Wow, what a great patina. And to get that kind of shine on an overcast day is amazing. Great shoes.
Edited by smfdoc - 10/14/16 at 9:44am
I would love to obtain a pair of these. Are they on the same last as the 93605?
In all my reading, I have yet to hear any discussion of Florsheim using different lasts during that time period. I would expect them to be the same. Perhaps David from the vcleat.com will weigh in on lasts used at that time.
If you are a 10.5C, I have two Florsheim Imperials that need a new home. The first is the brown long wing 93602 and the second is the 93606 shell plain toe blucher. Both are 5 nail soles with a V cleat heel. Nice additions to anyone building a few vintage shoes into their collection. PM me if interested.
One occasionally runs across a vintage item connected with our favorite brand of shoes. In this case it is an Alden travel shoe shine kit. This item was made in Italy and uses crocodile on the lid. It appears to contain a horse hair brush, a tube of shoe cream, application brush and a shoe horn. I am surprised that the brushes appear to be lower in quality with widely spaced bristles. But this may have been created as something to just get a man through a trip and back home where the shoes can be properly maintained. I have no idea when this item was created or its distribution. I think the $166 being asked by the Ebay seller is optimistic, but to a diehard Alden guy it may be just the ticket.