Hi my local sartorial is about to close down and they are selling Loake essential lines for £70 (instead of the RRP £110). They are sold under 'polished leather' but I presume they are either patent or corrected grain. What is the difference between patent and corrected grain and what is your verdict on these shoes for the quoted price?
If you have the above shoes please let me know how they feel.
I know corrected grain don't get that much love around here but would it apply to a reputable manufacturer like Loake too? Would they be as durable as Dr.Martens? (Which I presume uses patented leather).
Thanks in advanced