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Thank you, gents, for your suggestions about wearing boots in the summer. Based on what you have said, I think I will give the Burford's  just a couple more wears and see what happens. If they are too hot, they will be put to bed. That just leaves me with what I do about my Doc Marten boots...My Doc Marten shoes are fine in summer or winter. Not so sure about the boots, though. As always, sorry to lower the tone with chat about my DM's! At the risk of being too defensive, I do have two pairs of Tricker shoes, too!. I'm all for variety!  Yours, as always, Munky.

post #2222 of 2394
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Originally Posted by K. Nights View Post

Hi all, which is likely to feel wider on foot, a 10 F or a 9.5 G?

 

9.5 G should be, but also depends on the last, style of shoes etc

post #2223 of 2394
Anyone in the UK, and maybe Ireland too.
I was just looking through the Debenhams sale online and they have what appear to be Loake Pimlico suede boys for £90.

http://www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10701_10001_084010136473_-1

Some other Loake shoes ion sale with big reductions too, but since they don't list the model names, it's tricky to tell if they are 1880 shoes or not.
post #2224 of 2394

Hi Odradek

 

Debenham's never list Loake shoes with their the full description, I've bought Loake 1880 Burford Boots for £141 (reduced from £235)

and Loake 1880 Winchester boots for £63 reduced from £210 in previous sales

 

It's usually possible to ascertain which model though by the brief description & pics 

 

Carl.

post #2225 of 2394

They sure do look/sound like Pimlico's to me... great deal if they have your size!

 

I just ordered elsewhere the same chukkas, plus the Downing in suede and black... ton's of capitals in the closet soon ;)

post #2226 of 2394

I think they are the Kempton. Looking at the Kempton and Pimlico on the Loake website it's hard to tell which it is, until you compare the lining. The Kempton has a lighter coloured lining, like it shows in the Debenhams photos. Verrrry tempting!

post #2227 of 2394

Could I ask where you managed to order from? I'm struggling to find an online store that ships to me.

post #2228 of 2394
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Originally Posted by Carl1955 View Post

Hi Odradek

Debenham's never list Loake shoes with their the full description, I've bought Loake 1880 Burford Boots for £141 (reduced from £235)
and Loake 1880 Winchester boots for £63 reduced from £210 in previous sales

It's usually possible to ascertain which model though by the brief description & pics 

Carl.

Thanks Carl,

It was the blue Winchester boots that you got in a previous sale that had me checking their site.
I already have suede Pimlicos, and am wearing them today, but hoping to come across burgundy Burford boots on sale somewhere.
post #2229 of 2394

Buckingham first day on the town... Just got in some suede Pimlicos and Downings as well, can't wait to get them in the rotation!

 

post #2230 of 2394

Thinking of ordering some loake patent leather shoes on the Claridge last.  They are pretty inexpensive, but how's the quality?  Also, I had to return a Loake 026 Last because it was slightly too tight in the ball of my foot in a size 7.  What size would you recommend on the Claridge last or is that last just not going to fit me well?  Appreciate any advice on the matter!

post #2231 of 2394
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Originally Posted by JonSmythe View Post
 

Thinking of ordering some loake patent leather shoes on the Claridge last.  They are pretty inexpensive, but how's the quality?  Also, I had to return a Loake 026 Last because it was slightly too tight in the ball of my foot in a size 7.  What size would you recommend on the Claridge last or is that last just not going to fit me well?  Appreciate any advice on the matter!

 

The patent is part of Loakes lifestyle range and being one of their basic ranges, expect the quality to match. However it is still a Loake product and it is still handmade, so the quality will still be better than your high street shop.

 

Some points to consider:

 

Patent leather is corrected, that is to say that the leather is sanded to remove imperfections, its then artificially coated to give its gloss shine. This surface cracks over time so doesn't last as long as calf leathers.

 

The sole is cemented, once its worn out it cant be replaced like a goodyear welt. 

 

On a side note which isnt as important to some as others is that it is made in India, take from that what you will.

 

The Claridge last has a more slender profile than the the 026 so I would recommend a size up, whether it will suit your foot shape though, well no-one can tell you that. 

post #2232 of 2394
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Originally Posted by PParker ESQ View Post
 

 

The patent is part of Loakes lifestyle range and being one of their basic ranges, expect the quality to match. However it is still a Loake product and it is still handmade, so the quality will still be better than your high street shop.

 

Some points to consider:

 

Patent leather is corrected, that is to say that the leather is sanded to remove imperfections, its then artificially coated to give its gloss shine. This surface cracks over time so doesn't last as long as calf leathers.

 

The sole is cemented, once its worn out it cant be replaced like a goodyear welt. 

 

On a side note which isnt as important to some as others is that it is made in India, take from that what you will.

 

The Claridge last has a more slender profile than the the 026 so I would recommend a size up, whether it will suit your foot shape though, well no-one can tell you that. 

Thanks for all the info!  I guess if patent has such a short shelf life it wouldn't make a ton of sense to spend another $200 to upgrade to C&J benchgrade (except if they fit better).  How many wears do you think patent will look good for if taken care of / will a better shoe's patent leather tend to last longer?  

post #2233 of 2394
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Originally Posted by JonSmythe View Post
 

Thanks for all the info!  I guess if patent has such a short shelf life it wouldn't make a ton of sense to spend another $200 to upgrade to C&J benchgrade (except if they fit better).  How many wears do you think patent will look good for if taken care of / will a better shoe's patent leather tend to last longer?  

I would say that patent shoes are really only meant for extremely formal occasions, black tie events and such. They therefore wouldn’t be used very often and so the shelf life doesn’t really need to be as long. Given intermittent, infrequent wear they should last a good while.

 

If you’re looking for a shoe that’s going to see more action though such as a business shoe I would recommend spending a little more for a goodyear welt and better quality uppers, calf ages much better when cared for correctly and having the replaceable sole unit really stretches their lifespan.

 

I always think that with traditional shoemakers that the more you spend the better product you have

post #2234 of 2394

Brown calf Downings out for the first day....

 

 

 

post #2235 of 2394

Pimlico today.... Really loving these!

 

 

 

 

 

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