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post #7156 of 14591
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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post

C&J "Chukka" anyone?

I like 'em (recently re-posted next to Westfield's here, post #7064) They're not as long/slim as that pic make them out. Pretty satisfied with both them and the Chiltern's.
post #7157 of 14591
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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

I like 'em (recently re-posted next to Westfield's here, post #7064) They're not as long/slim as that pic make them out. Pretty satisfied with both them and the Chiltern's.

they look great. when i get chukkas they are defo on my watch list.
post #7158 of 14591
I feel like I took a page from the stitchy book today. Nothing major, just some fleshing out. However, given the goal, I felt reminded throughout the entire process... Including this post of saying that I have something to post but not posting, which in my case because the lighting in my office needs work and the camera needs new batteries anyways.
post #7159 of 14591
cheers.gif lol
post #7160 of 14591
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Originally Posted by NOBD View Post

I'm not disappointed by the quality. I always find it hard to compare them to other brands, especially since I've only had them for a couple of hours smile.gif. And it's my first pair of Loake's.
But, I think I'm getting the Kempton's instead... Three pairs of red brick soled suede shoes is just a bit too much, even for me. And I hoped they were quite a bit shorter than my Tetbury's (which feel too big/long), but they're not. Sizing down isn't an option, since the width is fine. Also, though I like the colour, I would have liked them to be a bit more brown; they remind me too much of my grey suede Walk-Over's.
I wish this model had dark Dainite soles (like the Kempton's) and were slightly more brown; then I would have kept them.

Hm, I thought the red brick soles were interesting, but not sure I could wear a pair of boots as elongated as the Tetbury. Good to know though. Thanks.

Leffot had these chukkas last season, which I thought about getting. Looking back, maybe I should have.
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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post

Let us know about the quality on the Kemptons please!

I have a pair of calf Kemptons, and have owned a few other Loakes' 1880 shoes. The last on the Kempton is OK, though I sometimes think Loake's Capital (via the Pimlico model) might be better. My real complaint is that the leather hasn't aged well at all. But it's hard to say with these things. At some point, I relegated my Kemptons to just beater shoes, so they went out in really harsh Russian winters. I still take proper care of them (trees, conditioner, polish), but the leather itself just looks very wrinkly and aged. Much worse than any of my other shoes, but I suppose some would just chalk it up to "character."

If I were to buy another pair of Loakes again, it would only be in suede. I have a pair of suede chukkas they made for Charles Tyrwhitt. It's aged as well as any of my other suede shoes.
post #7161 of 14591
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Originally Posted by alexSF View Post

I hope too, I own and have handled others Loake 1880 and they are very good solid shoes.

Good to hear.


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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post

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C&J "Chukka" anyone?

I like those. Unfortunately, they're much too narrow for my feet.


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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

Hm, I thought the red brick soles were interesting, but not sure I could wear a pair of boots as elongated as the Tetbury. Good to know though. Thanks.
Leffot had these chukkas last season, which I thought about getting. Looking back, maybe I should have.

Well, the Tetbury's are pointier, but the Lennox just felt a bit long.

Red soled shoes are interesting, but not so much for a third pair that was meant to be a typical autumn/winter chukka. (I knew that beforehand, but I can be quite stubborn, or should I say stupid? smile.gif).


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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

I have a pair of calf Kemptons, and have owned a few other Loakes' 1880 shoes. The last on the Kempton is OK, though I sometimes think Loake's Capital (via the Pimlico model) might be better. My real complaint is that the leather hasn't aged well at all. But it's hard to say with these things. At some point, I relegated my Kemptons to just beater shoes, so they went out in really harsh Russian winters. I still take proper care of them (trees, conditioner, polish), but the leather itself just looks very wrinkly and aged. Much worse than any of my other shoes, but I suppose some would just chalk it up to "character."
If I were to buy another pair of Loakes again, it would only be in suede. I have a pair of suede chukkas they made for Charles Tyrwhitt. It's aged as well as any of my other suede shoes.

Fortunately, I'm great at shampooing suede smile.gif, so I'll hope I can keep them in good shape. They're meant to be an everyday (not literally) shoe anyway, nothing fancy.
post #7162 of 14591
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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

I like 'em (recently re-posted next to Westfield's here, post #7064) They're not as long/slim as that pic make them out. Pretty satisfied with both them and the Chiltern's.

Cheers. How do they wear in the winter? Does their lack of lining make them cold?
post #7163 of 14591
They're certaily lighter and softer than the lined Chiltern. I guess they're slightly less warm as well, but when it's cold I usually wear something with rubber soles, so I don't think I've really worn the Chukka in the winter. Not when it's been freezing, anyway.
post #7164 of 14591
Thanks.
post #7165 of 14591
castangia dal 1850




post #7166 of 14591
Great jacket. Who manufactures those or is it in-house?
post #7167 of 14591
Grabbed some Frederic Malle DANS TES BRAS perfume for the wife.
post #7168 of 14591
The manufature is castangia dal 1850, but it was made for Saks 5th ave. There's a small label says saks 5th ave sartorial inside of the jacket. I believe saks no longer selling this brand and stop using the sartorial label.

I did a little research and found only bergdorf goodman is still carrying this brand. Castangia is making jacket for Jay Kos as well. I did pintch test and it should be full canvassed. I'm not sure if the buttonhole is hand sewed. Can someone identify this? biggrin.gif
post #7169 of 14591
Like I said, nothing huge. Two new pair of pants: On the left are a pair of Valentini cords and on the right a pair of PRL Preston chinos.

post #7170 of 14591
andrew, and M, nice looking kops.
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