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More vintage Florsheims. These are black shell longwings:




AHS
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^Nice. Where are you scoring all these sweet Florsheims, AHS and smfdoc? All ebay, or do you have some other go-to sources? Or would you have to kill me if you told me?

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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

Tricker's teak cordovan. Super susceptible to water welts.


Those are gorgeous!!!

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^Nice. Where are you scoring all these sweet Florsheims, AHS and smfdoc? All ebay, or do you have some other go-to sources? Or would you have to kill me if you told me?

eBay. There's no shortage of listings in popular sizes. The harder part, of course, is finding pairs in very good + condition.

About two months ago, I made a decision to start to sell off my other shoes and wear (almost exclusively) vintage Florsheims. (Spam alert -- I still have a pair of EGs and black calf Marlows for sale smile.gif ) On one hand, it was a practical decision as I personally get a better fit and much more comfort from these older Florsheims than I have experienced with C&J, Edward Green, Carmina, Alden etc....

But I also like the idea of wearing classic American shoes. G&G may be beautiful... but I also love longwings.... And it's fun to wear (and work on) shoes that are older than many of you reading this.

One invaluable source on vintage Florsheims has been the vcleat.com website. The writer is great: funny, informative, and always interesting.

AHS
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Hi everyone!

 

I apologize in advance for x posting this but thought some people here night be interested. Theres a brown shell galway 2/gianni GMTO being organized in the CJ GMTO thread and we are currently sitting at 10 potentially interested parties. The make up is:

 

Model: Galway2 (Gianni pattern +25 pounds)
Upper: Dark Brown Shell Cordovan
Last: 325
Width: Standard E (US D)
Edging: Antique
SoleDainite Sole in Dark Brown with a thin leather mid-sole OR Double Leather
Welt: Storm Welt

Eyelets: Dark Brown Eyelets & Speedhooks (4+4)

Price:  £650 less VAT £541.67 (about 780 USD)

 

There is a speadsheet for this where you can add yourself and you preferences here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1bZ6_ctp_ElaAqFORjMMnwLZw_BRkxZV59z6rk5SvZhk/edit#gid=1949729029

 

Post any questions or comments in the CJ GMTO thread! Add yourself to the spreadsheet and shoot @Gabru  or myself a PM if you're interested. We're almost there!!

 

Thanks!

Kevin

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Originally Posted by jogowill View Post

^Nice. Where are you scoring all these sweet Florsheims, AHS and smfdoc? All ebay, or do you have some other go-to sources? Or would you have to kill me if you told me?

Yep, Ebay is where most can be found. But AHS is right that the chore is to find a pair in good condition and to get there first and the right price. There is a really good review of what to look for at http://vcleat.com/florsheim-imperial-93605-ebay-guide/. But as you will find, it's hard to find the right shoes now days. Edit: I just now read AHS recommendation for Vcleat.com and he is right about that too.
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Thanks for the intel, AHS and smfdoc!

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Tricker's Allan. Not quite as susceptible to water welts as the other pair.
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Florsheim, while not the greatest name in shoes, currently has a Horween cordovan blucher long wing in 10 D they are closing out for $299 from the $575 list. That is a great price for some shell for the right person. They have no other sizes or widths. Act now or they will be gone. I would appreciate a PM if someone on the forum is able to snap them up. Click here.

 

Update: Sorry, but they are now gone. I got a pair and 10 minutes later the last pair must have sold because it changed to out of stock.


Edited by smfdoc - 6/11/16 at 8:52am
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Rancourt brown shell loafers breaking in nicely. I did notice the heel pad rolling up a bit on the right shoe, will probably have to glue it back down soon.

 

 

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Rancourt brown shell loafers breaking in nicely. I did notice the heel pad rolling up a bit on the right shoe, will probably have to glue it back down soon.

 

 

 

Shell looks great. How's the fit? I notice a little bowing out on the sides there, and I mention it because I'd be considering these but am concerned about sizing/widths. What size and width are you? 

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Rancourt brown shell loafers breaking in nicely. I did notice the heel pad rolling up a bit on the right shoe, will probably have to glue it back down soon.

 

 

 

Looking good!  I've been wearing my natty/caramel pair more than the brown.  I love the lightweight feel of both.  Definitely some very comfy loafers.

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Rancourt brown shell loafers breaking in nicely. I did notice the heel pad rolling up a bit on the right shoe, will probably have to glue it back down soon.
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Those are looking great Burz, glad that you are enjoying those lovely loafers.
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Originally Posted by smfdoc View Post

Florsheim, while not the greatest name in shoes, currently has a Horween cordovan blucher long wing in 10 D they are closing out for $299 from the $575 list. That is a great price for some shell for the right person. They have no other sizes or widths. Act now or they will be gone. I would appreciate a PM if someone on the forum is able to snap them up. Click here.



Update: Sorry, but they are now gone. I got a pair and 10 minutes later the last pair must have sold because it changed to out of stock.

Will you let us know how these are? Quality, finishing, last, etc... It's interesting that Florsheim is selling shells again. (Say that three times fast!) Or maybe they stopped again if this is a close-out. butbut.gif

I understand that Nettleton -- another great US shoemaker that went downhill -- is also making Horween shell cordovan shoes again.

AHS
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