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I'm looking for some shoes that I can wear to work every day that are not tatty trainers. I work in a tech environment where people try to be fashionable, but even business casual is considered unacceptably formal, so it can be hard to find something that really fits. Apart from my chukkas, my other nice shoes have been confined to weekends and special occasions, and I rather not wear the chukkas most days to avoid wearing them out.

 

So I really want a shoe that goes very nicely with jeans and chinos without being too showy. I think the Loake Mojave is pretty much exactly what I'm looking for:

 

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http://www.loake.co.uk/bystyle/plain-tie/mojave.html

 

However, they're not from the 1880 range; the soles are glued and I presume that the suede is not super high quality. But to me they look much better than the typical £95 shoe, and for less than the closest 1880/Goodyear shoe, I could buy a pair in both colours and rotate them.

 

Would anyone strongly recommend the 1880 shoe instead? Would it be expected to last longer than even two pairs of cemented shoes?

post #1547 of 2394
I'm interested in buying these loafers: http://www.loake.co.uk/bystyle/slip-on/eton.html
My feet measure approx. 25cm in lenght and 9-10cm in width. Is somebody familiar with the last 019?
I contacted pediwear and they suggested a size 6.
Thank you
post #1548 of 2394
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Originally Posted by blackadder View Post
 

I'm looking for some shoes that I can wear to work every day that are not tatty trainers. I work in a tech environment where people try to be fashionable, but even business casual is considered unacceptably formal, so it can be hard to find something that really fits. Apart from my chukkas, my other nice shoes have been confined to weekends and special occasions, and I rather not wear the chukkas most days to avoid wearing them out.

 

So I really want a shoe that goes very nicely with jeans and chinos without being too showy. I think the Loake Mojave is pretty much exactly what I'm looking for:

 

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 90

http://www.loake.co.uk/bystyle/plain-tie/mojave.html

 

However, they're not from the 1880 range; the soles are glued and I presume that the suede is not super high quality. But to me they look much better than the typical £95 shoe, and for less than the closest 1880/Goodyear shoe, I could buy a pair in both colours and rotate them.

 

Would anyone strongly recommend the 1880 shoe instead? Would it be expected to last longer than even two pairs of cemented shoes?

Its personal choice at the end of the day, with Loake I would say you get a little more than what you would expect from the price as Loake tend to be very good that way. As long as you're not expecting them to last forever or be on par with higher grade footwear then you should be fine but remember making the shoes last is as much down to you as it is the shoe. You can wear through a pair of 1880s just as fast without due care and attention.

 

The Mojave is actually quite a nice looking shoe and the suede is of decent quality, my only gripe with it is i'm not keen on the sole unit. Although because its rubber and a decent thickness it will last a good while.

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Originally Posted by Stemo79 View Post
 

Its personal choice at the end of the day, with Loake I would say you get a little more than what you would expect from the price as Loake tend to be very good that way. As long as you're not expecting them to last forever or be on par with higher grade footwear then you should be fine but remember making the shoes last is as much down to you as it is the shoe. You can wear through a pair of 1880s just as fast without due care and attention.

 

The Mojave is actually quite a nice looking shoe and the suede is of decent quality, my only gripe with it is i'm not keen on the sole unit. Although because its rubber and a decent thickness it will last a good while.

 

I have a pair of Mojave shoes. I like them very much but wouldn't much like to wear them all day as they aren't particularly supportive. Good for the summer, though. I guess that it is always going to be better to buy from the 1880 range but I appreciate that they are much more expensive than the Mojaves. My experience, though, is that I can wear 1880s all day but - as indicated above - I'm not at all sure that I could do that with Mojaves. Also, the heel isn't very high and the bottoms feel very 'flat'.

 

Something I don't know anything about is what it would be like to 'rotate' two pairs of suede shoes. My guess is that they wouldn't look so good, over time, as other leather shoes. 

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I have a pair of Mojave shoes. I like them very much but wouldn't much like to wear them all day as they aren't particularly supportive. Good for the summer, though. I guess that it is always going to be better to buy from the 1880 range but I appreciate that they are much more expensive than the Mojaves. My experience, though, is that I can wear 1880s all day but - as indicated above - I'm not at all sure that I could do that with Mojaves. Also, the heel isn't very high and the bottoms feel very 'flat'.

Something I don't know anything about is what it would be like to 'rotate' two pairs of suede shoes. My guess is that they wouldn't look so good, over time, as other leather shoes. 

I have several suede shoe which are rotated, they all look fine to me. I keep them in dust bags and just give them a quick brush before wearing then good to go.
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These are definitely becoming my favourite boots.

i did some plastering in mine today. a quick polish and you'd never guess the abuse they've been subjected to.

also leather laces are goat

post #1552 of 2394

Beautiful!

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Pimlicos... I've had these about 6 months now and were my first dive into English shoes. Very much enjoying them!
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These are definitely becoming my favourite boots.


They look great, Isolation.  Do you mind sharing the model details please?

post #1555 of 2394

I'm selling a pair of Aldwychs in dark brown, if anyone's interested:

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/480265/loake-1880-aldwych-uk-7-5-goodyear-welted

post #1556 of 2394

If only they were in 11UKs! :)

post #1557 of 2394
Finally looking to replace my last pair of stock laces that came with the Kempton chukka boot.

I am curious whether you guys found 24" too short. There is also a 27" length FWIW. And seeing how I have been using round laces, thinking about switching to flat waxed pair. I figure it may last longer, too (ordering from shoe lace express).
post #1558 of 2394
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They look great, Isolation.  Do you mind sharing the model details please?

 

Dark Brown Calf Hyde =)

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Originally Posted by mk nautilus View Post
 

i did some plastering in mine today. a quick polish and you'd never guess the abuse they've been subjected to.

also leather laces are goat


They look nicely broken in :-) Where'd you get the laces? I hate the stock ones that came with my Hydes.

 

post #1560 of 2394

Strange, I really like the ones they come with, actually.

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