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Loake Pimlico chukka pics + C&J Tetbury comparison

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by IBJanky, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. IBJanky

    IBJanky Senior member

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    So I wanted to get a new pair of chukkas that I can take with me while traveling abroad.

    I've always wondered about the Loake Pimlico chukkas, but could never find real life pictures of it. The only pictures I could find were from the store websites.

    So I ordered a pair of Pimlicos in dark brown calf from Herring Shoes a few days ago, and they came in the mail today.

    Here are some pics, straight out of the box:

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    I also have a pair of C&J Tetbury chukkas in dark brown calf. Here are the side by side comparison (Tetbury on the right, Pimlico on the left):

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    Btw, I wear a 12E in the C&Js and a 12F in the Loakes.

    The Tetbury has a more chiseled toe than the Pimlico, which gives it a bit of a more sleeker look. Just depends on your preference.

    I personally think the Pimlicos look great as well. I would be happy to wear either of these. I just have to give the Pimlicos a good first polish and they'll be good to go [​IMG]

    Hope this helps someone out there who was wondering about the same thing.

    myke
     
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  2. maudac

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    Thanks Myke, that helps - been looking at the Pimlicos but it's difficult to find decent pictures of the last shape. Enjoy them!
     
  3. kev777

    kev777 Senior member

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    Great pics Myke.....

    Been thinking about a Dark Brown Chukka with dainite for some time. The C&J 348 doesnt suit me at all so these Loakes are a runner. Any thoughts on the leather quality in comparison to the Tetburys Myke???
     
  4. IBJanky

    IBJanky Senior member

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    Great pics Myke.....

    Been thinking about a Dark Brown Chukka with dainite for some time. The C&J 348 doesnt suit me at all so these Loakes are a runner. Any thoughts on the leather quality in comparison to the Tetburys Myke???


    I'll let you know as soon as I polish them and wear them [​IMG]

    myke
     
  5. Mr Herbert

    Mr Herbert Senior member

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    i take the same size and was wondering how a 12E would fit in C&J

    can you remember if you found them more snug initially than the loakes? would you consider yourself somewhere between a true 12E and 12F?
     
  6. IBJanky

    IBJanky Senior member

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    After a quick spit shine, these bad boys are looking like mirrors:

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    I'll try and wear them tonight when I go out. Let y'all know how they compare to the C&Js.

    myke
     
  7. Marcellionheart

    Marcellionheart Senior member

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    I've worn my Pimlico's for about 4-5 months now and they crease just like the Tetbury's, just so you know.
     
  8. IBJanky

    IBJanky Senior member

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    I've worn my Pimlico's for about 4-5 months now and they crease just like the Tetbury's, just so you know.

    I embrace the creases. Just part of the aging process [​IMG]

    myke
     
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    chasingred Senior member

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    Really nice. I've also been wanting a pair of dark brown chukkas for a while now. I was hoping to find a good deal on C&J Brecons, but nothing has come up, and I'm a bit unsure how I feel about the pebble grain

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  10. kev777

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    Cross Post with Shoe Pron ...

    Inspired by this thread i subsequently went out and bought none of the above [​IMG]
    I bought these Alfred Sargent Mendips and i'm chuffed to bits, i tried the Tetburys Brecons et al and decided on these and i have to say im impressed. The leather quality and construction is as good if not better than the C&J which to be honest i'm slightly miffed at having bought 3 pair C&J's recently and not been overly impressed. [​IMG]

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    Now just gotta send them to Myke for polishing !!!!!
     
  11. cioni2k

    cioni2k Senior member

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    Maybe I'm crazy but I really dislike the Tetbury. It's way too elongated and chiseled for a chukka IMO.. And I'm a big fan of C&J and chukkas in general. The Loakes look great though!
     
  12. Kent Wang

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    Thanks to everyone for the pics.

    I think the Tetbury has a much better, sleeker last. The Pimlico is more bulbous, and the Mendips so bulbous I would refuse to wear.

    Although I don't own any of these, the Tetbury is the one that I have my eye on.
     
  13. Thanks SF (a new me)

    Thanks SF (a new me) Senior member

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    great pics Myke...I have an eye for the Pimlico as well (same color)

    I normally wear 7D US...any thoughts and suggestion on sizing/fit ? UK 6 or 6.5 ?

    Thanks......
     
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    Noice boots Kev! Good find there, enjoy them my friend.
     
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    Thanks to everyone for the pics.

    I think the Tetbury has a much better, sleeker last. The Pimlico is more bulbous, and the Mendips so bulbous I would refuse to wear.

    Although I don't own any of these, the Tetbury is the one that I have my eye on.



    The Tetbury's look anything but sleek in those pics, sorry but the 348 looks over elongated in those pics, no offence IBJanky
     
  16. Grayland

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    Maybe I'm crazy but I really dislike the Tetbury. It's way too elongated and chiseled for a chukka IMO.. And I'm a big fan of C&J and chukkas in general. The Loakes look great though!

    I'm sure we're in the minority, but I really dislike the Tetbury too. Too elongnated & dainty for me. I like my boots (even dressier boots) to look a little more.....sturdy?
     
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    The 348 last must be one of the most discussed topics of love/hate on SF, with the exception of gemming of course [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Personally, I think certain styles suit the 348 very well, and C&J make some nice styles. However, in my opinion those styles with a plain vamp accentuate the length of the shoe too much.
     
  18. kev777

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    Noice boots Kev! Good find there, enjoy them my friend.

    Thanks Groove, our friends at Retailtherapy4all at a good price.

    The Tetbury's look anything but sleek in those pics, sorry but the 348 looks over elongated in those pics, no offence IBJanky

    I cant get away with the 348 last that the Tetbury is made on, it just makes my feet look like a clown [​IMG] I could get a pair of Oxfords on but the Tetburys just didnt work in my size and when i tried the size above .... well they just looked like winkle pickers!!![​IMG]

    Again no offence to anyone who has the Tetburys.

    As for the "so bulbous i would refuse to wear!" look mentioned ??? I just dont see that at all, both the Brecons and the Mendips look fine to me, it may just be the pictures. They are a boot after all and if my memory serves Trickers Guildford & Winston, Church Ryder, Cheaney Jackie, Barker Westmoreland,C&J Brecon & AS Mendip & Quorn all have that very similar "so bulbous" last.
     
  19. Trifon

    Trifon Well-Known Member

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    I own Loake Pimlicos in dark brown suede and they are really nice, very sophisticated and elegant and can be worn with anything. I was surpirised how much better they look in real than in the sale photos. I think the Capital last works very well as a chukka boot, a lot better than as a normal lace-up shoe, let alone the awful double monkstrap which I don't remember the name of.

    In fact they are superior to Tetbury design wise IMO, although otherwise I prefer the 348 last over the Capital last. Chukka doesn't have to be all that pointy and sleek.
     
  20. Marcellionheart

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    great pics Myke...I have an eye for the Pimlico as well (same color)

    I normally wear 7D US...any thoughts and suggestion on sizing/fit ? UK 6 or 6.5 ?

    Thanks......


    Is your foot more long than wide or wide than fat?
     

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