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I had this very same problem recently with some NOS vintage shoes that I had bought years ago. I finally got around to wearing them and they were cutting into my ankles like a knife. Then I remembered what the shoe salesman used to do when I was buying new shoes in the 1950's. He would bend the heel counter in at the back of the shoe and bend it as far as he could towards the inside of the shoe. Wah-la when I tried this trick with this pair I was having trouble with it...
Quote: Originally Posted by Robert Great site, great stuff! But whoa, those prices! Well, some of those items are not made by anyone else so I expect that is why the cost is so high. From what I could see of their operation each garment is made completely by one person. There is no assembly line operation in place. They have patterns in stock and the person goes an pulls the pattern and makes the garment to the size specified on the order.
If you want something not so mainstream, I have used S&M Wholesale makers of custom military uniforms. They make a copy of WWII Marine Fatigues that are simply outstanding for $85.00. They are built to take a beating and are made here in the USA. I have been to their facility and bought a number of items that I really like. Their pants are baggy with a high rise and very comfortable to wear. Call them for more details or check out their website...
Here is a real man's shoe! English John McHale and very heavy but surprisingly comfortable.
Just an observation living as I do here in LA that the trend of wearing western is rather out. Save for the traditional Mexican style worn here you will look like a nerd wearing them. Howard & Phils Western Stores used to permeate many of malls 15 or 20 years ago but they are all gone now. If western wear was indeed fashionable these days, those stores would be booming and never would have gone out of business. Take a ride up to Bakersfield though and it is a completely...
Over the years I have seen a number of vintage H&H and Purdy double rifles. Those rifles worn in and mellowed from careful use show positively there is something about old world craftsmanship that can not be equaled today. As a fact many guns being made today obviously shoot quite well for your investment dollar but seriously lack the qualifications to ever look as good as many of the older makes no matter how many years one puts to them. Yes, I know there are many...
A cheap snake from the hardware in far better than those crappy products. They only work about 25% of time on the not so serious problems. A snake almost never lets you down.
Indeed, it is about time. Those shoes have been on and off ebay for at least a year maybe more. He should have taken the first bids he got in the beginning which actually were higher than what he finally accepted this time around. At one time he actually had these shoes as high as $10,000.00. But then if you wander around ebay at all you probably already knew this anyway.
Quote: Originally Posted by Manton Note also the effeminate canted heel. I'm comfortable with who I am. While at the EG Trunk Show in Beverly Hills last weekend I took note of the suede shoes that they were offering which were rather nice. But these are light years ahead of what I saw I only wish suede wasn't so hard to take care of. Canted heels were common on mens shoes in the teens and twenties. I personally like the look...
Quote: Originally Posted by Ivan Kipling Shoe-nut, if you can . . . watch THE LETTER. Superb crime drama with Bette Davis, and Herbert Marshall. Lots, and lots of Panama hats, great looking clothes, lush locations. Set in Malaya. Tomasso, thank you for your expertise. Looks interesting I will have to do that soon. I do love those old movies for sure!!
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