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LOAKE APPRECIATION & SHOE P0RN THREAD

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by wurger, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. rainbowgrease

    rainbowgrease Well-Known Member

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    Yep just ordered em.*
    - Total came out to a fair price.
     
  2. tattoodobem

    tattoodobem Well-Known Member

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    I have the loake tweed in tan and i really like them, also the rubber and leather soles are great to handle the cobblestone. I can use them if it rains or if it's dry. The cobblestone pavement here is slippery even dry and very irregular.
     
  3. wurger

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    I put a topy on the combination sole, since the outer edges are leather.
     
  4. tattoodobem

    tattoodobem Well-Known Member

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    really? you put a toppy over the combination sole? i bought them like that cause i didn't wanted to put topy
     
  5. wurger

    wurger Well-Known Member

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    The parts that gets worn, the toe and sides, are not protected
     
  6. tattoodobem

    tattoodobem Well-Known Member

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    yes i understand, but i think i would wear them without topys if i could, but the damn cobblestone....
     
  7. Yowzer

    Yowzer Well-Known Member

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    Try them without topys and then make a call on how it wears and what would work for you. if you can get them resoled easily when they get worn out (ie. in the UK where cobblestone are common? or nearby where postage isn't exorbitant), go without. wurger topys them as it makes them last longer and negates the need to send them back half around the world (which would hurt the wallet a lot)
     
  8. wurger

    wurger Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, my reasoning exactly, and no slippery slides, which are very scary!
     
  9. tattoodobem

    tattoodobem Well-Known Member

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    I

    I wasn't judging. Only surprise. But i understand topying them.
    I try to have a rotation to make them last longer.
    And yes it will be hard to resole them.
    And what about dainite soles?
     
  10. md2010

    md2010 Well-Known Member

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    Build a rotation of at least 30 pairs. And wear 1 pair a month. Every year you will only wear a pair for 12 days - once a month. And your shoes should last you 10-15 years. You will never need to topy another pair.:slayer:
     
  11. wurger

    wurger Well-Known Member

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    Gave my Loake Ellands a shine up yesterday.
     
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  14. wurger

    wurger Well-Known Member

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    beautiful! they don't' seem too bulky in this shot
     
  15. mmmtttt

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    Loake on sale at Gilt, anyone knows if any of the shoes there are from their 1880 line (im assuming not).
     
  16. wurger

    wurger Well-Known Member

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    Really don't like how Gilt requires email address to browse, try to stick with the 1880 line you won't be disappointed
     
  17. mmmtttt

    mmmtttt Well-Known Member

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    Yeah thats why I'm asking, I don't know much about Loake appart from the fact that anything else but the 1880 is not really worth it
     
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    Thank you for the description. Would you say this type of leather is to be avoided, or is it worth the price? (i would have bought something from the 1880, as i am aware that the upgrade from the shoemaker line is worth the money, but i cant find a chelsea boot with rubber soles in the 1880 line)
     

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