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The positive feedback is MUCH appreciated, friends. As there are always amazing shoes posted on this thread, I'm glad to have something just a little "different" to contribute.
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post


I'm still mesmerized by these. It's such a chunky, masculine, and eccentric shoe but I'd love to own a pair.

meister, what do you mean by "flying side stitching"? Is it the ones up in the quarters below the eyelets?

That wing stitching along the quarters seen in most US gunboats = my term. The wing of the wingtip so to speak.
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Originally Posted by rabiesinfrance View Post

Those shoes were definitely made to last. Good quality, hardwearing leather.

I've got a pair of vintage Tecnic boots and I have to say the zug grain leather is the best I've seen - nicer than Tricker's or Sargent. The leather is Martin leather - the factory (located in Scotland) closed down in the early 1980s.

While some prefer the "softer & more supple" leathers, I have a soft spot for tougher ones that may look great, but ALSO last a lifetime. I believe that regular conditioning is nice to do, but should not be a necessity to avoid cracking. Vintage grain leathers are a favorite.
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I've become a big fan of 1950's US shoes. You can always tell a 50's shoe, as they were in LOVE with the exposed edge of the topsole. Those Boyd's Mammoth Boats above made 'em big & thick. Other makers & styles featured more subtle details.

One popular style was to place a contrasting (usually white or cream) stitch in the top-sole edge. For some reason, that single stitch set the shoes off, I think.

Anyway, I recently sent my Father a box with 2 pairs of '50's Florsheims. Both pairs featured closed channelling on the soles, which is a good indication of the level of care that went into construction (as is the case today). He called me last night & said I should post them, so here goes.

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Again, certainly NOT the level elegance seen in today's Top Makers' offerings, but then again, the 1950's weren't such an elegant time for footwear.
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...while on the subject of vintage shoes: NOS Johnston&Murphy Aristocraft toe-capless oxfords, slim leather soles, rubber heels and a very contoured, low-instep (there must be a better word) last with delicately chiseled toes. Dark brown laces add a hint of colour only visible in bright days (indoors these look black).

Someone knows the date of origin for this pair. 70s, 80s?

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The soles know. They look to be 70's or 80's. I'm SURE Meister could answer this authoritatively
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Originally Posted by isshinryu101 View Post

Boyd's of Saint Louis (now long gone) from the Threadneedle collection (maker unknown). Circa approx. 1951 (based on various 1940's & 1950's shoe ads I've researched to find similar styles.

Might have found the maker of those: these vtg Winthrop wingtips have the same styling, incl. the medallion.
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Originally Posted by isshinryu101 View Post

The soles know. They look to be 70's or 80's. I'm SURE Meister could answer this authoritatively

I think 90s but notice how they use that treatment on the sides that is reminiscent of the 50s Florsheims. Updated of course. They also look like a pair of French shoes I have.
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Originally Posted by woolymammoth View Post

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These are very elegant but notice the throw back to the 70s style large monk buckle. Everything changes...everything remains the same.
Edited by meister - 8/5/11 at 8:28pm
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Originally Posted by isshinryu101 View Post

Light Tan Grain Calf

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Very cool. I can't recall a better proportioned American made classic round toe last.
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Originally Posted by woolymammoth View Post

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Looking really good, a mix between loafers and monkstraps.
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my humble collection.( with poor photo's)
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The blacks - Artioli, Paul Smith (preSF), Ted Baker (preSF), Church's
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Top Row - Riderboot shell, C+ J, C+J
Bottom - Paul Smith (Pre-SF), Alden, RM Williams
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C+J, Santoni FAM, Branchini
Brando (pre-SF), Vass, Santoni FAM
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Branchini, Calzoleria toscana, Church's
Paul Smith, McG (Argentine brand - navy lizard), C+J
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Darlton, Sutor, Bruno Magli (pre-SF)
Branchini, Branchini, Santoni
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so i saw these lattanzi's in a shop is Brisbane Australia
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Originally Posted by NiFTY View Post

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so i saw these lattanzi's in a shop is Brisbane Australia

um............errr.............a............... crackup[1].gif

yes.....but are they appropriate for a suit or just sport coat..............crackup[1].gif

what color trousers go best with peen........................crackup[1].gif

I'll stop before I start making any size jokes.....................crackup[1].gif
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Originally Posted by isshinryu101 View Post

I've become a big fan of 1950's US shoes. You can always tell a 50's shoe, as they were in LOVE with the exposed edge of the topsole. Those Boyd's Mammoth Boats above made 'em big & thick. Other makers & styles featured more subtle details.
One popular style was to place a contrasting (usually white or cream) stitch in the top-sole edge. For some reason, that single stitch set the shoes off, I think.

Light Tan Grain Calf

IMG_3716.jpg

IMG_3723.jpg

IMG_3726.jpg



Again, certainly NOT the level elegance seen in today's Top Makers' offerings, but then again, the 1950's weren't such an elegant time for footwear.

Not elegant? Have a look at these 1950s WalkOvers. They were bought NOS BTW.

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