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Epaulet x Carmina MTO

Discussion in 'Preorders, Group Made-to-order, trunk shows, and o' started by NAMOR, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Senior member

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    I think it is also on the Forest last, wj4. Can't find where I think I read that, though.
     
  2. NAMOR

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    Does Carmina have an in house recraft service? I don't mind taking them elsewhere but Carmina's rubber dainite is a perfect combination of style and function. Never seen a thinner rubber sole offered anywhere else
     
  3. NAMOR

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    Does Carmina have an in house recraft service? I don't mind taking them elsewhere but Carmina's rubber dainite is a perfect combination of style and function. Never seen a thinner rubber sole offered anywhere else
     
  4. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    Could you have sized down on the Forest last by 1.5 sizes??? I'm wearing my Robert lasted boot and it fits a little loose (sized down 1)
     
  5. FrankCowperwood

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    Almost certainly no. I have gone with 10.5UK in a wide fitting on the Forest vs. a Brannock sizing on the wider size of 11D (it's why I like these MTOs). I buy Barrie 10.5E and 11D. I have the Forest in 11UK and 10.5UK regular fittings too. The 10.5 just barely works for me. Not that comfortable. I had to go with 11UK on the ruby captoe on the Queens.
     
  6. runningfrog

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    i could probably size down by 1.5 for the forest, but epaulet doesn't stock smaller than uk7 unless it's a special order or mto. the robert last is slimmer and fits better on me for the same size. the mto's i just received are on the rain and queens, but i haven't had enough time to break them in on carpet, so i haven't worn them outside yet. all four lasts are size uk7.

    i've seen smaller sizes at the armoury and carminas eshop, but i haven't invested in the sizing experiment yet. pm me if you have any carminas on the forest last in uk6.5 that you're willing to offload. :)
     
  7. wj4

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    The all black option is also sounding good to me. Might be the only one here who likes it. First runner is the tan calf though!
     
  8. diglett

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    You're not alone; I think that would make a damn good dress boot. That'll be a serious contender for my Austerity purchase(s).
     
  9. NAMOR

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    After wearing the Robert last boot for 20+ hours, I appreciate having a little wiggle room in the front. Towards the end, It felt like my foot expanded a width
     
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    Subbed. Don't know how I missed this thread.

    Edit: Also, porosus jodhpurs pls!
     
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  12. Roguls

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    If you have narrow feet, maybe. But tight shoes are the worst, and these are far from bespoke. There are excellent modifying options for when shoes are a "little loose." Forest is a full last, but not necessarily elongated.

    Move to the East Coast, so you could try on at Epaulet or TheShoeMart.
     
  13. Roguls

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    Yep, good to have room in the toebox.
     
  14. wj4

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    Your feet do expand a bit as the day goes on. In regards to the Forest last, is sizing down half size not enough?
     
  15. hanoiboy

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    My 9.5D alden plaza last is equal to the carmina sinclair/cognac jumper in 8.5uk
     
  16. yulun405

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    Robert last is my favorite last of Carmina. I have a pair of black cap-toe balmoral and a pair of brown suede double monk that I got from the Armoury.
     
  17. Joshua Lee

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    Does anyone know what wax or shoe cream you use on the Ruby shell cordovan? Does any store stock red shoe cream/wax?
     
  18. NewYorkIslander

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    I wear a Barrie 9 and a Forest 8.5UK comfortably.



    I just use Saphir Reno...I find wax doesn't do justice to shell cordovan...
     
  19. Roguls

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    So true. Reno and elbow grease is all shell should ever need. Let the patina shine through, gents!
     
  20. wj4

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    Thanks, Rob. So just follow the procedure like the other Carmina lasts by sizing down .5 from Barrie then.
     

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