LOAKE APPRECIATION & SHOE P0RN THREAD

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

  1. Yowzer

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    Must be fun to be in London during the summer sales. It sure seems like the Swing last is getting out of favour... A pair of blue suede shoes would be a nice casual addition too. Did you get any good deals?
     
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    Good effort in writing the review wurger. How do you find the Capitals? I think they work very well for people with wide feet.
     
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    They do fit my feet very well, but my feet ain't that wide either, the capital last is designed for the most common foot. Loake G fitting would be more suitable for wide feet.
     
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    Very interesting indeed.

    What is an Adelaide Brogue? I've not heard that term before.
     
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    I have a highish instep rather than a wide foot as such and do find the Loake G fitting very well-suited to my shape of foot. As a result Loakes tend to feel better after a day in the office than any of my G fitting Church's Oxfords.
     
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    wurger Senior member

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    Adelaide brogues are a variant of oxfords with broguing in a "U" shape around the laces and it does not intersect any other seams on the vamp, also called an "u -throat" oxford.

    Normally, an oxford shoe has two separate pieces of leather for the vamp and the quarter that are sewed together. An Adelaide brogue has just one piece of leather for the vamp with no quarters, like a whole cut but with a separate piece for the facing.

    Loake Tweed is a standard semi-brogue, and Loake Strand is an Adelaide semi-brogue.

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    And most of Loake's G fitting dress shoes are from their comfort line, that helps too.
     
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    Ah, I see. Thank you.
     
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    My brown shoe collection, comparison of Loake 026G and Capital F last, compare to other F lasts, and different shades of brown!

    Loake Tweed, Loake Strand, Alfred Sargent Ramsey, Herring Drake, and Alfred Sargent Hunt.

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    Is that the drake on the 1966 last? How does it compare to the Capital?
     
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    Yes, the 1966 last, it's very similar in fit to Capital. The 1966 has a chisel toe, while the Capital has a more round toe.
     
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    026 G so chubby but I like

    much better than them American fatlasts, I don't know why... something about AE & Alden just looks off to me. I think it's the vamp.
     
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    I think it's more to do with the symmetric round toe, combined with the lower quarters for lower insteps. UK shoes are generally more asymmetrical with a lot more curves on the outside of the shoe when come to lasts which I think is more elegant.
     
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    Quote:I happen to be wearing my Kews today and the resemblance with the Drake is quite striking.
     
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