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LOAKE APPRECIATION & SHOE P0RN THREAD

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

  1. ShooIn

    ShooIn Active Member

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    Tried a pair of tan semi brogues, the Trinity I think, at Brogue trader in Cardiff, they are very nice indeed at the price. Brogue Trader have a mirror polished pair on their twitter feed today. I believe they stock more models from the range at the Loake shop in Bath.
     
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  2. il_colonnello

    il_colonnello Senior member

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    Picture of my Jones brogues, now 3 years old. Holding up not bad at all for a pair of shoes that cost 115 euros at the time and hardly ever gets shined or otherwise taken care of... :)

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  3. Munky

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    That's odd! I was in the Brogue Trader the other day. They showed me a lot of new lines but not the Export Quality ones. I am a regular visitor and one of their "6 pairs club". I am going that way to today and will pop in and see them! Sincerely yours, Munky.
     
  4. ShooIn

    ShooIn Active Member

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    I thought it was likely you knew them when I posted. I don't think they can carry the full line as they are an independent, but their Loake branches do so I think. I asked specifically about the Export line and they happened to have a couple of pairs in. Here is the twitter pic they had yesterday. I'm hoping to get the the sixth pair shortly!

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  5. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Senior member

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    Uuuuufff! That Adelaide looks very very nice!
     
  6. Munky

    Munky Senior member

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  7. muddy250

    muddy250 Senior member

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    I saw that adelaide in the Jermyn St store this week and it looks great, beautiful colour.

    However, x-post from boots and rock your socks

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  8. Odradek

    Odradek Senior member

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    Has anyone here got a pair of Loake Sloane, the brown and cream version?
    Hard to find any decent photos of them online. Non-studio, out in the real world photos anyway.

    This was the best I could find, but it doesn't really capture the colour too well.

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  9. tom_s252

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    My new Redgraves. They're not quite sure if they're town or country, but I rather like them.
     
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  10. Munky

    Munky Senior member

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    Lovely shoes! I particularly like brogues, in tan and other colours. I have quite a few pairs and I wear them anywhere and everywhere. Kind regards, Munky.
     
  11. jhwendland

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    I noticed that you already responded to someone else's question about sizing for these, but I thought I'd ask the question again.

    From what I've gathered, the general consensus seems to be that these run slightly large. Is that correct? For whatever reason, East Dane suggests sizing 1/2 size up, whereas most reviews I've come across suggest sizing at least 1/2 size down.

    For what it's worth, all my Allen Edmonds shoes are size 11 (US) and my Grenson shoes are size 10 1/2 (UK). Is ordering the Mitchum in a 10 a safe bet?

    I'm not a member of the shoe cognoscenti so I couldn't tell you a thing about the lasts for my AE and Grenson shoes.
     
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  12. patliean1

    patliean1 Senior member

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    I sized down a half size from my typical UK size with no issues. Chelsea boots will be looser since you cant lace them down.
     
  13. JUAN MANUEL

    JUAN MANUEL Senior member

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    Muddy

    Those Hyde boots are in my bucket list. I am a tad afraid that they are not wide enough to acomodate my feet. Do you have other Loakes? How do they fit?

    Best regards

    Juan Manuel
     
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  14. muddy250

    muddy250 Senior member

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    Hi Juan,

    I have Chesters in 7, a little tight on the toes until stretched and Haydock (discontinued) boots in 7 same story, and wider than average feet.
    I went up 1/2 size for the Hyde.

    Chris
     
  15. Carl1955

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    Munky Senior member

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    Yes, I got this invitation, too. It looks like being a great thing to do and I think I will put myself in the hat! Hope you are well and enjoying your local Loake shop! Yours, Munky.
     
  17. Carl1955

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    I'm fine thanks Munky, ( I hope you are too?)

    Bought my first pair of Vass shoes last week - http://www.styleforum.net/t/130044/...ictures-reviews-sizing-etc/20880#post_8814866



    This shoe thing can get addictive don't you think!!


    Best Wishes

    Carl.
     
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  18. Munky

    Munky Senior member

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    Yes, I am well, thanks. Those Vass shoes are beautiful! I really like blue shoes and those look wonderful. Yes, shoes are certainly addictive. I have 16 pairs at the moment, although I know that many on here will have far, far, more. I have also developed a liking for hats and now have 10 of those. Mostly from Christys. All the best, Munky.
     
  19. gj555

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    Anyone have a pair of Loake Buckingham in Tan to post so I can see them on feet? Loakes have been Impossible to find for a good price in Canada (since the export ban) but there are now a bunch on sale locally online. Only a few styles in my size. I ordered online the Buckingham (tan) over the Aldwych (black) since my last pair that I purchased (Strand) was in black.
     
  20. Munky

    Munky Senior member

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    I saw the new Export Quality Loakes, today. They certainly do seem to be a step up from their other 1880s. They are more finely made than their older partners (I know some people who are like this!). I still don't understand the business plan, though. They are about the same price as regular 1880s when you factor in the 'free' shoe trees that go with them. Loake shoe trees, on their own, are around the £40 mark. Try to get a look at them, though! Respectfully yours, Munky.
     
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