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What is your shoe size?
Thanks! Glad they are appreciated. I just received them as part of a 20 pair lot from an old friend. His Father passed away 10 years ago and he is just starting to go thru his home. Found a treasure trove of unworn and once worn 1950's footwear.These are a size 10D.
1950's Ravello Shell Cordovan Shortwing Gunboats. Pre-Longwing's dominating the market. Tanks.
Not necessarily. I like those a lot, though!
1920's shape resurrected.
really like that suede.
A wonderful pair of True 1960's NOS (unworn) Longwing Gunboats by Nettleton. This is possibly the most popular style of shoe being sold by US Giant, Alden... but this pair from Nettleton, made in the 1960's simply BLOWS MODERN ALDENS AWAY!! It's simple. Better materials (IE: leather) + superior construction (just compare the upper stitching and welt) = BETTER SHOE! If you are looking at possibly purchasing a pair of Gunboats, THIS is the pair for you... and price is...
Yes, I KNOW! I just had to get you to take a look at this gorgeous pair of 1950's Genuine Shell Cordovan Wingtips by Freeman. AND, the ad title is 100% correct. If you compare a pair of modern Alden shell cordovan shoes to these, there is NO COMPARISON. I KNOW, you probably never heard of "Freeman Shoe Company"... that's because they are really a Lousy maker in modern times. In the 1970's, they went "global" and became a mass producer of foreign-made inexpensive...
Heard some good things about their boots. Look rugged and rough... just as they should be.
Something about an artisan working with a set of skills, performing a task by hand and creating a beautiful item that appeals to me.
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