One more go with vintage shoes: Florsheim's old long wings in buffalo leather with double leather soles, fibre insole, nylon heels, linen vamp lining, small but round toe, 360-welt. Too bad about those non-wood grain soles and unfinished make on the quarters and fibre sole, not many of the vintage Florsies I've handled have had these shoddy details. Maybe Isshi or meister can chime in about them. Not really visible from my 6'1'' height but they are still there. SF has a tendency to cause and uphold OCD.
I clicked-through to the suede dye and am not sure which color would be best. In an ideal world I'd like to get them a shade (maybe two) darker, without going crazy. Don't know if that's even possible but perhaps I'll go Light Brown and see what happens.