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LOAKE APPRECIATION & SHOE P0RN THREAD

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

  1. techaview

    techaview Senior member

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    Thanks for the effort on posting the pic.

    I also ordered mahogany colour and have been wondering what is the actual shade of brown.

    What surprise me is the tone of brown varies under different type of lighting. What u shown under white fluorescent light looks darker and under CFL light it looks lighter. There is even reddish hue tone! Guess this will be a versatile shoe for me.

    Now send me my god damn shoe....
     
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  2. Gbg brouge

    Gbg brouge Senior member

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    Great job! And the shoes look very nice. The Mahogany shade makes it so versatile and just a little burnished to make it interesting.
    It's a mystery why Pediwear haven't posted pictures of these, I think it would have increased sales by 100%.
    Made me insanely jealous and wanting to order a pair straight away [​IMG]
     
  3. techaview

    techaview Senior member

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    Can I know how can I make the pic appear as a link aka "warning spoiler click to show" like your reply? Thanks
     
  4. Gbg brouge

    Gbg brouge Senior member

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    No problem.

    Click quote, then mark the photo you want to hide and click on the "balloon", see the pic. You then repeat this for every photo you want to hide.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. techaview

    techaview Senior member

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    Thanks got it!
     
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  6. Gbg brouge

    Gbg brouge Senior member

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    Beautiful spring day today. Sunny, about 8 degrees (C) and a great motivator for getting the leather sole shoes out to get some care and polish. [​IMG]
     
  7. RPM1

    RPM1 Well-Known Member

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    Finally, I managed to get the Loake Ledburys polished, and got a few pictures.

    Be warned, it's only a phone camera, and it is quite late.


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    And under a light.

    [​IMG]
     
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  8. Gbg brouge

    Gbg brouge Senior member

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    Looking good! Ready for a trip into the wild [​IMG]
     
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  9. RPM1

    RPM1 Well-Known Member

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    Many thanks.

    Yes, they did go out for the first time today. However, as you would expect in Britain, the weather wasn't ideal. Although, it was only drizzle, and the polish and rubber fore part should have kept them reasonably protected.

    Well, at least they weren't slippery.
     
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  10. M McB

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    Just want to say thank you for the advice I received from this forum when buying my first pair of Loake Shoes at A Hume - a month in and I love my Loakes!
     
  11. Gbg brouge

    Gbg brouge Senior member

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    What did you buy? Please post some pics so this forum can bask in some fresh Loake porn! [​IMG]
     
  12. rodneytrousers

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    I've been looking for a chukka for a while and I think I've decided on the Kempton, but the closest store which sells them is in NYC (I'm in Philly), and I'm hesitant about ordering because of sizing. I e-mailed Loake who referred me to someone else who referred me to the store itself, but no one would give a straight answer because they didn't want to suggest the wrong size. I have suede Clark's desert boots in 11D (Used to have a beeswax pair in 11.5D), and Bass Logan's in 11.5D. I know charts and such have been linked, but I get less confident the more I look at everything.
     
  13. Odradek

    Odradek Senior member

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    Thinking of buying a pair of Loake Wharfdale boots, but am wary of the Pennine last, which is often described as being huge.
    http://www.pediwear.co.uk/newsitem/60.php
    I take a 7 in the Capital. Should I really size down to a 6.5 for the Pennine?
     
  14. Claus

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    Depends on how your foot sits in the Capital. For instance, if your foot is longer than 264mm, your toes are probably already sitting close to the tip of the shoe (on the Capital). Going down half a size makes the shoe shorter, generally speaking, and you may find the additional pressure on your toes to be uncomfortable.

    If your feet are shorter, they probably have an average or higher volume, so there's enought space in front of your toes and going down half a size shouldn't be a problem in length.

    For what it's worth, I have no pairwise comparisions between the Capital and the Pennine with minus half a size difference. Most people seem to order the same size in both, but they find the Pennine to fit only "fairly comfortable" if they like the Capital.

    That's a usual pattern if you pre-select a shoe, because you then have to live with the last it's been build on. The alternative is to select a last first, and try to find a shoe you like. For instance, the Hyde is also a good looking boot made on the Capital, so there's a good chance, it'll fit.

    As I see it, going down half a size is a higher risk with the potential benefit of getting a better fit overall. Using the same size is the safer option, but you may need to use an extra insole or other alterations.

    It comes down to your risk-aversion.
     
  15. Odradek

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    Thanks,
    I'm already very tempted by the Hyde boot.
    Just saw a special offer on the Wharfdale which put it into contention.
    Hering's Stratford boot on the 026 last is also on my wish list, but the Dainite sole is more practical for me.
     
  16. Gbg brouge

    Gbg brouge Senior member

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    Du you have any shoes made in UK?
    I have the Kemptons and I find them very true to size. If that helps you I'm a 10,5W in Timberland boots and a UK 9,5F in almost everything else.
     
  17. rodneytrousers

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    No UK made shoes; although, I do have a pair of Timberland boots in 11.5M. Should I go for a 10.5F? or 10F? I thought I'd read something about finding your UK size (11UK for me according to the chart on the Loake site) and going down one (which would be the 10F).
     
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  18. Gbg brouge

    Gbg brouge Senior member

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    If you have room to spare in your Timberlands you should go for the 10F, but if they are snug you should go for the 10,5F. This is a very rough advice but I hope it helps a little. I don't have any other american made shoes to compare with so it's the best I can do.
    But I can really recommend the Kempton, a great shoe. I have it in brown suede with dainites and I just love them [​IMG]
     
  19. rodneytrousers

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    I just looked at the other thread I was using for reference and the guy went from a US 8D to a UK 7F which would be equivalent to me going from a US 11.5D to a UK 10.5F. That coupled with your advise makes me think a 10.5F is my best bet, and a pair just popped up on eBay.
     
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  20. Odradek

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    I had been looking forward to seeing the Loake Taunton, but when I was in London I called to the Loake shop off Jermyn Street, and they had none in stock.

    Looking at photos online this morning, on the Pediwear site, I see Loake have made an unforgivable cost cutting measure with a quality shoe in this price range. In an effort to save leather, they have gone for a seam on the side of the shoe, in the instep, much like they do with their cheaper longing, the Royal Brogue. Maybe not a big deal to many people, but it would put me off buying, and I'd keep saving for the Cheaney longing, which retails for about 50% more.

    [​IMG]
     

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