LOAKE APPRECIATION & SHOE P0RN THREAD

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  1. wurger

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    Nice :)
     


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    Gave my Loake Ellands a shine up yesterday.
     


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    Loake on sale at Gilt, anyone knows if any of the shoes there are from their 1880 line (im assuming not).
     


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    Really don't like how Gilt requires email address to browse, try to stick with the 1880 line you won't be disappointed
     


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    Yeah thats why I'm asking, I don't know much about Loake appart from the fact that anything else but the 1880 is not really worth it
     
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    Thank you for the description. Would you say this type of leather is to be avoided, or is it worth the price? (i would have bought something from the 1880, as i am aware that the upgrade from the shoemaker line is worth the money, but i cant find a chelsea boot with rubber soles in the 1880 line)
     


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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).
     


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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?
     


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