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LOAKE APPRECIATION & SHOE P0RN THREAD

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

  1. YRR92

    YRR92 Senior member

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    Well, that completely depends on what you're dressing for. If you like waxy leather, and a pair of extremely casual leather shoes is something you need in your wardrobe, then a pair would be good. If you need something for anything dressier than, perhaps, a tweed jacket and cords, then you may want to look at other options.
     
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    ^ Agreed. Not versatile. Smarter than some options for light country walking. Not in my view appropriate to any odd jacket (tie or tieless).
     
  3. wurger

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    Depends where you from, people in Australia walk around in Chelsea boots with suit on all the time. To be honest, not any high end makers does Chelsea boots except for RMW. If you wear it as a part of rotation, it should should up fine.
     
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    I'd wear chelseas with a suit, but I wouldn't wear waxy leather anything with a suit.

    Also, I can't think of a high-end maker who doesn't make a Chelsea boot -- Vass don't, and Alden don't, but they're very much the exceptions.
     
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    I have a sizing question. Alden Barrie last fits me well in 8D. Any thoughts on what size Kempton I should go for?
     
  6. dusttruffle

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    i would guess 7.5 or perhaps an 8.

    speaking of chukka, i was just lookig at the loake site and these seem new. i like

    http://www.loake.co.uk/loake-1880/boot/hexham.html

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  7. wurger

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    Is that one of Loake's new releases?
     
  8. dusttruffle

    dusttruffle Senior member

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    it is not actually new .. but i have not seen it before : /
     
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    Grain texture works pretty good with that chucka...
     
  10. wurger

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    UK 7.5 is more likely to be correct.
     
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    ^^ Very nice, wurger.
     
  13. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    thanks Wraith, they look very similar to C&J Audley.
     
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    Pediwear still the best option for 1880 line to the US? I get hit with custom ordering with herring
     
  15. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    may be royal mail is a safer option
     
  16. wurger

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    Cross post from the black cap toe thread here

    Loake Aldwych and Allen Edmonds Park Avenue

    a good example of the difference in English and American last design

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    There is a store in Scotland, called CW Menswear, that do very good prices on Loake 1880.
    They undercut Herring and Pediwear by about £30 for a pair.
    But, I have no experience of ordering from them, and can't find any reviews.
    They do seem to have been in business for about 30 years though.

    Also, Pediwear include free shoe trees with Loake orders, which might be a factor in deciding.
     
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  18. Nathan84

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    Loake Gladstone (1880 line)
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  19. wurger

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    Nice derby, though I prefer lesser eyelets when comes to derby
     
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    Thanks, I like them a lot.
     

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