Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Leaves, Feb 27, 2013.
Great pics! Thx!
Looking at this pic and the relatively steep incline behind the toe box, is it safe to assume that this last (EB 804) has a highish instep?
And how is the sizing in comparison to Carmina Forest, EG 202/82/606?
Wearing the Carmina black jumper boot today:
Black calf - Oscar last
Count me in if you guys ever decide to do a gmto on carmina navy double monk shells
I think @unipair guy still got some for sale
Could not find them on website. However, live within EU so ordering from outside eu is a killer due to high import charged.
Yes, all Bonafè lasts have a high instep. This Jodhpur model will also feel slightly more generous over that part of the foot because of it's lack of lacing or buckles. A good recommendation would be to size down half a size from Forest to this 804 last, which is more elongated than Forest and EG 202.
@GabrielOB do you feel that the Bonafe 946 fits like the rain last? I find that it fits a bit more snug, which is actually better for me. I know some on here feel that the 946 has a higher instep.
I think you can add me to that list as well. I need a pair of burgundy shell boots!
Yes, for me, the Rain and 946 lasts fits very similar with a similar high instep. However, I would say that the 946 is maybe a hair higher over the instep and also over the ball width, not wider just slightly higher. Nevertheless, I would recommend the same size for these two lasts, as I personally also take.
I find the 946 to have less room length wise (toe area). I could be wrong though.
now we're talking.
faster than i expected, honestly
I'm another who got in on the Doak Galway preorder. It will be my first EG. SF is dangerous: I found myself a few weeks behind on the Alden thread and daunted with the number of posts to cover. Recalled some Alden thread participants having good things to say about the Galway. A few clicks later and my CC had been charged!
Looking to get some Carmina into the stable. Would appreciate any feedback on the following:
1) Any pics of these in the wild? Is the Fox suede more on the yellow/tan or caramel spectrum?
2) Thinking of upgrading my AE Park Avenues and looking at the Dress Shoe in black (Forest Last) or the Work Wear (Rain Last). I think either last would be ok from an aesthetic, but unsure on fit. Alden sizes are 10.5D Barrie last shoe (a bit loose), 10.5 D Barrie last boot (just right), 11 D Plaza boots and shoes (just right), 10.5 E Grant boot, 10.5 D Trubalance (a bit loose but 10.5 C is too tight). High instep. I'm assuming 10 UK is the right size, but would greatly appreciate thoughts on which last would be better.
Dress Shoe in black:
3) @Leaves, Any plans for a restock of the Work Wear?
Those work wear are sexy. I want them, will probably pick them up in summer
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