I realize that thrift shops and vintage stores are usually overflowing with Florsheim longwings, but I rarely find anything in my size (11EEE). I have been hemming and hawing over whether or not to strip the leather and re-finish. I'm going to have them re-soled anyway, but something about the rough, color and the years of history in them that I find appealing. I happen to think the rough look goes well with jeans also.
Can I retain some of that "age" if I have them cleaned up a bit? Thoughts?
- Mr. Kusab
You can antique them, but if your first try at it, you probably would be better off just cleaning and up keeping those shoes. And yes, gunboats do look good with a nice pair of dark jeans!