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My belated Henley II's in (swing dance) action, really comfortable dancing shoes.

 

How is the sizing and fit on the Henley IIs?

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How is the sizing and fit on the Henley IIs?

I got a 6,5Uk in a G width, I would normally go for an F. These were sold out, so I took a gamble with the G, worked out very well. I wear a 6,5 in most of my other shoes (Magnanni, Septieme L'argeur, Mannina).
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I find that last pretty generous - which last do you get from Septieme Largeur?  I'm also a G width for Cheaney and I'd always thought SL's lasts looked too narrow as they don't do width fittings.

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http://www.septiemelargeur.fr/balmoral---last-174-in-bergeronette-box-calf-p7475-en.html

These balmorals: last 174, but I've bought these a full size too large: 7,5UK, so no proper comparison unfortunately.
I'm thinking wider lasts will be more agreeable with my feet,, although I have an aesthetic preference for sleek lasts. Next pair I will have to find something close to the fit of the Henley's.
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Vintage 1930s light grey / medium grey spade-sole spectators.  New/old stock in their original box.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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One of my all-time favourite shoe porn shots: a 7-eyelet vintage spade sole spectator pair with natural welt and white stitching.

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Why, thank you!  These are mine.  Back in 2004, I purchased them on eBay: deadstock in their original box. Size 9D, if anyone's wondering. They're vintage 1930s or early '40s. I've not been able to find a trace of information about their maker, the "Chappell Shoe Co." The shoe's closed channel soles are crosshatched; the shoe's interior is lined in white kidskin. Yep, kidskin.

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Vintage 1930s light grey / medium grey spade-sole spectators.  New/old stock in their original box.

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Why, thank you!  These are mine.  Back in 2004, I purchased them on eBay: deadstock in their original box. Size 9D, if anyone's wondering. They're vintage 1930s or early '40s. I've not been able to find a trace of information about their maker, the "Chappell Shoe Co." The shoe's closed channel soles are crosshatched; the shoe's interior is lined in white kidskin. Yep, kidskin.

Both are fabulous!!!!

 

 

 

It appears that the leather for both are in great condition as well.

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Thank you!

Here's one more.  Again, vintage 1930s.  New / old stock.  Found these on eBay in 2004 and sold them four years later.  I believe that "Bostonian" was the maker.

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Thank you!

Here's one more.  Again, vintage 1930s.  New / old stock.  Found these on eBay in 2004 and sold them four years later.  I believe that "Bostonian" was the maker.

 

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Nice, but I like the other two just a bit better.

 

I still find it amazing that the leather on these vintage shoes looks so good. I would think it might have dried out a bit in that period of time.

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Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't (much).  Even so, I conditioned them with Pecard antique leather dressing.

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Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't (much).  Even so, I conditioned them with Pecard antique leather dressing.


Well they certainly look FABULOUS!!!

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Breathtaking.
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what's old is new again...
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And what's beautiful is timeless.

 

Those grey ones in particular are delicious, and I've been drooling over those wingtips too since they were posted the first time.  That's a wonderful collection, James.

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