Originally Posted by MattRiv
Originally Posted by smfdoc
What a great find and price. Is that a brown, a whiskey color or just odd exposure for a #8? Either way, they are great and will last you for years and years.
I don't have them in my possession yet, but was wondering that myself. To me, they look like a sun exposed #8, but I have on idea how to tell. The interior number seems to read 2168 and I couldn't find anything on google about the shoe.
I think these might've been from the early 90s, but it looks like they've been hardly worn and have had no wax applied to them. I can't wait to see them!
Bostonian – seems to have shell models in their regular and Crown Windsor lines. I found the following information for shell and the various shoe styles, with style numbers.
Shell longwings: 2351, 5800 – has “Genuine Shell Cordovan” stamped in the bottom sole waist, 7 nail Goodyear rubber heel toplift.
Shell shortwings: 23608
Shell ptbs: 23319 (#8)
Shell tassels: 23628 (#8) 29258; 23321, 29241 (black)
Shell #8 penny loafers 23302
Shell #8 loafers tassels with kilties 23304
Shell lhs: 0351617?
Shell saddles: 23120
Bostonians (not to be confused with Bostonian)
PTB #8 553
So, it appears that nearly all Bostonian shoes are #8, with the exception of a shell tassel loafer they made in black. We shall see. Be sure to post what you find once they arrive.