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LOAKE APPRECIATION & SHOE P0RN THREAD

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

  1. Munky

    Munky Distinguished Member

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    I have a jar of Loake shoe cream. It has no smell at all. I am sensitive to turpentine, so always on the lookout for products without it. Does anyone know what is in the Loake cream? It does a very good job. Many thanks, Munky
     


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    Does anyone have any experience of sizing between the Capital and 026 lasts?

    I own a pair of Aldwych in UK6.5 which are just slightly too large, and want to get a pair in 026 from Herring's own range (I assume made by Loake), but don't want to downsize if 026 are a more snug fit.
     


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    I've had shoes on the Capital and 026 in size UK8F. The Capital had too much volume and I suspect sizing down would make it too short. Otoh, the 026 was too tight in that size and I think an 8½F might work for me, but never tried one. In my experience, the 026 is indeed snugger than the Capital.
     


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    Gorgeous. I also got a pair last week. An absolutely great value even at retail price.
     


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    Wearing mine again today.
    Had a pair of insoles in the wardrobe and put them in. Even more comfortable and makes the soles fell a little thicker too.
     


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    The burgundy derbies look amazing!
     
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    So many beautiful shoes to tempt you... not enough feet
     


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    No, not a very good deal I would say.
     


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    Alrighty. Lowered to as low as I can let em' go for. Was trying to compete with other ebay sellers. I did see better options other than ebay selling for less.

    Lowered to 190.
     


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    My Burgundy Strands have survived a few days away, as the only pair of shoes I have worn. No shoe trees, no brushes, no nothing. Plane trips and rain. I bought them in January this year and I think they are really well worn in now. I tend to underestimate the time it takes to properly wear in a pair of shoes. I am always a bit surprised when people write that their shoes 'took a few days to wear in.'

    Back home and with shoe trees in the Strands, a bit of serious brushing brought them up looking like new!
     


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    Justin FitzPatrick sells some lightweight "Travel Shoe Trees".

    http://www.theshoesnob.com/collections/shoe-care/products/travel-man-s-shoe-trees
     


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    Thank you, Odradek.
     


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