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post #31 of 33
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Originally Posted by JonHecht View Post
I still don't quite understand the purpose of the coin, as the initial post seems a tad speculative and still does not demonsrate sufficient reason for currently putting a coin in the loafers.

According to Norwegian tradition, young people would put pennies in the loafers to show that they were "going steady" with someone.

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Originally Posted by Mild Mannered View Post
Excellent article Lucky Strike!

Thanks!
post #32 of 33
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Originally Posted by globetrotter View Post
when I was in my early 20's I had a pair of italian loafers that had a big slot and I shoved a pair of fifties in, thinking it was cool. not exactly the statement that I am trying to make to the world today.

Did you use a 50 cent coin or double stacked 2 quarters? I bet you had soda pop bottle caps for heel plates?
post #33 of 33
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Originally Posted by mr monty View Post
Did you use a 50 cent coin or double stacked 2 quarters? I bet you had soda pop bottle caps for heel plates?

I think globe meant $50 notes.
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