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post #69811 of 102656
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Originally Posted by hooker4186 View Post

Decent luck today.

Florsheim? Long wings for me. I've been wanting a pair of these for a while.



Hmm. I've seen Biltrite heels before, but never like those and usually, if not always, as replacement heels, so I'm thinking those heels are not original. If you have to ask, I'm guessing that there is no indication inside the shoes. The old school Florsheim grails always have Imperial embroidered on the inner side and printed on the insole--the insole can wear off, but the inner side label is permanent. Do the soles have the five-nail pattern at mid-shoe? Any country of origin indicated?

I have two pairs of Imperials sans v-cleat and without the embroidered inner labels that are still very nice and made in USA (off-shore Florsheims are crap). I believe they have rubber heels, but I'm out of town at the moment and can't recall for sure. Certainly, they don't have heels like that. If they aren't Florsheim, Hanover and Nettleton also made equally nice longwings back in the day.
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What sort of leather is this, corrected grain or full grain? I'm trying to train my eyes. Are they worth anything, even personal wear informally?
post #69813 of 102656
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Originally Posted by torz View Post

2 stores over two weeks...all available

 

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What sort of leather is this, corrected grain or full grain? I'm trying to train my eyes. Are they worth anything, even personal wear informally?

I doubt they are worth much, but if you like them, wear them.
post #69815 of 102656

Hahaha, I thought this same thing today.  Was at a symposium where the obvious rockstar giving the best talk was sporting beige worsted pants, high-quality wool or wool+silk blend slate-blue jacket, white twill button-collar, and then these crazy kelly green wingtips.  Wingtips were cool, but was so irritated that they didn't gel with the rest of the look, which was also cool.  Of course he could get away wearing it, since he had the technical chops to speak for his lack of sartorial tact, but I wished he'd gone harder.  At first glance I almost suspected it was Klobber until I saw the shoes.... but then I realized wrong sub-field anyway.

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Sweet.  I find two pairs of forgotten Nantucket reds, and The Onion posts this: http://www.theonion.com/articles/man-purchasing-pair-of-red-pants-better-be-ready-t,32136/

Holy shit that's spot on.  Which is, of course what makes it so funny.

post #69816 of 102656

Nothing too exciting today, a Dunhill tie and an Italian Hugo Boss Cashmere-blend sport coat (42R - avail) from a label I've never seen before.   Think it says "Easy Line"?

 

 

 

 

post #69817 of 102656
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

I doubt they are worth much, but if you like them, wear them.

So they look like full-grain? I'd rather not drop $25 on corrected since something better will likely come up. Thanks for the advice!
post #69818 of 102656

hey guys, been absent for a few weeks, i went for a casual thrift.

cotton "Woolrich" and a wool "Pendleton" -for me.

and a jacket for spring/fall.

 

really sweet , 2nd sugarcane in a month.  still won't start flipping though. lol8[1].gif

post #69819 of 102656

I want to thank CesarC,

for being a proper gentleman. and sending me some suits that fit surprisingly well. cheers.gif

great guy to trade with.

post #69820 of 102656
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

Hmm. I've seen Biltrite heels before, but never like those and usually, if not always, as replacement heels, so I'm thinking those heels are not original. If you have to ask, I'm guessing that there is no indication inside the shoes. The old school Florsheim grails always have Imperial embroidered on the inner side and printed on the insole--the insole can wear off, but the inner side label is permanent. Do the soles have the five-nail pattern at mid-shoe? Any country of origin indicated?

I have two pairs of Imperials sans v-cleat and without the embroidered inner labels that are still very nice and made in USA (off-shore Florsheims are crap). I believe they have rubber heels, but I'm out of town at the moment and can't recall for sure. Certainly, they don't have heels like that. If they aren't Florsheim, Hanover and Nettleton also made equally nice longwings back in the day.

I guessed Florsheim because the only time I've seen these heels was on a pair of shell LWBs I picked up a few months back that were clearly marked as Flors, but these don't have the interior embroidered lablel - I wasn't sure if the heels were aftermarket or not.

There are a few gold letters visible in the heel pad but not enough for a positive ID, and the sizing letters/numbers could be any number of makers. No C/O indicated, but these are on par with older Florsheims and similar quality USA made shoes I've handled in past, solid goodyear welt and all that. I'm not too stressed about the maker as I am keeping them but yeah, it's always fun to try and figure out whoe made 'em.
post #69821 of 102656
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Originally Posted by eddievddr10 View Post

Today nothing spectacular but decent
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Please let me know when these hit the 'bay

post #69822 of 102656

Is this the good Versace?

 

post #69823 of 102656
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Originally Posted by dexconstruct View Post

Is this the good Versace?


yes
post #69824 of 102656
Problem solved.


post #69825 of 102656
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Problem solved.



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