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post #676 of 1137
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Originally Posted by wurger View Post

Size down 1 compare to US is pretty standard for UK shoes. But everyone's feet are different.

As for leather quality, I can't tell much difference between Loake and AE personally.

 

Yeah, I was just trying to figure out if loake's fit even bigger than the usual 1 size.

I think Loake's site says to size down a half size from US to UK which is ridiculous.

post #677 of 1137
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

 

I was waiting to hear back from Gilt about the issue before wearing them at all to be honest.

 

Edit: They have another pair and they'll swap them for me.


Excellent! Hope they work out for you.

 

 

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Originally Posted by wurger View Post

Size down 1 compare to US is pretty standard for UK shoes. But everyone's feet are different.

As for leather quality, I can't tell much difference between Loake and AE personally.


I've read mixed reviews about Loake's 1880 line, but I guess when you start buying shoes the likes of Gaziano & Girling and Crockett and Jones, anything lower tier is crap in comparison.

post #678 of 1137

I think Loake 1880 is great value for the money, specially some models.

 

I am getting confused with the sizing conversion as well, I always had in mind that UK7 was like US7.5, I think that was the conversion you could see in conversion charts, am I wrong? 

post #679 of 1137
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Originally Posted by BrooksLauren77 View Post
 


Excellent! Hope they work out for you.

 

I've read mixed reviews about Loake's 1880 line, but I guess when you start buying shoes the likes of Gaziano & Girling and Crockett and Jones, anything lower tier is crap in comparison.

 

True to a point, but I think there's a difference in finishing something properly or making it look like it was a rush job. I understand they're not going to use the most exotic leathers, that the sole will not be as expensive, the there will be several details missing, etc. But lets be honest: the shoes retail for about $300. That's not a cheap price point. It would have taken the worker 2 minutes to look at the welt and to finish it properly. I don't think that's asking for too much.

post #680 of 1137
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Originally Posted by Bonney View Post

I think Loake 1880 is great value for the money, specially some models.

I am getting confused with the sizing conversion as well, I always had in mind that UK7 was like US7.5, I think that was the conversion you could see in conversion charts, am I wrong? 

Generally that's what conversion charts will say, but my experience is different.
post #681 of 1137
Thread Starter 
BrooksLauren77, i don't find Loake crap for its price at all.
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BrooksLauren77, If you find Loakes to be such crap, why are you on  Loakes thread?

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Lol you guys totally misread his post.

 

I think the hardware on the cannon monkstraps is too shiny and makes them even more casual than I'd have hoped. Sizing down 1 size from my AE size seems to be the correct for fit. The shoes seem to be quite well built and I'm definitely hoping to purchase another pair of loake's in the future. Is there any way to make the hardware slightly less shiny?


Edited by ridethecliche - 4/17/14 at 4:39am
post #684 of 1137
I find I can only size down .5 from US to UK in the 026 last.
post #685 of 1137
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

Lol you guys totally misread his post.

 

 

+1

 

I'm not calling Loake 1880 crap at all, I'm saying that to members of the forum who buy shoes the likes of John Lobb or Gaziano and Girling, Loake is not going to measure up in comparison. Perhaps I should have worded my post differently.

post #686 of 1137

I guess we already knew that Loakes don't measure up to Lobb's!  :embar:

post #687 of 1137
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Originally Posted by Munky View Post
 

I guess we already knew that Loakes don't measure up to Lobb's!  :embar:


Fair point, silly comparison anyway.

post #688 of 1137
My short review on loake strand...

The strand after 3 wears, each wear about 8 hours on the average has been comfortable so far. Leather feel softer vs meermin from the moment I wear them. No breaking in needed. Feel the same after long hour of wearing. No sore heel or toe area tightness. Strand being an oxford shoe has been easy to wear, compared to my meermin black captoe. It could be due to the width of the shoe (strand F vs Meermin E). Those who has been wearing close lacing shoe should know what i means.

The loake leather sole felt thinner compared to meermin leather sole. When i am wearing strand, i feel more contact against the ground. For eg, when i step on a small stone or uneven ground I will tend to feel it more compared to meermin. Quality of leather is good as well with even creasing on the captoe area. Only con I felt is the last. If only they have strand in last like Meermin olfe/hiro not too squarish in the toe cap area, it should be a killer model IMO. Overall it is still a fine pair of shoe, with its versatile colour matching, I actually worn it for 3 different occasions. I have worn it with dress pant(work), chino(casual friday work) and raw denim(weekend casual) so far.



post #689 of 1137
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Originally Posted by BrooksLauren77 View Post
 


Are you happy with your Cannons?

 

Upon thinking about this some more, I'm not sure.

 

2 complaints:

 

1) The forward strap doesn't look like it can be buckled on the tightest hole. Additionally there's no elastic on the front strap. Bizarre as the one closer to the ankle has one.

2) The buckle's are very very very shiny. The copper-ish color is a good contrast to the lighter brown suede, but it really makes the shoes stand out.

 

1 is slightly annoying because I feel like I'd slide forward in the shoes a little bit, which is easily avoidable on my other monkstraps just by tightening the anterior strap. 2 brings a lot of attention to the shoes. I'm not sure how I could dull this at all. Any suggestions?


The suede is super nice and I quite like their shape. I'd say they're a pretty great deal, especially since I got them for 175 (potentially 155 if I rebuy after returning).

post #690 of 1137
Thread Starter 
My 2 pairs of Alfred Sargent monk's front buckle doesn't have elastic piece either, but those are the only 2 monks I have. Monks and loafers are the hardest to get the right fit, as they don't have laces.
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