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Help! - Loake 290's - Casual wear???

learner

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Are these boots too glossy to wear with jeans? I can't get my hands on any other decent Chelsea boot where I live.

Could you de - gloss them at all?

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Degloss with the application leather condition and gently wiping with paper towels. Should remove the surface factory finish gloss.
 

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Thanks guys. Does anyone have a pair of these, or a pic of them being work with jeans?
 

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The othe rboot there is the "Chatswort" which I might be able to locate.

Which would be better fopr casual wear with jeans?
 

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Was thinking of buying the Chatsworth myself. Just wonder, how "waxy" the "waxy brown" looks and what happens with shoe polish on it. However I would go for the "Herring" version of the shoe.
 

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The online pics of the chatsworth dont do them justice. They dont look waxy in real life at all.
 

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Given the drop in the Aussie dollar, you might want to also look into importing a pair RM Williams from Australia? I think what they call Chestnut is a nice dark brown.
 

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Originally Posted by NoVaguy
Given the drop in the Aussie dollar, you might want to also look into importing a pair RM Williams from Australia? I think what they call Chestnut is a nice dark brown.

That is an excellent proposal! I usually wear 8F in my shoes. Should I go for a 8F model with RM Williams as well? Any good online source?
 

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I have a pair of these. I put a thin rubber ( Pirelli ) sole over leather one to handle New England elements. I also use the Paraboot Beeswax Polish on these and they give them a dull but preventive shine. They have aged nicely and I wear them with Denim all the time.

We have an account with Loake, so if anyone is inclined to order a pair, please let me know.

Gary






Originally Posted by learner
Thanks guys. Does anyone have a pair of these, or a pic of them being work with jeans?
 

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