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post #2146 of 2393

I'm looking to get a Taunton on Last 026 F online so I need a bit of help here. Does last 026 F fit true to size? I wear Allen Edmonds 8.5 D on last 5 and usually settle with EU 42, UK 8.

 

Also, the Loafer last if anyone has any idea on whether it fits true to size. 


Edited by nqtri - 3/16/16 at 8:07pm
post #2147 of 2393
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Originally Posted by nqtri View Post
 

I'm looking to get a Taunton on Last 026 F online so I need a bit of help here. Does last 026 F fit true to size? I wear Allen Edmonds 8.5 D on last 5 and usually settle with EU 42, UK 8.

 

Also, the Loafer last if anyone has any idea on whether it fits true to size. 

 It's hard to say, what is true to size to you may not be true to size to another and vice versa. If you're talking about a general rule of thumb then 026 is supposed to be "true to size" and you will find most taking their usual size in it. Personally I find it a little large and to me feels wider than the Capital last, it certainly has more volume.

 

I suppose Loafer last fits normally but you might want to try a half size smaller if you want to avoid it becoming loose when it breaks in which is the usual issue with buying loafers in an immediate good fit.

post #2148 of 2393
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Originally Posted by PParker ESQ View Post
 

 It's hard to say, what is true to size to you may not be true to size to another and vice versa. If you're talking about a general rule of thumb then 026 is supposed to be "true to size" and you will find most taking their usual size in it. Personally I find it a little large and to me feels wider than the Capital last, it certainly has more volume.

 

I suppose Loafer last fits normally but you might want to try a half size smaller if you want to avoid it becoming loose when it breaks in which is the usual issue with buying loafers in an immediate good fit.

Thanks. I also realized the same problem when buying loafers online. For lace-ups it is quite easy to be a bit flexible but not for loafers. I might as well skip this. 

post #2149 of 2393

Does anyone have experience with both the Capital and 019 lasts?

 

I've been looking at the Eton penny loafer for a while now but have read conflicting reports on the last  - some mention the 019 last as being true to size while others advocate sizing up half a size. The Capital in UK7F pretty much fits me perfectly so any comparison between both lasts will be great. Thanks!

post #2150 of 2393
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Originally Posted by waterampage View Post
 

Does anyone have experience with both the Capital and 019 lasts?

 

I've been looking at the Eton penny loafer for a while now but have read conflicting reports on the last  - some mention the 019 last as being true to size while others advocate sizing up half a size. The Capital in UK7F pretty much fits me perfectly so any comparison between both lasts will be great. Thanks!

Hi Waterampage

 

We generally consider the Capital and 019 lasts to fit approximately the same size. There will always be exceptions of course but generally speaking we are advise taking the same size if you have a shoe which fits well on the Capital.

 

On another note, I just acquired a pair of Loake Perth in Burgundy from our stock:

 

My first pair of calf burgundy shoes. They look marvellous with navy trousers and a matching belt. My new favourite work shoes!

post #2151 of 2393

Thanks Pediwear, that's good to know. And lovely shoes - enjoy!

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Originally Posted by pediwear View Post

On another note, I just acquired a pair of Loake Perth in Burgundy from our stock:


My first pair of calf burgundy shoes. They look marvellous with navy trousers and a matching belt. My new favourite work shoes!


I've been admiring the burgundy Perth shoes, but really can't justify another pair right now.

Just wondering how you'd compare the 026F and the Capital last for fit.

I wear a 7 in the Capital, but 7.5 in most other shoes, including Loake 024.
I have one pair of chukka boots from Herring Shoes, made by Loake on the 026, and in size 7.5F.
Always wear them with insoles as I originally thought they were a tad large.
post #2153 of 2393

Went to place a large order from Pediwear only to be pleasantly surprised by the new Canada export ban... 

 

How ridiculous. I dont think there is a single stockist in the entire country, lol. And the few who actually do carry Loake have only a few styles at exorbitant prices.

 

10% discount + free intl shipping with Pediwear's very reasonable prices couldnt be beat - blew AE out of the water value wise.

 

I have to imagine that this is going to cost a decent amount of lost business, I personally referred a decent number of people here in Canada Loakes way, and was about to add my 6th and 7th pairs. 

 

Hopefully one day this will be reconsidered, but until then, thank you Pediwear for providing consistently exemplary service at very reasonable prices. 

post #2154 of 2393
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Hi Phileas Flash

 

Finally got round to taking a few picks of the Loake 1880 boots I picked up in the Debenham's sale you requested a few snaps of

 

Not bad considering they were reduced from £210 to just £63 as were your Tan boots

 

Regards

 

Carl

They do good good in that shade, thanks. They know how to pose as well, I see.

Sadly, life gave mine a rude awakening by getting oil on the suede. I used a suede shampoo and the worst of it came off but there's a lifelong dark bit toward the inner toe on one. Gutted, but I'm looking at it as patina; the knocks of life.

 

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Originally Posted by IChen View Post
 

Has anyone tried on the Loake suede Tassel Loafers I think that are called the Lincoln? Any experience? Am looking to get a suede tassel loafer and they seemed interesting. :slayer:  or any experience with Loake suede shoes and how they wear/durable/last?

 

You can see on my photo from a few pages back the Herring Bonnies. The Suede has lasted nicely for a few years, though they have not seen a whole lot of use, probably only once a month. I can snap a few more up close photos if you like?

post #2155 of 2393
Can anyone comment on Loakes Chester vs Ashby/Edward brogue. I have the Chester which I love but they are just a little narrow for me and would love them in a G fitting but sadly no.. The Ashby/ Edward is the only 1880 tan brogue I could see in G fitting on their website. Are they similar to the Chester ? They look in the pictures to be a little more "upturned" towards the toe if that makes sense and also a little more bulky even given they a re a G width.. Can anyone who has a an Ashby or Edward give their views? Thanks
post #2156 of 2393
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Originally Posted by mdubya View Post
 

 

 

Hopefully one day this will be reconsidered, but until then, thank you Pediwear for providing consistently exemplary service at very reasonable prices. 

Hi mdubya

 

Thank you for your kind comments, very much appreciated. 

post #2157 of 2393
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Originally Posted by Odradek View Post


I've been admiring the burgundy Perth shoes, but really can't justify another pair right now.

Just wondering how you'd compare the 026F and the Capital last for fit.

I wear a 7 in the Capital, but 7.5 in most other shoes, including Loake 024.
I have one pair of chukka boots from Herring Shoes, made by Loake on the 026, and in size 7.5F.
Always wear them with insoles as I originally thought they were a tad large.

Hi Odradek

 

We generally find that the 026 F and Capital fit quite similarly so would recommend the same size.  However, the 026 is slightly larger than the Capital last, and if you already have shoes on this last in a size 7.5F I would recommend you stick with this size. They should fit in an identical way to the shoes you already have on this last - which by the sound of it will entail wearing an insole. However, this is certainly better than opting for a size 7 and finding they are too tight!

 

Kind Regards

 

Mike

post #2158 of 2393

I know it's been said before, but Loake, rubber, quarter heels really are the best. I also think that Loake shoes offer the best value for money. 

post #2159 of 2393
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Originally Posted by Munky View Post
 

I know it's been said before, but Loake, rubber, quarter heels really are the best. I also think that Loake shoes offer the best value for money. 

 

They did when we were allowed to order them to the US.

post #2160 of 2393
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Originally Posted by Darkside View Post

They did when we were allowed to order them to the US.

Just noticed that this morning. Was going to order some loafers from Pediwear and said they couldn't ship to the US, thought it was just them but every site isn't allowed to ship Loake to the US anymore. Bummer
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