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LOAKE APPRECIATION & SHOE P0RN THREAD

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

  1. Munky

    Munky Senior member

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    Much as I love Loake shoes, I have found that they often have minor quality issues. My Chesters have a slight stitching problem at the toe end of one of the shoes. Nothing awful but noticeable to me. My Strands and Buckinghams are a bit unevenly coloured. I know these are burnished shoes but the burnishing of both shoes needs to be very similar. By way of contrast, my Herring, Chaucer IIs have no such problems and they are wholecuts.

    I am probably being far too picky and none of this detracts from my enjoyment of them. [Although I suppose it must do, a bit, given that I am moved to write this message!] The problem with being a shoe freak, at least for me, is that shoes get put under the microscope. Yours, Munky.
     


  2. BlackChiney8

    BlackChiney8 Well-Known Member

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    Picked up a pair of 1880 Aldwych in black calf for 140$ Canadian (124$ US)! from a Marshalls nearby my home. Great deal and a must buy in my opinion.
     


  3. hoxuantu

    hoxuantu Well-Known Member

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    Too good to be true !!!
    Is it a brick and motar store?
     


  4. BlackChiney8

    BlackChiney8 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it is a brick and mortar store in Toronto.
     


  5. Munky

    Munky Senior member

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    I have a pair of Dr Marten's oxblood shoes that I have saved for wearing in bad weather. Given that, here in Wales, we get a lot of that, I am wondering if I could wear my Chesters in all weathers. Does anyone have any experience of wearing Chesters in bad weather, regularly? I believe that brogues were originally designed to let the water run off them - although, how that works is beyond me.

    Before anyone smirks about my Dr Martens, I have to say that they are very comfortable and are good at the job I have given them. When I e-mailed the company about the leather they are made of, I got the reply that 'Dr Marten's are made of quite good leather. Full marks for honesty with that quite.
     


  6. Edwardz

    Edwardz Well-Known Member

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    Turtons National Shoe Service don't have an online store do they? tried googling and couldn't find one
     
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  7. Odradek

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    As far as I know they just have an eBay store.
    Bought a pair of Hyde boots from them a few weeks ago.
    Great price and quick shipping.
     


  8. mrjester

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    Well the last pair were .5UK too big. But I wasn't going to just NOT have a pair. A little dark.

    Kemptons.

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    Always give props to the vendor when a successful transaction was made.. They didn't have them in stock so I got them straight from Loake. Thanks Herring.
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  9. Odradek

    Odradek Senior member

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    I want another pair of boots for the coming winter, and suede Kemptons are on my shortlist. Not sure if suede will put up with a winter of grubby footpaths and wet grass though, so Herring's Gosforth in tan calf might be a better bet.
     


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    I think rather than to allow water to run off the shoes, I think the holes were to allow water to drain out of the shoes. This was for Scottish gamekeepers / ghillies who would have to walk through lots of streams / bogs where the shoes would fill up with water. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
     


  11. Munky

    Munky Senior member

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    Thank you for that, Sangaku,that makes a lot of sense now!
     


  12. mrjester

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    If you wear UK 10.5.. Let me know! :)

    Also, suede holds up better than calf. As far as I know.. I mean.. I don't wash mine for months, then I shampoo them and they look like new.
     
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  13. Odradek

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    Thanks for the suede info, but 10.5 is a bit big for me.
     


  14. 3y3scream

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    hi everyone, nice to meet you. Im new here.. so i hope you guys will bear with me a lil :)

    Im currently looking to purchase a pair of loake cannons in the capital last in F fitting from pediwear. but im not sure how to size them..

    I have a pair of church's consul in 6.5UK G fitting if that helps.

    Could i ask of you guys to help me out here? thanks!!!
     


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    Church's Consul has been made on the 73, the 100, and the 173 last over the years. It might help if you could check if the writing in your shoes is still readable, so you can tell us something about the last.
     


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