LOAKE APPRECIATION & SHOE P0RN THREAD

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

  1. FlyingMonkey

    FlyingMonkey Senior member

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    I'm not sure if you're serious but it's very simple. The poster to whom we were responding stated that black shoes do not go with blue trousers. Seeing as black shoes worn with a navy blue suit is one of the most basic classic menswear combinations, this is clearly wrong. Did this really need explaining?
     
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    Call me stupid, if you like, but I can't find a posting about black shoes not going with blue trousers. Are you sure this is the right thread? It is about Loake shoes. If it is the right thread, can you repost the original - and seemingly not very popular - message about blue and black? otherwise, can we get back to Loakes? Yours, as ever, Munky.
     
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    #967, #971.

    I really don't know why you are dragging this out. The person who posted it probably is a troll and probably was posting to entirely the wrong thread and hence the [​IMG] emoticon was really about all it needed in response. This feels like being forced to explain the punchline of a joke to people with no sense of humour. So yes, please, please get back to the shoes... it would certainly be less painful.
     
  4. goatandtricycle

    goatandtricycle Well-Known Member

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    I have just ordered a pair of Downing (it hurts my brain on the pluralised on non pluralised front at the moment) in brown.
    Thanks for all comments and messages regarding this
     
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    Wasn't familiar with the Downing ....sssisesses (plural..?) so had a look at the Loake website. It looks a really nice shoe; and the suede is rather tempting..

    It has the same Capital last as the Aldwych that I recently bought; so if you ever want an Oxford to go with your Downing derby, I'd suggest you have a look at those.

    I take a 7F and they fit me nicely.

    Enjoy your shoes
     
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    Pedants' corner. For waxing my 1880 Burgundy Strands, I find the Saphir Burgundy wax a much better match than Loake's own Burgundy. The Loake wax is a bit dark. Having said that, Loake must be happy with the colour of their wax or they wouldn't sell it!
     
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    Tomorrow, Friday, I plan to buy a pair of Buckinghams. I see them as the missing link between my Chesters and my Strands. Does anyone think this is a good idea, or not.
     
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    Does anyone else in the US sell this brand?
     
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    In a heartbeat, yes..go for it! They are great-looking shoes. What colour are you interested in?

    Am I right in presuming you mean the missing link is the closed laced oxfords to balance your derby Chesters?
     
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    I recently purchased some Buckinghams a few weeks ago. So still in the breaking in phase. All-round good shoes (typical Loake), although I do find the toe box a little firm when walking. But Im sure this will become more flexible with time and give me the usual years of good service which Ive come to expect from Loake .
     
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    Thanks for your comments, guys. I am looking for the tan ones. I think what I mean't by the link between the Chester's and the Strand's is that the Chester's are rounded and completely brogued. The Strands are narrow and half brogued. My Strands are in burgundy. The Buckingham, although very similar to the Strand's and have the same, Oxford, lacing the broguing is quite different.

    Now, the small matter of convincing my wife...
     
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    A suitable letter from your doctor should do the trick.
     
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    Suffice to say that I didn't get them, [​IMG]
     
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    I have a sad life and have read many of the reviews of Loake shoes on their site. A frequent comment is that the Made in India shoes have tougher leather than the UK made ones and take ages to break in. Are different leathers used in the two countries? I had imagined that Loake's outsource the production costs of shoes for economical reasons (which, in passing, raises some ethical questions). But is it more than about production costs but about leather quality too? Most of the Indian shoes are made of corrected grain leather but some are full grain. Or is this all about a sentimental attitude towards UK made shoes? Sincerely yours, Munky.
     
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    "Tougher leather" is probably just lower quality leather.

    There's an awful lot of variation in a hide and the more expensive cuts of leather would no doubt go to more expensive shoes.

    Here's a handy guide from Justin FitzPatrick, The Shoe Snob.

    http://www.theshoesnobblog.com/2013/06/leather-quality-how-it-varies.html
     

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