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Carmina

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Update

Colour 4 Horween Cordovan GMTO,

These are the confirmed orders for the time being, please remember the GMTO will close today.

We will be offering the rest of the slots to the waitlisted users depending on stock availability.

1. @Vocans confirmed
2. @flylikeneagle confirmed
3. @CrashBurner confirmed
4. @budapest12 confirmed
5. @jamesnyc asked to be waitlisted
6. @stook1
7. @up1911fan
8. @ThinkDerm
9. @bootyboy confirmed
10. @huskiee
11. @Mr Clemsonconfirmed
12. @danadd94 confirmed
13. @p1yhRZks
14. @Blastwice confirmed

These are the wait-listed users, you will have preference in our next colour 4 GMTO.

@jamesnyc
@serbarristan
@Perfectcircles
@oskrusa
@dfgiop
@Charllesun
@montanasnipper
@rgweiser53
@moondog-sparky
@Thilgela
@mugenlove
@goalaso
@chocol8max
@etl
@AlucardX
@Shawnc
@lcdx22
@Churchill W
@George Red
@Gertoshav
@jctune
@Joe Schmoe
@neelp3
@Mothetgoo
 

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@Carmina I would like to be added to the #4 wait-list as well. Hopefully, Horween will be able to provide enough quantity to meet demand.
 

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@Carmina other than the Jumper Boots and Chelsea boots that you’ve had as MTO groups, what other boots are available with the fur lining? Can you do the 80488 NST?
 

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Sizing advice needed. I own a pair of full boruge on the Rain last that fits comfortably (semi brogue not so much) in size UK7.5 standard width. I also own a pair of suede Chelsea boots in size UK7.5 standard width on the Inca last.

A couple of years ago I owned a punched cap toe in size UK8 on the Simpson last and a pair of suede double monks in the same size and on the same last that I felt were a mis-fit. I sized up mainly because of the narrowness of the Simpson last, although I've never tried the last in size UK7.5. I just went with people's experience. The result was that I experienced some heel slippage with the double monks and sold them.

I'm willing to give the double monks another try, but am not sure which route to take. I love the look of the Simpson last. Could I fit a size UK7.5 on the Simpson (because suede/double monks are more forgiving than oxfords) or should I just give it up pick up a pair on the Rain or Inca last? Anyone else with a similar experience? Also, which of the three lasts (Simpson, Inca, Rain) looks best in a double monk set up in your opinion? Thanks.
 

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Sizing advice needed. I own a pair of full boruge on the Rain last that fits comfortably (semi brogue not so much) in size UK7.5 standard width. I also own a pair of suede Chelsea boots in size UK7.5 standard width on the Inca last.

A couple of years ago I owned a punched cap toe in size UK8 on the Simpson last and a pair of suede double monks in the same size and on the same last that I felt were a mis-fit. I sized up mainly because of the narrowness of the Simpson last, although I've never tried the last in size UK7.5. I just went with people's experience. The result was that I experienced some heel slippage with the double monks and sold them.

I'm willing to give the double monks another try, but am not sure which route to take. I love the look of the Simpson last. Could I fit a size UK7.5 on the Simpson (because suede/double monks are more forgiving than oxfords) or should I just give it up pick up a pair on the Rain or Inca last? Anyone else with a similar experience? Also, which of the three lasts (Simpson, Inca, Rain) looks best in a double monk set up in your opinion? Thanks.
I'm UK 9.5, and wear most Carmina lasts in such, including Rain, Inca, Forest, etc.

Here are my experiences with Simpson:

UK 9.5 :

My first pair of Simpson was a Shell Cordovan oxford. They were uncomfortably snugged and I had to stretch them using stretcher to make them wearable. (Being oxford + shell cordovan, it is less forgiving).

I do, however, got a pair of calfskin oxford in UK 9.5 that is more wearable (I got them used, so they're worn-in a bit) a pair of Double Monk suede, which is pretty OK, snug and tight, and a pair of calfskin loafers, which is benefited from its snugness.

UK 10 :

I got lots of shoes & boots this size, and it is one of my favorite fitting. Oxfords, Derbies, Chukkas, Chelsea, Balmoral Boots, you name it and I think I got it (except loafers).

I, however. got a pair of Shell Cordovan Double Monk which is *a little loose* but very wearable. A tiny bit of heel slippage which is OK. I think I could just eventually add insole if I found this unacceptable.

UK 10.5 :

I have a pair of Chelsea this size. The thing is, my usual Simpson 10 UK was out of stock and I had to wait for production, which I didn't want to. 10.5 should be OK, I though, since I sometimes wear boots half size larger in various lasts (i.e., Rain 10, Forest 10, etc) without any problem. I found they fit OK, a little, acceptable heel slippage (acceptable for a boot).

So, "I'm guessing" that UK 7.5 Suede Double Monk could work for you.

Hope this helps.
 

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@Carmina other than the Jumper Boots and Chelsea boots that you’ve had as MTO groups, what other boots are available with the fur lining? Can you do the 80488 NST?
From what we recall, these are the only available Carmina models which can have a fur lining:

80216
10027
80179
80688
80459

Best,

Sara
 

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I'm UK 9.5, and wear most Carmina lasts in such, including Rain, Inca, Forest, etc.

Here are my experiences with Simpson:

UK 9.5 :

My first pair of Simpson was a Shell Cordovan oxford. They were uncomfortably snugged and I had to stretch them using stretcher to make them wearable. (Being oxford + shell cordovan, it is less forgiving).

I do, however, got a pair of calfskin oxford in UK 9.5 that is more wearable (I got them used, so they're worn-in a bit) a pair of Double Monk suede, which is pretty OK, snug and tight, and a pair of calfskin loafers, which is benefited from its snugness.

UK 10 :

I got lots of shoes & boots this size, and it is one of my favorite fitting. Oxfords, Derbies, Chukkas, Chelsea, Balmoral Boots, you name it and I think I got it (except loafers).

I, however. got a pair of Shell Cordovan Double Monk which is *a little loose* but very wearable. A tiny bit of heel slippage which is OK. I think I could just eventually add insole if I found this unacceptable.

UK 10.5 :

I have a pair of Chelsea this size. The thing is, my usual Simpson 10 UK was out of stock and I had to wait for production, which I didn't want to. 10.5 should be OK, I though, since I sometimes wear boots half size larger in various lasts (i.e., Rain 10, Forest 10, etc) without any problem. I found they fit OK, a little, acceptable heel slippage (acceptable for a boot).

So, "I'm guessing" that UK 7.5 Suede Double Monk could work for you.

Hope this helps.
Interested insight. What do you think of the length of Simpson (half sized up from Rain) ? Does it feel elongated for you?
 

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Colour 4 Horween Cordovan GMTO is now closed,

1. @Vocans confirmed
2. @flylikeneagle confirmed
3. @CrashBurner confirmed
4. @budapest12 confirmed
5. @jamesnyc asked to be waitlisted
6. @stook1 confirmed
7. @up1911fan waitlisted
8. @ThinkDerm pending confirmation until end of day – new code sent
9. @bootyboy confirmed
10. @huskiee pending confirmation until end of day - new code sent
11. @Mr Clemson confirmed
12. @danadd94 confirmed
13. @p1yhRZks confirmed
14. @Blastwice confirmed

Wait listed members that can be included in the GMTO. You will soon receive a DM.

15. @serbarristan
16. @Perfectcircles

These are the wait-listed users, you will have preference in our next colour 4 GMTO.

@jamesnyc
@up1911fan
@oskrusa
@dfgiop
@Charllesun
@montanasnipper
@rgweiser53
@moondog-sparky
@Thilgela
@mugenlove
@goalaso
@chocol8max
@etl
@AlucardX
@Shawnc
@lcdx22
@Churchill W
@George Red
@Gertoshav
@jctune
@Joe Schmoe
@neelp3
@Mothetgoo
@scb
@thatboyo
@konig
@stijn
@Darkkp
 

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