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LOAKE APPRECIATION & SHOE P0RN THREAD

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

  1. Yowzer

    Yowzer Senior member

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    Hahaha.. embarrassingly I only have the one, the Knightsbridge which was posted a few pages back by marcodalondra. Will take a pikkie when I wear it to work in the future nonetheless.

    Still, a damn good shoe for the price and a wonderful jumping point for someone starting out.

    Have been looking at the Aldwych for some time and have been toying with sizing down to 10F from 10.5F in order to get a 'snug' fit... not sure if it's a wise idea. But that is in the future. The recent buy is painful enough for the wallet. [​IMG]
     
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    Loake Shoemaker Collection Ayr Black in action

    One of the most comfy wide fitting shoes I have.

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  3. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    should take advantage of the Pediwear sale, it's better than the 15% off. haha. :happy:
     
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    must.... resist...... the..... urge... thought you are getting one?
     
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    I have, waiting for the burgundy strand from Loake factory before shipping both pairs next week.
     
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    Update: took them 2 days for my Strands to come to Pediwear, now been despatched, so I will get them mid next week! can't wait.
     
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    Hey this is a very helpful chart. One question though, do you know if the stick length refers to the length of the shoe insole or what your foot measurement should be for that specific size? Thanks in advance!
     
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    I got very excited earlier today when I spotted a small range of Jasper Conran x Loake collaboration shoes. They looked the part and at £145 were in Shoemaker territory but - made in India. Anyone tried them?
     
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    On the bottom of the chart, "Stick" length is "footprint" measured from the end of the big toe to the back of the heel.
     
  10. Yowzer

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    Xandion, the excel described it as being the foot and I based my measurements on that. It could also possibly refer to the last length.

    On the Bannock, I measure as a 11E and based on the excel, I was between 10F and 10.5F. I got the 10.5F for the 1880 Capital last and it fitted reasonably well. On hindsight, I've always wondered whether I could have gotten away with the 10F for a 'snugger' fit.

    The price is such that I may be willing to take that risk in future... good luck on your end.
     
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    Not seen them before. Shoemakers are made in England, so for that price, it is a bit high for made in India shoes...
     
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    Yes, definitely need to take width into consideration, as Loakes only does one width for each design.

    I find the excel sizing too small, according to table, I would be only UK 5.5 G, and I am actually a 6.5 F or G, I tried UK 6 in store and it's too tight. And the table is also different to international standard sizing... strange
     
  13. marcodalondra

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    Not all Shoemakers are made in England, some are made completely in India and others are only finished in England from parts pre assembled abroad. Only 1880 should be made entirely in the UK
     
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    thank you for pointing that out! Looks like should just stick to the 1880 line.

    And I am eagering hoping to see you eventually having a pair of Loake 1880 Cornwall, as I reckon it will fit your narrow feet with high instep perfectly, haha. :happy:
     
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    sorry, but it would not help as the gap will be the same on the three eyelets, and I have owned Derbys with two end three eyelets to know this. Plus I do not really like the shape of a formal deby like that, but thanks for the suggestion. Here is another Loake for you, patent leather formal oxfords for Dinner suit times:[​IMG]
     
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    What a pity, what style is the above?
     
  17. Yowzer

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    That would suit a black tie event, for sure.
     
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    I do not think they have a name, on the box it just said "Patent Black", I think these are the only formal patent shoes Loake does and are under the Lifestyle range. They can be found at their store in London, but I bought them few years ago online at a discounted price (below £90) and to me represented a good deal for the purpose (two/three wears per year)
     
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    Is it this one? http://www.loake.co.uk/patent.html
     
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    marcodalondra Senior member

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    The link did not work for me but I searched for patent on the Loake website and that model is the only one that shows up, yes is that one.

    Edit : the patent are from their Lifestyle range, not Design
     
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