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1st EG look like Berkeley.
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Originally Posted by mr monty View Post

rare pair of Cole Haan shoes from the 90s w/" spade soles" . They made a split-toe, wingtip and these cap toes. These are better quality than the ones Gilt was selling a couple of years ago.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cole-Haan-Mens-Black-Leather-Cap-Toe-Oxford-Handmade-Dress-Shoes-NEW-Italy-9-5-D-/200950537690?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item2ec995ddda

styling and construction are first rate. Sadly, the leather is corrected grain... which makes absolutely no sense and (IMO) ruins them.
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just out of my price range. do you think if i suggest I pay through paypal he could throw in free shipping?
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just out of my price range. do you think if i suggest I pay through paypal he could throw in free shipping?

It seems too much for a used overcoat. Maybe a better price would be half of what he's asking?
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These Alfred Sargents seem almost new:

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=171123107349&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:AU:1123

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whats up with the 13A? damn thats narrow
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whats up with the 13A? damn thats narrow

More like 1950's, but still very nice.

So many from 50's and earlier are in narrow sizes. Possibly the high bodyweight of modern physiques (especially in the US) results in somewhat flatter (and wider feet).
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More like 1950's, but still very nice.

So many from 50's and earlier are in narrow sizes. Possibly the high bodyweight of modern physiques (especially in the US) results in somewhat flatter (and wider feet).

 

That's not true; healthier lifestyle with less shoe restrain and more barefoot activities produce much wider feet.

 

We see more narrower sizes today because regular and wide sizes probably sold well back in the days, leaving the narrow sizes as dead inventories.

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We see more narrower sizes today because regular and wide sizes probably sold well back in the days, leaving the narrow sizes as dead inventories.

Explain the very existence of so many ultra narrow sizes in the first place. There is no such thing as AAAAA today (as this was an option), and today most makers produce only a single narrow size, while there are more options for ultra-wide. Almost NO wide sizes in pre 1950's shoes (very few). Speaking with a cobbler in business since the 1930's, perfect sizing was a bigger issue then. He says that the narrow sizes sold quite well.

In addition, in the 1920's and early 1930's, the standard "D" size width was comparatively narrower than the same size today.

Arch supports were very common in the first half of the 1900's... even for children's shoes. Possibly this contributed in better support and fewer widening feet.

Can't say the reason for sure, but it seems that people DID have much narrower feet 70+ years ago. They were also much smaller, as I have met quite a few US born old-timers who had size 6 & 7's in their younger years.
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