LOAKE APPRECIATION & SHOE P0RN THREAD

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

  1. Odradek

    Odradek Senior member

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    Thanks for that info.
    Have been trying to decide between the Hyde and the Pimlico, but I already have some burgundy chukkas.

    My other option is Herring's Stratford boot, made by Loake, but I was thinking a Dainite sole would be more practical over the coming winter.
     


  2. wurger

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    Side seam on balmorals appear on high end shoes like Cleverleys, would you call them ugly too?
     


  3. Roger la Rock

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    Really depends on what you want in a boot. The upside of the flexible soles is that they look trimmer and feel less clunky for office wear.
     


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    hi guys,

    thinking about buying the Badminton.
    i really love wide shoes and the pebbled grain leather is a must for me.

    what's your opinion of them?

    thanks in advance.
     


  5. Webbo

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    Have bought the Chester in tan and have a couple of questions please;

    - the leather seems a little stiff and they are taking a while to break in, any tips?
    - which colour polish or cream for the tan leather?

    Thanks guys.
     


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    By my experience, breaking in is not that hard comparing to other Loake shoes. Chester is softer than many others. Concerning cream or wax - I user only neutral for my Chesters in tan.
     


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    I have the Herring Campden, which is the exact same shoe re-branded for Herring and with a different sole and I love it. The shape of the toe is not too sleek and not too rounded - perfect for jean, chinos, and cords. The suede is darker than I expected, but it has a soft hand.
     


  9. Munky

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    Hi Webbo, Tan Chesters are great shoes! My experience has been that they take quite a long time to wear in. I'm not sure that what you put on them makes much difference. It is worth walking in them a fair bit. The results are really good. Munky.
     


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    I know this is a Loake page, but can I put in a plug for Herring Chaucer IIs? They only cost a bit more than Loake's best 1880 shoes. They are wholecut shoes, made of one piece of leather for each shoe. Mine are a deep burgundy colour. They have a chisel toe which is more pronounced that most of the Loake shoes. Goodyear welted and wonderful looking shoes that buff up to a deep shine. They are made in Portugal (I think) by John Spencer, for Herring. Munky.
     


  11. ajc2162

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    Those Chaucers are truly beautiful. I'm starting to appreciate wholecuts more and more; so thanks for the heads-up.

    The Herring site only shows brown suede and black calf that look great - your burgundy colour must look really swish.

    I also like DayTripper's Campden's, though - and agree they would be perfect for more casual wear.

    Having no knowledge of suede shoes at this price point, can I ask you guys how durable they are?

    I'm somewhat apprehensive about how easily they may get marked and scuffed in normal wear. Apart from those magic erasers and a brush, I wouldn't have thought there was much you could do about it.

    With leather on the other hand, creams and polishes enable pretty good restorative / remedial action.
     


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  13. Munky

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    Does anyone have experience of Loake Heston's? I know they are made on a different last from Buckingham's, but they look very similar. In terms of shape, what is the difference between the two?
     


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    Thanks DT. Food for thought.
     


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    No experience with either but they do indeed look very similar. Looking at the website pictures, I'm struggling to see a noticable difference.
     


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