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LOAKE APPRECIATION & SHOE P0RN THREAD

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

  1. hindi ako

    hindi ako Active Member

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    Anyone own a pair of Loake Chester? I'm in the market for a pair tan brogues and deciding between Grenson Archie and Loake Chester, it is true to go a full size down for loake? Thank you!
     
  2. Carl1955

    Carl1955 Senior member

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    Hi hindo ako

    I own a pair of Grenson's Archie in Burgundy on a commando sole, I don't own a pair of Loake 1880 Chester's but do own a pair of Loake 1880 Burford's which are on the same last.

    I'm a UK size 9 in both shoes, the Loakes being a slightly tighter fit width wise as the Gensons are a "G" fit.
     
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  3. Munky

    Munky Senior member

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    I have a pair of Chester's and a pair of Burford's (which are made on the same last). Oddly enough, I had to take a half size up.
     
  4. goatandtricycle

    goatandtricycle Well-Known Member

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    Right, so an update on my factory repair.
    I complained by email last week, Thursday lunchtime. I had no response so I called yesterday Tuesday morning and it's now 24hrs later and still no response to either my call or email.
    Pretty poor customer service and it's starting to really affect the way I think of Loake [​IMG]
     
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  5. goatandtricycle

    goatandtricycle Well-Known Member

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    Further update; they contacted me at lunch time today and have offered me a replacement pair.
    They have turned what was starting to become a very negative experience in to a positive one!
    Going a few steps further than they needed to, with my particular circumstance, I'm now very happy.
     
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  6. atia2

    atia2 Senior member

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    Is replacement desirable? I thought these had sentimental value to you.
     
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  7. goatandtricycle

    goatandtricycle Well-Known Member

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    They do have great sentimental value, read between the lines and it will make sense.
     
  8. SnakeDoctor

    SnakeDoctor Active Member

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    Finally arrived from Pediwear. Hyde boots.

    [​IMG]
     
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  9. abadlot

    abadlot Member

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    My mahogany Strands from robinshonsshoes.com arrived yesterday...
    They are really a versatile pair of shoes...and they have a nice brown color...(but hard to match it with my existing brown belts, I need a mahogany one)
    Sorry no pictures yet, promise to post in a day or two.
    May I ask if I need to polish them with Saphir M├ędaille d'Or Renovateur before use it? (I already have this product)
     
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  10. Carl1955

    Carl1955 Senior member

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    This may help

    https://www.hangerproject.co.uk/sho...71ak7f4tn6qeb0p22nb9akd87&___store=uk_default

    Carl.
     
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  11. Munky

    Munky Senior member

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    Whether or not to do anything to new shoes, before you wear them, is controversial. Some support the idea of a complex conditioning/cleaning routine (see Carl's pointer to a example). Others suggest just wearing them I tend to favour the latter. A good brushing is all I give them. It's a case of 'some do and some don't'! It probably isn't a critical issue.
     
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  12. abadlot

    abadlot Member

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    Here are Strand's pictures as promised ;)
    The color is accurate...close to reality (and it is veryyy nice!!!!).
    I think that there is a subtle difference between each shoe...
    This is after 6 hours of wearing. Are these crumples normal???? I'm worrying...
    Size is definately correct for my feet...

    [​IMG]

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    [​IMG]
     
  13. atia2

    atia2 Senior member

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    Nice horizontal creases confined to the front of the vamp indicates a well fitting shoe. Congratulations. Now put some trees in.
     
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  14. Highlands

    Highlands Member

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    +1

    Really stretch them out.
     
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    Odradek Senior member

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  16. othertravel

    othertravel Senior member

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  17. Odradek

    Odradek Senior member

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    There's always a catch.

    I'm intrigued though why Loake do all these MTOs for the Swedish market, and seem to release new models or variations of existing shoes there first.
     
  18. PParker ESQ

    PParker ESQ Well-Known Member

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    I think you have it a little mixed up, MTO'S are the choice of the retailer. So this website would have specifically asked Loake to make these styles for them, not that Loake have decided to make some exclusive models and then sell them to the Swedish Market only.
     
  19. BingoLiddle

    BingoLiddle Well-Known Member

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    I seem to remember reading that Sweden is Loake's biggest market outside the UK. They have a serious local presence that works closely and actively with a number of retailers here on MTO models. Their Instagram account is often the first place to see these - check out loakesverige.

    Here's a pic of a couple of great new models available through a Stockholm Cobbler:
    [​IMG]
     
  20. Odradek

    Odradek Senior member

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    Thanks.
    There is also Loake's own Swedish site, and it's blog, where they feature a lot of new shoes and MTO versions too.

    http://www.loake.se/blogg
     

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