As we reach August, our pre-Autumn collections begin to arrive in-store and each year we have the anticipation that surrounds new brands. This year, our menswear department has welcomed the epitomes British shoemakers, Loake.
Founded in 1880, in Northamptonshire, the Loake brothers started the company in an outbuilding at one of their houses, but soon moved to a much larger factory, where they are still located today. "Loake specializes in men's traditionally crafted handmade Goodyear-welted shoes. Construction of some styles involves using 130 skilled workers, up to 75 shoe parts and over 200 different operations and can take 8 weeks to make from start to finish." [Information found via Wikipedia] Here is a glimpse at some of our new styles and keep an eye on our website for any more additions.