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The Official Carmina Sizing Thread

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

  1. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    Can anyone with Rain last size 10.5 or 11 UK offer width measurements? I'm looking for a 4.5" width, and I'm only guessing at this point...
     
  2. pekingman

    pekingman Well-Known Member

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    Not sure what information (measurement) you are after exactly but here are some numbers that might help:

    Rain last UK 11: Widest point measured across sole (pretty much equal to the widest point of the last from looking down onto the shoe) = 4.25"; this is located at a distance of 8.25" from the heel end of the sole.

    I fit comfortably in the Rain UK 11. I also wear a 11 UK Queen's (just a bit tight on at the widest point), and U(V)etam UK 11 (loafer - tight, but comfortable). Also 11 UK in the Oscar last - and for that the maximum width across the sole is just shy of 4.5". A tracing of my foot gives the widest point as 4.125". If it helps I can send you tomorrrow a tracing of my shoe and my (largest) foot (need to access the scanner at work for that).
     
  3. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    Thank you, I was hoping for a 4.5" width on the Rain. Guess it will not work for me, maybe I'll try the Oscar last. I appreciate the help.
     
  4. NAMOR

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    carmina deia last. fits snug like simpson? or rain, or alcudia. hoping to get on the shell jodhpur boot from gentelmans footwear but im afraid it might be a touche narrow
     
  5. NAMOR

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    sounds like uk11 would fir the bill
     
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  6. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    Thank you, it is difficult asking Carmina vendors this info. I was asking an SF affiliate vendor for width measurements on any Rain size 11Uk shoe handy, they only offered that that model runs slim and will not work for me.

    I had written the last off until now, thank you...
     
  7. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    How did you size on your GG?
     
  8. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    10.5 G on TG73, I'm trying to get some good staples. Don't want to go MTO for everything...
     
  9. NAMOR

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    Your best is Inca, Detroit and Oscar as try are CArminas widest lasts. Even so you might need an "f".

    For Rain last you might need a double wide
     
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  10. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    Or size up of course. I am a us 12, and take uk11 in rain which marries a touch under 4.5"

    Deia, Alcudia, and Simpson aren't in my vocabulary. I don't like sizing up if I don't have to
     
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  11. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    Cappedncollared:
    You said you wear
    Rain - UK 8
    Forrest - UK 8
    Alden Barrie - US 8D (full size down, rather than half size as most people have)


    Interesting ...

    I wear:

    Rain - UK 8
    Forest - UK 8
    Alden Barrie - US 9D
     
  12. Joshua Lee

    Joshua Lee Senior member

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    My sizing has been the same as Sevenfold,

    Detroit last - UK 11
    Forest - UK 12 ( Can't fit my foot in a UK 11)
    Alden barrie last - US 12 D
     
  13. cappedncollared

    cappedncollared Well-Known Member

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    9D would swim on me.

    I was borderline 8 / 8.5 on Barrie and prefer my shoes on the snug side, so took a gamble on the 8 giving slightly. So far I think I made the right choice, though 8.5C would probably be ideal
     
  14. NAMOR

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    Hello fiddler, any update on sizing the rain last? You eventually settled on sizing down 1 size in the rain instead of 1/2? Any updates on the shell whole cut? Looks brilliant
     
  15. Fiddler

    Fiddler Senior member

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    ^^ I have Rain in both UK8 (single monk shell) and UK8.5 (the wholecuts in navy shell above).

    My preference is greatly for the UK8.5 as it is the most comfortable for my feet. I am a US9D (left foot is 9, right foot is a couple of mm longer).

    The UK8 monks fit my left foot perfectly but they do pinch the little toe of my right foot a bit. Hence, I prefer UK8.5.

    For Inca Last, I can wear UK8, no problem.

    For Oscar Last, I definitely have to take UK8.5 as this last has a noticably lower instep.

    I will post some pics of the navy wholecut when I next wear them.
     
  16. calidist

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    Would someone with a size 7.5 UK Rain-lasted shoe be so kind as to post the outersole length and outersole ball of foot measurements?
     
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    NAMOR Senior member

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    speaking of measurements, here are the outsole measurements for simpson last size uk11 and uk11.5


    11= width 115 mm
    Length 329 mm

    11.5= width 117 mm
    length 333 mm
     
  18. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    thanks man. i think ive settled on rain in uk11
     
  19. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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    Hey gents!

    We are trying to get a MTO going for a CAPTOE oxford in SADDLE SHELL CORDOVAN on the RAIN last.

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    We are doing this MTO through Gentlemans Footwear.

    PM myself if interested or steveyoo1983

    Thanks!
     
  20. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    Betty is suggesting I size down an additional 1/2 size from the 11UK I wear in the Forest last for a new Inca last purchase. I'm somewhat skeptical of the suggestion due to how similar the Forest last is supposed to be with the Inca last. How accurate has Betty's sizing recommendations been for others? Also, if I go with her suggestion and the shoes are too small, am I on the hook for the additional shipping and duties for the exchange? Looking to place the order today, so any help would be appreciated.
     

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