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Posts by Fred G. Unn

Brown leather like these from Oak St. Bootmakers:
@patrickBOOTH maybe?
The NMLC at Franklin Mills in Philly gets mainline Bergdorf stuff. I've gotten 4 or 5 Breuers there and have all been excellent. It's a brand that doesn't get a lot of love around here, but when I can find them $40-70 there, they are a pretty good deal.
E. Marinella Breuer
Still no word back from C&J?
I can't imagine I will ever try it either.
You are aware there's a whole thread already devoted to black cap toes, aren't you? http://www.styleforum.net/t/362365/the-quintessential-dress-shoe-black-cap-toe-oxford/0_30 I'd have to see 'em in person, but I bet those TBNYs are corrected grain. They sure look like it in the pics. I certainly would not consider spending $400 on CG shoes. If you are ruling out Meermin, then at that price range there are basically two really good options: the Park Ave that Neo1...
Thanks for the info! Yep, this was from a rural farm. For me it's just sort of a fun keepsake since it belonged to my great-great-grandfather.
Ok, this one is also by Eclipse and has a BIN of $25 + $20 shipping:http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-ECLIPSE-Cobblers-Cast-Iron-Shoe-Repair-Form-/370611952185?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item564a319a39Here's 2 of them with a whole bunch of lasts for $90http://www.ebay.com/itm/GREAT-LOT-OF-10-PIECE-ANTIQUE-CAST-IRON-COBBLER-SHOE-REPAIR-ANVIL-AND-MOLDS-/181648167515?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a4b13125bSo, I guess they are out there. Maybe for fun I'll see if I can pick up...
Wow, I had no idea! What search terms are you using? I'm not entirely sure what's the correct term for it.
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