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They were actually designed by Rogers Peet. J&M liked the style so much that it became its flagship dress shoe model for many years to come... and made that 1980's resurgence to boot.
In the 1910's and 1920's, some U.S. shoes even came in QUARTER sizes.
Nice, Ville. Sadly, leather quality takes them down a notch (as you said). At the Meermin price range, however, very nice deal.
even that full size is less than actual. More like 1.5 size difference.
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1930's - Early 1940's Crosby Square. Closed channel sole & 100% handlasted & handsewn. ALSO, a dead ringer for the G&G TG 73 (Classic Square) last. Classic is classic.
Totally ignore "FAM" markings in today's Santoni offerings. Somewhere along the way, their marketing department started calling them all :"Fatte A Mano". That pair is from their 2nd line, Goodyear.
No. no leaking. No leather on insole. Upper leather was soaked... which usually leads to major trouble.
Snowiest and wettest winter in NJ in many years *possibly most in recorder history". Rather than invest in the single-season hiking boots I usually purchase (then disgard after winter ends) I went with a rotation that leaned heavily on elephant skin chukkas, 1940's veldtschoen captoe boots and some ancient sealskin boots. Each pair got at least 25 wears. Each pair was completely enveloped in snow and ice... as I enjoy shoveling for exercise in the cold months. Leather...
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