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Loake 1880 Aldwych

  • Plain Toe-Cap Oxford in Black Calf.
    Slightly Chiselled Toe. Goodyear Welted Leather Sole.
    Fully Leather Lined. Leather Insole. Last Capital.
    UK F (US D) Fitting. Sizes 5 to 13, incl. half sizes.

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  1. styleforumhello
  2. ajc2162
    Hi Wurger. I'd like to thank you for this review and your other detailed summary "The Quintessential Dress Shoe: Black Cap Toe Oxford". It's a great reference source and gave me the confidence to choose the Aldwych that I mentioned earlier in the main forum. They only arrived today so probably a tad early to make a defintive comment - but I reckon your assessment is right on the money. They look and feel smart and I found them immediately comfortable.
    It's my preference to topy them - everybody seems to ask about prices. I'm fortunate to have a local cobbler with a shoe making background who looks after me. I picked them up this afternoon and the quality is excellent - he charged me $30.
  3. Tuur
    Wurger, I just bought dark brown Aldwych as well. I really like them too and they sure are fantastic value. I also let my cobbler apply topy as I tend to walk on the tips of my shoes. Great review.
  4. wurger
    Thanks for the tip, I do apply some renovateur to some new shoes, but I am the type that always need to wear new shoes straight away! can't bear to wait a few days, haha.
  5. Journeyman
    Wurger, thanks for the comprehensive review and the good pictures. I've got a couple of pairs of Loake 1880s, and before wearing them, I always found it useful to rub in a couple of coats of RM Williams' leather conditioner over the vamp and to leave it to soak in for a day or two before wearing them for the first time. It helps to soften the leather and to lessen creasing.

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