1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

Seeking Shoe Repair Advice: CT/Loake Brown Calf Semi Brogue

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Sartorially Challenged, Jul 12, 2006.

  1. Sartorially Challenged

    Sartorially Challenged Senior member

    Messages:
    577
    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2006
    So I put on my new pair of CT/Loake brown calf semi-brogue today. After wearing them for a few hours, I felt a tiny pebble inside, so I took the shoe off, shook the little pebble out, and then when I was putting it back on, I heard a TWACK sound.

    The tongue was pushed in. I looked into the shoe and found that the piece of stiching that connects the upper part of the tongue to one side of the upper broke!

    Ooooooh... [​IMG]

    It seems there isn't much of a functional problem with the tongue flapping about since it is cinched down well by the laces, but I wondered whether this is something a cobbler can fix in a short order and how much this type of repair usually costs. That's perhaps less of a hassle than sending them back to CT in the UK, no?

    BTW, I looked at the other shoe, and I noticed that the same piece of switching was beginning to loosen as well. I guess I got what I paid for ($85 during that crazy sale). [​IMG]

    In all the years of wearing moderately priced shoes (mostly Johnston and Murphy, Polo and Barney's house brand), this never happened before.
     
  2. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    4,441
    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2002
    Location:
    London, UK
    Some English manufacturers attach the tongue on one side, others do not; Italians never do.

    Wear your shoes for a while, the tongue might not go for walkabouts. That is more of a problem with boots, as the tongue has more mileage to move. If there is a problem, you can always put a thread-loop on the upper side of the tongue. (Rather like a belt loop. The laces go underneath the loop at one point, keeping the tongue in the centre.)
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by