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post #16 of 23
I own two pairs of Loakes (1880) and two pairs of Cheaney's. The Cheaney's are the better made, more stylish shoe in my opinion, but which one is the better deal will depend on the prices you are looking at
post #17 of 23
A few pairs of Cheaney for Cole Haan (current models) have passed through my hands over the last year. The finish is a bit rough but I think that's kinda cool. I like the shape and construction. I don't think they are worth the $450 that CH asks but they are more appealing to me than many Allen Edmonds. These are Cheaney and a good deal IMHO.
post #18 of 23
These Cheaneys for Cole Haan are on sale at Bluefly for $215. Darn nice shoes, if I may say so myself.
post #19 of 23
Thought I'd bump this to add a Loake question:

Any thoughts on the difference between their Shoemaker Main and Shoemaker Comfort? There's a pair of brogue monks that look almost the same (slightly different broguing) in each. If I buy them, I'm tempted to go for the slightly more expensive Comfort version.

thanks,
b
post #20 of 23
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
My only experience with the Loakes is the rebranded Tyrwhitts. The ones I've tried were supposedly from Loake's top line. I sold off my calf pairs, finding the leather lacking, and would consider only the suede in the future.

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Originally Posted by penguin vic View Post
I'd stay clear of the Loake standard range and go with their 1880 range only. I find them good, decent shoes for the price.

My only pair are 1880 range seconds from Herring Shoes. Not impressed with leather quality, fit or construction. Had pretty much sworn off Loakes until I saw their new Strand:



I'm a sucker for Adelaides and I believe these are on a new last. Might have to give Loake another try, they're available from Pediwear for a pretty good price. Hopefully, another member will take the plunge and report back!
post #21 of 23
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Originally Posted by rdawson808 View Post
Thought I'd bump this to add a Loake question:

Any thoughts on the difference between their Shoemaker Main and Shoemaker Comfort? There's a pair of brogue monks that look almost the same (slightly different broguing) in each. If I buy them, I'm tempted to go for the slightly more expensive Comfort version.

thanks,
b


Both the main and comfort range are best bought seen. The quality within those ranges differs from being at L1 (Corrected Grain, poor finishing) level to near 1880 (decent calf leather reasonable finishing).
post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by rdawson808 View Post
Thought I'd bump this to add a Loake question:

Any thoughts on the difference between their Shoemaker Main and Shoemaker Comfort? There's a pair of brogue monks that look almost the same (slightly different broguing) in each. If I buy them, I'm tempted to go for the slightly more expensive Comfort version.

thanks,
b


The shoemaker main are Loakes bread and butter range, these are their main sellers if you like, a lot of the styles are rebadged for various retailers. If they're polished leather (which I believe the majority are) then they'll be correct grain.

The shoemaker comfort range have cushioned insoles and rubber inserts in the soles for added durability. I've only ever seen one pair of these shoes (edinburgh was the model) and the leather used for the sole was poor quality. The shoes themselves were quite comfortable when I tried them on.

All in all stick to the 1880 range, better leather, better finishing. Better still go for Cheaney, better shoes all round
post #23 of 23
Jeez, I hate this. I've finally found a full brogue monkstrap in my price range--but it looks like maybe they aren't such great quality. Didn't someone mention there's a Loake seller in DC? Maybe I'll go check them out.

The ones I'm looking at are the Dean and the Telford. Both are available in black calf. Unfortunately, there's no monkstrap in the 1818 line.

Hmmm, and the only Cheaney monk at Pediwear is ugly. I'll check the local shop.

b
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