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    They're stunning. A nice sharp blade down each side will have those buckles and flaps off in no time.

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    Not sure if I've posted these before. I love them, bity they're pain to put on with the top buckles. Tend to only wear when I know I'll be in them most of the day...

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    A couple of pair of Loakes, am also waiting on a pair of oxblood boots from a different company that's been recommended.


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    Love these...


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    Quote Originally Posted by TaketheCannoli View Post
    They're stunning. A nice sharp blade down each side will have those buckles and flaps off in no time.
    Cheers. But I'll forgo that suggestion. The flaps at to their charm.

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    Given there is some love for these Tricker's boots at the moment, here's another pair. Wearing them to the office today...

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    Tremendous!

    Quote Originally Posted by SeanST150 View Post
    Given there is some love for these Tricker's boots at the moment, here's another pair. Wearing them to the office today...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mj2k View Post
    Boots look great, lacing needs some work I think, too many non even diagonals for me. As annoying as it is, I prefer 1 lace side to do all the work.
    Although a cross over with over & user works wonders for tightening over the instep.
    Presume youíre familiar with straight bar lacing, which is probably a good call here.


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    A couple of years ago, after breaking up from a 20 year marriage, I thought time to fix up and look sharp.

    I did not own any shoes at all. I think I had a normal cheap pair I had when I got married, somewhere.

    Work boots or skate shoes is all Ever wore, luckily there is a loakes in my town. Went in after looking at all the rubbish in the other normal stores.

    I had watched the first kingsman film at the time, so that got me interested.

    I bought some black 1880 loakes brogues, what a shop, fantastic people and service. Absolutely love the shoes, never looked back.

    Itís like buying a decent watch in my opinion.

    Might get another pair soon after reading this cool thread.

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    Totally agree, but this method only works with an even number of eyelets 4, 6, 8 not if the boot has 5, 7, 9.

    Quote Originally Posted by JGJG View Post
    Presume you’re familiar with straight bar lacing, which is probably a good call here.

    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben4watches View Post
    Totally agree, but this method only works with an even number of eyelets 4, 6, 8 not if the boot has 5, 7, 9.
    It can also flare the cheeks on a transition from eyelets to speedhooks. Reader discretion is advised.

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    Good on you Clinton.

    I love that Loake shop, bought a few pairs myself and always pop in when in town.

    Quote Originally Posted by pastrana72 View Post
    A couple of years ago, after breaking up from a 20 year marriage, I thought time to fix up and look sharp.

    I did not own any shoes at all. I think I had a normal cheap pair I had when I got married, somewhere.

    Work boots or skate shoes is all Ever wore, luckily there is a loakes in my town. Went in after looking at all the rubbish in the other normal stores.

    I had watched the first kingsman film at the time, so that got me interested.

    I bought some black 1880 loakes brogues, what a shop, fantastic people and service. Absolutely love the shoes, never looked back.

    Itís like buying a decent watch in my opinion.

    Might get another pair soon after reading this cool thread.
    Cheers,

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    " an extravagance is anything you buy that is of no earthly use to your wife "

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    Quote Originally Posted by JGJG View Post
    Presume youíre familiar with straight bar lacing, which is probably a good call here.

    Never feel the boot is tight when I lace like this. Oh and always needing to buy shorter laces!


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    The wife wanted some new boots today, off to the Dr Martens factory store we went. I felt it only appropriate I swing by a shop also, picked up these Barker McClean.

    Black enough to wear with a suit, but with a dash of colour to make them interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanST150 View Post
    The wife wanted some new boots today, off to the Dr Martens factory store we went. I felt it only appropriate I swing by a shop also, picked up these Barker McClean.

    Black enough to wear with a suit, but with a dash of colour to make them interesting.
    I love them!

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    ^^^^
    love those

    I used to wear Loake regularly up to town - but since finishing work never wear them now. Maybe I'll dust them down and wear them with my pyjamas sometime.

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    I have the McLeans in bright red. Subtle they are not. Reminds me I need to pop the shoe stretchers in again, as the last is a little tight after a full day of wearing.


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    I lost a lot of interest in Loake since I found that a lot of their shoes are made in India
    Tend to buy Trickers and Cheaney these days.

    These are Trickers Stow boots and Bourton country brogues.
    I bought the shoes in the Factory shop on a visit to Northampton. The sales guy said to me "Excellent choice sir. Those shoes will certainly outlast you"
    Last edited by Kevin; 5th December 2020 at 20:15.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk280 View Post
    I love them!
    Quote Originally Posted by MartynJC (UK) View Post
    ^^^^
    love those
    Cheers both.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mj2k View Post
    I have the McLeans in bright red. Subtle they are not. Reminds me I need to pop the shoe stretchers in again, as the last is a little tight after a full day of wearing.
    I also have these, wear them often...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Middo View Post
    Iím the subject of fine footwear, I have a belting pair or trickers George, no longer made so I canít get a half size larger. Would stretching actually work?
    stretching does work, I just did it on a pair of loakes. or one of them. you don't need ipa! stretch spray, I used lasko. it's mainl water though so honestly you could just wet the shoes, insert the trees, leave, repeat with bigger trees or as i did trees with socks on, after a few days the are done.

    1880s ans shoemakers are made in Northampton, the other ranges are made in india. however i think loake design, which are designed in uk and spec'ed to use high qualiy materials, may be better than shoemakers

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    This thread should be entitled which brogues are you not wearing.

    I havenít worn any of my 7 pairs since March.

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    Haha! quite true. Although lockdown #1 meant i bought 3 cheap pairs of Loakes from a shop that was forced to go online and dump some stock to keep going, about 55% off. Lockdown #2I bought 3 more pairs on ebay, two at 50 quid and one pair for £25, all new. I don't need shoes for about 15 years ow...maybe more.

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    These are worth £100 - made in england and I have some of the boots in this range:

    https://www.clarksoutlet.co.uk/p/261305937

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    Lovely and a great price in the sale! I donít need more shoes. I donít need more shoes....

    Quote Originally Posted by Alansmithee View Post
    These are worth £100 - made in england and I have some of the boots in this range:

    https://www.clarksoutlet.co.uk/p/261305937

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrBanks View Post
    Loake have released a hiker style boot that I really want, but Clarks have a very similar looking boot made from Goretex for less than half the price (£125 vs £280). I haven't owned Clarks since I was a kid. Do they make well fitting and well made shoes?

    https://www.clarks.co.uk/c/Batcombe-...TEX/p/26144797

    https://www.loake.com/product/hiker-brown-suede/
    I ended up buying the Clarks yesterday for £112 but not entirely sure what to do now. They are ridiculously comfortable and I've worn them indoors, but I am trying to get some definitive answer on whether or not you can replace the soles. If you can't then I'm going to return them and buy the Loake but the Loakes aren't as comfortable.

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    Why wouldnít you be able to replace the soles?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrBanks View Post
    I ended up buying the Clarks yesterday for £112 but not entirely sure what to do now. They are ridiculously comfortable and I've worn them indoors, but I am trying to get some definitive answer on whether or not you can replace the soles. If you can't then I'm going to return them and buy the Loake but the Loakes aren't as comfortable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaketheCannoli View Post
    Why wouldnít you be able to replace the soles?
    Well I am assuming you can as it looks like a blake stitch but I'm not 100% sure, and I tend to wear the outer heel on my shoes so I want to make sure because I'd hate to bin them after a couple of years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrBanks View Post
    Well I am assuming you can as it looks like a blake stitch but I'm not 100% sure, and I tend to wear the outer heel on my shoes so I want to make sure because I'd hate to bin them after a couple of years.
    £112 for a couple of years, more on rotation seems alright to me compared to a £50 resole
    on a £112 boot, your views may differ.

    I see some rubber boots / shoes as disposable if rubber soled, unless commando. They are never as good post changing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mj2k View Post
    £112 for a couple of years, more on rotation seems alright to me compared to a £50 resole
    on a £112 boot, your views may differ.

    I see some rubber boots / shoes as disposable if rubber soled, unless commando. They are never as good post changing.


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    I haven't had that experience and don't really understand what you're saying about the commando soles? I have a pair of resoled loake brogues with dainite soles and they are wearing as well as the new pair I have.
    If they are goodyear welted you should be able to resole with a different rubber sole if you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mj2k View Post
    £112 for a couple of years, more on rotation seems alright to me compared to a £50 resole
    on a £112 boot, your views may differ.

    I see some rubber boots / shoes as disposable if rubber soled, unless commando. They are never as good post changing.


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    The only shoes I dispose of are trainers when they are completely worn out. I'm in the camp of repair rather than replace.

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    Not brogues but having own a slightly different style of these - there are worth 90 for a made in England shoe and boot with a proper welt:

    https://www.clarksoutlet.co.uk/p/261308187

    https://www.clarksoutlet.co.uk/p/261337567

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alansmithee View Post
    Not brogues but having own a slightly different style of these - there are worth 90 for a made in England shoe and boot with a proper welt:

    https://www.clarksoutlet.co.uk/p/261308187

    https://www.clarksoutlet.co.uk/p/261337567
    Even for £90 those soles don’t look particularly durable. I doubt I’d get more than a couple of months wear out of them. I think they’re having a giraffe with the RRP. £350 and £320 for a pair of Clarks?

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    The Clarks plan of reintroducing a hand made in England range didnít last long, hardly surprising given their pricing.

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    Well, I'm not wearing them but hopefully will shortly have some Loake Chester brogues. Bit of a PSA but Debenhams have 50% of all their Loake range and an extra 20% off some so the Chesters were a whisker over £100 which seems good for a 1880 range model which is usually £250 ish. Lots of models available

    https://www.debenhams.com/loake

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    I still have 3 pairs of unworn Barkers given I no longer wear shoes as WFH. Might need to find some house shoes instead.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mmgg1988 View Post
    Well, I'm not wearing them but hopefully will shortly have some Loake Chester brogues. Bit of a PSA but Debenhams have 50% of all their Loake range and an extra 20% off some so the Chesters were a whisker over £100 which seems good for a 1880 range model which is usually £250 ish. Lots of models available

    https://www.debenhams.com/loake
    Usually I would be on that like a terrier down a rabbit hole, but as with most folk I have got nice brogues coming out of my ears, and I havenít worn a single pair since 16th March 2020.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noTAGlove View Post
    Usually I would be on that like a terrier down a rabbit hole, but as with most folk I have got nice brogues coming out of my ears, and I havenít worn a single pair since 16th March 2020.
    I wore some today for the first time in almost a year. Thought Iíd dress up for the Dentist!

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    Picked these Loake up in the Debenhams sale. I wouldnít have paid £185 but well worth £72.








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    Quote Originally Posted by TaketheCannoli View Post
    Picked these Loake up in the Debenhams sale. I wouldnít have paid £185 but well worth £72.
    Lucky you! Mine haven't even been dispatched yet though I ordered them last week...

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    Another pair of Tricker's Stow welcomed to the collection.

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