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Mr K, did you had some famous "Royals" they sold at the Ivy shop, Squire shop,Timpson's etc? If you did were they not your favourite ones ?
I had two pairs of Royals - black long wings that I bought from the Squire Shop in a/w 1969 / 70 and a pair of plains in burgundy from spring 1970. I liked the brogues a lot but preferred the plains, TBH. My favourite shoes from that time were some black loafers from the Bronx Shop in Ilford which were of a similar quality to Royals.

I do still want to get some more long wings, as I only have the Florsheim ones at the moment.
 

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I had two pairs of Royals - black long wings that I bought from the Squire Shop in a/w 1969 / 70 and a pair of plains in burgundy from spring 1970. I liked the brogues a lot but preferred the plains, TBH. My favourite shoes from that time were some black loafers from the Bronx Shop in Ilford which were of a similar quality to Royals.

I do still want to get some more long wings, as I only have the Florsheim ones at the moment.
I had black plains from the Squire Shop. I did not like brogues at the time. I remember it did say ‘cordovan leather’ though that meant nothing to me at the time. I also had a pair of what they used to call Gibson’s in brown -basically a shoe with an apron, but not such a pronounced split toe as you commonly see today. I also had various loafers which should really have been cheaper but he always charged the same for everything.
 

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I had black plains from the Squire Shop. I did not like brogues at the time. I remember it did say ‘cordovan leather’ though that meant nothing to me at the time. I also had a pair of what they used to call Gibson’s in brown -basically a shoe with an apron, but not such a pronounced split toe as you commonly see today. I also had various loafers which should really have been cheaper but he always charged the same for everything.
I remember the‘Gibson’. A much rarer sight than the brogues, plains and loafers. My friend had a pair in brown grain and was the envy of all the guys. Yes, he charged the same as you say!
 

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If you had to retain only one brand among the brogues you had, which one would it be ?
Only ever had one pair of brogues, black longwings of course, made by John White (the name of one of my best mates in primary school)
 

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Some images i collected from the shoes sold at the Squire shop (and other JSimons shops) then. (Longwings, Gibsons, Tassels, Smooths)

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I didn't recall the little perferations on the loafers, nor the fact that they bore the Timpsons motif. That description of the Squire Shop was spot on - when ever I went there I always came away wanting to throw out my entire wardrobe of pre-JS days.
 

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Guernsey Woollens, navy

nice and heavy, repels water, detail minimal, high and straight neckline, simple colour, smooth neat lambswool texture, one heavy jumper for everything
 
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I didn't recall the little perferations on the loafers, nor the fact that they bore the Timpsons motif.
I suppose those were sold directly by Timpsons ?

I do still want to get some more long wings, as I only have the Florsheim ones at the moment.
Yes me too, only got the Loake Royals. I would be interested by a pair with dainite soles, not many options apart the AS and the Loakes (any other ideas?), but i noticed these Finsbury Barton, with dainite soles, the price is very reasonable and if they are in sales they will come cheap...

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They look good, I have a bit of a soft spot for grain leather. My Cheaney pennies are in a similar colour and grain.

I suppose my favourite brogues are my AE burgundy shells.

When I was at school my school shoes for the second year towards the end of the seventies were black brogues which I put loads of segs and blakeys in so they clip clopped when I walked around the school’s cement floored corridors. I THINK they were longwings, maybe just full brogue wingtips which may be why I lean towards that style now.
 

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I suppose those were sold directly by Timpsons ?



Yes me too, only got the Loake Royals. I would be interested by a pair with dainite soles, not many options apart the AS and the Loakes (any other ideas?)
I have the Herring Northfields, which aren’t Aldens, Florsheim, or A.S., but are sturdy brogues which for a time I rotated two pair almost every day. Very comfy, the leather is decent, and though they have the dreaded seam— the price point reflects that one flaw.

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