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C&J Jodphur http://cgi.ebay.com/Crockett-Jones-B...QQcmdZViewItem
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
Old-school Americana on the cheap: This seller has a bunch of deadstock (??) Keith Highlander longwings, made in the USA, for $35 BIN.

http://stores.ebay.com/ShoeOutlets



I'm thinking Keith Highlander is long since out of business. I found one online reference to it going under in the '70s. Is that right?


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Why the hell am I thinking about getting a pair. And all his shoes say size 9 in the listing but the title has different sizes.
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Why the hell am I thinking about getting a pair. And all his shoes say size 9 in the listing but the title has different sizes.

Just think, it's like saving $1,165 on a pair from Thom Browne.
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Why the hell am I thinking about getting a pair. And all his shoes say size 9 in the listing but the title has different sizes.

Are you or Doc familiar with Highlanders? I never heard of them.

Seller quotes a retail price of $120. But if that is from the 1970s it would be like $350-400 now. Any idea as to the quality of these shoes?
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I haven't owned a pair, but there's been a bit of discussion of them here and at AA. There's also a used pair on eBay that looks pretty good. At this price, I figure there can't be much risk, though I wonder about the sizing.

They're an old brand, and I hope these are deadstock, rather than a cheapo resurrection. The heel looks vintage, at least, and the style is old school. I presume they are what they appear to be.
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Are you or Doc familiar with Highlanders? I never heard of them.

Seller quotes a retail price of $120. But if that is from the 1970s it would be like $350-400 now. Any idea as to the quality of these shoes?

I just sold a pair of new/old stock KH in the B&S forum that were more English in design. I think they're totally worth this BIN price. I'd say they're a notch lower than Allen-Edmonds (they have a man-made insole--not totally leather lined) but are on-the-whole very nice. The pair that I sold was marked 9 B/D but fit an 8.5 B/D and had a low instep for a 9. I can't speak to sizing for this style though.

I have Keith Highlander in my saved searches on eBay and was thinking about buying a pair...I don't think I will, though, as I'm trying to focus on shoes that I need (as opposed to just shoes that I want).
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Originally Posted by rnoldh View Post
Are you or Doc familiar with Highlanders? I never heard of them.

Seller quotes a retail price of $120. But if that is from the 1970s it would be like $350-400 now. Any idea as to the quality of these shoes?

To add to this, if you read some of the auction details it sounds as if some are smooth burgundy calf....or maybe......?

Some are listed as burgundy cordovan, and I found this reference to this maker using shell.....anything is possible, I suppose.
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Screw it, I bought a pair. Watch the B&S forum; I'm not sure if I bought these to wear or just to look over. Vintage American-made shoes intrigue me.
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Screw it, I bought a pair. Watch the B&S forum; I'm not sure if I bought these to wear or just to look over. Vintage American-made shoes intrigue me.

I'm with you.
post #6505 of 14986
I've got a pair of American-made longwings that I've had a hard time bringing myself to sell, even though they're too big for me. Just sort of cool to have.
post #6506 of 14986
Done. Will report back. It's a bit of a shot in the dark, since the photos are not specific to the auctions and the information is contradictory, but it will be an interesting experiment, and at the price...
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Done. Will report back. It's a bit of a shot in the dark, since the photos are not specific to the auctions and the information is contradictory, but it will be an interesting experiment, and at the price...

Suddenly I'm having a flashback to the $325 EGs. But hey, these are a tenth of that price.
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Suddenly I'm having a flashback to the $325 EGs. But hey, these are a tenth of that price.



Well, exactly. I didn't buy the Corbens (even though the downside was next to nil, beyond hassle and frustration).

But for $40 or so, it's worth a spec, IMO. They may be awful, but it will be fun to find out.
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Originally Posted by Henry Boogers View Post
To add to this, if you read some of the auction details it sounds as if some are smooth burgundy calf....or maybe......?

Some are listed as burgundy cordovan, and I found this reference to this maker using shell.....anything is possible, I suppose.

Which pair are you referring to...all I see is the full grain? Maybe I'm too late
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Which pair are you referring to...all I see is the full grain? Maybe I'm too late

These, for example.
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