I have spoken about Loake on here before, I never wore them in the 60s....only Royals from the Ivy Shop ...Loake was the poor man Royals a lot cheaper and they looked it. Lads would get the piss taken out of them for wearing them...thats the way it was back then..you had to have the proper kit.
In saying that i like the shape of todays Loake brogues, still would not buy them though, just could not do it,
I do not remember that style of Loakes being available in the late 60s - otherwise I would have got some. I searched high and low for cheaper alternatives to Royals but never found any until many years later.