Quote:Originally Posted by meister
Look at the perfect bookmatching of the hide on the two shoes. Edwin Clapp was something else.
excellent eye, my friend. I, too was impressed with the symmetry... especially considering that ST...
1950's Edwin Clapp Saddle Oxfords, 10D.
The ST is one of the most gorgeous skins of all time. Such a shame they were hunted so heavily in the 1980's. I don't see even the Japanese (who will use Sealskin in a heartbeat) breaking CITES...
Quote:Originally Posted by meister 1930s/early 40s shoes are notoriously narrow in the lacing area. The wrinkling is just a product of age and the previous user.
They had very little wear despite being 70+- years old. Probably...
Quote:Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH They have been Goodyear welting for a long time
the cheap, ultra mass-production Italian factory style goodyear. Mexico also goodyear welts, but it doesn't mean it's any good.
Quote:Originally Posted by meister These are soon to arrive and have some nice features. Weyenberg tan ventilated spectators 10.5D
They are probably late 40s with the mild spade sole but the vamp treatment is true 50s.
Quote:Originally Posted by Gianni Cerutti Do you have any pictures of this nature and of this era?
I've got a TON more, but am having a time of putting more on the site. It will come, though.