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post #2206 of 2395
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Originally Posted by SimplyStylin View Post
 

Bucks arrived, beautiful shoes! I misspoke about the color, they are burnished brown not mahogany.

 

The burnished brown is a bit lighter then I expected, and pretty close to both my Loake Langdale (tan) and AE Walnut Daltons. Apparently the Chesters I bought recently are the same color, and I had thought they were mis-shipped, but this new pair confirms it. You can see this in an earlier post of mine. I'm fine with it though as they will darken up over time with some darker polish and probably patina nicely that way.

 

I like them much more then the Chesters in fit and in style personally (capital vs 024 last mainly), even for wear with slim denim. If the Chesters don't get too much wear, they will be on eBay quickly I think. I can certainly see wearing these more often ;)

 

 

 

 

Lovely shoes, Simply!  I have found them to be very comfortable, very quickly. Mine fit very well around the heel, which, as I understand it, is a sign of good design. For a little while, they pinched my little does but that has resolved itself. 

 

What I particularly like about Butckinghams is how light they are. Fit a couple of metal plates and you could use them for tap dancing!  Chesters are, obviously, much heavier and different. I like both. 

post #2207 of 2395
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Lovely shoes, Simply!  I have found them to be very comfortable, very quickly. Mine fit very well around the heel, which, as I understand it, is a sign of good design. For a little while, they pinched my little does but that has resolved itself. 

 

What I particularly like about Butckinghams is how light they are. Fit a couple of metal plates and you could use them for tap dancing!  Chesters are, obviously, much heavier and different. I like both. 

 

Yes, very lightweight which is nice. I like that about my Aldwychs too vs similar shoes I have from other brands.

 

I'd have to say that the Capital last is probably my favorite for dressier shoes and I'll probably get a few more in this fit. The 026 is right behind it for me, as it's a bit more rounded so works well for both formal and casual styles.

post #2208 of 2395
Just in - 1880 Kempton Suede Chukka in the rather excitingly named "Brown" smile.gif

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Thinking of grabbing a pair of dark brown calf Downings next to replace a not so good pair I have now from another brand.

 

Anyone own these? Do you like them with jeans?

 

Being another capital last shoe, I imagine they will be quite versatile in terms of dressing up and down as they are a bit sleeker then a lot of other derbies/bluchers.

 

Since everything seems to be a bit lighter in person then in the pics, I also figure they look more like the one in last shot.

 

 

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post #2210 of 2395

Some nice Burford's on ebay

 

This guy usually has one or two items at the week-end listed for just 24hours and usually go for a bargain price, mainly loake (Burfords, Chesters etc) sometimes Barker shoes.

 

Check these out

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Loake-Mens-Brogue-Derby-Boot-Burford-2-Tan-UK-8-F-RRP-240-Made-in-England/301995253660?_trksid=p2045573.c100033.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D36886%26meid%3Ddd56c5aacce8485b9a805d9054eb8b16%26pid%3D100033%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D8%26sd%3D301995253660

 

Update

Sold for just £81, that's about a third of the retail price!!!!!!!!!!!!


Edited by Carl1955 - 6/26/16 at 1:01am
post #2211 of 2395
Where can I purchase Loakes from an English based retailer? They all seem to have restrictions on export to the US and Canada
post #2212 of 2395
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Originally Posted by HitMan009 View Post

Where can I purchase Loakes from an English based retailer? They all seem to have restrictions on export to the US and Canada

 

You can't, they are restricted from exporting by Loake themselves. 

 

You have two options, try and locate them in the US/Canada or have them sent to a country outside of the embargo and then forwarded on to yourself, although this does require either you or someone you know being in said country. However if you have them delivered to a country in the EU then you'll have the VAT to pay negating the point of obtaining them from the English retailer in the first place....

post #2213 of 2395
Does Herring still ship rebranded Loakes to the US. I received their rebranded Kemptons pre-embargo and have been quite pleased.
post #2214 of 2395
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Originally Posted by Count de Monet View Post

Does Herring still ship rebranded Loakes to the US. I received their rebranded Kemptons pre-embargo and have been quite pleased.


I believe Herring branded shoes are fine for import to the US, no matter if Loake makes them or otherwise, as it's their own model.

post #2215 of 2395

Downing's came in, they look just the the pics.... very nice and simple, sleek PTB. I think I'll get the other 2 colors down the road (black and brown suede).

 

Don't mind the T-Shirt, working from home today and just wanted to try them on ;)

 

Being a derby they are a bit roomier up top, fine with thicker socks or maybe I'll throw tongue pads in.

 

 

 

post #2216 of 2395
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Originally Posted by SimplyStylin View Post
 


I believe Herring branded shoes are fine for import to the US, no matter if Loake makes them or otherwise, as it's their own model.

 

I read on their site recently that they can sell their rebranded shoes to the USA. There are some countries that were still not approved as of a few weeks ago, however.

post #2217 of 2395

I have a pair of Burford boots. Has anyone experience of wearing boots in the summer?  Or must I wrap them up and put them away for the winter? As you might know, the UK ain't exactly a hot place. 

post #2218 of 2395
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I have a pair of Burford boots. Has anyone experience of wearing boots in the summer?  Or must I wrap them up and put them away for the winter? As you might know, the UK ain't exactly a hot place. 

I'm in the UK and I've been looking at my Bedale boots thinking the same thing! Gonna clean and store them. Too humid for them!
post #2219 of 2395
Hi all, which is likely to feel wider on foot, a 10 F or a 9.5 G?
post #2220 of 2395
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Originally Posted by Munky View Post
 

I have a pair of Burford boots. Has anyone experience of wearing boots in the summer?  Or must I wrap them up and put them away for the winter? As you might know, the UK ain't exactly a hot place. 

 

I put away my boots with heavy soles, but I use my Indy boots and Herring Keswicks all-year around. Based in Belgium it does get a bit humid at times but normally perfectly OK. 

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