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What do you guys think of these shoes?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by s0upb0ne, May 22, 2006.

  1. s0upb0ne

    s0upb0ne Member

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    A pair of Loakes for ~110.00 bucks...good deal?
     
  2. tiger02

    tiger02 Senior member

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    Not to my taste, but that doesn't mean anything to you. I feel that if a shoe is going to be wholecut, it should be, well, wholecut. The brogueing along the seam is just too much.

    Tom
     
  3. Etienne

    Etienne Senior member

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    I feel that if a shoe is going to be wholecut, it should be, well, wholecut.
    If I am not mistaken this is not tehcnically a wholecut, since there are several parts in the upper. This is a plain toe balmoral.

    I do agree that I don't particularly care for the brogueing.
     
  4. timekeeping

    timekeeping Well-Known Member

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    Is it just me or does it share inspiration from the AE wholecut models?

    $110 for Loakes ain't bad.
     
  5. Morris

    Morris Senior member

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    Not my personal choice, but there is nothing objectively wrong with the shoe. If it appeals to you, by all means make it yours.
     
  6. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    It's a mongrel.
     
  7. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member

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    The seam is jarring.
     
  8. Vintage Gent

    Vintage Gent Senior member

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    I don't think these are corrected grain, but that leather sure looks plasticky. Could be the lighting, my screen, etc.
     
  9. s0upb0ne

    s0upb0ne Member

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    the seam is bothering me....but for a bill I am wondering can I get over it
     
  10. Margaret

    Margaret Senior member

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    the seam is bothering me....but for a bill I am wondering can I get over it

    You'll end up wearing them only to feel as though you're getting your $110 worth... which makes it money not well spent, IMO.
     

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