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post #376 of 1023
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Originally Posted by MacGuffen View Post
 

Thank you both for suggestions. It's funny you say that, I'm actually from Bergen as well! 

 

I do prefer the look of the Langdale and I don't like the look of commando soles in general, but after having read on Styleforum and elsewhere that the Dainite sole isn't really appropriate for the Scandinavian winter, I settled on commando soles. IIRC, it was because dainite soles are very hard in cold temperatures, where commando soles are softer, and therefore provide more ground-contact and friction. And thinking back to the first snowfall this week, I'm not sure how dainite soles would have performed. 

 

However, I would like to be challenged on these thoughts. I have never worn dainite soles, so I can't speak from personal experience.

 

Nice! :) Always good to know that others in Bergen are also interested in learning more about menswear.

 

Well, YMMV, but I wore the Langdales quite a bit last winter, and they worked quite well. I do agree with you on the matter that they can be a bit "hard" in cold temperatures. I've never worn shoes with commando soles though, so I can't really compare the two. 

 

I'm sure commando soles are a better choice for winter, but I find that they (at least on pictures) look too clunky. And as mild as the winters are in Bergen, especially considering that lasting snow is an anomaly, I think dainite soles are sufficient to handle a winter here.

 

But still, if you want commando soles go for the Mulligan. One thing about them - I think it's quite a big contrast between smooth leather and commando soles. I would prefer grain leather in some form. (not that good on the terminology here)

post #377 of 1023

I have purchased online Loake Royal Brogues in burgundy for 154 £ a few weeks ago after I tried them in their physical shop in London. 

I wear them several time and felt an excruciating pain on the side of my left foot. 

I went to see several shoemakers and they explained that the shoes were poorly built and that there was nothing to do except to try adding a Heel-piece. Despite that I'am still not able to wear them.

post #378 of 1023
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Originally Posted by pete145 View Post
 

I have purchased online Loake Royal Brogues in burgundy for 154 £ a few weeks ago after I tried them in their physical shop in London. 

I wear them several time and felt an excruciating pain on the side of my left foot. 

I went to see several shoemakers and they explained that the shoes were poorly built and that there was nothing to do except to try adding a Heel-piece. Despite that I'am still not able to wear them.

 

Return them if you can.

post #379 of 1023
Thread Starter 
Pete145, where on the left side of your foot? The heel?
post #380 of 1023
Someone could confirm that Capital Last runs half size bigger than 026 last, as I've read here on the past?
I'm a uk 8,5 in the 026 with a confortable/loose fit, I am an 8 in the capital, right? thanks in advance.

P.S:
X-posted from the shoe-care thread, a patina that I did for a friend on his 1880 Berkely, process details HERE



post #381 of 1023
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Originally Posted by alexSF View Post

Someone could confirm that Capital Last runs half size bigger than 026 last, as I've read here on the past?
I'm a uk 8,5 in the 026 with a confortable/loose fit, I am an 8 in the capital, right? thanks in advance.

Presumably, you're talking about the 026 in F?

If so, I have 4 pairwise comparisons in the database. In all of those, members choose the same size. The fit is not quite as good, but comparable (on a scale from 1 to 4 with 026 as a 4, you'd loose about 0.5 units, on average).

If you're talking about the 026 in G, there are more comparisons (covering same size, half a size down, a full size down). In each case, the fit is worse. The most similar is to use the same size (−0,67 on the above scale).

This suggests, the volume of the Capital (in F) is somewhere between F and G of the 026.

A 8.0 UK sounds good if you want a tighter fit.
post #382 of 1023
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Originally Posted by Claus View Post

Presumably, you're talking about the 026 in F?

If so, I have 4 pairwise comparisons in the database. In all of those, members choose the same size. The fit is not quite as good, but comparable (on a scale from 1 to 4 with 026 as a 4, you'd loose about 0.5 units, on average).

If you're talking about the 026 in G, there are more comparisons (covering same size, half a size down, a full size down). In each case, the fit is worse. The most similar is to use the same size (−0,67 on the above scale).

This suggests, the volume of the Capital (in F) is somewhere between F and G of the 026.

A 8.0 UK sounds good if you want a tighter fit.

Yes, I was talking about the F width, G width would be far too big for me.

The point is that 8,5 is actually pretty long on me, and as I understand Capital is slightly longer than 026 (http://www.styleforum.net/t/330233/chukka-decision-loake-kempton-or-pimlico/10_10#post_6055435)

I think I will try the 8 before, hoping it will fit, Thanks for your help.
post #383 of 1023
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Originally Posted by alexSF View Post


Yes, I was talking about the F width, G width would be far too big for me.

The point is that 8,5 is actually pretty long on me, and as I understand Capital is slightly longer than 026 (http://www.styleforum.net/t/330233/chukka-decision-loake-kempton-or-pimlico/10_10#post_6055435)

I think I will try the 8 before, hoping it will fit, Thanks for your help.


I have the Kempton 9,5 F and it's a snug but not too tight fit. I have also tried the Cannon (Capital last) in both 9 and 9,5. They both fit but the 9 was a little too tight whereas the 9,5 gave me a little more room in the toe box without being too loose.

Since you find the 026 in F being comfortable/loose a half size down sounds like good way to go.

Cheers!

post #384 of 1023
Picked up the Badmintons. They appear pretty solid for the price and seem ideal for winter. I might get some Bayswater Chelseas soon too.

post #385 of 1023

What's the quality of Meermin's Classic line compared with Loake's 1880 line? 

post #386 of 1023

Loake > Meermin

post #387 of 1023

Hi guys,

 

Few hours before got my Loake Pimlico (suede version).

FYI: In real they are more darker than on all selling website's pictures, at least these I have seen before. (VERY dark chocolate color).

My Loake Gladstones with Swing last 7.5F are similar to Pimlico's Capital 8F.

So my previously purchased Loake Cannon 7.5F (Also Capital last) seems to be wrong choice, pity that I can't replace them to 8F, since I already used them once.

Pros:

Very beautiful suede. Overall shoe quality also is astonishing.

Cons:

Impossible to do real straight bar lacing (since there is 6 holes only).

Thanks, 

 

Pictures:

post #388 of 1023

Hi guys,

 

I'm looking for some advice on shoe care...

 

I've long been an admirer of quality shoes and this Christmas I have been lucky enough to receive my first pair of Loakes from my mrs.

 

I went with the 'Edward' shoe and fell in love with them immediately. Certainly a massive step up in quality from my current collection of footwear.

 

I have yet to wear them outside as I would like to know if I should use a leather protector before I venture out into the grim English weather.

 

I have shoe trees for them and obviously regular cleaning and polishing is a given.

 

I'm treating these badboys like a new born baby at the moment so would like the best possible advice on caring for them. I don't want to cover them in a leather protector if there's a chance it could damage/ruin them.

 

I've done a lot of research online and read that leather condtioners are a good start.

 

I would appreciate it if any of you experts could point me in the right direction of what is the best route before I give them their first outing. Any particular brands of products/care kits would be a nice touch also.

 

This pair of shoes is going to be the start of my quality shoe collection as I gradually faze out my existing sub £100 glued crap. I'm finally at the age and in a financial position where I can start investing in some decent footwear.

 

I look forward to your responses.

 

Cheers.

post #389 of 1023
Thread Starter 
if they are new, there is no need to protect them, just wear them...

after a few wears, apply some conditioner, and cream or wax polish to cover up scuff marks and bring out shine.

I use Saphir, and the free polish that I got with shoes, since you are in UK, I guess just go with Saphir.

For all the info on shoe care, try thread http://www.styleforum.net/t/228153/the-official-shoe-care-thread-tutorials-photos-etc

Vendor AFPOS has an excellent simple guideline, just follow that, http://www.afinepairofshoes.co.uk/pages/using-saphir
post #390 of 1023

Thanks mate, appreciate your advice. I'll give them an outing tomorrow. I'm already on the lookout for my second pair.

 

Cheers.

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