Can't fault Loake on them gunboats. Solid and look great. I have a pair in burgundy and yeah you can see the seam on the inside of your feet but even next to a pair of Allen Edmonds or Florsheim they look as handsome.
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Mod to Suedehead - Page 1543post #23131 of 251963/16/16 at 3:41pmpost #23132 of 251963/17/16 at 1:49amQuote:
I'm after a pair of Royals in burgundy. My local shop is selling them for £160 so I may contact Strutton Ground and try to get them a bit cheaper. They are a good looking shoe.
Good find from TKMAXX On the boots TomMc666.post #23133 of 251963/17/16 at 7:02ampost #23134 of 251963/17/16 at 9:57amQuote:
I've got a pair in burgundy, nothing more to say on the Loake Royals subject, except that i think that TKmaxx's Florsheim Imperials for 80 quids (!) are a much better option. Personal preference of course.
On another subject, if i remember well Bob, you are interested in old FP catalogue.post #23135 of 251963/17/16 at 3:47pmQuote:
Can't find any Florsheim Imperial longwings on their website - only wingtips, oxford shoes, etc. Has it been a while since you saw them there?post #23136 of 251963/17/16 at 10:16pmQuote:
I did the same search. Florsheim longwings at £80 pair? I would buy a couple of pairs at that price!
Edited by Bob the Badger - 3/17/16 at 10:27pmpost #23137 of 251963/17/16 at 10:26pmpost #23138 of 251963/18/16 at 12:17am
TKmaxx is an interesting shop, always drop there when i'm in London. Of course, as said Tom, the sizes are always limited, but you can be lucky from time to time.
You can have a quick look in their shops, maybe there is one or two pairs of Florsheim left ?... Absolute bargain at that price.post #23139 of 251963/18/16 at 3:42am
Was told that they had florsheim imperial longwings on there but had gone when I looked, thats why I'd said they had florsheim imperials on there, including brogues http://www.tkmaxx.com/new-in-mens-shoes/black-brogue-derby-shoes/invt/27193264 Always worth having a look on there now and then
Quite tempted by the cerruti brogues, a bit of a more pointed toe but look nice.
Clouseau, fully agree can find some bargains in store amongst the dross, picked up joseph cheney tassled loafers at a bargain price. Another decent place is Costco, picked up quite a few pairs of loakespost #23140 of 251963/18/16 at 9:32amQuote:Originally Posted by TomMc666
Bought a pair of Loake Royals from the Discount Shoe Shop, over the phone, for £130 and saved around £35. Good quality for the money.
Then today in TK Maxx, Loake L1 209 boots for £70, saved £65. On their website they have Florsheim imperials for £79.99 in limited sizes.
Wonder if these are the same Loake boots I keep seeing in certain branches of Debenhams?post #23141 of 251963/18/16 at 6:48pmQuote:Originally Posted by con man
[IMG ALT=""]Off subject bit, Does anyone else, other than me, remember a hair cut called a " Bog Brush" ( that's what I asked for at the barbers and this is the cut he did in the above photo ) Long at the sides and back and short and bristled up on top, ( kind of opposite to a short back and sides) Everyone I ask doesn't remember calling it that, ( or is it just me, losing my marbles as I get older ) And I can find no reference of it, The only similar thing I can find is David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust, though his hair was longer than mine
A few lads had that haircut at school around 1976 oop north. Pre punk. There was a confluence of a lot of styles going around at the time. A hangover from a slightly grown out suedehead cut which I heard named 'blackburn' (surely nowt to do with Tony?) but that wasn't an everyday term. Also a bit of Ziggy period Bowie which merged into the more grown out boot boy middle parting as mentioned above. I heard the term 'bog brush' but it wasn't an everyday term either. I had a short spike (still do!) for the first time in the late seventies and my Mam used to say it looked like a big brush.
As for flares, they went out the window for my set when punk found its way to Wearside. A shop in town sold drainpipe cords for 99p and a load of us jumped on that deal, and we quickly realized how crap we had looked with all that extra cloth flapping around our ankles and never looked back. It took a bit longer for some people to catch on but flares were dead by the end of the seventies.post #23142 of 251963/19/16 at 1:59amNow that you say it I definitely heard of a 'blackburn' haircut back then. Not sure there was any Bowie influence, nobody I knew could be said to be particularly into Bowie. More a Dave Hill from Slade influence I think, and who knows where he got that hairstyle from! Glam rock stuff like Slade or Sweet (or Gary Glitter!) were our thing 1973-75ish.
Edited by covskin - 3/19/16 at 3:02ampost #23143 of 251963/19/16 at 6:13amQuote:Originally Posted by covskin
Now that you say it I definitely heard of a 'blackburn' haircut back then. Not sure there was any Bowie influence, nobody I knew could be said to be particularly into Bowie. More a Dave Hill from Slade influence I think, and who knows where he got that hairstyle from! Glam rock stuff like Slade or Sweet (or Gary Glitter!) were our thing 1973-75ish.
I was in the juniors in the early seventies and clearly remember saying my favourite bands were Slade, Sweet and Gary Glitter!
Got to see GG many times in college before ... well you know ... and he was brilliant, some of the best gigs I ever went to.
Saw Sweet around the same time, well it was Brian Connolly well into his Meths-nudging period and needing a lot of help from the young lads he'd drafted into the band to support his voice which was shot. Never got to see Slade.
I did a piece on Bowie on my blog when he died. For a lot of people my age we were too young to 'get' him when he first hit the big time but even as kids we loved the Ziggy period spikes barnet which was a clear anti-establishment statement years before punk.post #23144 of 251963/20/16 at 8:39ampost #23145 of 251963/20/16 at 11:15am
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