Dismiss Notice

STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

The Official Carmina Sizing Thread

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

  1. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

    Messages:
    8,140
    Likes Received:
    9,025
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2010
    

    This info helps a lot because I was looking at the loafers and I really liked em but not sure of the last. It's not too tight? Because I'm sure it'll stretch and break in comfortably
     


  2. Fiddler

    Fiddler Senior member

    Messages:
    757
    Likes Received:
    91
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2011
    I don't find it at all tight...it's holds the foot firmly with no slippage at the heel... just right....I have read reports comparing it to Simpson Last (which I havent worn) but it looks roomier to me.
     


  3. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

    Messages:
    20,579
    Likes Received:
    3,456
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2010
    Location:
    Heavenly & Northstar
    

    Robert, Forest, Inca suit a high instead. Take same size as Olfe
     


  4. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

    Messages:
    20,579
    Likes Received:
    3,456
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2010
    Location:
    Heavenly & Northstar
    

    If you fit a 12 in Barrie than go atleast a 12 in Simpson. 2 completely different lasts and shapes. Barrie last is the 56 year old Kirstie alley compared to Simpson Kirstie Alley on cheers
     


  5. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

    Messages:
    20,579
    Likes Received:
    3,456
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2010
    Location:
    Heavenly & Northstar
    Size comparison

    Barrie left, Simpson right

    [​IMG]
     


  6. Petepan

    Petepan Senior member

    Messages:
    1,561
    Likes Received:
    469
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2012
    Rain, same size as Hiro.
     


  7. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

    Messages:
    8,140
    Likes Received:
    9,025
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2010


  8. mrjester

    mrjester Senior member

    Messages:
    2,907
    Likes Received:
    1,177
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2012
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    Just wanted to post a Carmina sizing comparison.

    I have some Double Monk Straps in the Inca last (10.5UK) and just received some Tassel Loafers in the Uetam last (11UK).

    Both are about the same length wise. The Inca had some room on the sides. I think I can actually size down half a size on the Inca now that I'm carefully comparing it. The Uetam was well-fitting on the sides with maybe 1/8" to 1/5" wiggle room but had a good 1.25" of space for the toe. I'm willing to live with a little tightness on the sides, so I'm sending the Uetam loafers back tomorrow to trade for a snuff suede version in 10.5 and another shoe on Simpson in 10.5. I've heard the Simpson is as narrow as the Uetam, just basically different in the toe (please someone prove me wrong if the Simpson is narrower, before the paypal invoice hits, if needed).

    My toe on the Uetam stops where the stitching is on the decorative stitching. FYI. About the same on the Inca.

    Bottom point: 10.5 UK Inca = 11 UK Uetam.

    Pictures: (Carmina, Polo Cashmere, Epaulet Blackwatch [needs hemmed more])




    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2013


  9. ascher07

    ascher07 Senior member

    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2012
    I have a pair of Salinger Double Monks in the Inca last size 11UK that I have to wear thick socks with to make fit.
    Debating ordering another pair, as I love the quality, design, and price point, but I'm stuck on size. Would a 10.5 be feasible or should I just look into different lasts?
    For detail, my current pair are about a 1/4-1/2 too long at the heel, and without thick socks I have to use the last hole to tighten them, which is a real bugger.
    Thanks.
     


  10. burghler

    burghler Senior member

    Messages:
    303
    Likes Received:
    72
    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2012
    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    Thanks for the help guys!

     


  11. mrjester

    mrjester Senior member

    Messages:
    2,907
    Likes Received:
    1,177
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2012
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    Quote:This ones pretty simple. If you have room on all four sides of your foot, it's too big ;)
    Inca is the largest size so the same size in other lasts may be better. Like Simpson and Uetam. I'm working on getting right sizes for myself but this should point you in the right direction.
     


  12. LoserG

    LoserG Member

    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2012
    If you could compare the Inca Last to an Alden Last (fit-wise), which would it be?
     
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2013


  13. sashko1

    sashko1 Member

    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    22
    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2012
    Hi Guys,

    This is going to sound strange, but what size in Forest would you recommend if I wear a UK8.5 in Reebok classics, my foot is very narrow.

    I was thinking 8.5 in an E fit forest would be OK. I'm looking at either the 732 oxford or 956 4tier derby, both an E width.

    Also do you know what returns policy is from Carmina direct, I live in the EU BTW.

    I would offer a sizing example of similar footwear but all I have is two new pairs of bespoke from Januszkiewicz in Warsaw, which don't compare to any RTW shoes.

    Thanks in advance for any help

    Alex
     


  14. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Senior member

    Messages:
    2,759
    Likes Received:
    753
    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2011
    Ok, I honestly don't expect an answer but I thought I'd toss this out anyway. Have any of you bought Carmina for your wives/girlfriends? I was poking around on the Carmina and Epaulet sites and my wife mentioned that she liked their boots. Epaulet lists UK5.5 = US8.5 in womens which seems really small compared to other brands. (My wife is US8.5 but UK6.5 in Meermin.) Anyone have any experience with this? Spoo? Mother's Day is coming up so I was considering a purchase if I had any idea what size to buy. I'll give Epaulet a call tomorrow but I assume they'll say what their website says.
     


  15. mrjester

    mrjester Senior member

    Messages:
    2,907
    Likes Received:
    1,177
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2012
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    Crosspost from the Skoak thread, sizing details about Inca/Simpson/Uetam.

    I did the best I could to depict the slippage I'm talking about. The Inca is just like the Rain so I'm treating it that way. These are all 10.5UK:


    [​IMG]
    Comparison (Simpson - Uetam - Inca)

    [​IMG]
    Uetam length vs Inca length (Same, if not more for Inca)

    [​IMG]
    Uetam width vs Inca width. Note the height comparison as well. Which is why I'd size down if the Rain/Inca has any room in the sides for you. The toe should always have room.


    [​IMG]
    Uetam loafer slippage. My foot slides forward due to the long opening.


    [​IMG]

    Inca slippage - Less, but still there.

    [​IMG]
    Simpson slippage - best fitting shoe ever. Doesn't rub, doesn't slip.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by