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The Official Carmina Sizing Thread

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

  1. aj_del

    aj_del Senior member

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    Thanks for your reply.

    So, this is a more accurate representation of the color ?

    [​IMG]
     
  2. fritzl

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    why are you buying them?
     
  3. NAMOR

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    J, that the the color you linked to the Carmina homepage so yes. Here's another perspective of the brown [​IMG]
     
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  4. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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    is it me or is close to $100 usd cheaper to buy off carmina's eshop rather than the armoury?

    I like the black wingtips on the rain last and wanted to just make sure my math was on point. looks like carmina eshop = $389 and the armoury is about $489
     
  5. Liquidus

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    Are they standard calfskins? Those are 275 euros = $330 dollars by my calculations.
     
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  7. Liquidus

    Liquidus Senior member

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    That's right. I don't see any black wingtips on the Armoury but I see most Carmina going for 3800 HK + 350 shipping = $535 Seems like a pretty big markup, but maybe they had to pay Carmina the extra 30% for MTO?
     
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  8. Liquidus

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    Why do you size down another 0.5 for C&J 348 compared to C&J 337?
     
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  10. NAMOR

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    too big. space and wiggle room around the toe and pinky area. i like it on the tighter side
     
  11. Liquidus

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    Strange. In my experience, the 348 was definitely tighter than the 337.
     
  12. Mr.K

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    Trying to decide on what size to get for the Salinger double monk from Epaulet and was hoping to find some help. I am a 5.5E in the Barrie and 6E on most other last form Alden. Any good suggestions for me? not sure if I should go 5 or 5.5UK. Thanks for any advice.
     
  13. stupendous

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    Church's - 9.5G in 002
    Vass - 43.5 new Peter last
    St. Crispin - 9.5/F.5(?) model 105?

    Rain -?
    Robert -?
    Simpson -?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  14. heterophilous

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    if you don't mind me asking, which C&J 348 model are you referring to specifically?
     
  15. mikeharo

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    Looking for some advice on Epaulet's Steinbeck boot. I wear AE 5 last 8US, Alden Barrei/Tru-balance in 7.5 US, and the Darlton in 7.5US. Based on reading the last 8 pages I think that equates to a Carmina Steinbeck size of 6.5UK. Probably not going to risk it with Epaulet's no return policy but looking for advice regardless. Thank-you
     
  16. sinfjotli

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    Better ask in the Epaulet thread (http://www.styleforum.net/t/111211/epaulet-shop-official-affiliate-thread), but depending on where you are, Epaulet has a 15-day return policy for Styleforum members, just mention it when you return the item and they'll credit you back.
     
  17. gentpax

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    11.5 TTS
    Alden Barrie, TB, Van = 11D
    C&J 325 = 10.5UK
    Trickers 4444, 4497 = 10.5UK

    Carmina Filadelphia = 10UK (Note: These were double monks and I went for a more snug fit). Wish I would have taken the time to try on as many lasts as I could because my sizing down of 1.5 has left me confused about the other lasts. Don't know if it really runs that big or if the extra half-step down was unique to my foot.
     
  18. Louis XIV

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    I am highly interested in the Carmina Uetam Last String Loafers but don't know which size to go for.
    I have never owned a pair of loafers or Carminas before and Carmina does not hold in stock a single colour or size which might be of interest for myself.
    Not a single store in Germany or Milan offers the Uetam last.
    I've got a US7E in Rancourt & Co Ranger Mocs which I run barefoot, US7 in Sebago Docksides, UK6.5 in Alfred Sargent Kirkhams which might be a tad too narrow for myself and EU40 in Lendvay & Schwarcz.
    Any idea which size I should go for or how I could determine my size with greater certainty?
     
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  19. ezlau

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    Louis, based on what I've been told by Alan from The Armoury in HK, the Uetam sizing is the same as the Simpson last (I'm a 7.5UK in the Rain last, and I think a 7.5 in Simpson). Not too sure about the Simpson sizing for myself, because I've owned a pair in 8.0UK and they are somewhat loose, so I guessed I am a 7.5.
     
  20. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Senior member

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    Thanks for your help!
    I really have to figure my size out, I am in desperate need of those lovely loafers.
     

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