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Hi, can you guys please help me ID the model of these Church's shoes:    Here's my understanding of these:  Pre-Prada Church's, size 9.5D, last 73, in brown calf.  I just cannot read the model name (bottom-left word in the interior description) as the script is illegible.  Can anyone ID this model and give me an approximate date on the shoes?
Yes, Sassetti is a maker:http://www.theshoesnobblog.com/2010/08/silvano-sassetti.html
For comfort, the most important thing is a good-quality leather footbed with perforations for ventilation. Beyond that, it is a matter of the type of support you need. In particular, you should figure out how high your arches are, and where you need both space and support in your shoes. If you do need some degree of arch support, 3/4 leather insoles from Pedag or Tacco are a good place to start. Full insoles from those makers or from Ecco are good too, if you have...
Big shout-out to englade321 for hooking me up with these sweet shells. They cleaned up really well. Here they are in the wild (x-post rock your socks thread)
Here are a couple from last week AS, Pantherella argyles, Incotex To Boot (surprisingly good ones), Pantherella argyles, Bills Please excuse crappy cellphone pics.
Thanks Cleav! They are a really interesting vintage shell.
Vintage Keith Highlander shell PTBs courtesy of englade321, Pantherella tweed socks, and Bills Khakis
Pantherella from Sierra Trading Post. Very good deals if you sign up for their e-coupons. Also good socks come through B&S here fairly often.
Johnston's is a good cashmere maker. That's top-end cashmere to me. Brooks Brothers isn't a fabric maker so it's hard to evaluate exactly what you have there. Most likely Johnston's is better, but, again, hard to say without a side-by-side comparison.
 Nope, no Grenson "Masterpiece" any longer.  They have rebranded all of their stuff, and decreased the quality of a lot of it through outsourcing production.  There are a few SF threads on this, for example:http://www.styleforum.net/t/227731/quality-of-grenson-shoes/http://www.styleforum.net/t/346302/grenson-shoes/
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