LOAKE APPRECIATION & SHOE P0RN THREAD

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

  1. kashmir

    kashmir Senior member

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    i have handled ae and i think loake 1880 is superior.
     


  2. rainbowgrease

    rainbowgrease Senior member

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    Greetings,


    I am planning on ordering two pairs of Loake Cannon from Pediwear and I was wondering
    if anyone knew the customs taxation for those items.


    Here's my question:
    * Say I order 2 pairs at once, will they tax me 20% on each item or 20% on the whole order?


    (I hate import taxes)
     


  3. Odradek

    Odradek Senior member

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    Doesn't that all work out the the same thing? Anyway, buying two identical pairs of shoes at once, online.... Wouldn't it be better to buy one pair and see that they fit okay first?
     


  4. rainbowgrease

    rainbowgrease Senior member

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    Yeah guess you are right they would be the same amount.
    One pair is for me and another for a friend.
    Thanks for the response.
     


  5. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    I am speechless, just so you know, there is shipping fee of 18 pounds per pair.
     


  6. rainbowgrease

    rainbowgrease Senior member

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    Yep just ordered em.*
    - Total came out to a fair price.
     


  7. tattoodobem

    tattoodobem Well-Known Member

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    I have the loake tweed in tan and i really like them, also the rubber and leather soles are great to handle the cobblestone. I can use them if it rains or if it's dry. The cobblestone pavement here is slippery even dry and very irregular.
     


  8. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    I put a topy on the combination sole, since the outer edges are leather.
     


  9. tattoodobem

    tattoodobem Well-Known Member

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    really? you put a toppy over the combination sole? i bought them like that cause i didn't wanted to put topy
     


  10. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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  11. tattoodobem

    tattoodobem Well-Known Member

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    yes i understand, but i think i would wear them without topys if i could, but the damn cobblestone....
     


  12. Yowzer

    Yowzer Senior member

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    Try them without topys and then make a call on how it wears and what would work for you. if you can get them resoled easily when they get worn out (ie. in the UK where cobblestone are common? or nearby where postage isn't exorbitant), go without. wurger topys them as it makes them last longer and negates the need to send them back half around the world (which would hurt the wallet a lot)
     


  13. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    Yeah, my reasoning exactly, and no slippery slides, which are very scary!
     


  14. tattoodobem

    tattoodobem Well-Known Member

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    I

    I wasn't judging. Only surprise. But i understand topying them.
    I try to have a rotation to make them last longer.
    And yes it will be hard to resole them.
    And what about dainite soles?
     


  15. md2010

    md2010 Senior member

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    Build a rotation of at least 30 pairs. And wear 1 pair a month. Every year you will only wear a pair for 12 days - once a month. And your shoes should last you 10-15 years. You will never need to topy another pair.:slayer:
     


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