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The eyelets are an interesting touch.
I'm looking at Forest last for my next pair - how do you find it compared to Rain?
Well, it is definitely shorter with a similar width.

For me, the heel feels more snug and the collar extends slightly higher (which I like). Overall feels like a slightly lower volume, but that is subjective. Forest is less modern than the Rain, but more modern than AE65.

I have a high instep and this is a great fit, whereas I have to size wider in AE65 for comfort.
 

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Nice I’m thinking of doing a similar make-up, but probably on the Detroit last. Debating between U and NST.

I’ll do a rubber sole - I was leaning to Victoria but may consider commando. Haven’t tried either from Carmina yet - do you guys have recomendación on either?

Also - was there a surcharge for removing the split?
There's no surcharge. Sara did ask me on which model and last I wanted to base the makeup, and after seeing my response she confirmed there would be no upcharge.
 

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@Carmina any chance of a comparison between sineu and rain? I need room on the big toe and instep. The instep on the rain last is pretty much perfect. Is the sineu similar?
 

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For so long I wanted a pair of unlined loafers on Genova last. However, I'd been so unsure about my size on this last. Should I be taking my Uetam size .... or should I be taking Xim size.

Finally, I pull the trigger as there's a pair in the Outlet .... worth a try, I thought.

Here they are, during the initial try-out wear :)

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None, unfortunately.
Only with rain, inca, forest and oscar.
I usually wear rain as it accommodates a high instep and big toe space. Tried forest and it was a good fit but a bit tight on the side of my big toes.
 

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This may help some considering Oscar or Forest. Acknowledging that the leathers are entirely different, these fit and look almost identical to me. The cordovan derby and suede NST are on the Forest last and the boot is on the Oscar last.
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I usually wear rain as it accommodates a high instep and big toe space. Tried forest and it was a good fit but a bit tight on the side of my big toes.
You might consider forest eee. I had similar issues with the normal width and found the eee to be much better for me.
 

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Anyone have any examples of Rain last worn casually (ie. Denim and/or khakis).
 

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Anyone have any examples of Rain last worn casually (ie. Denim and/or khakis).
All my Carninas are rain. One thing I will say, is that material and style make a huge difference. The jumpers are hard to pull off with jeans. They’re surprisingly formal looking. Also , the blue suede loafers also look very formal but the vegano brown loafers look more casual.
 

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Hey all, quick question. For those that have sized up half from your standard UK size on the Simpson, how do you feel about the length? Does it bother you? I'm not sure if a brown suede chelsea in Rain or Simpson would be best for me. I have the rain last captoe oxford and they fit me okay.
 

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