LOAKE APPRECIATION & SHOE P0RN THREAD

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

  1. Munky

    Munky Senior member

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    Goat, if no one on here comes up with an answer to your query about rubber soles, it might be good to e-mail Loake's and ask them. They do a 'regular' refurbishment of leather soles and heels for around £65 - but I don't know about rubber ones. They are a very good company to deal with and I am sure they will e mail you back, very quickly.
     


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    I suspect that half the fun of shoes is buying them and planning what the next pairs will be!
     


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    Munky Senior member

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    Would it be ok to wear Loake's Aldwych tan shoes with jeans and other casual stuff?
     
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    wurger Senior member

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    It would be fine, but. I would wear brogues with casual clothing
     


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    Or chukkas. Loakes has such a nice variety, I am sure it's "fine" but hard to imagine you can't find better choices.
     


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    Thanks, guys. Most of my shoes are brogues, so I was looking for something else! I only wear casual clothes so the Aldwych's wouldn't get a formal outing. I've got some suede shoes but have never tried chukkas. Thanks, again, I will have another look round.
     


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    Impulse buy as they were selling at big discount on the Loake Factory Outlet ebay store.
    Burford suede boots.
    Got the last pair in my size.

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    What's the eBay link? How much did they charge for it?
     


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    Ugh, they don't ship to USA. Fak.
     


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    Recently bought a pair of Haydock suede. Highly recommended. All my other boots/shoes have broguing. :)
     


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    Anyone have experience with either the Strand or Naylor in black? How do they work in black? I am looking for a black shoe and at the moment it's between the two but I see little about both (plenty on Strand but not black, nothing on the Naylor). Thanks
     


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    I have the Strand in black - it's a good shoe. Works nice in black. I, however, would recommend you first getting a classic cap toe oxford as your first black business shoe.

    The Naylor I would not buy, honestly - they are a derby (an open lacing shoe), so that would not work in black (since black is the most "formal" colour of the shoe, and the oxford (closed lacing) is the most formal type of shoe (except for the tux shoes - but that's a whole another topic)).

    Get Loake Aldwych if you don't have any black cap toe oxfords in your rotation. Strand in black calf would be a good second black pair to have.
     


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    Thanks for the advice. I have a pair of Vass oxfords in oxblood on the way so wanted something a little different in style, between a full brogue and an Oxford cap which is why I thought of the two models. I think the Strand sounds the way to go in black, classic but a little different form a standard plain cap. I have the Heston in Black but not happy with the Claridge last, it looks and feels too pointed.
     


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