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Loake Kempton chukkas?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mbc, May 2, 2006.

  1. mbc

    mbc Senior Member

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    Anyone have experience with these? I've been eyeing them in the brown burnished calf...

    http://www.plal.com/loakes/loa7.jpg (middle shoe)

    Looks like about $160 before shipping from Pediwear. Alternatively, any leather chukka recommendations in that price range from other makers?
     


  2. chorse123

    chorse123 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Charles Tyrwhitt sells the same boot in suede - you can get it for something like $135 using the half off coupon.

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    Jovan Banned for Good

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    I really like those in black... hmm. Must have.
     


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    Do you have the coupon code? The one I have has expired.
     


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    Do you have the coupon code? The one I have has expired.

    www.ctshirts.com/sun i believe.
     


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    Thanks for the coupon! Anybody know how Loakes compare to Grenson, etc?
     


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    Thanks for the coupon! Anybody know how Loakes compare to Grenson, etc?
    I own both and there is a difference, but there is also a substantial price difference. For a suede chukka at the CT pricepoint, I would go for it. If you are able to acquire a Grenson Masterpiece suede chukka at the Bennie price then I would go with the Grenson.
     


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    Unless you aspire to boutique brands and prices for the sake of prestige, Loake's as good as it gets in that price bracket. They have lovely-looking soles and leathers and have keep-forever quality. Go for it.
     


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    ANyone have any idea the quality on these black ones with the dainite sole? I need a bad weather shoe, and the GBP is looking good right now for me!
    http://www.pediwear.co.uk/loake/products/572.php


    I've got a pair for wet weather and they're pretty decent. Leather is fine, finishing is perfectly adequate. Not quite up to the quality of my other mid-price dainite soled shoes C&J Sheltons, C&J Chelsea 5s and Barker Nairn's but not far off.
     


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    Those are nice--what's the fit like?
     


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