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Where did you get them from? I thought they won't sell Loakes from overseas to the US.

I found two options.  

 

1.  There's a guy on ebay who owns a couple of stores called North Shoes in England.  He regular sells seconds on Ebay for very good prices.  This is the route I chose.

 

2.  The other option is Robinson's Shoes in Ireland will sell you 1sts for a pretty good price.  You will not pay a VAT fee or shipping.

 

My 1880 Loakes are definitely on par with AE quality.

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First outing for these Brown McGregors for today's "Cheap Clothes, Expensive Shoes." My belt sucks, but I wanted to wear the shoes. Also, first outing for this shirt. My favorite kind of day.
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Thanks! I'll switch the lacing up for my next wear and give it a go!

Wow...you know what? I was disgracefully juggling work while "barnweaseling" here, and mistakenly thought your HM's were bar laced...i just knew I liked what I saw during the short, hurried glimpse I was able to give your pics...in looking at them closer now, theyre clearly cross laced, and thats what I meant to say that I liked. I think the fact that theyre cross laced so neatly may have thrown me off too....but yeah, point being: I like whatever lacing you have there in your pics...lol
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Oxblood Strands for a sunny Thursday afternoon.

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Justin is my homeboy. #20 warms my heart

OMG that Lobb Crepin 2009 is one of my grails for sure. I thought I had snagged one from Bespoke-England last November string the Black Friday sale, but it was sold from under me by the factory. Damn shame. They're doing one final run of this model right now before retiring it forever, but I can't afford $1700 on a pair of shoes frown.gif
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Thank you everyone for chiming in!  I will keep them and be happy.  Appreciate the opinions.

For the sake of my wife, I'm going to be done for a while now that I have the Mora's.  We'll see how long a while is...

By the way, @TexasTexter, I noticed from some previous posts that your store is the Plano store.  Small world!  I live in Plano but the Dallas store is mine because it is fairly close to work and I can go by on my lunch break.
 

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I've had similar experience with mine. They crease differently and actually I have more volume in the toe than normal. Still love them but they fit a bit differently. Wore mine last week but I've found that I really don't wear them as much as I hoped I would.

Yea the vamp leather on mine don't seem to want to flex at all so they end up bending in the toe box and pinch my big toe a bit, almost makes me walk unnaturally. Agree on the toe volume. My SA noticed this as well when I tried them, although it's not a problem, just something unique. Hey do look damn good in the right light so I'm happy.
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Yea the vamp leather on mine don't seem to want to flex at all so they end up bending in the toe box and pinch my big toe a bit, almost makes me walk unnaturally. Agree on the toe volume. My SA noticed this as well when I tried them, although it's not a problem, just something unique. Hey do look damn good in the right light so I'm happy.

 

In the right light they look excellent, otherwise they look black which works for me as well. 

 

 

Side note: Didn't Paul say on reddit that those shaker heights were going to be making a return this year or is this me being hopeful. I'm in Florida but I would find a way to wear them. 

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Side note: Didn't Paul say on reddit that those shaker heights were going to be making a return this year or is this me being hopeful. I'm in Florida but I would find a way to wear them. 

 

I looked through the last two AMAs and saw that there was some discussion of bringing back the Bayfield, but I don't see anything about the Shakers. And the ultimate answer on the Bayfields was "no." 

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What do you all use to apply polish to your shoes? I've found that using AE's polish with the built-in sponge applicator can be a little difficult on shoes like Strands can be a little difficult. Like hammering in a nail with a sledgehammer.

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What do you all use to apply polish to your shoes? I've found that using AE's polish with the built-in sponge applicator can be a little difficult on shoes like Strands can be a little difficult. Like hammering in a nail with a sledgehammer.


I use the sponge applicator.  I have no problems.

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Anybody own the strand, mcallister, and park aves but wear different size for each?
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Anybody own the strand, mcallister, and park aves but wear different size for each?

I own all three, but I wear the same size in all of them. 

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What do you all use to apply polish to your shoes? I've found that using AE's polish with the built-in sponge applicator can be a little difficult on shoes like Strands can be a little difficult. Like hammering in a nail with a sledgehammer.

I'm pretty new to taking good care of good shoes, but so far I have been using the built-in applicator myself. The only tricky bit is making sure you don't squeeze too much out and then gunk up the perforations. I haven't found it particularly difficult, though.

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What do you all use to apply polish to your shoes? I've found that using AE's polish with the built-in sponge applicator can be a little difficult on shoes like Strands can be a little difficult. Like hammering in a nail with a sledgehammer.

 

I used the sponge applicator a couple of times, and didn't really care for it. It felt wasteful to me in the sense that a lot of the polish stays in the sponge long after you're done. I've taken to using a disposable, vinyl glove and dabbing a bit of the cream polish onto my fingertip. I can get a lot more precision that way. Sure, sometimes I feel the need to reassure my shoes I'm not giving them sort of medical exam first. But, it's a small price to pay and we usually have a good laugh about it later.

 

On the plus side, I'm happy to report that none of my AEs have prostate problems!

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