Are Tyrwhitt shoes made in England?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by NukeMeSlowly, Oct 5, 2006.

  1. NukeMeSlowly

    NukeMeSlowly Senior member

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    I just got these http://www.ctshirts.co.uk/productMSB...&level3=Formal from CT and I am quite pleased given what I paid. However, while the website states made in Northants, nowhere in the shoe itself does it say "made in England." Is something up or am I just being paranoid?
     


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    They are, or at least were recently, made by Loake. I think they still are, but I haven't heard confirmation on that about the latest models.
     


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    From reading previous threads, I believe CT shoes were made by Loake as recently as this year. However, I seem to recall reading that Loake is no longer their manufacturer. Someone more knowledgeable than I should be along directly to give a more definitive answer.

    Edit: Doc Holliday has always been fast on the draw. "Say when".
     


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    saint Senior member

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    I think that's an abbreviation for Northampshire, which is the home of English footwear.
     


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    Loakes are partly manufactured in India. It's like most Swiss watches, only a percentage of the watch is actually made/assembled in switzerland.
     


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    Loakes are partly manufactured in India. It's like most Swiss watches, only a percentage of the watch is actually made/assembled in switzerland.

    So, do you think this is why there is no "made in England" stamp in the shoes?
     


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    So, do you think this is why there is no "made in England" stamp in the shoes?

    I don't think it's a recent change, is it? My Loakes, from the first batch, have the made in England stamp on the sole. Wonder what's going on, or if it's just an oversight.
     


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    My Charles Tyrwhitt whole cuts from this season have made in England stamped on the bottom, so I am going to go out on a limb and see yes.
     


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