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post #46 of 1310
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Originally Posted by Mr Knightley View Post

I have had mixed success with Loakes.  The corrected grain shoes are very hard to maintain - any small mark is impossible to cover up.

My current Kew chestnut from the Shoemakers Comfort range are doing very well and in light of this brave thread I may seek out some more Loakes...




Mine three years on:



Corrected grain shoes are hard to maintain from any shoe maker, not just Loake.

I want a pair of Kew, always love the punch cap oxfords, too bad it's no longer available to purchase, wish it eventually be reintroduced.
post #47 of 1310
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Loake Shoemaker Collection Arundel 2 Black in action

it's another G fitting from the comfort range, with a bit of square toe.



post #48 of 1310
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Corrected grain shoes are hard to maintain from any shoe maker, not just Loake.

I want a pair of Kew, always love the punch cap oxfords, too bad it's no longer available to purchase, wish it eventually be reintroduced.

Yes, point taken about corrected grain. 

 

The Kew was short-lived I believe.  Not sure why as it is a beautiful shoe and the leather responds very well to a bit of TLC.  Let's hope it makes a return......

post #49 of 1310
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Loake Shoemaker Collection Arundel 2 Black in action

it's another G fitting from the comfort range, with a bit of square toe.



Not seen them before - very nice.

post #50 of 1310
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Loake Shoemaker Collection Arundel 2 Black in action


it's another G fitting from the comfort range, with a bit of square toe.
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Not seen them before - very nice.

Thank you, it's one of their discontinued styles in the Comfort line, I picked up 2 pairs of black and brown when my local shoe store cleared them out.
post #51 of 1310
Not a fan of those square toes (sorry) above but I am a Loake fan, I have 2 pair of 1880's that sadly get relegated more and more for my Carmina & Meermins these days. But the new Duke last looks nice as do those split toes Marco posted a few pages back. Does anyone who has worn both that and the capital last know how they compare? Understand it's a thinner fitting, which is fine because I've always found the capital to be a little roomy for me, more just worried about the last being too elongated?
post #52 of 1310
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Not a fan of those square toes (sorry) above but I am a Loake fan, I have 2 pair of 1880's that sadly get relegated more and more for my Carmina & Meermins these days. But the new Duke last looks nice as do those split toes Marco posted a few pages back. Does anyone who has worn both that and the capital last know how they compare? Understand it's a thinner fitting, which is fine because I've always found the capital to be a little roomy for me, more just worried about the last being too elongated?

Good that you asked, I asked Mike from Pediwear to help out with the different lasts on the 1880 range, which he kindly obliged and will get his Loake brand manager Stephen to write a description for, once I receive that, I will post it here.
post #53 of 1310
Awesome thank you
post #54 of 1310
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Originally Posted by JohnsNotHere View Post

Both the C & J are on the 337. I take the same size on the aldwych (capital last) but the C & J are narrower with less room in the toe box.


Thanks. I like the looks of the 337 C&Js I've seen, but they do look a little narrow...

 

Damn it, I was hoping to find something to not like about Loakes. Might buy some mid-brown Buckinghams... It's those or dark brown pebble bluchers with lug soles.

post #55 of 1310
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Mate, go for it, Buckinghams are some very nice full brogues, and at Loake's price, you can have a few spare pairs laying around, haha.
post #56 of 1310
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

Not a fan of those square toes (sorry) above but I am a Loake fan, I have 2 pair of 1880's that sadly get relegated more and more for my Carmina & Meermins these days. But the new Duke last looks nice as do those split toes Marco posted a few pages back. Does anyone who has worn both that and the capital last know how they compare? Understand it's a thinner fitting, which is fine because I've always found the capital to be a little roomy for me, more just worried about the last being too elongated?
I have both lasts. The duke is just narrower, not longer. The Mayfair is a longer / elongated last
post #57 of 1310
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Good that you asked, I asked Mike from Pediwear to help out with the different lasts on the 1880 range, which he kindly obliged and will get his Loake brand manager Stephen to write a description for, once I receive that, I will post it here.

Is anyone interested in an excel file regarding Loake sizing? I got it directly from Loake themselves.... Might attach it if anyone's keen.

post #58 of 1310
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Originally Posted by marcodalondra View Post

I have both lasts. The duke is just narrower, not longer. The Mayfair is a longer / elongated last
Thanks, will put them on the future purchases list.
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Is anyone interested in an excel file regarding Loake sizing? I got it directly from Loake themselves.... Might attach it if anyone's keen.
go for it, would be a great tool for people trying to size up loakes and the different lasts.
post #59 of 1310

Got this from Loake more than a year back. Doesn't tell you about how the lasts compare but should help greatly with sizing as it refers to stick length or foot measurements. It did for me.

 

As always, it's only a guide. Don't go writing to Loake if it doesn't fit 100%... smile.gif

 

 

STICK LENGTH.xls 37k .xls file
post #60 of 1310
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Got this from Loake more than a year back. Doesn't tell you about how the lasts compare but should help greatly with sizing as it refers to stick length or foot measurements. It did for me.

As always, it's only a guide. Don't go writing to Loake if it doesn't fit 100%... smile.gif



STICK LENGTH.xls 37k .xls file

cheers, thank you. should post some photos of your Loake shoes. biggrin.gif
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