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LOAKE APPRECIATION & SHOE P0RN THREAD

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

  1. Claus

    Claus Senior member

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    You may want to specify what you mean by "11": UK? US? Brands other than Loake?

    Anyway, the Heston is made on the Claridge last. Concerning sizing, the last seems to be comparable to other Loake lasts such as Capital or Mayfair – at least, according to ratings at Sizeadvisors.

    Hope this helps.
     
  2. M McB

    M McB Member

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    Was browsing online for Loake shoes and came across this thread, where does everyone recommend buying their Loakes online?
     
  3. DayTripper

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    Herring Shoes and Pediwear are both good. I've dealt with Herring several times and their customer service is excellent.
     
  4. Nathan84

    Nathan84 Well-Known Member

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    There is some difference between them in pricing. In case of Pediwear, after very first purchase of Loake they automatically add you to their Loake members club. You will receive 15% discount (concurrently with VAT exclude in case you placing an order outside EU ) on every further Loake (!) purchase. However there is huge difference between them in shipping time. HerringShoes deliver (in my case to Israel) shoes during 4-5 day maximum, while to Pediwear it takes almost three weeks.
     
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  5. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    Pediwear uses parcel force, which takes 4 to 5 days. If your shoes is not in stock, they will order them for you, that will be longer depending on various factors.
     
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    They also use UPS which can result in customs/duty plus brokerage.
    I've been told that you can request they use Parcel Force.
     
  7. BillP

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    I also ordered from Pediwear. It took a week to receive the shoes from the factory. They were shipped by Royal Air Mail on Jan 17. I'll let you know when they arrive.

    I've been very happy with their service though.
     
  8. M McB

    M McB Member

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    Thanks for the feedback, I'll let you know how I get on.
     
  9. Expat Simon

    Expat Simon Active Member

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    Another vote for Herring Shoes, can't say a bad word about my experiences with them.
     
  10. SHS

    SHS Senior member

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    Can anyone identify this shoe?

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  11. Crispy9

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    For people with Loake Otterburn/Chester Tan or Loake tan shoes, what's the best colour Saphir Shoe Cream to use with it? Light Brown or Medium, or even Neutral?

    Thanks.
     
  12. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    All 3, light brown or neutral if you don't want to deepen the colour, but in all honesty, even mid brown won't darken it too much.
     
  13. Odradek

    Odradek Senior member

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    Looking at the Loake website this morning I saw a new model, the Loake Taunton, made on the 026 last.

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    Nice to see shoes photographed outside for a change, in the real world, instead of against a white studio backdrop.

    Anyway, I found those exterior photos on Loake's Swedish website, and while there I noticed mention of Loake 1880 MTO.
    Translating the Swedish with Google gives the following...
    And here are some MTO Burgundy Buckinghams...
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  15. AlanFM

    AlanFM Member

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    Hi - I've just posted a (somewhat Loake-centric!) website on shoes, shoemaking and etc. I've created it just for my enjoyment and interest ... and yours. Please have a look at it and comment on it either as a post here or via the contact form on the site. I'm especially keen to have others try out the size and fitting calculator and then let me know how well it works.
    The site is here http://www.alanmurray.org.uk/shoemaking/
    Best wishes
     
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  16. AlanFM

    AlanFM Member

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    Agree about the Taunton - a very nice shoe - rather like a posher Woodstock!
     
  17. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    Interesting, Loake offering MTO to vendors.
     
  18. Odradek

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    Yes, and that Swedish Loake website seems to be full of them.
    And they have photos on their blog from months ago of shoes that the Loake UK site has only revealed in the past week or two.

    I agree about the Hyde boot.
    I think it goes on my wish list for later in the year.
    Spent too much on shoes lately.

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  19. BillP

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    These Loake Strand beauties arrived today. Now on their way to get topied.

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