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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Leaves, Feb 27, 2013.
Yes Carmina does offer wide option for the Rain last but for GMTO you would need Six same pairs.
Thanks for the help gents...
Isn't the Detroit Last also a fairly wide Last? I forget whether this was wider or not than the Soller however.
I've never worn the Detroit but from visual comparisons it seems to be pretty wide. I know forest and rain offer wide widths but soller and Detroit run on the wider side.
What about the inca last may I know? How does it compare with forest last?
I would need a extra wide size to make Carmina work, for comparison i wear a G width in GG & EG. Don't know if anyone that wears an extra wide size has even successfully ordered a Carmina shoe in an extra wide size. I'll just have to email them to find out i suppose...
Have you checked with Gabriel to see what he has to say?
Quote:Both wide fitting. I can't say for sure which is wider - been forever since I tried on Detroit - my bet would be Soller by a small margin. I did try a wide size in Forest once - which fits a bit too narrow in standard width for me - and found it a bit too wide for my liking. Anyone need an unworn pair of loden suede PTBs in a wide UK 8.5, holler at me.
Soller is longer but has more taper. I haven't tried both, but I believe that's per Betty.
I honestly think Oscar and Rain are it for me. Soller has too much taper; my pinky toe feels it. I'd have to try another half size down to be sure, since right now I wear super thick socks or use a thin insole.
I don't understand -- Soller has too much taper but you are trying it with super thick socks? Do you mean you would have to size UP another half size?
Yes, sorry. I went with standard rec of half size down from Rain, but it's still too big everywhere (heel, waist) except across my instep. If I were to size down half again so I wouldn't need thicker socks, the taper would likely be too much for my feet.
I guess the proportions just aren't ideal for my feet. I'd have to really try on the Soller in 6.5 UK to assess.
Yes, Detroit is pretty wide. I have a high instep and wear US 10.E and EE in the AE #5 last in oxfords and E in pretty much every other AE last. Betty suggested a UK 9.5 in the Detroit LWB I just received and it seems about right. About an "E and a half."
You can see a top view below. Pardon the flannel lined jeans but I was wearing jeans and boots for the snow when the package arrived and I couldn't wait to try them on.
While far from "sleek," for (cognac) shell @&$#% gunboats I think they're great.
Or I guess that might be "los barcos de arma?"
@Count de Monet
Gorgeous. Carmina's gunboat is underrated. Same with Vass.
Xpost from Carmina thread. The Polo suede boots were waiting for me so I made quick use of the remaining light.
Here they are, letting all their red wonderfulness shine:
They look significantly darker indoors - when I opened the box I wasn't seeing much red at all.
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