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The Official Carmina Sizing Thread

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

  1. Wes Bourne

    Wes Bourne Senior member

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    I would've guessed:

    Vass F - 42.5
    Vass U - 43
    EG 202 - 9/9.5 or even 8.5/9?
     
  2. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus

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    Noap. U Vass in 43 fits, but a 42.5 would be much better. A 42 in U last was too small at first, but broke in perfectly. EG I sold a while ago, but no firk flickin way would 8.5/9 come close.
     
  3. Superfluous

    Superfluous Senior member

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    Spoo, you go a full size down in Simpson despite being a regular width? I would have thought with the narrowness of the last you'd only do half size. This is why I'm afraid of buying Carmina online :embar:. I'm an 11B/C.
     
  4. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus

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    Correct. Each first few wears are a bit snug, but after a few times, they feel great.
     
  5. sinnedk

    sinnedk Senior member

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    spoo just so i can understand the sizing for myself, do you wear your shoes snug? or do you have a decent amount of room to move toes
     
  6. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    US 11 or 11.25
    CJ 348 - 10E or 11D US
    CJ 341 - 10E or 11D US
    JL 7000 - 10E
    EG 202 - 10.5/11
    AE - 11.5 US

    Carmina Rain - 10.5
    Carmina Simpson - 10.5, too tight
     
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  7. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus

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    I have a narrowish foot, and yes, I do prefer them a bit snug. Theres nothing worse than a loose shoe IMO.
     
  8. bullswin

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    US 7.5
    AE (5 last) = 7.5
    AS (109 last) = 6.5 UK
    Santoni (everything I've tried, both mainline and fatte a mano) = 6.5 UK or 7.5 US

    Carmina Forest = 6.5
    Carmina Robert = 6.5
    Carmina Alcudia = 6.5

    - All three seem about equally snug in the toe area.
    - Forest and Alcudia are quite snug in the lacing area -- this is where the Robert definitely seems roomier.
     
  9. sinnedk

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    fair enough, your answer helps me understand the sizing


    Rain and Simpson are 10.5UK, correct?

    I find it odd that you took a c&j348 last 1 size down, I am a US11d and bought my Northcote in UK 10.5e so its .5 down for me
     
  10. Mirador

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    CJ 348 - 9E
    JL 7000 - 9.5F
    GG KN14 - 10E
    EG F82 - 9.5/10

    =

    Carmina (Simpson) 9
     
  11. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus

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    You find you need one half size up in Simpson than JL 7000? I don't. Do you have a wide foot?
     
  12. Smetana

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    I thought I'll add this too. This is from Ethan at The Armoury:

    Carmina lasts

    Inca - Widest last and waist for wide feet (EE width)
    Rain - Like the Inca but with a chisel toe (EE width)
    Soller - A boot last like Robert, fits like a double E.
    Forest - Standard width with round toe (E width)
    Uetam - Similar to Forest but a shade narrower (E width)
    Robert - Like the Simpson but more room in the toe box (E width)
    Queen - an E width, similar to Alcudia but shorter
    Alcudia - Like the Simpson but with Almond toe (E width)
    Simpson - Narrow with chiseled toe, extended toe box (E width)
     
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  13. lexmann

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    Anyone knows how the Forest compares to the Queen in terms of length?
     
  14. bullswin

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    ^ Would be good to know, but thus far I've seen very little about the Queens last. Alcudia is my favorite, so if the Queens really is so similar, I might need to consider it next.
     
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  15. meister

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    What about Filadelphia last?
     
  16. claes500

    claes500 Senior member

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    I have 9.5E UK in GG lasts
    9 UK in CJ 337
    43,5 EUR in VASS K & U lasts

    would I be a 9 UK in Rain and 9.5 UK in Simpson?
     
  17. yarnsforth

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    I wear 10E UK in G&G GG06 and TG73 lasts; 44 in Vass U last; and 10 UK in the Carmina Simpson last.
     
  18. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus

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    You are pretty much 1 half size bigger than me in GG CJ, but 1 full size bigger than me in Vass. Id say a 9.5UK simpson, but it may be big.
     
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    Thanks!

    I'll try 9 Rain/ 9,5 Simpson then
     
  20. diglett

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    I'm just getting into the shoe game, so all I have to base my size off of is Allen Edmonds, in which I'm a US 10D in the Dalton, which is on the 1-511 last.

    Any estimates as to what size I would be in the Carmina Inca last?
     

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