Loake Pimlico chukka pics + C&J Tetbury comparison

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  1. Grayland

    Grayland 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!

    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.
     


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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.
     


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    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.
     


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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?
     


  6. Thanks SF (a new me)

    Thanks SF (a new me) Senior member

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

    I would say narrow..your average foot..Not sure if this answer your question..Thanks
     


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    I would say narrow..your average foot..Not sure if this answer your question..Thanks

    I'd go with 6UK

    myke
     


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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.


    I own a pair of Tetburys (UK size 11E) and like them a lot, especially in slushy weather. They got a compliment just last night. I wear them for business casual, whereas I reserve my more "bulbous" Polo MacCallums for wear with jeans, cords and other casual trousers.

    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.


    The C&J Ryton is the Tetbury with a floating medallion. They're rare, but I've seen them on ebay.
     


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    The C&J Ryton is the Tetbury with a floating medallion. They're rare, but I've seen them on ebay.

    Oh lord, those Rytons are NICE

    [​IMG]

    myke
     


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    I'd go with 6UK

    myke


    Agree.
     


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    Oh lord, those Rytons are NICE myke
    Yes, I like the Rytons A LOT, because of both the color and the medallion. I regret passing up a pair in my size on ebay several months back. IIRC, the pair I saw had Dainite soles.
     


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

    Although i wouldnt go against Myke's advice as such can i just say that im a UK6.5 in just about everything inc the Handgrade 337, with the Tetburys they were very tight in the vamp area so much so they just didnt fit [​IMG] So the comment above is very relevant as its a very slim last the 348.
     


  13. Marcellionheart

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    Although i wouldnt go against Myke's advice as such can i just say that im a UK6.5 in just about everything inc the Handgrade 337, with the Tetburys they were very tight in the vamp area so much so they just didnt fit [​IMG] So the comment above is very relevant as its a very slim last the 348.

    Definitely agree. But, I thought we were talking about the Loake Capital last which runs pretty wide. Mind you, because of my wide feet, I only half-size down for the Capital last, but if you have a narrow foot, I've been told people need to whole-size down.
     


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    Nice comparison with the Tetbury. I'm thinking of getting a pair of Pimlicos, but I'm not sure whether to go for the suede or dark brown calf. Does anyone have any pictures of worn calf Pimlicos?
     


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    Oh lord, those Rytons are NICE

    [​IMG]

    myke


    That's better, the medallion breaks up the great expanse of vamp.
     


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