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

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

  1. gazzadesigning

    gazzadesigning Active Member

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    My understanding was Alcudia is the Almond toe version of the Chisel Toe Simpson. Same width. If only a.....bit.....wider
     
  2. golfinz

    golfinz Senior member

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    I think the Robert last is the most similar fitting to Simpson while keeping to a similar chiseled shape toe. I haven't tried a Robert last on, but from talking to the people at The Armoury, they recommend the same size between the two lasts.

    The Rain and Simpsons fit entirely differently. The toe boxes are different (and not just width), the instep is different, and the heals are different.
     
  3. All Tatters

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    Looking at pictures and what people have said about it the answer could be the Filadelfia last.

    The Filadelfia is said to be low instep like the Simpson, but it looks wider at the toe box.

    Unfortunately the Filadelfia last is available in very very few styles (one nice model in the official shop however).

    And then there's the Robert. Weren't people saying that it is also lower volume than Forest? (which it does resemble otherwise)
     
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  4. othertravel

    othertravel Senior member

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    I have calf double monk in the Fila last. My favourite Carmina last.
     
  5. gazzadesigning

    gazzadesigning Active Member

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    Robert, Forest,Oscar, all medium width, appear to have a much taller toe box (viewed from the side) than Simpson & Rain?
     
  6. All Tatters

    All Tatters Senior member

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    And how is it? Is it low-volume like the Simpson but wider?
     
  7. othertravel

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    That's a good way of putting it. Low volume, and I think slightly wider.

    I have a low instep and average width (in between a US D/E depending on the last).
     
  8. gazzadesigning

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    How is the length? Similar to Simpson&Rain, I found these were compatible? My Oscars are far shorter
     
  9. othertravel

    othertravel Senior member

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    Here are pics of the Fila last:

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  10. othertravel

    othertravel Senior member

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    Comparable length.

    @RogerP knows alot about the Rain last, and has tried the Simpson last. When I posted the pics above, he commented that they look wider than the Simpson last.
     
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    othertravel Senior member

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    gazzadesigning Active Member

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    Do you have a side shot, akin to this?

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    othertravel Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    That's the best side shot I have.
     
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  14. gazzadesigning

    gazzadesigning Active Member

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    Thank you Sir! Toe doesn't look quite as Simpson shapely, but not as Forest bulbous?
     
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    cezinho Senior member

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    It's inca
     

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