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post #31 of 71
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Originally Posted by diorshoe View Post
i have seen Loakes as well and they are decent for the money you pay for them, especially at the discount prices , you cant lose...

but it's a seriously hard choice when seeing other bargains out there: i mean, why get a loake when you can get a one pair of vass for the price of ten pairs of Loakes?


Personally, I like having more than two pairs of shoes...
post #32 of 71
heheheehe...me too.


i was just trying to be funny (sarcastic).
post #33 of 71
Army issue shoes, officer's, service uniform, cap-toes. Fifteen years old, almost to the day. They've darkened a bit over the years. I still wear them occasionally, to instil trust in older women. They're good with a countrified tweed or corduroy suit.
post #34 of 71
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Originally Posted by Lucky Strike View Post
Army issue shoes, officer's, service uniform, cap-toes. Fifteen years old, almost to the day. They've darkened a bit over the years.

Those look great, LS. Even the best artificial patination can't touch the real thing.
post #35 of 71
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Originally Posted by diorshoe View Post
heheheehe...me too.


i was just trying to be funny (sarcastic).


--------cranks-up irony meter a notch----------------
post #36 of 71
how do loakes fit, esp it's mayfair last? I heard they run big, can anybody confirm or reject my suspicions?
post #37 of 71
I have one pair, the Twinings semi-brogue under the CT label. They are the best $150 shoes I've ever bought. At $300 there are better options.
post #38 of 71
I have a Loake double-soled chukka. I'm wearing them today for the third time. So far I'm not impressed at all. They're stiff and when I stand i find my weight being pushed forward to the ball of my foot, rather than being distributed evenly. Poorly padded lining, generally not comfortable. Hoping they get better with a few more wearings. If they don't, they'll make it to my charity bin.
post #39 of 71
I have 3 pairs of Loake 1880s - Wells in black, Durham in tan, Exeter in dark brown. I find them very reliable and quite comfortable shoes. Unspectacular, but worthy and I think they look a bit better than their (discounted) price suggests. I tend to use them relatively sparingly - more often in wet weather, for sure.
post #40 of 71
I have one pair, what look like the Durhams (brown suede semi-brogue). Purchased from CT for $137.

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Originally Posted by Thurston View Post
I have one pair, the Twinings semi-brogue under the CT label. They are the best $150 shoes I've ever bought. At $300 there are better options.

Regarding price, those are my sentiments too. Loakes are a good sub-$150 value, at lease for a suede semi-brogue.

Regarding sizing, mine are wide. That is good for me. My feet are wide and my instep is high. I usually wear a 9.5EEE in AEs and I cannot cinch-up the laces all the way on any of them. My 9.5G Loakes fit me well and I can cinch the laces closer together than on my AEs. It's kin of nice to find a modesty priced shoe for a man with a wide foot.

I'd buy more at that price, though I have concerns with other models basd on criticism aout the quality and suppleness of the leather. I guess at least with a pair purchased from CT, I can return it for free and get a refund by the time the Cubs win the World Series.
post #41 of 71
Another pair of Loake Twynings:
post #42 of 71
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
Those look great, LS. Even the best artificial patination can't touch the real thing.

+1 How old is that pair of shoes?
post #43 of 71
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Originally Posted by nmoraitis View Post
+1 How old is that pair of shoes?

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Originally Posted by Lucky Strike View Post
Army issue shoes, officer's, service uniform, cap-toes. Fifteen years old, almost to the day. They've darkened a bit over the years.

I still wear them occasionally, to instil trust in older women. They're good with a countrified tweed or corduroy suit.
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post #44 of 71
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Originally Posted by benjamin831 View Post
how do loakes fit, esp it's mayfair last? I heard they run big, can anybody confirm or reject my suspicions?

I have shoes on the Mayfair last and the Legend last. Both fit almost the same in terms of size. But, the pair I have on the mayfair last has a great shape. I wear 7.5D US in most shoes (provided they are not a narrow cut). For Loakes I wear 6.5UK and they fit great,
post #45 of 71
I thought I'd share my latest purchase; I've never heard of this particular line - Benchgrade - from Loake - has anyone else? I like them in any case; a nice shape to the toe, combination heel, and - unusually - fully leather lined.







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