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I always liked both. About Longwings, the first pair i had were Dexter (a US brand now extinct) that were, like Loakes Royals, real gunboats, massive chunky shoes. i must confess than now i prefer narrower brogues, like my Church's. That's why i am interested by the Florsheim Lexington longwings, they are thinner so smarter i think.  

Historical note:

When brogues became de rigeur in N W England, second half of 1967 and early 1968, no longwings appeared, perhaps due to the simple fact of what was available to us from the local retail outlets. The toe outline could be quite round, even blunt; but I would have been more than satisfied if I could have got my hands on a pair like my current browns from Jones the Bootmaker.

One thing I can say is that I didn't see any footwear in burgundy / ox-blood until later, several months after moving to London.
post #32 of 32
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Originally Posted by Clouseau View Post

Great stuff. I think Imperial is the (old) name of the range, while this model is/was called Kenmoor.

http://sabotagetimes.com/style/the-florsheim-imperial-wing-tip-kenmoor-brogue


Mais oui Monsieur, c'est vrai!

Mine date from around 2007.

John White shoes today are a very poor reflection on the brand. Mine, the 'Midhurst' have been worn off and on for over 25 years and with only one refurb they are still in great shape.
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