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Carlos Santos Shoes - Feedback & Appreciation

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by VRaivio, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. josef1

    josef1 Senior Member

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    Slapped on some flat laces (right) on my pair of punched toe coimbras in the 234 last.

    IMO, this pair looks so much better with flat laces. Bumps up the formality and sleekness.
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    Come to think of it, I wish brands offer this as an option upon purchase.
     

  2. NocheOscura

    NocheOscura Member

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    Thank you for your input and help. It makes me a little more confident in purchasing a shoe from Carlos Santos.
     

  3. Webbo

    Webbo Senior Member

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    2F2F2360-33BE-4A16-80D3-636837EB9155.jpeg Split toes via Skoatiebolaget. On the 234 last in a size 10UK, seems a generous last (happy about that) I’m a 10.5 on both Carmina Rain and Detroit and these are similar. Really impressive shoes with lovely soft suede and my first CS, I’m sure not my last.
     

  4. Ellson Toh

    Ellson Toh Active Member

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    Here's an array of some of the colourful signature patinas by Carlos Santos:

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  5. Corso

    Corso Senior Member

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    Great picture, all of those patinas are really nice.
     

  6. Corso

    Corso Senior Member

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    I am interested in that last, would you say is true to size?
     

  7. Webbo

    Webbo Senior Member

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    I oersinllay
    I personally found that this last in this shoe was between 1/2 to 1/4 size larger than my normal UK size. I’m UK 10.5 in almost all shoes and lasts but these are 10 and perfect.
     

  8. Ellson Toh

    Ellson Toh Active Member

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    Absolutely! Love the beautiful signature patinas offered by Carlos Santos.
     

  9. Ellson Toh

    Ellson Toh Active Member

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    I'd say CS 234 last is slightly more roomy/generous compared to Carmina Rain. Best to usually down size by half, or take the same size if one's feet are slightly wider.
     

  10. Corso

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    I think I would size down then. It looks like a very good last for boots.
     

  11. Ellson Toh

    Ellson Toh Active Member

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    For CS Boots, only the Jumper Boots with Commander Sole is available in 234 last. For the Chelsea, Chukka and Jodhpur Boots, they'll be in the new 401 last, which replaces the old 234 last. As for the Wingtip Boots, it'll be in 333 last, made up in grained leather and Danite Sole.
     

  12. Corso

    Corso Senior Member

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    Jumper boots would be great.
     

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    I agree with this. I have normal volume/width feet and even 160 is kind of roomy. I have a boot in 234 which fits well. If I was getting a shoe, I would have sized down
     

  14. Corso

    Corso Senior Member

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    Is the new 401 a narrow last?
     

  15. Corso

    Corso Senior Member

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    I bought a pair of CS field boots last year, and they only fit if I wear very thick socks, they are roomy boots, plus I have narrow feet, lengthwise are perfect. 316 last.
     

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