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    What Brogues are you wearing then? **Sale Heads Up**

    Always some good info on shoes on here and in the market for a pair of brogues for the winter.

    I have some Barkers, Loakes for best, a pair of bargain Alex Shiltons for work which are all leather soled, I just need something with a heavier sole.

    I don't want anything too chunky, just something for the cool, wet and ice when it gets here. I know its early but the winter stuff is hitting the shops.

    Saw these yesterday and they seemed pretty good. Decent price, ped of Clarks with a not too heavy man made sole.

    http://www.clarks.co.uk/p/20355946

    Anyway, before I make a purchase anyone else tried a pair of these or idea's on anything else before I give them a look.??

    Ta
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    I bought a pair of Church's Grizedale boots for last winter. Stirling performance in a pebble grained leather. A winter of hard wear and still look and fell brand new. Can't go wrong with anything from Church's in my opinion.

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    Got a couple of pairs of Grensons and they are lovely. Both off ebay!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puntsdog View Post
    I bought a pair of Church's Grizedale boots for last winter. Stirling performance in a pebble grained leather. A winter of hard wear and still look and fell brand new. Can't go wrong with anything from Church's in my opinion.
    I second the admiration for Church products.
    My most comfortable pair of boots are Church; hand-crafted and tailor-made.
    Not for me unfortunately - I found them in the boot of a Humber Hawk I was given. But nothing that a few pairs of socks won't fix. Halls, naturally.

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    Sargeants or Trickers. Although for the money Loakes top brogues aren't bad (£205ish)

    On the. Subject of shoes, I travelled down to Shoe Healers in Doncaster yesterday, bit of an Aladdins cave for better quality shoes . Crockett and Jones, Church, Barker, Cheyney , Saunder, Loake just to name a few and the service was excellent. Free shoes trees, polish, cloth, bag and a decent discount given though not asked for.

    And yes, they have a very good website.

    Good shoes are an investment. This picture of my Tricker
    double soled brogues was taken when the shoes were about twenty five years old, ten years on, they are still a pleasure to wear, and look amazing. Worn better then the wearer that's for sure.

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    Iv got a pair of cheaneys and love them! Would definitely recommend.

    Looking to pickup some grensons but the sizing is throwing me off somewhat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xanx View Post
    Iv got a pair of cheaneys and love them! Would definitely recommend.

    Looking to pickup some grensons but the sizing is throwing me off somewhat!
    It does doesn't. Yesterday in Shoe Healers I asked for size 10, and ended up in a pair of Crockett and Jones 8.5"!! So much depends on the last used and the width fitting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianT View Post
    Sargeants or Trickers. Although for the money Loakes top brogues aren't bad (£205ish)

    On the. Subject of shoes, I travelled down to Shoe Healers in Doncaster yesterday, bit of an Aladdins cave for better quality shoes . Crockett and Jones, Church, Barker, Cheyney , Saunder, Loake just to name a few and the service was excellent. Free shoes trees, polish, cloth, bag and a decent discount given though not asked for.

    And yes, they have a very good website.

    Good shoes are an investment. This picture of my Tricker
    double soled brogues was taken when the shoes were about twenty five years old, ten years on, they are still a pleasure to wear, and look amazing. Worn better then the wearer that's for sure.

    Oh dear!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianT View Post
    Sargeants or Trickers. Although for the money Loakes top brogues aren't bad (£205ish)

    On the. Subject of shoes, I travelled down to Shoe Healers in Doncaster yesterday, bit of an Aladdins cave for better quality shoes . Crockett and Jones, Church, Barker, Cheyney , Saunder, Loake just to name a few and the service was excellent. Free shoes trees, polish, cloth, bag and a decent discount given though not asked for.

    And yes, they have a very good website.

    Good shoes are an investment. This picture of my Tricker
    double soled brogues was taken when the shoes were about twenty five years old, ten years on, they are still a pleasure to wear, and look amazing. Worn better then the wearer that's for sure.


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    Quote Originally Posted by unclealec View Post
    If you are ever visiting Manchester, could I suggest that you telephone me for some advice; it falls somewhere between fashion and personal safety.
    The fashion police have a shoot on sight order out on him...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianT View Post

    At first glance, I thought it was Eddie setting off to negotiate a "Truce" over the PRS-68 accusations ...

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    If you are ever visiting Manchester, could I suggest that you telephone me for some advice; it falls somewhere between fashion and personal safety.
    I thought it might amuse.

    At least it scares the Peasants shitless..........wish it had the same effect on the Pheasants.
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    Bought a pair of grensons for my wedding in four weeks. Very comfy right out the box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zissou1981 View Post
    Bought a pair of grensons for my wedding in four weeks. Very comfy right out the box.
    Congrats matey and hope all goes well

    Paul

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    Unless you're wearing a kilt then brogues are for coffin dodgers.

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    I am pretty sure I had a pair of those a couple of years ago before I realised the benefits of investing a little more.

    Regardless they were Clarkes and were returned, if I recall correctly the heel unit offered very little wear before exposing voids in the heel created from random scraps of plastic.

    I now wear a pair of Barkers Livingstone, and Grenson Archie, money well spent..... keep an eye out for sales, especially at John Anthony!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamish View Post
    Unless you're wearing a kilt then brogues are for coffin dodgers.
    Oh dear you really don't know do you
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamish View Post
    Unless you're wearing a kilt then brogues are for coffin dodgers.
    They work too! Me and my Loakes have been dodging coffins for over forty years

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pitch3110 View Post
    Congrats matey and hope all goes well

    Paul
    Cheers Paul , me too 😒

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    A little bit of Italian flair?

    http://www.ilgergo.it/uomo/brogue.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pitch3110 View Post
    Always some good info on shoes on here and in the market for a pair of brogues for the winter.

    I have some Barkers, Loakes for best, a pair of bargain Alex Shiltons for work which are all leather soled, I just need something with a heavier sole.

    I don't want anything too chunky, just something for the cool, wet and ice when it gets here. I know its early but the winter stuff is hitting the shops.

    Saw these yesterday and they seemed pretty good. Decent price, ped of Clarks with a not too heavy man made sole.

    http://www.clarks.co.uk/p/20355946

    Anyway, before I make a purchase anyone else tried a pair of these or idea's on anything else before I give them a look.??

    Ta
    Paul
    No brown in town, not the done thing. I assume these are for the country?

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    Fashion advice.

    On a watch forum.

    Genius.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whoami View Post
    Fashion advice.

    On a watch forum.

    Genius.
    Fashion changes but style endures. I like to think it was good style advice but if someone wants to wear brown shoes in town, that's their prerogative. Remember that one can tell a lot about a person by what shoes they wear.

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    Churches, but I can't remember what ones. They're black - I'm not that much of a SIS (shoe idiot savant)
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    Saw some nice Kurt Geiger ones in TK Maxx over the weekend. Nice light tan colour, rubber sole - about £60. Pity they didn't have my size.

    Also, there seem to be some nice ones in John Lewis at the moment. Might go and have a closer look.

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    Picked these up today from Charles Tyrwhitt - reduced from £220 to £79! Their shoes are all made by Loake, incidentally.


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    Awaiting delivery of two pairs of Grenson's tomorrow.

    Gone for casual Alex and Herbie.

    Brogue wise for work I wear Clark's lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Picked these up today from Charles Tyrwhitt - reduced from £220 to £79! Their shoes are all made by Loake, incidentally.

    They look great, especially at that price. Not sure if I would keep the laces though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Picked these up today from Charles Tyrwhitt - reduced from £220 to £79! Their shoes are all made by Loake, incidentally.
    CT are really cheeky with their prices.....you would be incredibly unlucky to ever pay the 'Was' price....it's almost literally two-three weeks a year that everything gets put up to that price. That said I got some of their chukka boots on Saturday, now just waiting for the weather to buck up so I can wear them!!

    Anyone looking for the brogue boot look should try these http://www.ctshirts.co.uk/men%27s-sh...n||||||||||||| although not my cup of tea they did look very impressive in the shop!!

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    Wrist shot...


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    Can anyone guess my favourite shoemaker?


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    A couple of incomings this week

    I'm bloody well stopping this nonsense now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    A couple of incomings this week

    I'm bloody well sopping this nonsense now.

    You need to lose those pink laces and get some black polish in those welts Tony, or else I will have to post in the "Signs you may be a Wa*&er" thread. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    A couple of incomings this week

    I'm bloody well stopping this nonsense now.
    Stop buying used shoes and spend a little time tidying up that pointing

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    A couple of incomings this week

    I'm bloody well stopping this nonsense now.

    You just beat me to the balck ones on SC Tony.........it was The Stones quote on the sole that I like the look of the best (I might have changed the laces though ;o))......enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    A couple of incomings this week

    I'm bloody well stopping this nonsense now.


    I think that if one were to apply the universally accepted definition of "pair", that's a fail.

    Do you find that people "notice" you more when you're wearing them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by whoami View Post
    Fashion advice.

    On a watch forum.

    Genius.
    I think there is a lot to be gained from like minded folk and the George and Dragon is a hive of advise on all manner of things and topics. It is certainly my first port and has been for lots of sound opinion and advise.

    My brogue question has opened my eyes and I certainly value the posts in assistance.

    Boil ya head. ...... (not cooking advise)

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    Marks & Spencers for me. They are a great fit and punch well above their weight price wise

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    I'm also trying to find a good pair of shoes, it's between the Herring Canning they are made by Cheaney and the Church Grafton, but there is a big price difference even from Herring shoes. I'm wondering if the Church are worth that much more. Canning £275 Church £420

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    Quote Originally Posted by whoami View Post
    Fashion advice.

    On a watch forum.

    Genius.

    Clearly a lot of the folks here need it....

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    I'm wearing Geoffrey West or Oliver Sweeney.

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    Not a true brogue by any standards, but I'm currently breaking in a pair of these bad boys...

    http://www.jeffery-west.co.uk/jeffer...3#.UhPaD8u9KK0

    Fanny magnets or what!?!?!?

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    picked up a pair of these from Jones a few weeks back, feels like wearing training shoes they are soooo comfy.

    http://www.jonesbootmaker.com/defaul...fview%3dlister

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    A nice pair of Loakes I bought from Slaters in Cheltenham, very comfy out of the box!

    Just going to head to Worcester in them for a few beers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TomWazza View Post
    A nice pair of Loakes I bought from Slaters in Cheltenham, very comfy out of the box!

    Just going to head to Worcester in them for a few beers.

    Are your feet really that shape?
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomWazza View Post
    A nice pair of Loakes I bought from Slaters in Cheltenham, very comfy out of the box!

    Just going to head to Worcester in them for a few beers.

    Nice shoes.

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    Cheany with a Dunlop sole are my favourite winter brogues, bought from the factory shop.

    Also got a fantastic deal on some similar Herrings and they are probably my favourite shop in all shoedom. If you ever go down to Devon it is a must visit place if you like old fashioned good service and quality merchandise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b11ocx View Post
    Cheany with a Dunlop sole are my favourite winter brogues, bought from the factory shop.

    Also got a fantastic deal on some similar Herrings and they are probably my favourite shop in all shoedom. If you ever go down to Devon it is a must visit place if you like old fashioned good service and quality merchandise.
    Could not agree more Jon, I love Herrings.

    I have a a pair if Cannings for the less than clement months. slipper like from day one.

    http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/produc...=6&shoeid=5313

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    Trickers Stow - awesome. Deadly in the wet with the leather sole though!

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