- Mar 23, 2015
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They're a 9D
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Clearly, you should just sell the junky ones to someone else.Today I set the pair of SE Dacks U-wings side by side with a pair of early 1960's "Bespoke Quality" U-wings (the Cambridge model). The SE Dacks were made from 1952-1958, after which the highest Dacks quality was the Bespoke Quality line. Both pairs are 10.5D. the leather on the 1950's pair is noticeably higher quality, although both are excellent. I prefer the somewhat understated "flying moth" toe medallion on the earlier pair. I also have a 60's pair in black. They were not made in black until the early 60's.
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I wondered if they might be a tad long. But I am glad the width is right for you. I just got two more pairs in,made by Slater for the British Boot Shop in Calgary. Virtually the same boot but with the private label and no nailed waist; Size 11.5EEE and 12EEE.Canadian made service boots, courtesy of @Jiqea . These are Slater Imperial. Slater made boots and shoes for both military and police use. The stitching work is nice, but surprisingly the sole stitching is a little sloppy. 270 GYW.
At 9F or 9ee, the boots are a perfect fit, albeit a bit long. But I like to give my toes some wiggle room. I'm sending them off to Dan Frappier for speed hooks, toe taps, and sole protectors.
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I am still amazed at the color transformation. It’s as if he fed them beets!!!!!!The early 50's SE Dack "Cambridge" U-wings that I purchased almost two weeks ago finally arrived. I did a bit of a restoration on them and they are ready to go for another 70 years. The laces are NOS 1940's US military surplus.
Here is one photo of them as found, and two photos after the clean-up. The soles and heels are virtually unworn. What wondrous things!
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