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looks good N. FWIW ive been pleased with mine. quality is mediocre....but the price was so low i really cant bitch. mine has developed a bit of something near the seam...almost like a layer is peeling off? hard to explain. ill snap a pic this evening.
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Does last shape of Florsheim by Duckie Brown longwings differ from that of good ol' Florsheim Imperial longwings?
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I have 2 pairs of calf Kenmoors and a pair of Duckie Brown shell cordovan longwings. All 3 pairs are made in India and fit the same ... same last.
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EDIT ... all 3 pairs I mention above are 8.5D, but after wearing the Duckie Browns recently, I was reminded that it fits up to a half-size bigger than the Kenmoors. I had to install a tongue pad in the DB to take up space. But otherwise, the last shape is the same.
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Recently picked up a pair of old black bal cap toe Florsheims.  Any idea when they were made, what the model is?  The instep displays the codes "121275 F" and "20331." I've inquired with Florsheim customer reps, but they haven't gotten back to me yet. I'll post here if they do.  Thanks!

 

 

 

 

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looks good N. FWIW ive been pleased with mine. quality is mediocre....but the price was so low i really cant bitch. mine has developed a bit of something near the seam...almost like a layer is peeling off? hard to explain. ill snap a pic this evening.

I think I know what you are referring to. DB "paints" their shell with a thin veneer to enhance the color. I've also seen this on a black pair. Gives the shell some extra shine. As far as I know, "painting" shell is a common industry practice but companies like Alden are much more effective at it (e.g. Color #8).
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came across  this pic, i think through SF..

 

can anyone shed light on the pair on the right? current/upcoming model? old pic, long retired?

 

thanks in advance

 

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Navy cordovan brogue boots arrived from New York a few days ago. Making a long story short: blob-like but close-fitting last, weak stiffeners on heel and toe, poor lasting around heel, a few unpunched brogue holes, some stitchings askew, true Made in India quality but at least the Horween cordovan is the real McCoy. A decent find on eBay but (was) not worth the trouble at full prices. The last has a close fit around the ball of foot, elsewhere I'd say it's an X; not large enough to size up but will need thick socks or separate insoles. The navy shade is a cold one instead of the usual dark blue.

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The rest are here:
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came across  this pic, i think through SF..

can anyone shed light on the pair on the right? current/upcoming model? old pic, long retired?

thanks in advance



Previously made. They were for sale and may still be by a member here (Namor).
post #310 of 313

if anyone have a pair of 7.5D for sale. Please  pm me. thanks

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I purchased this pair of burgundy cordovan LWBs from rennavate. But since I already had a pair of Alden 975s, I felt comfortable in experimenting with this pair. What I basically did was to expose them to this winter's sun for a good 2 months ... as expected, they lightened up considerably from a uniform dark burgundy to an uneven reddish-brown colour . Unfortunately, they have also become quite dry and so I will eventually need to condition them. Overall, I like the accelerated patina ... now only worn with denim and khakis.


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I purchased this pair of burgundy cordovan LWBs from rennavate. But since I already had a pair of Alden 975s, I felt comfortable in experimenting with this pair. What I basically did was to expose them to this winter's sun for a good 2 months ... as expected, they lightened up considerably from a uniform dark burgundy to an uneven reddish-brown colour . Unfortunately, they have also become quite dry and so I will eventually need to condition them. Overall, I like the accelerated patina ... now only worn with denim and khakis.

Instead of the AE cordovan cream, which will probably darken them some, I would try Saphir Renovateur. I use it occasionally on my shell cordovan, and it seems to absorb well into and nourish shell cordovan.
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The AE cordovan cream certainly imparted some pigment. I'll be wearing them again to determine how long it takes for the pigment to wear off.
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