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post #15736 of 19327
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Originally Posted by Mr Knightley View Post
 

This pair might be an unusual and interesting take on that theme.  Not sure if MiE at that price?

 

http://www.modshoes.co.uk/index.php/product/victor-loake-tan-brogue/

A nice looking shoe,but not what I am looking for,I want something like your Church half brogue but in a derby style...

I think that those Victors are called Austerity brogues,I looked on the Loake site and they say made in India.

I think that with Loake they do offer a good variety,for the price the 1880 range are good value for money,I have a pair of the Kempton boots and they are very comfortable and smart too IMO.

I also have the Bedale brogue boot in black and they feel good to wear,the toe is a bit square,but overall they are pretty good especially in the cold weather.

post #15737 of 19327

It's true that now most shoes are made abroad. i recently saw cheap Florsheim longwings, called the "Lexington". They don't look too bad for the price, but are of course made in India. 

I checked my Loake Royals, and it's written "Made in England" on them. I thought they weren't, as the price is more or less the same as the Florsheim Lexington.

 

This is a picture of the "Lexington":

They exist in black too. Any advice on them?

post #15738 of 19327
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Originally Posted by Clouseau View Post
 

It's true that now most shoes are made abroad. i recently saw cheap Florsheim longwings, called the "Lexington". They don't look too bad for the price, but are of course made in India.

I checked my Loake Royals, and it's written "Made in England" on them. I thought they weren't, as the price is more or less the same as the Florsheim Lexington.

 

This is a picture of the "Lexington":

They exist in black too. Any advice on them?

I am sure that I read somewhere that the Loake Royal is made in England,but the parts of the shoe are made in India.

I know that you don't like the dainite sole,but Herrings are selling the Loake Soveriegn for £99 in my size ( 10 ) they only make it in black if it was brown or burgundy I would buy a pair, an excellent winter weather shoe and hard to beat for value at that price IMO.

post #15739 of 19327
How old are your loakes, if there the range that was introduced approx ten years ago im sure there just stamped England, not made in England
post #15740 of 19327
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Originally Posted by Clouseau View Post

Nice pic, but it has been posted by MoM a long time ago. they are "The Smithies", from South London.

whats a 'smithie ' ?

post #15741 of 19327

Almost certainly been posted before, but available gain on the BBC (our US friends will have to use Vyper) Pete Townsend talking about Quadrophenia, Mod clothes and being a mod.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01k83bl/Quadrophenia_Can_You_See_the_Real_Me/

post #15742 of 19327
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Originally Posted by Basset View Post

How old are your loakes, if there the range that was introduced approx ten years ago im sure there just stamped England, not made in England

Barker do that as well, I reckon its a con,what does it mean ? that they put the laces in here ?

post #15743 of 19327
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Originally Posted by Basset View Post

How old are your loakes, if there the range that was introduced approx ten years ago im sure there just stamped England, not made in England

Checked again. it's written "Made in England". bought them in London, seven years ago.

 

 

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Originally Posted by flyfronted View Post
 

whats a 'smithie ' ?

I must say i don't know. Must be the gang's name. MoM will know i guess...

post #15744 of 19327
Clouseau, just checked, you're right, the upper is marked MiE, where as the insole/sole is just marked Loakes England, there not bad shoes for the money, but not in the same league as Church's or Royals etc
post #15745 of 19327

Gotta say, I wear my burgundy Loake Royals(from a couple years ago) all the time.  Very comfy and durable-- and shine up almost as nicely as my Church's or Aldens.  Of course, they're less than half the price of either, too.  A good pair if you wanna look the part but not get your investments ruined.  

post #15746 of 19327

Loake Royals are sturdy, durable, and looks good, for a reasonable price indeed. But i don't find them comfy, compared to my other brogues (Church's and Birkenstock's). 

Somebody owns those Florsheim Lexington?

post #15747 of 19327

Yeah them Lexingtons DO look very nice  Tough but smooth.  

post #15748 of 19327
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Originally Posted by Botolph View Post
 

Gotta say, I wear my burgundy Loake Royals(from a couple years ago) all the time.  Very comfy and durable-- and shine up almost as nicely as my Church's or Aldens.  Of course, they're less than half the price of either, too.  A good pair if you wanna look the part but not get your investments ruined.

I like the Longwings but I also like the English style brogues,I still cant do the pictures but I was looking on Shipton and Heneage site,they have some called Fakenham,they look heavy with thick brogue pattern,I saw a lot like these locally 70/71...not as good quality as your Graftons but a powerful looking shoe IMO.

post #15749 of 19327

Thinking of buying a pair of Florsheim Lexington in black. for 130 euros, it's a bargain, and i miss black longwings. But i fear they're made in a "sweatshop"in Bombay...

post #15750 of 19327
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Originally Posted by Clouseau View Post
 

Thinking of buying a pair of Florsheim Lexington in black. for 130 euros, it's a bargain, and i miss black longwings. But i fear they're made in a "sweatshop"in Bombay...

Theres a few ways to look at the "ethical" side of the argument,one being at least some Indian people are getting some paid work ? and at 130 euros you are not being ripped off.

I really hate it when the company pretends that the shoe is made here and still charges a high price while still paying the Indian worker the same wage.

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