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  1. eTrojan

    Vintage Dress shoe appreciation, tips, maintenance and advice

    Most of them have been relieved of duty. The waterproof Rockports are long donated to Goodwill, as were the Hugo Boss (made in Italy) loafers. I think there was even a pair of Nunn Bush derbies that I found in my narrow width, but stripped the brown finish and dyed black, because who wears brown...
  2. eTrojan

    Vintage Dress shoe appreciation, tips, maintenance and advice

    I use that on almost all of my shoes. It’s a lot easier to get and out of the shoes. When you’re taking your shoes on and off in the parking garage, easy wins.
  3. eTrojan

    Vintage Dress shoe appreciation, tips, maintenance and advice

    Church. Golden Harvest. Waiting for the light. And then on the sunny side of the street.
  4. eTrojan

    Vintage Dress shoe appreciation, tips, maintenance and advice

    I will take it up with the Smithsonian when they reply (he says optimistically).
  5. eTrojan

    Vintage Dress shoe appreciation, tips, maintenance and advice

    Things not to wear. #1 on the list? Square toed shoes. https://www.mensjournal.com/style/a-list-of-things-no-man-should-ever-wear-w511303/
  6. eTrojan

    Vintage Dress shoe appreciation, tips, maintenance and advice

    PTB? Or PTD? Certainly the shoe is a derby, but the lacing isn't wholly independent of the quarters, so not really a blucher. I would lean toward PTD.
  7. eTrojan

    Vintage Dress shoe appreciation, tips, maintenance and advice

    UPDATE: In my quest to figure out how to generate a glycerine bath that can be stored in a 5 gallon bucket and used repeatedly, I just sent an email off to the Smithsonian's "Museum Conservation Institute" with a link to the Texas A&M's recipe for the purported Smithsonian glycerine treatment...
  8. eTrojan

    Vintage Dress shoe appreciation, tips, maintenance and advice

    At the ribbon cutting ceremony for the LA Memorial Coliseum today. $315 million to bring a 100-year-old stadium up to date with the latest in sports venue amenities. And Alden 909, black medallion cap toe bal. Not particularly vintage, but NOS find on the Bay.
  9. eTrojan

    Vintage Dress shoe appreciation, tips, maintenance and advice

    It’s been a crazy week. Seems I’ve been following in @Oshare ’s footsteps on a shell week, but haven’t managed to get any photos until today. Monday: Hanover Saddle Oxfords (brown shell) Tuesday: AE Walton (cognac shell) Today: 1986 AE Cambridge (#8 shell)
  10. eTrojan

    Vintage Dress shoe appreciation, tips, maintenance and advice

    I only use colored polish if I’ve nicked the leather. Otherwise, I use one of several neutral products, depending on the skin and desired result. I haven’t used wax in YEARS.
  11. eTrojan

    Vintage Dress shoe appreciation, tips, maintenance and advice

    Bick 4 = conditioner with satin sheen VSC = conditioner with mild cleaning ability and good shine Collonil = #BlingGelatin #MagicShoePudding
  12. eTrojan

    Vintage Dress shoe appreciation, tips, maintenance and advice

    Guess what!?! No A-width shoes. Who would’ve guessed?!?
  13. eTrojan

    Vintage Dress shoe appreciation, tips, maintenance and advice

    You know what took 20 strokes off my game? Realizing that even though I might hit the perfect shot, I likely wouldn’t. Laying up became a strategy to save strokes. +1 instead of +3. “187 yards to the green over a green-front water feature? That sounds like a 4 iron.” #LayUp
  14. eTrojan

    Vintage Dress shoe appreciation, tips, maintenance and advice

    I keep looking for any spade sole, and have seen absolutely nothing. Maybe with an A-width, I should just be looking for a size 13 from the ’40s.
  15. eTrojan

    Vintage Dress shoe appreciation, tips, maintenance and advice

    Is that a near-NOS AE Falcon from 1976? https://www.ebay.com/itm/Allen-Edmonds-Mens-13-A-Dress-Shoes-Black-Leather-Slip-On-Loafer-Falcon-NEW/233308840276
  16. eTrojan

    Vintage Dress shoe appreciation, tips, maintenance and advice

    I wore the waterproof Rockport version of this shoe for years in both brown suede and black leather. Their 13B was close enough with thick socks that they were my default non-athletic shoes for khaki and jeans.
  17. eTrojan

    Vintage Dress shoe appreciation, tips, maintenance and advice

    It was not me. But Tacco makes a few products for fit alteration that are worth considering.
  18. eTrojan

    Vintage Dress shoe appreciation, tips, maintenance and advice

    Alden loafers today. I wasn’t able to find this model number in any listings for shell shoes, so I submitted photos to the proprietor of the shellcordovanmodels.com website and it is now listed as “other loafer.” It does not appear to be a current model, so I’ll claim vintage with absolutely...
  19. eTrojan

    Vintage Dress shoe appreciation, tips, maintenance and advice

    You need a pair in black.
  20. eTrojan

    Vintage Dress shoe appreciation, tips, maintenance and advice

    And just for reference, today was a sharkskin kind of day. AE Nassau. 1983 if I remember right.

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