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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Spirit of 69, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. Youngj

    Youngj Well-Known Member

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    I'm interested in a pair of Loake Royals but after some more research I understand they are corrected grain and this can lead to problems with polishing.
    Anyone had any issues?
    What's your polishing routine for these?
     
  2. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    yes Loake Royals are correct grain leather. There's no polishing issues, other than because it's not full grain leather the polish wont absorb into the leather to give a true patina over time. polishing correct grain leather is like cleaning plastic, it does the job but it's strictly a surface shine. hard to explain but if you polish full grain leather vs correct grain leather shoes, it's a completely different feel and result. also correct grain leather tends to age poorly in the areas where the shoe creases.

    the closest analogy i can think of is like comparing real solid wood to particle board with a wood laminate.
     
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    Darnn are there any suggestions for full grain royal/longwing brogue?
     
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    Good post Jason,
    I have never worn Loake, they was always the poor Skinheads brogues, :)
    At the moment in the UK their is not a lot of Longwing Brogues about, In the early 80s the Ivy shop no longer stocked Royals, So i would wear Alfred Sergent, I also have a nice Black Longwing pair by Cheaney,
    I also wear Allan Edmonds Cordovan made in USA,
    If you have the money try Alden, or Allen Edmonds both in Cordovan, They also come in Full Grain Leather.
     
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    Pikeys!!!
     
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    Great idea.

    I'm getting some badges made up with photos of the 'Iconic Originals' from this forum on, or maybe some coins like the Esso 1970 World Cup ones.

    ....but then again they're still a bit handy and might give me a kicking in York :D
     
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    Great clip.. those lads would be in their mid 60s now, even the way they talk you don't hear in London, anymore, bygone age.. fcuking sad.
     
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    Regarding York, i'am staying at the Jorvik hotel Sat night, Missed the train back to London last year, so fcuk it not taking any chances, Also York is a brill place to stay over anyway.:)
     
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    The TRUE capital of Britain ;)
     
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    Dont you mean England, :D
     
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    Nah, The Uk, the full bloody Lot Roy [​IMG]

    I love York, but dont visit often enough, its only 40 minutes away too.
     
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    Good one Roy. Allen Edmonds does a full grain leather longwing brogue called The MacNeil that is not cheap as Loake (cost around $345 for full grain calf leather), but not as expensive as their cordovan shoes, or Alden (which is the rolls royce of skinhead style brogues). But AE does not make the Macneil in burgundy calf for some reason (only burgundy cordovan). Calf colors are only black and walnut brown (pebble grain texture). If you want burgundy it is $550 for cordovan. Alden burgundy cordovan will cost $635. That's a lot of money, but it will be money well spent if you have it.
     
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    I do prefer the cordovan to the pebble.
    As I'm just finishing my apprenticeship, I should be able to stretch my budget to a pair of used but good AE burgundies. Just a bit worried about sizing and a big customes bill.
     
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    Thanks for that Info ,Jason.Back in the 60s I bought a pair of Long Wing,Walnut Brown(Pebble Grain)Shoes.They had no name in them-and I cannot even remember the Shop I got them in.I knew then they were a "Rare Breed"(here),because I never saw anyone else with a Pair like it.They looked good with the Beige Levi Cords I had.

    Youngj-keep your eyes open and you can get a bargain.I usually get this size(UK 10-US 11),if they are a bit big put some heel grips in.Do not forget they come in Width Sizes as well.I am a D.
     

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