Dismiss Notice

STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Skoaktiebolaget – Carlos Santos, Enzo Bonafé, Saint Crispin’s, Paolo Scafora, Carmina, Rubinacci

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Leaves, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. Leaves

    Leaves Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    4,785
    Likes Received:
    3,011
    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2010
    Location:
    Sweden


  2. tifosi

    tifosi Tire Kicker

    Messages:
    10,136
    Likes Received:
    2,359
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2013
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Crocolaides could be the best name, ever.
     


  3. budapest12

    budapest12 Senior member

    Messages:
    4,083
    Likes Received:
    1,185
    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2012
    ^ Already been used in a product before. Had lots of electrolytes but tasted awful and then Gatorade sued em and shut em down.
     


  4. tifosi

    tifosi Tire Kicker

    Messages:
    10,136
    Likes Received:
    2,359
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2013
    Location:
    New Jersey
    
    LMAO, Buda.
     


  5. borbor

    borbor Senior member

    Messages:
    935
    Likes Received:
    402
    Joined:
    May 16, 2013


  6. Leaves

    Leaves Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    4,785
    Likes Received:
    3,011
    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2010
    Location:
    Sweden
    

    I'd recommend moving down to UK 7.5. Most people size down half a size from Simpson to Rain. That's the general recommendation. If you need further fitting advice please e-mail [email protected] .
     


  7. othertravel

    othertravel Senior member

    Messages:
    5,827
    Likes Received:
    886
    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2011
    

    If Simpson fits you well, I don't recommend sizing down in Rain.

    That's because the Simpson last accomodates low insteps and the Rain is appropriate for a high instep. If you have a low instep, your foot will be swimming in the Rain last and won't feel like a secure fit.
     


  8. borbor

    borbor Senior member

    Messages:
    935
    Likes Received:
    402
    Joined:
    May 16, 2013
    i think i'll probably end up doing 8uk judging from the pairs that i have. the only time i sized down was a pair of florsheim derbies. Even the meermin dbs that i have with their inca i'm doing an 8. it doesn't fit like the simpson, but i'm not exactly swimming in it either.
     


  9. DonRaphael

    DonRaphael Senior member

    Messages:
    1,463
    Likes Received:
    477
    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2012


  10. greasymonkey

    greasymonkey Senior member

    Messages:
    594
    Likes Received:
    103
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2011
    Location:
    Darkside
    wow no crocolaides in my size; Leaves whats going on??
     


  11. golfinz

    golfinz Senior member

    Messages:
    609
    Likes Received:
    199
    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2014
    Location:
    Texas

    Most people, including Carmina vendors (Leaves, Steve, Unipair and The Armoury), recommend sizing down a half size when going from the Simpson to the Rain last. Othertravel is correct though, the Simpson fits completely different compared to the Rain last. I posted a comparison of the two in the Carmina sizing thread - might be worth checking out if you haven't seen a Rain shoe before.
     


  12. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

    Messages:
    11,599
    Likes Received:
    4,157
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2013
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Honestly if you wear simpson comfortably, you shouldn't wear rain.

    One is narrow, one is wide.

    Wear what fits your foot.
     


  13. golfinz

    golfinz Senior member

    Messages:
    609
    Likes Received:
    199
    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2014
    Location:
    Texas
    ^ Agreed. After owning both, I find it hard to believe that both lasts can fit the same foot comfortably, even if you do size down.
     


  14. othertravel

    othertravel Senior member

    Messages:
    5,827
    Likes Received:
    886
    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2011
    


    Leatherfoot (to their credit) were clear that even sizing down in Rain wouldn't resolve the instep issue. The vamp is too high.

    That said, I think it's a misconception that Simpson is a narrow last. I'm slightly wider than a "D", and it fits fine.

    And to confirm, the other low-instep lasts are Forrest and Phila, correct?
     


  15. MGD83

    MGD83 Senior member

    Messages:
    1,098
    Likes Received:
    306
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2013
    Forest instep is not low, I'd say it's medium.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by