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The Official Carmina Sizing Thread

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

  1. bullswin

    bullswin Senior member

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    ^ I'm the same size in AE PAs (7.5D) and Alcudia 6.5 is perfect for me.
     
  2. ncdobson

    ncdobson Senior member

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    I had a dream last night that I rented a house at the beach & found a pair of Carmina shell bluchers in the closet. I tried them on & thought, "So 9.5 is the right size after all."

    So, am I right in thinking that my 10.5US on the Brannock (10E AE, 10D Alden Barrie, 9.5UK med Cheaney + Barker + AS) is probably a 9.5 on the Rain and Alcudia? I'm considering the green shell wingtips, the navy wholecuts, or the saddle Alcudias (http://www.styleforum.net/t/241469/carmina-shoe-p0rn/225#post_5246237) as my first Carmina order. Any suggestions?
     
  3. ethanm

    ethanm Senior member

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    Alcudia 7 fits like a glove

    Simpson ?
    Rain ?
     
  4. ncdobson

    ncdobson Senior member

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    I emailed Betty, & she suggest I go with 9.5. I ordered the green shell wingtip bluchers on the Rain last on Sat., & they arrived this morning. The fit is perfect; they're comfortable right out of the box. The toebox is just right, & they're not tight across the vamp. I'm getting a little heel slippage w/ thin socks, but they should be just right w/ slightly thicker ones.
     
  5. SHS

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    Congratulations.
     
  6. Liquidus

    Liquidus Senior member

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    Got some Carmina Jodphur boots today on the forest last that didn't fit. If you're a 6E UK, check out the link in my signature.
     
  7. jet

    jet Senior member

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    ^what size are you normally in c&j or other shoes and what size in those would be ideal?

    thanks fritzl, considering everything as I am going mto
     
  8. Liquidus

    Liquidus Senior member

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    I wear a 7D on the Alden Hampton last and a 6E on the C&J 337. For almost everyone else my size, the 6E on the forest last should fit. However, my right foot is slightly bigger than my left and the right boot was just too tight in the toebox.
     
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  9. jet

    jet Senior member

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    Ah gotcha, thanks.
     
  10. MJP2448

    MJP2448 Well-Known Member

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    What size am I?
     
  11. Understatement

    Understatement Well-Known Member

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    Carmina Double Monk INCA 7,5 fits well very tight as i like it, which size in Wholecut on the Rain last? The Rain Last is more slim, so would you suggest go up to 8 or stay with 7,5 as in the Incas?
     
  12. styless

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    I am trying to get Carmina shell boots in Soller last. I am 5.5E in C& J 337. Can you help me with sizing?
     
  13. Understatement

    Understatement Well-Known Member

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    How is the XIM Last compared to the INCA? Its not listed in this thread
     
  14. thebrownman

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    I'm the same, except low instep. Essentially, a wider, low foot with a narrow heel. Any sizing advice with which Carmina lasts fit best would be greatly appreciated.

    For reference, I wear a 9E in the C&J 348 (heel is too wide), I wear 9F in Cheaney 175 last (heel again too wide), and 10D in Alden Barrie (heel is again wide). Pretty much most shoes I buy fit me well everywhere but the heel.
     
  15. Knowledge is King

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    If you're wearing standard width C&J, Cheaney and Alden shoes, your feet are definitely not wide. Or are you sizing up to get the width in the forefoot but then finding the heels too roomy?
     
  16. radrodant

    radrodant Active Member

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    I wear size:
    7D in alden barrie
    7.5D in alden leydon
    7D in alden tom
    6 in C&J 348
    6 in JL4098 (heel is wide)

    6 in the Deia Last (snug fit)
     
  17. thebrownman

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    Not sizing up as far as I can tell. I measure a 10D on the Brannock device so I'm fairly sure that 9.5D in Barrie or 9E UK seems about right size wise. I just assumed my foot was wider, I think in relation to the width of my heel, but it's about finding the right lasts, I guess.
     
  18. aj_del

    aj_del Senior member

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    C&J - 9.5UK
    Grenson - 9.5 UK
    JL- 9.5 UK
    Vass F - 43.5
    Tricker's 1829 - 9.5 UK

    Alcudia - ???

    BTW, are the colors on the Carmina webiste accurate ? This is mentioned as brown but looks like of burgundy on my monitor.

    What shipping service do they use for international shipments ?
     
  19. NAMOR

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    UK11.5 in EG
    UK11.5 in G&G
    UK11 in C&J 337
    UK10.5 in C&J 348
    UK11 in C&J 341
    UK11 in C&J 314
    UK10.5 in C&J 325
    UK10.5 in C&J 240
    UK11 in Carmina
    UK11 in JL 8695
    UK11.5 in JL 8000
    UK11 in JL 7000
    US11.5C in Alden Barrie
    US12 in Alden Aberdeen
    UK11 in Carmina Alcudia
    UK11 in Carmina Inca
    UK11 in Carmina Robert

    TTS US 12D. Size up 1/2 size from UK for EG & G&G to get to US size. Size up 1 for C&J and Carmina for US size.
     
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  20. ethanm

    ethanm Senior member

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    It is a dark brown and it looks beautiful in natural light and they use DHL.

    This is the same leather (I have the shoes you linked as well but not a picture handy)

    [​IMG]
     

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