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Can anyone comment on the 1880 line suede w/r/t getting caught in the rain? I've treated them with suede protector spray but am still hesitant to wear them on days where there might be wet weather...

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Chatsworth or Blenheim?

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For?

post #1849 of 2396
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Originally Posted by Munky View Post

Thanks for the comments, gents. They should be useful to DWhitman, too. 
Best wishes
Munky

Yes indeed, comments much appreciated. But I'm now hesitating on the pair of Shoemakers I had my eyes on (brown Howards) given the polished leather description, especially since I won't have the luxury of seeing them before ordering them. Oh well, I'll see how I feel with my first pair of Loakes before thinking about a new one.
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In their latest page, Shoegazing makes an interesting point about 'the protective qualities of the [wider] sole edge'. They suggest that in everyday use, the wider sole edge is the first thing to be scraped, accidentally. With shoes that have a much narrower edge - perhaps from a different style of welting or in cemented sole shoes, you run the risk of the side of the shoe being scraped, potentially causing much more damage.  It made me realise that the edges of my Chester's were the first thing to get knocked about a bit. The opening photo on the Loake web page also shows a pair of scuffed Chester's.

 

I am mostly fine about all this and put it down to that overworked word, 'patina'. If the scuffing gets too much, I use Saphir edge dressing, in dark brown. It's worth reading the article, though. 

 

 

http://shoegazing.se/english/2015/10/21/in-depth-the-protective-qualities-of-the-sole-edge/

 

Yours, as always, 

Munky

post #1851 of 2396
Hi I been looking at some English shoes and the Loakes 1880 have really caught my eyes. I wear a 10.5D in Allen Edmonds park ave.

How is the fit on Loakes and the leather on the 1880s I have seen the quality of Ae declining on their oxfords so looking to replace my black park aves.
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Evening Loake lovers,

 

Recently a couple of pairs of my favourite desert boots finally bit the dust. I got a good 5-6 years out them which is surprising as they were both from different fashion brands rather than proper shoe makers.

 

So I thought I'd add to my ever growing 1880 collection and treat myself. I found the Haydock Chukka Boot at a ridiculously good price on sale so went with both colours, navy and tan.

 

Took delivery of them the other day, the navy are pretty much flawless but the tan have a few quality issues. The stitching on the dainite sole looked a bit dodgy, like it could possibly come undone.

 

I emailed Loake directly who got back to me about the stitching almost immediately. I was told that they shouldn't have really left the factory in that condition but that the stitching wouldn't compromise the longevity of the sole due to the type of stitching they use. They even offered a free repair should the worst happen.

 

Great service, I stuck them back in the box as I was waiting on some shoe trees to arrive before I gave them their first wear.

 

Got them back out of the box today and on closer inspection I've noticed another potential issue which I can't believe I didn't see before (I was probably preoccupied with the bloody stitching). On both pairs there appears to be a fairly large gap around the join between upper and sole.

 

I've emailed Loake again and am awaiting a response.

 

Unfortunately the site I ordered from has quite rightly sold out of stock now, not surprising considering they were going for 30% of the original RRP, less than 60 quid per pair.

 

Please see pics of the issue.

 

Has anyone else had this with their 1880's range? None of my other Loakes have this issue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stitching:

 

post #1853 of 2396
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Originally Posted by SimplyStylin View Post

They really are great looking boots (maybe not the two tone...haha) and I will have them by the end of the year in one color or the other!

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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post

I have it in the brown and black, and almost want to collect all 3.

It seems the Swedes also have a brown suede option for the Hyde boot.

http://www.loake.se/blogg/2015/10/07/hyde-brown-suede-mto




Made to order for "CareofCarl.se", but I get the feeling that Loake sometimes use Sweden to test the waters for new versions.
The burgundy Burfords showed up there several months before the rest of us got them..
post #1854 of 2396
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Originally Posted by Munky View Post

I don't have first hand knowledge of this service but, on balance I would send them to Loakes. They will repair them on the last used to make your shoes. Also, once you have had them repaired by a third party, Loakes will not refurb them in the future. If you wanted to have them refurbed, again, at a later date, you would be up the creek as far as Loakes would be concerned. 

Just wondering if Loake will repair shoes if you've just had the heels done somewhere else.
After all, the heels usually need replacing long before the soles.

The heels on my Herring Gosforth Dainite soled chukka boots could do with replacement, but the soles have plenty of life in them.
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Originally Posted by London Guy View Post
 

Evening Loake lovers,

 

Recently a couple of pairs of my favourite desert boots finally bit the dust. I got a good 5-6 years out them which is surprising as they were both from different fashion brands rather than proper shoe makers.

 

So I thought I'd add to my ever growing 1880 collection and treat myself. I found the Haydock Chukka Boot at a ridiculously good price on sale so went with both colours, navy and tan.

 

Took delivery of them the other day, the navy are pretty much flawless but the tan have a few quality issues. The stitching on the dainite sole looked a bit dodgy, like it could possibly come undone.

 

I emailed Loake directly who got back to me about the stitching almost immediately. I was told that they shouldn't have really left the factory in that condition but that the stitching wouldn't compromise the longevity of the sole due to the type of stitching they use. They even offered a free repair should the worst happen.

 

Great service, I stuck them back in the box as I was waiting on some shoe trees to arrive before I gave them their first wear.

 

Got them back out of the box today and on closer inspection I've noticed another potential issue which I can't believe I didn't see before (I was probably preoccupied with the bloody stitching). On both pairs there appears to be a fairly large gap around the join between upper and sole.

 

I've emailed Loake again and am awaiting a response.

 

Unfortunately the site I ordered from has quite rightly sold out of stock now, not surprising considering they were going for 30% of the original RRP, less than 60 quid per pair.

 

Please see pics of the issue.

 

Has anyone else had this with their 1880's range? None of my other Loakes have this issue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stitching:

 

 

I have pairs of shoes with both of these 'faults'.  My pair of Sander's shoes, with rubber soles, have the stitching problem. It's as if they ran out of thread and started another reel, while using a bow between the two pieces of thread. I have been reassured that this is not an issue. I have since been into my local shoe shop and seen this 'knot' problem in lots of expensive shoes.

 

I also have a pair of Trickers which have that 'welt gap'.  Again, I am told that this is nothing much of a problem. I am not particularly pleased, though, as Tricker's are not cheap. 

 

I do think, though, that these are largely cosmetic issues. It will be interesting to see what other people say. Best wishes, Munky.


Edited by Munky - 10/26/15 at 3:20am
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Originally Posted by Odradek View Post


Just wondering if Loake will repair shoes if you've just had the heels done somewhere else.
After all, the heels usually need replacing long before the soles.

The heels on my Herring Gosforth Dainite soled chukka boots could do with replacement, but the soles have plenty of life in them.

 

The man in my shoe shop rang Loakes about the repairing of heels. Loakes said that it was OK to mend a heel and it wouldn't invalidate the factory refurb. This was a quarter heel being talked about, though. I am not sure whether or not you could have the whole heel repaired. A year or so ago, Loakes quoted me £25 for a full heel repair, which seemed very reasonable. As with all these things, it is probably best to e-mail or ring Loakes. Munky


Edited by Munky - 10/26/15 at 3:21am
post #1857 of 2396
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Originally Posted by London Guy View Post

 

Has anyone else had this with their 1880's range? None of my other Loakes have this issue.

 

They seem cosmetic only, i wouldn't be overly concerned about it effecting construction or longevity much, but if they will replace or refund some I'd accept it ;)

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Dark brown Aldwych a few days ago...

 

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Thanks Munky & SimplyStylin for your comments. I've heard back from Loake today (can't fault them for their customer service) and they've assured me that although it's a little messy it won't affect the structure of the boots.

 

Happy days. 

 

Now just gotta add some suede protection and I'm good to go.

 

Cheers.

post #1860 of 2396
Just spotted a store on ebay selling a pair of Loake Buckinghams in blue.



Factory seconds, but blue is not currently listed as a colour for the Buckingham.
Something coming down the pipeline?
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