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post #10891 of 18623
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Originally Posted by Lasttye View Post

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,biggrin.gif

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.
post #10892 of 18623
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Originally Posted by Kingstonian View Post

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.

The Loake Brogue was not called Royals back in the 60s..for obvious reasons. Their was a Shoe shop in Church St Market off the Edgware Rd. that sold Loake.
Years later around 80 I use to get all my Shoes from AJ Martin in Madia Vale..Great independent shoe shop, the senior Salesperson was a ex skinhead,
I would wear Alfred Sargent Brogues.as Royals was long gone out of production.
post #10893 of 18623
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Originally Posted by Lasttye View Post

The Loake Brogue was not called Royals back in the 60s..for obvious reasons. Their was a Shoe shop in Church St Market off the Edgware Rd. that sold Loake.
Years later around 80 I use to get all my Shoes from AJ Martin in Madia Vale..Great independent shoe shop, the senior Salesperson was a ex skinhead,
I would wear Alfred Sargent Brogues.as Royals was long gone out of production.

Shame that,because I do like the Smooth Gibsons.of theirs.

Loakes were considered in the 60s as in line with Churchs etc.Something for the older Man.There was something else that looked like Loakes(ie the Welt did not go right around the Shoe-as the Royals did),but for the life of me I cannot remember who made them.

Gramps,Will has shown me the Jacket-I was sick....biggrin.gif
post #10894 of 18623
Right, I've 'found' £200 for a pair of 'Royals' - what should I get?

Preferably black, wide-fitting and best bought online... I'm in your hands. (Or is that feet?) happy.gif

I'll post (a pic of) 'em when they arrive. nod[1].gif
Edited by Ed Vaughan - 2/28/13 at 2:56am
post #10895 of 18623
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Originally Posted by Kingstonian View Post


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.

I read that 'royals ' were made by Timpson the high st shop initially for export to the USA and that the Ivy shop had nipped in there ? i guess that would have made them cheaper than loakes ?

post #10896 of 18623
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Originally Posted by flyfronted View Post

I read that 'royals ' were made by Timpson the high st shop initially for export to the USA and that the Ivy shop had nipped in there ? i guess that would have made them cheaper than loakes ?
My black Timpson Royals - 1969 - were bought from the shop on Market Street in Manchester for £7-15s - they ended up like 'gunboats'.

So many soles, it was like walking in wooden clogs. (Not sure where they went but I definitely don't have them tucked away.) musicboohoo[1].gif
post #10897 of 18623
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Originally Posted by flyfronted View Post

I read that 'royals ' were made by Timpson the high st shop initially for export to the USA and that the Ivy shop had nipped in there ? i guess that would have made them cheaper than loakes ?
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Loake was cheaper than Royals.
post #10898 of 18623
Just found this pic i took of these Aldens Cordovan Brogues in a London shop, You can see the well rounded front...nice Ox Blood colour.

post #10899 of 18623
obviously out of the price range for most younger skinheads, but the Alden brogue that Roy's posted above, is definitely the Cadillac of skinhead footwear. They wear like tanks as well, have had mine for a few years, in cordovan #8 (oxblood) and a cigar cordovan. amazingly comfortable and hard wearing.

quick pic wearing them in Tokyo, waiting for ramen! wink.gif

post #10900 of 18623
what with all the pages this thread has gone thru, i dont remember if these were ever talked about. def not traditional skinhead footwear, but I seem to recall reading someplace on another site, that some skinheads wore this type of French worker shoe??? Pictured is the Paraboot "Michael". imo ugly as sin, but there's something oddly attractive about them, being so ugly


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post #10901 of 18623
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Originally Posted by Get Smart View Post

what with all the pages this thread has gone thru, i dont remember if these were ever talked about. def not traditional skinhead footwear, but I seem to recall reading someplace on another site, that some skinheads wore this type of French worker shoe??? Pictured is the Paraboot "Michael". imo ugly as sin, but there's something oddly attractive about them, being so ugly


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The loafer / moc / pork pie front has appeared on various items from work boots, to loafers, norwegians etc but in this format, I'd have to say "no way!".
post #10902 of 18623
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Originally Posted by Get Smart View Post

what with all the pages this thread has gone thru, i dont remember if these were ever talked about. def not traditional skinhead footwear, but I seem to recall reading someplace on another site, that some skinheads wore this type of French worker shoe??? Pictured is the Paraboot "Michael". imo ugly as sin, but there's something oddly attractive about them, being so ugly


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Oh dear... look like ugly Rockports. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #10903 of 18623
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Originally Posted by Get Smart View Post

what with all the pages this thread has gone thru, i dont remember if these were ever talked about. def not traditional skinhead footwear, but I seem to recall reading someplace on another site, that some skinheads wore this type of French worker shoe??? Pictured is the Paraboot "Michael". imo ugly as sin, but there's something oddly attractive about them, being so ugly


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They look like something that Darth Vader's Imperial Mods might wear on their space scooters, i.e. a Star Wars equivalent to Clarks Wallabees.  

  I see what you mean J, oddly attractive.... Though I don't think I could pull off the look, haha. 

  Agree on the Alden gunboats-- like steel!

post #10904 of 18623
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Originally Posted by browniecj View Post


Shame that,because I do like the Smooth Gibsons.of theirs.

Loakes were considered in the 60s as in line with Churchs etc.Something for the older Man.There was something else that looked like Loakes(ie the Welt did not go right around the Shoe-as the Royals did),but for the life of me I cannot remember who made them.

Gramps,Will has shown me the Jacket-I was sick....biggrin.gif

Imagine how I felt, having to part with it!!!!!

 

Interesting (well maybe not that interesting) story as to how I came about it........

post #10905 of 18623
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Originally Posted by Get Smart View Post

obviously out of the price range for most younger skinheads, but the Alden brogue that Roy's posted above, is definitely the Cadillac of skinhead footwear. They wear like tanks as well, have had mine for a few years, in cordovan #8 (oxblood) and a cigar cordovan. amazingly comfortable and hard wearing.

quick pic wearing them in Tokyo, waiting for ramen! wink.gif

Nice to see you make an appearance Get Smart.As always you look the Smartist cat in the room.Love the socks,nice contrast.

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