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FIVE OF THE BEST: VERSATILE STYLES

The past twenty years have witnessed a seismic shift in menswear and a blurring of the lines between formal, smart and casual dress codes. And nowhere is this more evident than in the realm of ‘formal’ footwear. Today, the well-shod man will have a choice of formal styles in his wardrobe that can comfortably cross over the once rigid boundaries of occasion, office and weekend style. The following list is by no means exhaustive, .

FIVE MINUTES WITH: PAUL COSTELLOE AND ANDREW LOAKE

It was a tremendous pleasure for Loake to work with Paul Costelloe for the exclusive unveiling of his Spring/Summer 2018 collections at London Fashion Week. Loake shoes were chosen to complement Paul Costelloe London’s signature tailoring for menswear. Loake styles in luxury leathers and suedes were paired with sharp, two-piece suits in light summer-weight wools and heritage linens to accentuate the story of a collection designed and created in Britain. Now one of the .

WHY DO WE USE LEATHER?

What is it about leather that’s so special? When we talk about fine leather footwear, it’s usually obvious that we’re talking about something that’s inherently desirable, but what is it about this material that makes it so special? And how did it come to gain it’s place and status in the modern world? In the beginning We know that prehistoric men used animal skins to keep themselves warm and this is the beginning of .

FIVE OF THE BEST: SUMMER SUEDE SHOES

What should the well-shod gentleman be wearing when the temperature heats up? Despite the seasonal invasion of a plethora of unflattering, open toe styles, you’ll be pleased to know that you don’t have to ditch your ‘proper’ shoes just because it’s summer. While leather is definitely still appropriate for more dressy occasions and the office, opt instead for suede styles that work better with your summer wardrobe. Suede is a lighter weight option and .

FIVE OF THE BEST: GROOM’S SHOES

When it comes to wedding day attire, grooms have stepped up the style stakes in recent years. A pair of fine standout shoes are now the finishing touch to the groom’s outfit, rather than an afterthought. At the same time, the dress rules have relaxed considerably since the morning suit was de rigour and the groom’s wardrobe choices range from conventional to casual or even unorthodox. When it comes to footwear, the key considerations .

LOAKE PARTNER DUCHAMP, OFFICIAL FORMALWEAR SUPPLIER TO ARSENAL FC

Loake is proud to be in collaboration with luxury menswear brand Duchamp London, Arsenal football club’s Official formalwear partner. Loake shoes have been supplied to Duchamp as part of the official formalwear package being worn by the first team squad and manager Arsene Wenger on selected official Club appearances, including all home matches in the Barclay’s Premier League and UEFA Champions League.   The style chosen is Loake’s classic Churchill toe-cap Oxford shoe in .

Verliefd op de handgemaakte herenschoenen van het Britse Loake

Soms heb je als man het geluk dat je een merk schoenen ontdekt dat je de rest van je leven wilt blijven dragen. Vandaag presenteren we zo’n merk waar je verliefd op wordt. Maak kennis met de handgemaakte herenschoenen van het Engelse merk Loake.. Herenschoenenmerk Loake ademt klasse en kwaliteit uit, zoals we dat louter kennen van Britse handcrafted labels. Het merk bestaat al sinds 1880 en kan dus leunen op de nodige ervaring .

Brits schoenenmerk opent eerste winkel in Nederland

  Loake Shoemakers verwelkomt in oktober zijn eerste brandstore in Nederland. De winkel wordt geopend in Maastricht, in samenwerking met Meulenhoff Schoenen en Oomen & Schutte Footwear. Oomen & Schutte Footwear is agent voor Loake in de Benelux en vertegenwoordigt het merk sinds vorig jaar ook in Duitsland en Frankrijk. Meulenhoff Schoenen verkoopt het Britse schoenenmerk al in zijn winkel in de Wolfstraat in Maastricht. Loake vestigt zich in een monumentaal pand aan de .

Britse hofleverancier ‘LOAKE Shoemakers’ komt naar Maastricht

„BY APPOINTMENT TO HM THE QUEEN MANUFACTURERS OF MEN’S FOOTWEAR LOAKE BROS LTD” , staat er in het goud naast het logo van Loake Shoemakers, een traditionele schoenmakerij uit Kettering, Northamptonshire (tussen Oxford en Cambridge). Het benadrukt nog maar eens dat dit Britse familiebedrijf misschien niet meer zo klein is, maar wel o zo fijn. En, binnenkort met een boetiek in Maastricht. Maar daarover later meer. LOAKE werd opgericht in 1880. Inmiddels vervaardigde het .

WE ARE LOAKE: ADAM FICEK

  We consider ourselves privileged to have so many loyal fans and to be able to share their experiences with other members of our extended Loake ‘family’. When longstanding Loake wearer Adam Ficek contacted us about repairing his beloved Chester brogues, we asked if we could tell his Loake ‘story’. Happily, he agreed. Once best known as the drummer in notorious British Rock act Babyshambles, Adam is now an established artist in his own .