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    Must admit never had a shoe tree before. Anything I should be looking for in particular?

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    What Brogues are you wearing then? These anyone?

    Rix ones via eBay or amazon cheap and decent

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F401719561255
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    I used to get my shoe trees from Leo33, Eppendorf off EBay. Looks like the site has closed, a google search indicates this might be the same place:

    https://schlesinger-hamburg.de/

    Looks like the prices have gone up! For normal shoes the cheaper ones are best (the bulkier ones are good for boots).

    Edit: yes they are indeed the same ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonesey View Post
    Must admit never had a shoe tree before. Anything I should be looking for in particular?
    Put them in every night and they should limit the creasing you get on the top of the shoe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonesey View Post
    Must admit never had a shoe tree before. Anything I should be looking for in particular?
    Charles Tyrwitt ones are decent, best bought in a sale or with a money off voucher which often come through the post once registered.
    Last edited by Mr_Mac; 8th March 2019 at 10:37.

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    Heads up

    TKmaxx online are carrying more of Loake, Cheaney and Barker at the moment,certainly in my size 10 anyway.

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    Some of my brogue collection






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    Had these for a while,not sure I will ever wear them though!!!

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    Very tempted with this pair of Cheaney's for £120 and possibly darken them if they're too light...



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    Quote Originally Posted by abbs View Post
    Had these for a while,not sure I will ever wear them though!!!

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    Debenhams?

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    Yep,had a blue pair as well that I also never got round to wearing and sold them..think these will be going the same way.
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    Debenhams?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigvic View Post
    Very tempted with this pair of Cheaney's for £120 and possibly darken them if they're too light...



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    Thatís a bargain, where are they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stoneyloon View Post
    Thatís a bargain, where are they?

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    TKmax online


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    What Brogues are you wearing then? These anyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by abbs View Post
    Yep,had a blue pair as well that I also never got round to wearing and sold them..think these will be going the same way.

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    Snap - I have the same two pair of boots from Debs. I remember they were heavily discounted. I like, and wear both pairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noTAGlove View Post
    Snap - I have the same two pair of boots from Debs. I remember they were heavily discounted. I like, and wear both pairs.
    I put a pair of the blue away, brought them out 18 months later and they promptly came apart at the seam at the back. Not impressed.

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    Can anyone shed any light on what the fit is like on Loakes?
    Just seen a pair of boots I liked but they didnít have my size in them,nor did they have any other Loakes for me to try on. Iím normally a nine in most shoes, sometimes nine and half but Iíve found a pair online that are a ten. Will they be way out?
    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickylall View Post
    Can anyone shed any light on what the fit is like on Loakes?
    Just seen a pair of boots I liked but they didnít have my size in them,nor did they have any other Loakes for me to try on. Iím normally a nine in most shoes, sometimes nine and half but Iíve found a pair online that are a ten. Will they be way out?
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    Loakes fit quite large so if you usually wear a 9 you would be better off with an 8 or 8.5.

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    Great, thanks Nadeem

    Just realised the ones in the shop were either an 8 or 8.5 but didn’t bother trying them as I thought they’d be too small!! I is a idiot ��
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    I have a high instep and find that most lace ups gape at the laces. Are Loakes generous in that area?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickylall View Post
    Can anyone shed any light on what the fit is like on Loakes?
    Just seen a pair of boots I liked but they didnít have my size in them,nor did they have any other Loakes for me to try on. Iím normally a nine in most shoes, sometimes nine and half but Iíve found a pair online that are a ten. Will they be way out?
    Cheers
    I find they fit true to size...Iíd go for a 9

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk280 View Post
    I find they fit true to size...Iíd go for a 9
    Size 8 in Nikeís, size 7 in Loakes, if that helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noTAGlove View Post
    Size 8 in Nikeís, size 7 in Loakes, if that helps.
    My Grandmother has larger feet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk280 View Post
    I find they fit true to size...Iíd go for a 9
    Thatís my experience too, unlike some (but not all) Trickers where I have to go down a half size.

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    I wear a pair of Highland Regiment brougue's. They come out to play once a year in November, so that they can be lifted 8 inches and driven in 12 on Horse Guards.

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    Bought 1st pair of brogues, Grenson Dylan. Lovely quality, had to go 1/2 size down though. Prior to wearing them yesterday paid the local cobbler a visit who recommended using clear cream which has turned them slightly darker which surprised me. He also suggested after a few wears to put a thin piece of rubber on the front sole part of the shoe. Also shoe trees, are they worth the investment

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk280 View Post
    My Grandmother has larger feet
    That doesnít surprise me, as the girl who works with me, and is only 5í2Ē, has larger feet than me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LRB255 View Post
    Bought 1st pair of brogues, Grenson Dylan. Lovely quality, had to go 1/2 size down though. Prior to wearing them yesterday paid the local cobbler a visit who recommended using clear cream which has turned them slightly darker which surprised me. He also suggested after a few wears to put a thin piece of rubber on the front sole part of the shoe. Also shoe trees, are they worth the investment
    Shoe trees question, just go back a few pages on this thread and fill your boots , literally

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    I have a pair of Church's brogues, brand new, box and never worn (except to try on in my house). I also have a "voucher" for a factory refurbishment when required (negotiated at purchase). Is there a 2nd hand market for such a thing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by higham5 View Post
    Shoe trees question, just go back a few pages on this thread and fill your boots , literally
    thanks, very interesting reading

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    Quote Originally Posted by whoami View Post
    I have a pair of Church's brogues, brand new, box and never worn (except to try on in my house). I also have a "voucher" for a factory refurbishment when required (negotiated at purchase). Is there a 2nd hand market for such a thing?
    Good quality shoes sell well on eBay - particularly if it is a classic style in a classic colour. The voucher may be more difficult - is it transferable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bowen View Post
    Good quality shoes sell well on eBay - particularly if it is a classic style in a classic colour. The voucher may be more difficult - is it transferable?
    I've checked with the store (Church's in Leeds) and it's transferable.

    I might stick them on sales corner here and see if there's any interest too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk280 View Post
    I find they fit true to size...Iíd go for a 9
    Yup, need a nine

    Just been back to try the boots on and just about managed to fit my fat hoof into an eight but there was no chance of taking a single step, tried eight and half and they were still a squeeze. Tried a pair of nine shoes and they were fine so hopefully the boots will be an equally good fit if I can find a pair online, the tens were absolutely massive and looked like clown shoes on me
    Cheers for the advice, much appreciated

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    Can anyone recommend somewhere in Manchester/Northwest that can resole my Church's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny View Post
    Can anyone recommend somewhere in Manchester/Northwest that can resole my Church's?
    Cheshire Oaks have a shop, may be worth a phone call.


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    Quote Originally Posted by stoneyloon View Post
    Thatís a bargain, where are they?

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    Were you brave enough to buy a pair Adam, only I noticed theyíre down to £96 now!

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    I really like the look of Grenson Archies (particularly the triple welt). Unfortunately, there are no stockists nearby. How do people find sizing of Grensons - do they wear big or small?

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    What Brogues are you wearing then? These anyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by ronnie3585 View Post
    I really like the look of Grenson Archies (particularly the triple welt). Unfortunately, there are no stockists nearby. How do people find sizing of Grensons - do they wear big or small?
    Very big. Size down.

    I have girls feet and buy size 7 Loakes and an 8 in Nike.

    If itís a Grenson wide G fit (e.g. Archie) Iím a size 6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noTAGlove View Post
    Very big. Size down.

    I have girls feet and buy size 7 Loakes and an 8 in Nike.

    If itís a Grenson wide G fit (e.g. Archie) Iím a size 6.
    seconded, they do run big, even for english shoes

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    Bought my 1st brogues, Grenson Dylan Oxfords, normally size 10 but down sized to 9 1/2. Great comfy and well pleased so much so now looking for a black pair for dress trousers

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    I have a quick question for Loake owners, so thought I'd resurect this thread..

    I have just received my first pair of Loake's (Seaham's bought online direct from Loake) and I was suprised that they did not come with dust bags. Is this normal as when I've bought 'decent' shoes before they have always included dust bags and usually polish and spare laces... these just came with a cheapo shoe horn and a microfibre cloth

    I just wanted to check before I email Loake.

    Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimyu View Post
    I have a quick question for Loake owners, so thought I'd resurect this thread..

    I have just received my first pair of Loake's (Seaham's bought online direct from Loake) and I was suprised that they did not come with dust bags. Is this normal as when I've bought 'decent' shoes before they have always included dust bags and usually polish and spare laces... these just came with a cheapo shoe horn and a microfibre cloth

    I just wanted to check before I email Loake.

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    1 pair came with 2 dust bags, the other pair with none.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickylall View Post
    Can anyone shed any light on what the fit is like on Loakes?
    Just seen a pair of boots I liked but they didnít have my size in them,nor did they have any other Loakes for me to try on. Iím normally a nine in most shoes, sometimes nine and half but Iíve found a pair online that are a ten. Will they be way out?
    Cheers
    I've got Burfords and they fit true to size, are comfortable and great for northern soul dancing.
    The Blenheim Chelsea boots are a much smaller fit.

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    Tricker’s are on sale at End. Hurray!



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    Does anybody have any experience in comparing Crockett and Jones and Cheaney shoes regarding width fittings?
    Cheaney have a sale on at the moment and mulling over what size width fitting to order.

    I might try to drop in to the Cheany Factory outlet to try some on, but wondered if anybody had an opinion..

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    Has anyone a pair of Allen Edmonds? How do they rate against Northampton's finest?

    I'm going to be in NYC in a few weeks and am contemplating picking up a pair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimyu View Post
    I have a quick question for Loake owners, so thought I'd resurect this thread..

    I have just received my first pair of Loake's (Seaham's bought online direct from Loake) and I was suprised that they did not come with dust bags. Is this normal as when I've bought 'decent' shoes before they have always included dust bags and usually polish and spare laces... these just came with a cheapo shoe horn and a microfibre cloth

    I just wanted to check before I email Loake.

    Thanks,
    Shoemaker range come with a polishing cloth, 1880ís come with spare laces & dust bags, Export grade come with spare laces, shoe horn, dust bag & shoe trees.
    Hope this helps.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ronnie3585 View Post
    Has anyone a pair of Allen Edmonds? How do they rate against Northampton's finest?

    I'm going to be in NYC in a few weeks and am contemplating picking up a pair.
    I have a pair of these in walnut: https://global.allenedmonds.com/shoe...button&start=1

    Bought them whilst I was living in the Staes in 2012. Still going strong. The have a lovely cork insole. The fit is a bit narrower than loakes and a lot narrow than Barker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by milwatch126 View Post
    Doing a bit of shoe care tonight
    Churches
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    New Trickerís and a vintage pair of flourshiem cordovan wings



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    Are those Grafton's cordovan? I have a cordovan pair that look identical. Lovely shoes.

    Nice lineup you have there!

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    I always wait for the Cheaney sale, there is one on at the moment shortly closing. Money bit tight so have to keep it to the 2 pairs I have.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bdkelly72 View Post
    I always wait for the Cheaney sale, there is one on at the moment shortly closing. Money bit tight so have to keep it to the 2 pairs I have.


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    I fancy a pair of Cairngorms but will have towait for the time being.

    Always liked Cheaney but never had a pair yet.

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