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post #781 of 837
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Happy Sunday forum pals. Time to get a haircut and I'm cooling my heels outside waiting my turn. Florsheim 97725. Very similar to the infinitely more common 96302. The welt stitch is not as contrasted as the 96302 and the last seems somewhat larger. The 96302 is a little tight but the 97725 is so roomy that wear thin 1/8 inch rubber insoles for comfort. The odd thing is that I have never seen another reference to the 97725 online or in any catalog.

 

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Originally Posted by davidVC View Post

Not vintage but Florsheim recently released a couple vintage styled spade sole balmorals: http://www.florsheim.com/shop/125Years.html

The web page says only 125 will be made in each model. Both are made from Horween leathers. I like the look of the black ones.

I have a list for Florsheim of other models that they need to bring back. Its long.



Thanks. Ordered the black pair.

Regards.
post #783 of 837
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Originally Posted by davidVC View Post

Not vintage but Florsheim recently released a couple vintage styled spade sole balmorals: http://www.florsheim.com/shop/125Years.html

The web page says only 125 will be made in each model. Both are made from Horween leathers. I like the look of the black ones.

I have a list for Florsheim of other models that they need to bring back. Its long.


Thanks. Ordered the black pair.

Regards.

 

Be sure to post some pictures when they come in.

post #784 of 837

Spent the week in Northampton, and among other things visited the Crockett & Jones factory. In their showroom they have a bunch of old shoes as well, some very fine RTW models from the first half of the 1900's. But the really special ones are a series of display shoes made for an international exhibition in Turin 1911. They are completely handmade, and are among the nicest shoes I've ever seen. Very fine, clean work. Here's some pics:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #785 of 837
Those slippers are rockstar.
post #786 of 837

I'm actually pretty tempted by the Essex tan pair, but I'm not sure about fit/width.  With a bal closure...

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Old horses get a run today...

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The other day I was trying to discover the size of an older shoe on Ebay and I only had these two images.

 

 

 

Well, thankfully I called on @davidVC and he had the answer. As he is likely tired of me asking questions, he addressed this very issue of sizing in the latest post on the vcleat.com blog and you can find the answer to my shoe size question by clicking here.

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Well, as a follow up to the size post, I ended up buying the vintage #8 Stuart McGuire PTBs. More pictures when they arrive and get cleaned up. They are allegedly from the 1980s.

 

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Well, as a follow up to the size post, I ended up buying the vintage #8 Stuart McGuire PTBs. More pictures when they arrive and get cleaned up. They are allegedly from the 1980s.



Nice pick-up
post #791 of 837
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Originally Posted by smfdoc View Post
 

The other day I was trying to discover the size of an older shoe on Ebay and I only had these two images.

 

 

Well, thankfully I called on @davidVC and he had the answer. As he is likely tired of me asking questions, he addressed this very issue of sizing in the latest post on the vcleat.com blog and you can find the answer to my shoe size question by clicking here.

 

Thanks for the shout out! 

 

I am part of the 12 step group for @smfdoc's shoe addiction. He still hasn't made it to step 1 yet.

post #792 of 837
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Originally Posted by davidVC View Post

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Originally Posted by smfdoc View Post

 
The other day I was trying to discover the size of an older shoe on Ebay and I only had these two images.


Well, thankfully I called on @davidVC
and he had the answer. As he is likely tired of me asking questions, he addressed this very issue of sizing in the latest post on the vcleat.com blog and you can find the answer to my shoe size question by clicking here.

Thanks for the shout out! 

I am part of the 12 step group for @smfdoc
's shoe addiction. He still hasn't made it to step 1 yet.

I don't have a shoe problem. I just don't have enough feet.
post #793 of 837
Just picked up these Royal Imperials from the bay. Don't really have a need for another longwings, but i just couldn't pass. Is there such a thing as too many longwings @smfdoc ?

post #794 of 837
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Just picked up these Royal Imperials from the bay. Don't really have a need for another longwings, but i just couldn't pass. Is there such a thing as too many longwings @smfdoc ?


No, like big foot and unicorns, there is no such thing. We do expect pictures and a review once they arrive. cheers.gif
post #795 of 837

Hi All

 

A quick hello from a new forum member.  I joined primarily because of this vintage shoe thread, but I am sure there are other areas of StyleForum I will find useful.

 

I just acquired my first pair of vintage' shoes - and let me know if these qualify as Vintage.  A pair of Phi Bates brown v-cleat pebbled longwings.  

 

I've always loved wingtips since I was a teen many decades ago.  The recent discovery of a fairly active pre-owned marketplace for well made shoes was a delightful event for me.  To date, I've had some lucky finds in thrift stores. Many of these finds, I wouldn't consider 'vintage', and most aren't wingtips.  Namely AE Bradley in tan, AE Flatiron in tan, AE Berkley (sic) - oddly that's what's imprinted on the insole, and I think AE also has a Berkely model too.. .confusing, and a pair of JM Passports in burgundy.  Would these shoes be considered vintage?  In reading through the thread, I think the chances are they would be considered preowned but not vintage.  What really attracted me to them is the notion of reconditioning the shoes, getting new soles if needed etc, and having a classic, well made shoes instead of a disposable shoe.

 

I am very excited about these pebbled Phi Bates, and am finding myself obsessively trolling the waters for a vintage pebbled long-wing in black, but that doesn't stop me from lusting over the many shades of brown available.  "well... I dont have THAT shade of brown...LOL".  And I haven't yet dove into the realm of Shell Cordovan.. ah to dream.

 

Anyway, Hello All, and I hope to learn much, as well as hopefully contribute something useful, or at least amusing, to this thread.  

 

Feel free to guide a newbie,,,,,

Thanks

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