or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › LOAKE APPRECIATION & SHOE P0RN THREAD
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

LOAKE APPRECIATION & SHOE P0RN THREAD - Page 37

post #541 of 1313
Quote:
Originally Posted by adampaul View Post

Alright alright. Here are some pics. The color is the "Mahogany Burnished Calf" as listed on Pediwear's site. The color/shade in the photos is rather accurate. All photos were taken on an HTC One phone using the camera's HDR setting. I tried to capture what they look like in real life under these various conditions. The shoes have had one day of wear. First, to jog you memories, for reference here's the photo Pediwear sent me when I asked them about the color (under fluorescent desk lighting):
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


First up for my photos, Strands on my linoleum kitchen floor under my soft white indoor fluorescent lights:
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



Next up, in my living room under the soft glow of some CFL light bulbs.
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



And the pièce de résistance, on my feet. For some reason, a few of the photos look like there is a reddish hue on the shoes in some places. That is not representative of reality. It's again probably due to the settings of my phone. Please excuse the jeans, I had just come home with the kids from a rather active birthday party for a 3-year old when I put on the shoes biggrin.gif .
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



Here's the requisite legs crossed and propped up pose (you can really see the nonexistent reddish hue here):
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



And back in the bags with the plastic shoe horn. Thanks for watching!
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Thanks for the effort on posting the pic.

I also ordered mahogany colour and have been wondering what is the actual shade of brown.

What surprise me is the tone of brown varies under different type of lighting. What u shown under white fluorescent light looks darker and under CFL light it looks lighter. There is even reddish hue tone! Guess this will be a versatile shoe for me.

Now send me my god damn shoe....


Edited by techaview - 2/24/14 at 2:10am
post #542 of 1313
Quote:
Originally Posted by adampaul View Post
 

 

Alright alright. Here are some pics. The color is the "Mahogany Burnished Calf" as listed on Pediwear's site. The color/shade in the photos is rather accurate. All photos were taken on an HTC One phone using the camera's HDR setting. I tried to capture what they look like in real life under these various conditions. The shoes have had one day of wear. First, to jog you memories, for reference here's the photo Pediwear sent me when I asked them about the color (under fluorescent desk lighting):

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

First up for my photos, Strands on my linoleum kitchen floor under my soft white indoor fluorescent lights:

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Next up, in my living room under the soft glow of some CFL light bulbs.

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

And the pièce de résistance, on my feet. For some reason, a few of the photos look like there is a reddish hue on the shoes in some places. That is not representative of reality. It's again probably due to the settings of my phone. Please excuse the jeans, I had just come home with the kids from a rather active birthday party for a 3-year old when I put on the shoes :D.

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Here's the requisite legs crossed and propped up pose (you can really see the nonexistent reddish hue here):

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

And back in the bags with the plastic shoe horn. Thanks for watching!

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Great job! And the shoes look very nice. The Mahogany shade makes it so versatile and just a little burnished to make it interesting.

It's a mystery why Pediwear haven't posted pictures of these, I think it would have increased sales by 100%.

Made me insanely jealous and wanting to order a pair straight away :slayer:

post #543 of 1313
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gbg brouge View Post

Great job! And the shoes look very nice. The Mahogany shade makes it so versatile and just a little burnished to make it interesting.
It's a mystery why Pediwear haven't posted pictures of these, I think it would have increased sales by 100%.
Made me insanely jealous and wanting to order a pair straight away icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif

Can I know how can I make the pic appear as a link aka "warning spoiler click to show" like your reply? Thanks
post #544 of 1313
Quote:
Originally Posted by techaview View Post


Can I know how can I make the pic appear as a link aka "warning spoiler click to show" like your reply? Thanks


No problem.

 

Click quote, then mark the photo you want to hide and click on the "balloon", see the pic. You then repeat this for every photo you want to hide.

 

post #545 of 1313
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gbg brouge View Post
 


No problem.

 

Click quote, then mark the photo you want to hide and click on the "balloon", see the pic. You then repeat this for every photo you want to hide.

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Thanks got it!

post #546 of 1313

Beautiful spring day today. Sunny, about 8 degrees (C) and a great motivator for getting the leather sole shoes out to get some care and polish. :cool:

post #547 of 1313

Finally, I managed to get the Loake Ledburys polished, and got a few pictures.

 

Be warned, it's only a phone camera, and it is quite late.

 

 

 

 

And under a light.

 


Edited by RPM1 - 2/24/14 at 8:08pm
post #548 of 1313
Quote:
Originally Posted by RPM1 View Post
 

Finally, I managed to get the Loake Ledburys polished, and got a few pictures.

 

Be warned, it's only a phone camera, and it is quite late.

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

And under a light.

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Looking good! Ready for a trip into the wild :cheers:

post #549 of 1313
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gbg brouge View Post
 

Looking good! Ready for a trip into the wild :cheers:


Many thanks.

 

Yes, they did go out for the first time today. However, as you would expect in Britain, the weather wasn't ideal. Although, it was only drizzle, and the polish and rubber fore part should have kept them reasonably protected.

 

Well, at least they weren't slippery.

post #550 of 1313

Just want to say thank you for the advice I received from this forum when buying my first pair of Loake Shoes at A Hume - a month in and I love my Loakes!

post #551 of 1313
Quote:
Originally Posted by M McB View Post
 

Just want to say thank you for the advice I received from this forum when buying my first pair of Loake Shoes at A Hume - a month in and I love my Loakes!


What did you buy? Please post some pics so this forum can bask in some fresh Loake porn! :D

post #552 of 1313

I've been looking for a chukka for a while and I think I've decided on the Kempton, but the closest store which sells them is in NYC (I'm in Philly), and I'm hesitant about ordering because of sizing. I e-mailed Loake who referred me to someone else who referred me to the store itself, but no one would give a straight answer because they didn't want to suggest the wrong size. I have suede Clark's desert boots in 11D (Used to have a beeswax pair in 11.5D), and Bass Logan's in 11.5D. I know charts and such have been linked, but I get less confident the more I look at everything.

post #553 of 1313
Thinking of buying a pair of Loake Wharfdale boots, but am wary of the Pennine last, which is often described as being huge.
http://www.pediwear.co.uk/newsitem/60.php
Quote:
THE PENNINE LAST – This is a G fit last with a large rounded toe so unless you have a wide foot or intend to wear thick hiking socks then a half size reduction is highly recommended. You will find that most country style footwear is stereotypically designed in this way whether an F or G fit width.

I take a 7 in the Capital. Should I really size down to a 6.5 for the Pennine?
post #554 of 1313
Quote:
Originally Posted by Odradek View Post

Thinking of buying a pair of Loake Wharfdale boots, but am wary of the Pennine last, which is often described as being huge.
http://www.pediwear.co.uk/newsitem/60.php
I take a 7 in the Capital. Should I really size down to a 6.5 for the Pennine?

Depends on how your foot sits in the Capital. For instance, if your foot is longer than 264mm, your toes are probably already sitting close to the tip of the shoe (on the Capital). Going down half a size makes the shoe shorter, generally speaking, and you may find the additional pressure on your toes to be uncomfortable.

If your feet are shorter, they probably have an average or higher volume, so there's enought space in front of your toes and going down half a size shouldn't be a problem in length.

For what it's worth, I have no pairwise comparisions between the Capital and the Pennine with minus half a size difference. Most people seem to order the same size in both, but they find the Pennine to fit only "fairly comfortable" if they like the Capital.

That's a usual pattern if you pre-select a shoe, because you then have to live with the last it's been build on. The alternative is to select a last first, and try to find a shoe you like. For instance, the Hyde is also a good looking boot made on the Capital, so there's a good chance, it'll fit.

As I see it, going down half a size is a higher risk with the potential benefit of getting a better fit overall. Using the same size is the safer option, but you may need to use an extra insole or other alterations.

It comes down to your risk-aversion.
post #555 of 1313
Quote:
Originally Posted by Claus View Post

Depends on how your foot sits in the Capital. For instance, if your foot is longer than 264mm, your toes are probably already sitting close to the tip of the shoe (on the Capital). Going down half a size makes the shoe shorter, generally speaking, and you may find the additional pressure on your toes to be uncomfortable.

If your feet are shorter, they probably have an average or higher volume, so there's enought space in front of your toes and going down half a size shouldn't be a problem in length.

For what it's worth, I have no pairwise comparisions between the Capital and the Pennine with minus half a size difference. Most people seem to order the same size in both, but they find the Pennine to fit only "fairly comfortable" if they like the Capital.

That's a usual pattern if you pre-select a shoe, because you then have to live with the last it's been build on. The alternative is to select a last first, and try to find a shoe you like. For instance, the Hyde is also a good looking boot made on the Capital, so there's a good chance, it'll fit.

As I see it, going down half a size is a higher risk with the potential benefit of getting a better fit overall. Using the same size is the safer option, but you may need to use an extra insole or other alterations.

It comes down to your risk-aversion.

Thanks,
I'm already very tempted by the Hyde boot.
Just saw a special offer on the Wharfdale which put it into contention.
Hering's Stratford boot on the 026 last is also on my wish list, but the Dainite sole is more practical for me.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › LOAKE APPRECIATION & SHOE P0RN THREAD