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

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

  1. joiji

    joiji Senior member

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    Clearly the best option if for us to all order both sizes and choose when they get here [​IMG]

    Would it be a better option for us to change to something like the Robert because the sizing is better known? It's starting to seem like the Oscar is one of those, you have to try it on, lasts.
     
  2. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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    jacksh Well-Known Member

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    FWIW, here is some experimentation at the Armoury...

    Carmina
    Inca double monks 9UK snug but doable, 9.5UK a bit loose.
    Robert 9UK length ok but width tight, have to go 9.5UK.
    Simpson same as Robert last.
    Uetam (suede loafers) 9UK good with no socks doable with socks too as it will loosen up.

    Barrie between sizes 9.5D and 10D and I have both, 10 being more comfortable.
    Trubalance same as Barrie.
    Van 10D
    Leydon 10D could do a E.

    Some like snug some like comfort from beginning, also material of shoes make a difference.
     
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    Thanks, look like I'm 10UK then...
     
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    wtf why? there was/is a trickers/alden mto thread no issues with that :confused:
     
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    I don't mind creasing, so for me...
    Oscar last, shell boot, medium to thick socks = probably 9.5UK
    I believe there is gonna be a bit more length but can't go lower for width.
     
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    Top looks like Grant last.
    Bottom 100% sure Oscar last.

    Oscar last looks better!:slayer:
     
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    justinkapur Senior member

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    Would there be enough interest in getting a boot made in almost the same style, but with double leather soles and a reverse welt? Probably Robert/Oscar last, 4 eyelet, 3 speedhook (So it would be slightly lower on the leg). Otherwise I'll just put an order in with Frank.
     
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    I can only see the balmoral boot? I was thinking open lacing.
     
  12. Frank the sheep

    Frank the sheep Senior member

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    Nine people are in on the shell MTO right now, so it would not be any problem as long as we put our money were our mouth is :D

    Myself
    justinkapur
    stevent
    Calikid
    NAMOR
    joiji
    SoGent
    jacksh
    Cunrad
     
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    sinnedk Senior member

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    did you ever get an updated price? or is the one in the original post correct?
     
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    No i didn´t because i haven´t got the price confirmed. The questions have some travel to do :) Me - store - carmina - store - me - SF.
     

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