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

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

  1. watchidiot

    watchidiot Distinguished Member

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    @Leaves how does the Carmina women's sizing work? My wife's a women's 8US and a women's 39 euro. How does that convert to women's UK sizing.

    Thanks!
     


  2. Skoaktiebolaget

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    I just talked to Bonafé and it is possible to order a model similar to the 3577 Wingtip Derby we have in our store without any punching or medallion. This would not include any extra charge. However, they have a model designed like you request as well.

    Please see this sizing chart from Carmina for their Women's collection:
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  3. Fred G. Unn

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    Great, thanks! Still pondering the exact makeup but it's great to know that's an option. The Carmina austerity bal restock has me second guessing it a bit, but I'm not sure I can wear the Simpson last. Consensus is to just go down .5 from US size in that last, right?
     
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    For a carmina GMTO: any interest in a wingtip on Simpson last?
     


  5. Frank the sheep

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    My GF normaly has euro 39 and Carmina 5.5 fits her well. She tried a couple during the Carmina trunk show at Skoaktiebolaget. She has 70C in C&J if that´s any help.
     


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    So now we need to get the women of our loves on board with some "real" shoes. One or Carmina and C&J so now EB, GG, and EG new to open that up.
    Then we will he some true power couples in the shoe world.
     


  7. rydenfan

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    that is the last thing in the world my bank account needs
     


  8. eljlakers

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    I can't do Simpson. Just too narrow for me. I have one pair in suede that I have just managed to break in (and they are really comfortable), but the ones I've tried in calf just kill my feet. Plus I like the look of Rain better anyway.
     


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    Butte is a big benefit. The. We don't he to worry about explaining the high cost of our shoes all off the time because they can get one that costs a lot less once in a while.

    Win win for me because I get easy gifts to buy and can then buy more for myself without hearing complaints.
     


  10. peppercorn78

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    @Leaves I had a recent email from Betty at Carmina stating that they don't make extended widths (like G or H UK). I remember reading somewhere that they will for MTOs on Rain or Inca lasts. Which is true, in your exoerience? I would definitely consider joining a Carmina GMTO if I could get an extra wide.

    Thank you!
     


  11. rc121

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    I know they do have wide versions of Rain and I believe forest, but they are probably more equivalent to a US E. They don't have anything to would reach to G or H to my knowledge (when I asked about a year ago). It was also recently relayed that all pairs in a GMTO must be the same width, per Betty, which really lowers the possibility of getting 6 participants.
     


  12. striker

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    Shelf space is a huge problem for me if she converts to this. As much as I'd like to support Skoak, I'd prefer if she kept with her Jimmy Choos and Louboutin. I once made the mistake of telling her that she shouldn't be paying so much for a few pieces of unsupportive straps and heels. She got some Uggs and my shoes lost their shelter.
     
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    I know what You mean but at least she would have well made and supportive shoes. Then she could get rid of the horrid uggs. Or tell her to keep them and the heels and then send her to me to fix her feet with surgery to pay for more of my EG,EB, and GG.

    For that matter, tell all of your wives / significant others to keep up with the poor shoes and the. Send them over to me to fix. I'll make a fund to pay for my shoes and even set some aside for the SF fund for men who shop at Skoak and send surgeries to me. Haha
     


  14. 90shilling

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    That's what I did. I tried on a UK8.5 and UK9 (my US Brannock size is 9.5D) in the Carmina store in Madrid, and the only difference between the two sizes was width - the lengths were exactly the same. I ended up buying the UK9 and it fits great.
     


  15. Fred G. Unn

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    Thanks, I'm just a little nervous about the Simpson without trying it on. I'm going ahead with the Bonafe austerity blucher in bracken museum calf anyway.
     


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