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post #166 of 755
Not sure how much lovin there is here for work boots but for your inspection: a pair of White's semidress worn pretty hard for a year (every other day).


post #167 of 755
Maybe not Bigbris level but beautiful http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-FLORSHEI...m140242380893&
post #168 of 755
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Maybe not Bigbris level but beautiful http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-FLORSHEI...m140242380893&

Wow, I think that's the most beautiful Florsheim shoe I've ever seen! The sole is very similar to my J&Ms posted above.
post #169 of 755
hahaha Kermit... those old Japanese women's shoes look more like the Chinese shoes made for lotus feet?
post #170 of 755
Here are my gator shoes I posted over in the J&M shoe thread. Rider Id'd them as being made by Romano Martegani for Johnston & Murphy, which answered a longstanding question for me.



post #171 of 755
Nice gators. Looks like a very good quality skin.
post #172 of 755
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Not too fond of gators but I do like the fact that they matched the patterns on the pair. Thanks for posting!
post #173 of 755
These are a pair of Church's Cape Buck brogues that are somewhere between ten and fifteen years old. I have not shown the sole because, to my shame, I let them go to the point where my shoemaker could not stitch replacement soles, but rather had to glue them. Had I known better, I would have spent the money and sent them back to Church's for recrafting and saving the soles. Perhaps that will still be possible on the next repair, but I doubt it. As far as I know, real Cape Buck is no longer in use in production shoes and maybe not even in bespoke. In any event, this model on this last has always represented to me the perfect brogue. At one time I had pairs in two different calf colors plus this Buck version. This pair is all I have left.
post #174 of 755
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Those are sweet. I'd have to believe a highly skilled shop could properly resole them. I don't know if B. Nelson in NY is currently open or not, but on their website they described their "recrafting" service as including replacement of the welt (and I think the feather) if needed. If not them, there are other shops out there with similar capabilities. Good luck with those.
post #175 of 755
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These are a pair of Church's Cape Buck brogues that are somewhere between ten and fifteen years old. I have not shown the sole because, to my shame, I let them go to the point where my shoemaker could not stitch replacement soles, but rather had to glue them. Had I known better, I would have spent the money and sent them back to Church's for recrafting and saving the soles. Perhaps that will still be possible on the next repair, but I doubt it.
As far as I know, real Cape Buck is no longer in use in production shoes and maybe not even in bespoke. In any event, this model on this last has always represented to me the perfect brogue. At one time I had pairs in two different calf colors plus this Buck version. This pair is all I have left.




Very nice +88.

Shame on you for the soles
post #176 of 755
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Great.

PS: Don't worry about the sole repair.
post #177 of 755
B. Nelson recently resoled these, 10 yrs old, suede Ferragamo monk straps for me: The original soles were rubber and Nick had to do something special to be able to stitch on the JR sole I wanted. I am very pleased.
post #178 of 755
Peal & Co. by C&J. Worn frequently for 2.5 years now.

post #179 of 755
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You right foot is encroaching on the left

Thanks for posting
post #180 of 755
Worn Alden shell boots and a shoe:

Left to right, top to bottom: AF60, 4060, LeatherSoulxStyleForum, #8 Indy, Cigar Indy, 43601 Cigar Plaza captoe
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