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Help - Leather Soled Brogues

I'm looking for recommendations on where to get leather soled brogues either online or the high street. 

I'm not having much luck finding them in Edinburgh or Glasgow, but I might not be looking in the right places. 

Dave

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best brogues loake buy on line cheers mark

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Barnets, High St.Edinburgh.

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Jones in George St or Earl Grey St usually have sales of brogues...

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Loake, in combination with Paul Smith I think, revived the classic 'royal' brogue several years ago but I don't know if they still make 'em.

dean

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I like barkers but have loakes , grenson etc , U really need try on as last shapes all differ ! But general rule is to drop 1/2 A size ! John lobb suppose B the bollox if U have deep pockets 

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I've found Delicious Junction to be pretty good quality, comfy and not too expensive, available on line from quite a few places.

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Get into Debenhams Jeff Banks Or John Rocher,

sale on at the moment , just picked up a pair of traditional Brogues All Leather reduced from £98 - £30

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Loakes all day, my last pair lasted 20+ years.

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sorry trumping time....flat fronted bass loafers! No longer produced in boy sizes.

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I have been getting most of my shoes recently from charity shops. I bought a lovely pair of Church brogues for a fiver (these are over £500 from a shop )Also got 2 pairs of Loak loafers and a pair of Loake brogues for about £10 each.

 

 

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56 minutes ago, britishbarry said:

I have been getting most of my shoes recently from charity shops. I bought a lovely pair of Church brogues for a fiver (these are over £500 from a shop )Also got 2 pairs of Loak loafers and a pair of Loake brogues for about £10 each.

 

 

Brings a whole new meaning to the term Dead Man's Shoes.  Must be a very upmarket charity shop.

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Number one golden rule of thrift shopping. Go to charity shops in affluent areas!

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Dick's Edinburgh stock Tricker's.

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Had a pair of Cheaney brogues since early 80's, they still look good.

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Church's will last a lifetime but take a bit of breaking in. There are brogues and then there are patterned shoes - be sure to get them with the pattern running from the heel half-way around. Buy a pair from a 'gentlemen's' outlet, not cheap, but with leather inner-soles and lining, and you will get decades of use: avoid the cheap cardboard-like inner-sole varieties as they barely last a couple of years. And don't forget the Argyll socks to finish the look.

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Hiya, all my shoes are sh*te, then again I shop in effluent areas, cheers

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50 minutes ago, Pga1 said:

Hiya, all my shoes are sh*te, then again I shop in effluent areas, cheers

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3 hours ago, Steve S 60 said:

Brings a whole new meaning to the term Dead Man's Shoes.  Must be a very upmarket charity shop.

I hadn't thought of it like that. I shall never wear them again! Thank's.

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5 minutes ago, britishbarry said:

I hadn't thought of it like that. I shall never wear them again! Thank's.

Nah, giving new life to a quality item that was some old dudes' who's no longer with us pride and joy is a good thing surely, a fitting tribute to the old boys' taste and eye for quality. When my old man passed he had some lovely suits and a pair of quality brogues that he had all his life more or less, he looked after them and had them fixed when required, he basically loved them, when he passed we had to take them to charity shop as they didn't fit any of my sons or myself, would've loved to have worn them but the idea that someone else has got them and is carrying on the shoes' life is comforting, silly I guess to be thinking like that about a pair of old shoes but...

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That was very well put. I couldn't agree more. It alway's strikes me when I make these find's that, as you say, the generation's before us felt that quality was important. Who know's some of them might have been early mod's and like us it became style that remained with them all they're life.

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51 minutes ago, britishbarry said:

That was very well put. I couldn't agree more. It alway's strikes me when I make these find's that, as you say, the generation's before us felt that quality was important. Who know's some of them might have been early mod's and like us it became style that remained with them all they're life.

Thanks.

I'm a bit of a mad collector/hoarder everything from vintage Zeiss binoculars, Dinky toys, Victorian mineral water bottles, vintage guitars and amps, 45s, series 1 & 2 Land Rovers (x5), motorcycles, vintage angling stuff etc etc, almost everything I own is recycled, upcycled, refurbished or 'pre-loved' in some way. Quality never becomes rubbish.

As a result I've got some absolutely beautiful things. My house is like a second hand shop where nothing is for sale. 

Some might say a lot of second hand old junk!

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Dare I mention Pringle Of Scotland argyle socks?

dean

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8 hours ago, britishbarry said:

I hadn't thought of it like that. I shall never wear them again! Thank's.

What size are they ???????:g:......seeing you aren't gonna wear em !!!!!!!

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Cheers for all the posts, I think it'll be Loakes as they get the most recommendations. Wee trip to Edinburgh next week coming up :)

Next question, what's the best way to keep them in tip-top condition?

Dave

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17 minutes ago, Dave65 said:

Next question, what's the best way to keep them in tip-top condition?

Dave

Like a lot o' things in life - things ain't as simple and straight forward as ya might imagine.

It's all about time and effort.

Stumbled upon this site whilst browsing the web earlier this year   http://www.theshoesnobblog.com/polish-your-shoes-properly

Was amazed at the time and effort he spent on caring for his pride and joy.

My method of a 10 minute whip round with a tin of Kiwi doesn't seem to have harmed my 20+ years old pair of Loakes which I still use to go disco dancing on a regular basis.

Derek

 

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56 minutes ago, Dave65 said:

Cheers for all the posts, I think it'll be Loakes as they get the most recommendations. Wee trip to Edinburgh next week coming up :)

Next question, what's the best way to keep them in tip-top condition?

Dave

1. Lay out newspaper as you don't want polish flecks getting on the tablecloth! Have two brushes 'On' and 'Off', another brush for cleaning mud and dust off them and a tin of Kiwi (plus a pair of women's tights...).

2. Remove the laces. Always brush your shoes first to clean them of mud and dust. Never use the 'On' or 'Off' brushes to clean as they get grit in them.
 
3. Apply a good quantity of polish using your 'On' brush. Polish all around the uppers, heels and welts.

4. Using your 'Off' brush, polish the shoe vigorously until a nice shine appears.

5. Repeat steps 1 and 3 leaving time to dry to build up a thick undercoat.

6. Roll tights in a ball and buff uppers all over to give a nice shiny finish.

7. Replace laces and prepare for numerous comments/compliments on your nice shiny shoes.

8. Avoid talcers like the plague...

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42 minutes ago, LiamGP said:

1. Lay out newspaper as you don't want polish flecks getting on the tablecloth! Have two brushes 'On' and 'Off', another brush for cleaning mud and dust off them and a tin of Kiwi (plus a pair of women's tights...).

2. Remove the laces. Always brush your shoes first to clean them of mud and dust. Never use the 'On' or 'Off' brushes to clean as they get grit in them.
 
3. Apply a good quantity of polish using your 'On' brush. Polish all around the uppers, heels and welts.

4. Using your 'Off' brush, polish the shoe vigorously until a nice shine appears.

5. Repeat steps 1 and 3 leaving time to dry to build up a thick undercoat.

6. Roll tights in a ball and buff uppers all over to give a nice shiny finish.

7. Replace laces and prepare for numerous comments/compliments on your nice shiny shoes.

8. Avoid talcers like the plague...

That's how I do mine and it's worked fine for over 40 years

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Remove the lid from your shoe polish, using a lighter ignite the surface of the polish, after a couple of seconds use the lid to extinguish the flame, the top layer of the polish will now be liquid or semi-liquid depending how long you leave the flame, ideal for getting into the pores of the leather and filling in those nasty scratches and scuffs, let the polish set hard on the shoe, brush to a basic shine then with the shoe between your thighs use a soft buffing cloth stretched  between both hands, the softer you apply the pressure the more shiny they'll go, spend ages doing this stage, very good for the soul!

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6 hours ago, LiamGP said:

1. Lay out newspaper as you don't want polish flecks getting on the tablecloth! Have two brushes 'On' and 'Off', another brush for cleaning mud and dust off them and a tin of Kiwi (plus a pair of women's tights...).

2. Remove the laces. Always brush your shoes first to clean them of mud and dust. Never use the 'On' or 'Off' brushes to clean as they get grit in them.
 
3. Apply a good quantity of polish using your 'On' brush. Polish all around the uppers, heels and welts.

4. Using your 'Off' brush, polish the shoe vigorously until a nice shine appears.

5. Repeat steps 1 and 3 leaving time to dry to build up a thick undercoat.

6. Roll tights in a ball and buff uppers all over to give a nice shiny finish.

7. Replace laces and prepare for numerous comments/compliments on your nice shiny shoes.

8. Avoid talcers like the plague...

Will you shine my brogues for me please?

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clean my shoes but hate it  as I do it for a living (cobblers)

 

lawrence

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For  brogues online try Gentlemen Prefer Brogues, good selection and good prices.

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On 10/10/2016 at 17:08, Steve S 60 said:

I have A brand new ( unworn ) pair of loake chesters in black if any one wants them £150 size 101/2 (U.K. 11 ) £230 on loake website ! , collection only ! OLO ( made in Britain ) 

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Here's my latest pair of Royale Brogues. As you can see leather uppers and soles £50 from a tiny shop in the North wales town of Harlech

Steve

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I fancy treating myself 2 A pair of suede  shoes  from loakes 1880 collection but bit concerned about keeping them looking good ! Any 4ts ! 

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use punch suede protecter from new then punch suede and fabric cleaner when they get a little dirty

lawrence

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