LOAKE APPRECIATION & SHOE P0RN THREAD

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

  1. nnnnick

    nnnnick Member

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    I have Eaton in brown suede and they are 6 years old. Not very comfortable at first but now they are comparable to my driving shoes in terms of comfort but a little bit stiffer anyway (I put a quiet thick Topy on the sole). I wear them half time with socks and half time sockless.
     


  2. Meyboom

    Meyboom Senior member

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    When we are discussing Loake shoes it is mostly about the 1880 range. This is Loakes 'high end' range. All of them are GY welted and made in England. About a year ago Loake introduced the 1880 Export Grade range which offers better quality at a slightly higher price. These are only available through a small number of retailers.
     


  3. Schweino

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    These are made by Barker
     


  4. Mr Knightley

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    Thank you @Schweino - of course! I just compared the CT shoes with my only Barkers (Northcote Monks) and the last, the finishing, the smell and all the little details even down to the shape of the free shoe horn / lift are very similar!
     


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    Sorry for the shameless bump of my own question, but thought if someone who had owned either had not seen my post. :blush:
     


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    Great looking shoes! CT don't seem to do half-sizes so I've never had the chance to try them myself.
     


  7. muddy250

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    Hydes in action with toe waterproofing. Much needed yesterday.

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