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

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by w.o.e.is.me., May 3, 2011.

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    Oooops :embar:
    The MTO thread got deleted "because it infringes on the privileges of our paying sponsors". You learn something every day :)

    Got a email from Skoaktiebolaget and they told me they sent a group PM to those who signed up earlier. If you didn´t get it PM me and i´ll forward it.
     


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    Please keep the discussion in this thread since they deleted the MTO thread. Who did we infringe upon? Epaulet perhaps??
     


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    "My colleague Daniel who is familiar with Aldens also wears Oscar in size 9 and 10D on the Barrie last, describing the fit "similar but slightly shorter". He wears 9,5D on the Trubalance last. However, in both EG and G&G he prefers 9,5E."

    So he said take Barrie last size? If I'm a 10.5 in Barrie then I'd take 9.5 UK? Length is slightly longer but I can't really go down for width...


    Also would prefer double danite sole vs single
     
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    I wear 8E in GG and 7.5E in the three Carmina last i have, Rain, Detroit and Forest. If Oscar is wider than these i´ll go for a UK7.

    Double dainite for me.
     


  6. stevent

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    Google let me to one of the shop owners instagrams, looks like it's a pretty round last, but not that wide compared to Alden?

    [​IMG]
     


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    this is gonna be a no brainer but I have to ask to be 100% sure. Alden is top and carmina is on the bottom? If so the oscar last looks good
     


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    The consensus from the Carmina sizing thread is that your Carmina size should be 1/2 smaller than your barrie, and 1 full size smaller than your normal US size (i.e. I am 8US, 7.5 Barrie, 7UK Carmina).
     


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    NAMOR Stylish Dinosaur

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    Oscar on bottom?
     


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    NAMOR Stylish Dinosaur

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    I think so too. Carmina's wide is comparable to an Alden "normal" width me thinks
     


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    Yeah pretty sure it's alden top carmina bottom, not sure how to size as it seems right between d and e for the oscar last...
     


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    NAMOR Stylish Dinosaur

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    For what it's worth, Betty recommends sizing down 1 size in all Carmina lasts
     


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    +1

    I remember reading that online from a few sources. But of course Betty is the best source for that info.
     


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    Yeah one down my d width size would be 10UK, but if there's more width, I could do 9.5 UK. Want to minimize creasing if possible...
     


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    i was worried about that also. I hate when the size is too big. But I think someone was saying the last is a little shorter? I dont know if that was for this last.
     


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