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post #91 of 385
does anyone has a new Herrings code for a discount? TW710 just expired (HSAB still works for a shoo tree) ...Thanks in advance!
post #92 of 385
My first Herring purchase – a pair of Herring Chelsea boots (£245) came through yesterday. Very nicely packaged (although sadly the box lid itself was a bit damaged)and lovely quality. Yes, it was an expensive purchase but am pleased as a punch. Would now consider buying all my shoes from Herrings.
Next day delivery as promised and with polish, shoe horn, shoe travel bags and a large cloth to place shoes on for polishing.
All round impressed and placed them on my style website http://sartoriallywasted.blogspot.com/2011/08/style-chelsea-boots.html
post #93 of 385
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Edited by Louis XIV - 1/26/12 at 7:42am
post #94 of 385
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I am interested in further comments on the 026 last of shoes made for Herring by Loake.
Do you really think the shoes will look boxy?
Is the quality of the Herring branded Loake shoes comparable to 1880 Loakes?

From my experience, Loake's 1880 and Herring's line are comparable. I also can't remember having read anything else.

For the price level, the 026 is a great looking last in my opinion. In G, one may call them 'boxy'. In F, it's more on the sleek side. Of course, it's also a matter to what you'd like to compare it to.
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Edited by Louis XIV - 1/26/12 at 7:44am
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While I know Loake/Herring is a step down in quality, do you think their styling is significantly less sleek compared to those mentioned above?

Maybe, I'm biased because Herring's Knightbridge was one of my first better shoes. Years later, I still think, the simply toe cap brings out the best of the 026 last!

The differences are subtle but, in my opinion, Allen Edmonds Park Avenue looks a bit boring compared to it, at least in E. We seldom see a D width here in Europe.

And if you wonder how it compares to other British brands… here's maybe the quintessential British last, Church's 73, alongside Loake's 026:

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Of course, the leather is not as nice as Church's, but the outline of the lasts are very close. Loake's longer toe cap, though, makes it a bit more sleek and modern.

If you're looking for traditional British Oxfords, there's no better option for this price, in my opinion.
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Edited by Louis XIV - 1/26/12 at 7:46am
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Do you think certain lasts fit special styles better than others and as both the Aldywych and the Strand are made on the Loake Capital last, how does it compare to the 026 last used for the Knightsbridge and Hampstead?

For me, certain uppers look better on certain lasts. But that's just me. Maybe, I'm a little bit crazy.

Can't help you with the Capitel last, sorry. I have no personal experience with it yet. frown.gif

Although, on average, it seems that people who really liked the fit of the Capitel last are sort of unhappy with the 026 last (same size and width). Interestingly, I have no data about the opposite direction.

In general, it's always a good idea to order shoes on both lasts for comparison, unless you can travel to the next store.

It may suck to spend the extra money for postage. But it will probably pay off, if you really want to order a third or fourth pair.

That's about 600 or 800€ and you'll wear them at least three or four years. You better make sure they feel a bit comfortable.
post #99 of 385
I just pulled the trigger on a pair of Dark Brown Herrings Knightsbridge Shoes - my first good pair of shoes. So far the service has been very professional. Will post some photos when i receive the shoes.
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I just pulled the trigger on a pair of Dark Brown Herrings Knightsbridge Shoes - my first good pair of shoes. So far the service has been very professional. Will post some photos when i receive the shoes.

I hope that you used the ask andy code to get free shoe trees
post #101 of 385
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I hope that you used the ask andy code to get free shoe trees

Yep!!!!

I should have ordered set of extra shoe trees.

Cheers
post #102 of 385
Hey,

Just received the shoes from herring (super quick delivery took 3 days to Sydney) - being my first pair of goodyear welt shoes i'm extremely happy with my purchase and they are very comfortable and are exactly what I wanted. They even included a Shoe Horn/Shoe Polish for no charge and my Ask Andy oak Shoe trees.

here are some quick pictures i took at work:

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Cheers

P.s you will be happy to know i'm not going to topy my soles smile.gif
Edited by g-banger - 1/16/12 at 1:57am
post #103 of 385
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Hey,

P.s you will be happy to know i'm not going to topy my soles smile.gif

Bad mistake mate...
post #104 of 385
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Bad mistake mate...

it most certainly is not, mate
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Bad mistake mate...

agreed - you need to Topy the soles.
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