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post #2086 of 2579
Hi all, I am new to the site but just bought my first pair of Loakes (Chester in Burgundy) and they might be the last pair to ever arrive in the US from a UK retailer. They arrived Feb 2, 2016 and I just saw that Pediwear had to stop new orders as of Feb 1. It was a bittersweet day.
post #2087 of 2579

First day of wear on my Kemptons and I'm finding them to be a generous fit. If anyone in Toronto is interested I'll let them go for my cost of $380.

post #2088 of 2579
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Originally Posted by MickNJ View Post

Hi all, I am new to the site but just bought my first pair of Loakes (Chester in Burgundy) and they might be the last pair to ever arrive in the US from a UK retailer. They arrived Feb 2, 2016 and I just saw that Pediwear had to stop new orders as of Feb 1. It was a bittersweet day.

Nice buy! Good that you got them before the export closure ;)

post #2089 of 2579
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Originally Posted by WillisAU View Post

Care to post any photos of your Ledburys? I havent seen many people with them online smile.gif

I had a pair of mahogany Aldwych (as seen a few pages ago) and found the colour too light for my liking, closer to Tan than any kind of brown.  I really didn't like the way they looked with my navy and charcoal suits (see link below), but that's just my taste, and they would have been okay if a few shades darker like a medium brown.  Other shoes in Loake's "mahogany" that I've seen online and in real life have been darker than the ones I received, so there is a variation in production I guess. 

mine looked just like this, some might like it but I think it looks a bit daft personally - http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7199/6891243701_b7f0a22c5b.jpg 

Sorry it took longer than I'd anticipated but here they are:
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Also, anyone have any belt suggestions to match the color? Tried the brown carmina's and it's pretty close but slightly on the dark side. Was thinking the meermin oak antique?
post #2090 of 2579
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Originally Posted by WillisAU View Post

Anyone know much about the inverness? looks like a beauty, but only available in sweden? frown.gif

http://www.hugo-sthlm.com/loake-inverness-d.brown-calf-dainite-mto
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Originally Posted by PParker ESQ View Post

As the style name implies its Made to Order, so commissioned by that retailer to their own specifications. Essentially though its the Strand without the medallion punch on the toe and fitted with a Dainite sole. Unless you anticipate a move to Sweden anytime soon it's going to be a no go thanks to the export restrictions.

It's a long shot, but some of the Loake shoes that they can get in Sweden eventually show up in the regular production line.

http://www.loake.se/blogg/2016/01/11/ss16-nyheter

Google translates it like this...
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Today we offer a summary of the SS16 collection is coming to Scandinavia in February. A lot of new models in the form of Rowe, Redgrave and Prestbury and new materials in Cadogan and Pimlico.
post #2091 of 2579
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Originally Posted by th6252 View Post


Sorry it took longer than I'd anticipated but here they are:
image.jpeg 1253k .jpeg file image.jpeg 1189k .jpeg file

Also, anyone have any belt suggestions to match the color? Tried the brown carmina's and it's pretty close but slightly on the dark side. Was thinking the meermin oak antique?

nice shoes, thanks for the pics!

I wouldn't worry about matching the belt precisely, as long as its in the same realm of medium brown you'll be OK  :fonz: 

 

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Originally Posted by Odradek View Post



It's a long shot, but some of the Loake shoes that they can get in Sweden eventually show up in the regular production line.

http://www.loake.se/blogg/2016/01/11/ss16-nyheter

Google translates it like this...

Thanks for the info, it would be great if this were the case.  I really like the Inverness over the Strand due to the dark brown (as opposed to mahogany or burgundy) and I prefer it without the medallion. Will wait and see!

post #2092 of 2579

Loake sizing is somewhat weird in deed. (or too wide tolerances in production)

I have 2 pair with a Capital last, Islington and Buckingham, both UK9.F Islington is much tighter in hight (from instep) and width, even when the strap is open.

1 pair Gladstone, UK 9 G. First pair I got had a defect in leather so they went back and shoes felt too loose but they refuse to change the size. I got a new pair and, behold, perfect fit.

So I needed a pair of shoes for winter and Loake Wolf felt right. My local store didn´t have them so I tried a pair of Chesters, same last 024 F UK9 as Wolf.

They felt just right so I ordered Wolfs. Well, they were way too bog in size UK 9, felt like UK 10 or 10,5.

 

But, otherwise I like all of those I got so no problem there.

 

post #2093 of 2579
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Originally Posted by MickNJ View Post

Hi all, I am new to the site but just bought my first pair of Loakes (Chester in Burgundy) and they might be the last pair to ever arrive in the US from a UK retailer. They arrived Feb 2, 2016 and I just saw that Pediwear had to stop new orders as of Feb 1. It was a bittersweet day. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Doubt it. My Pimlicos that I ordered pre-ban haven't even been shipped yet. I was just charged for them on my Paypal today. 

post #2094 of 2579
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Originally Posted by Galix View Post

Yesterday I received my new Loake Pimlico. They are going to substitute my now retired Herring Gosforth II, which if I am not mistaken are made by Loake (Kempton). I have to properly try them on the field, but so far I like the Pimlico best.




Nice shoes. How do you likethe Dainite soles?
post #2095 of 2579
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Originally Posted by MickNJ View Post

Nice shoes. How do you likethe Dainite soles?

Thanks!

Actually, I do love Dainite soles. I was skeptical the first time I bought a pair of shoes with this type of sole a few years ago. But they have grown into me to the point that now pretty much every new shoe I buy comes with Dainite soles, even if that means I have to pay extra (i.e. have to order an MTO instead of buying stocked shoes). Only my black plain cap toe oxfords have leather sole.
TBH this comes out of convenience. Where I live it rains on average 2 out of 3 days every year, and not taking into account snow, slush, salted pavement, etc. And since I walk everywhere, I soon learned that leather sole are not an option here.
But still, if you are considering them for a beater shoe, I'd say go for it and give them a try smile.gif
post #2096 of 2579
Hi all, Loake lovers!
I'm ready to order a pair of Strands in mahogany color from robinsonsshoes.com (not burgundy).
I've searched the thread for pics and saw past posts by CousinDonuts, 00schneider, seamless, adampaul and other users.
This will be my first pair of brown brogues/semi brogues and I need a versatile medium brown. In these pics especially in adampaul's post the shoes seem too tan to me.
So my question is : is this mahogany brown shade more tanish or redish??? I don't want a shade that is close to tan because I've already a pair of cap toe in tan .
How versatile is this color? Could it be dressy (dress pants, suits) and/or casual (i.e jeans, chinos)
Do you have any additional real life pics to help me?
Should I consider other alternatives from the 1880 line? like Buckinghams or Heston?
Could the shade get any darker after applying some polishing product?
It's really hard to decide on brown shoes from online pics.... frown.gif
Thanks in advance for your answers.
post #2097 of 2579
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Originally Posted by abadlot View Post

Hi all, Loake lovers!
I'm ready to order a pair of Strands in mahogany color from robinsonsshoes.com (not burgundy).
I've searched the thread for pics and saw past posts by CousinDonuts, 00schneider, seamless, adampaul and other users.
This will be my first pair of brown brogues/semi brogues and I need a versatile medium brown. In these pics especially in adampaul's post the shoes seem too tan to me.
So my question is : is this mahogany brown shade more tanish or redish??? I don't want a shade that is close to tan because I've already a pair of cap toe in tan .
How versatile is this color? Could it be dressy (dress pants, suits) and/or casual (i.e jeans, chinos)
Do you have any additional real life pics to help me?
Should I consider other alternatives from the 1880 line? like Buckinghams or Heston?
Could the shade get any darker after applying some polishing product?
It's really hard to decide on brown shoes from online pics.... frown.gif
Thanks in advance for your answers.

 

I had the Mahogany Aldwych.  To be honest, they were too light coloured for me, as well we being a size too big, so I sold them.  I have looked high and low online and found Loake's Mahogany to be far too variable to be a consistent medium brown.

 

Here's a couple of pics of how the shade varied in different light, but it looked like the top picture more often than not.

 

 

post #2098 of 2579
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Originally Posted by abadlot View Post

Hi all, Loake lovers!
I'm ready to order a pair of Strands in mahogany color from robinsonsshoes.com (not burgundy).
I've searched the thread for pics and saw past posts by CousinDonuts, 00schneider, seamless, adampaul and other users.
This will be my first pair of brown brogues/semi brogues and I need a versatile medium brown. In these pics especially in adampaul's post the shoes seem too tan to me.
So my question is : is this mahogany brown shade more tanish or redish??? I don't want a shade that is close to tan because I've already a pair of cap toe in tan .
How versatile is this color? Could it be dressy (dress pants, suits) and/or casual (i.e jeans, chinos)
Do you have any additional real life pics to help me?
Should I consider other alternatives from the 1880 line? like Buckinghams or Heston?
Could the shade get any darker after applying some polishing product?
It's really hard to decide on brown shoes from online pics.... frown.gif
Thanks in advance for your answers.

 

I've got the Strands, in Burgundy and they are great shoes. I only wear casual gear, these days, but these would easily go with a formal outfit.  The Buckingham's are made on the same last as the Strands - the Capital.  These are excellent, too. For some odd reason, they two types of shoes feel different to each other. Perhaps it has something to do with the brogueing. I have two pairs of Strands: mid brown and tan. Again, they go well with casual clothes. I would be happy to wear the mid brown ones with more formal wear. 

 

You can see real life photos on the Loake website. 

post #2099 of 2579

Gidday! I'm back. Short answer - childbirth - feel like I've just woken up from a coma. Enjoying looking at more recent posts.

post #2100 of 2579

so are we definitely SOL on being able to get Loakes shipped to the US (at reasonable prices obvs)? I just got a pair of Aldwych in January and was thinking I should get another in dark brown as a workhorse, before reading all this silliness about their ban

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