Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by wurger, Jul 8, 2013.
Goat, do you mean you want to topy them? If so, I'd say go for it. I know there are two opposing camps - but I've tried them without and found them scarily slippery. Find a good cobbler and you won't even notice them - they should last a long time and then you just replace them. Price is reasonable too (my guy charges AUD25 (around GBP13).
Alternatively, Munky's suggestion of getting a Loake refurbishment is worth following up.
I have been wearing Loake Mojave, suede shoes, on and off. They are very comfortable and I think they look good, too. They ain't my most expensive shoes, at around £99, but ideal as casual ones. Having just looked at various shoe sites, I see that many companies are offering these at a very considerable discount. Presumably because they aren't selling so well. A bargain for the buyer.
These are also available in a desert boot style. Having read, somewhere, that suede (counter-intuitively) is good in the rain, I may well wear these through our winter, having given them a few layers of waterproofing spray and which does not change the colour at all. I don't think the cemented sole will be a particular problem. The 'welted' versus 'cemented' issue has been discussed on the internet, ad nauseam. The proof - either way - is probably in the wearing.
Maybe a stupid question but does the same last run the same size in a shoe and a boot? I have the Pimlico chukka, capital last size 10.5 which are just a touch too big but width wise perfect. I'm looking to get the strand also on the capital last and wonder if I should size down to a 10 or to keep the width and stay at 10.5. I think a half size too big an be carried better by a boot than a shoe, might be wrong though. Any views please ?
This is just my opinion, but I'd stick with 10.5 if I were you.
I have the Strand in a 7 and recently got the Hyde boots on the same Capital last in a 7. The boots are roomier and I ended up putting insoles in them.
Many thanks, much appreciated.
I am probably going to buy another pair of Buckinghams, the tan ones. What are peoples' views on putting cream on new shoes and giving them an initial clean?
Hi, could someone please give me the outsole length and width measurements in cm of the Loake Hyde boot in a UK 7 or 7.5.......
I can do that for you with a size 7 boot, but later this morning.
Watch this space.
That would be great ....... cheers
Size 7 F.
Sole width at widest point - 11cm or 4 3/8".
Sole length - 30cm or 11 3/4".
Thanks for that.......... so they appear to run a little large.
I also have Strands in a size 7 and think the Hyde boots are a bit larger. They fit better with insoles in them. This also helps with the thin sole though.
Quote:I find they dry with a whitish residue on them. Looking for a hard neutral polish myself. Currently wearing a pair of old pattern Loakes no longer available to buy. Must be 20 years old at least and still in good nick
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