I have a pair of black Bowen Oake loafers bought a few years back, and recently purchased a pair in the Camel colour. I can confirm that these are made by Alfred Sargent - it says so on the heel liner...
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    Carmina Shoes - Definitive Thread (reviews, advice, sizing, etc...) - official thread.

    What exactly is the difference between these two Pina last models? Is it the apron-stiching? Lower heel on the latter? Hard to tell from photos! But I do think the 80440 somehow seems more balanced, without quite being able to tell why. How do you size on the Pina? I tried my usual UK11 in the...
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    Carmina Shoes - Definitive Thread (reviews, advice, sizing, etc...) - official thread.

    Thanks, that's helpful advice! You're also right about the close trimming of the flat welt. The boots in question are on a flat welt, so their long length is very much reflected in how long they fit.
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    Carmina Shoes - Definitive Thread (reviews, advice, sizing, etc...) - official thread.

    Thank you, that's extremely helpful and it's kind of you to take the time to measure. It does however also leave me with the feeling that my boots are likely misstamped, as there is no way anyone could be TTS in both these and, say, the Rain. I can almost fit two fingers behind the heel, whereas...
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    Carmina Shoes - Definitive Thread (reviews, advice, sizing, etc...) - official thread.

    Quick question for any owners of boots in the Soller Last. Picked up a pair of Soller brown CXL boots in my usual UK 11, but I'm surprised as how large these are! Both in volume and particularly length. I'm an UK11 in the Rain (snug fit) and UK11.5 in the Forest (comfortable fit, but 11 would be...
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    ** Quintessential Crockett & Jones Thread ** (reviews, quality, etc...)

    Thanks, that's very helpful!
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    ** Quintessential Crockett & Jones Thread ** (reviews, quality, etc...)

    Sorry to follow up on such an old response, but I've not been able to get a clear answer through searches here, this being the closest. Given the size of some collections here (!), I'm hoping someone can chime in with a clear answer If I were to buy a C&J US market pair from a seller like Ben...

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