LOAKE APPRECIATION & SHOE P0RN THREAD

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

  1. Meyboom

    Meyboom Senior member

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    @Leaves , of course I agree in a way that makers are actually using the same type of leather from the same tannery. But to my knowledge some lower tier makers buy lower grade leather (from the same tannery) than top tier makers. And some tanneries (eg Weinheimer) are only used by high end makers because of their cost. Or is this not correct ?
     


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    I'm going to have to do that soon with my Herring chukka boots, (made by Loake).
    Had thought the cost was £65, but I guess that was a few years ago.
    Does it include postage?
     


  3. PParker ESQ

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    Yes it used to be £65 but as with everything the price goes up every year. It is free postage and delivery on repairs.
     


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    Still good value at £80, I think. I sent mine back via a local Loake stockist, which takes the 'hard work' out of it. It took around four weeks from drop off to collecting the repaired shoes.
     


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    Hi guys, i could use your help as i am considering adding either Loake Perth or Gable to my rotation.

    Do any of you own either? In that case would you mind showing a fit picture, and a small review of them would be fantastic

    Cheers
     


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    Has anyone had experience of Eaton loafers? Are they comfortable? Can you wear them without socks? Etc. Yours, Munky
     


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    Hi – wanted to get some advice here. So I picked up the Heston’s and I’ve noticed the stitching is very poor in comparison to my other Loakes I have. Additionally, I’ve spotted streaking with the colour when I first got these. I’ve applied some renomat and conditioned them which has helped but hasn’t fixed it completely. Will post some photos but is there anything I can? Was thinking of emailing Loake directly even though I bought them from a store in London and I’ve worn them already. Just a bit disappointed as they were pricey and the finish isn't particularly great.
     


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  10. Meyboom

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    I am usually quite tolerant to small imperfections on Loake shoes since they are not the most expensive shoes. But the stitching on your pair looks very sloppy indeed. Especially the finishing where the welt stops on the inner side of the left shoe looks problematic to me. I would reach out to Loake because this should not have passed QC.
     


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    I was considering a pair of Etons but in the end I went for the Sanders Madrid penny loafer instead, mostly because I liked the natural welt and sole edge. I think that leather soled GYW loafers like these are a bit too heavily built/structured to wear all that well without socks. I've tried, but it's not all that comfortable.
     
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