The Official Carmina Sizing Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SpooPoker, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I feel this needs a home.

    Begin.
     
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    NAMOR Senior member

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    why not just a single carmina thread?
     
  3. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Because every Carmina thread is comprised of "what size am I" questions.
     
  4. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    I think Carmina sizing, at first, looks simple... but if you read into it, there are lots of strange variations. Makes buying difficult, much like with Vass.

    I think folks should post a size or two in a shoe or two we all know, i.e. size X in Alden Barrie, or size X in C&J 348, etc. and then post their Carmina size in whatever last they own.
     
  5. SpooPoker

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    SPOO

    US 9.5D

    CJ 348 - 8.5
    JL 7000 - 8.5
    Vass F - 42
    Vass U - 42.5
    GG (MH71, GG06, TG73, KN14) - 9E
    EG 202 - 9.5/10

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    Carmina (Simpson) 8.5
     
  6. FLW

    FLW Senior member

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    Fair enough:

    US- 9 (AE lasts 8 and 0, close to 8.5 on the 5)

    JL 7000- 8

    Carmina (Inca)- 8 with JUST enough room in the toebox
     
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    Renton Senior member

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    Nice idea for a thread, but does anyone have experience with carmina's wide width options? I've been told that the forest last is the only one available in a wide, but only in mto.
     
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    Liquidus Senior member

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    I'm interested in branching out from C&J to Carmina so I'll be paying attention to this thread.

    In terms of shape and fit, is the Simpson last more like the C&J 337 or 348?
     
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  10. lexmann

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    C&J 348 337 341 - UK8.5E
    Church's 173 108 - UK8..5F
    Barker 396 - UK9FX
    Cheaney 11028 205 - UK8.5
    Alfred Sargent 724 - UK8.5, 104 - UK9
    Grenson 96 - UK8.5
    Romano Martegani 3B - US9.5

    Carmina Simpson & Queen - 9, Rain - 8.5
     
  11. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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    Spoo coming through with a great thread. It takes days to sift through the carmina thread to even know relatively what size to buy.

    Thanks Spoo!
     
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    I think its more like a 348.


    Now this is a bit unusual as you and I wear the same size in the C&J, yet you are more comfortable in a half size smaller in the Simpson?
     
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    spoo -- great thread idea (I'll soon add my info ...).
     
  14. tim_horton

    tim_horton Senior member

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    Great idea Spoo.

    tim_horton:

    All shoes leather and standard width unless otherwise stated:

    C&J 337 - 10 UK
    C&J 341 - 9.5 UK
    Carmina Simpson Oxford - 10 UK
    Carmina Simpson Chelsea boot - 9.5 UK
    Carmina Rain Oxford - 9.5 UK
    Carmina Forest Oxford and Blucher - 9.5 UK
    Carmina Inca Chukka - 10 UK

    My C&J 337 is a bit loose in 10UK but too tight in 9.5UK; my Carmina Simpson Oxford is comfortably snug in 10UK (which is how I like my shoes to fit.)
     
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    No. I wear half size bigger in the Simpson (size 9 instead fo size 8.5).
     

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