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Dacks and other Canadian shoe brands

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Been having some luck with boots lately too. These military boots seem to be cropping up fairly regularly and seem to sell decently.

1976 Hartt( or HH Brown ?) with a cork sole. These were in very nice shape but required quite a bit of moisturizing before I was brave enough to start wearing them.
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I believe these are 1979 vintage. Well worn, but were extraordinarily well cared for - tremendous polish work by the prior owner.
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And lastly check out these like-new HH Brown monsters weighing in at nearly 1,100 g each. As best as I can tell, the prior owner added a custom leather heel-stack, a protective leather half-sole, toe taps and heel plates... and then never wore them.
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Been having some luck with boots lately too. These military boots seem to be cropping up fairly regularly and seem to sell decently.

1976 Hartt( or HH Brown ?) with a cork sole. These were in very nice shape but required quite a bit of moisturizing before I was brave enough to start wearing them.
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I believe these are 1979 vintage. Well worn, but were extraordinarily well cared for - tremendous polish work by the prior owner.
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And lastly check out these like-new HH Brown monsters weighing in at nearly 1,100 g each. As best as I can tell, the prior owner added a custom leather heel-stack, a protective leather half-sole, toe taps and heel plates... and then never wore them.
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Very cool. That last pair looks down right hazardous with the heel plates.
 

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These are pretty cool. They just showed up on eBay. 1940's or earlier felt boots by the Hamburg Felt Boot Co. of New Hamburg, Ontario, just outside of Kitchener which was established in 1898. Too bad they are a size 7.

This style of boot was made from the 30's right through the 50's. The advert is from 1959. I have a vague recollection of there being felt boots in our house when I was a kid in the 60's. The company is still in production in the same building, making polyester felt boot liners. The original owner died in 1950.




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Here is something that you don't see every day, NOS 1930's golf shoes by Hartt. They were sold to a woman who was born in 1905. The sock liner logo went out of use circa 1936/37. They are size 075, which I guess is like a 7.5AA. I have never seen the 0 used before in the sizing code.

They are for sale on Facebook Marketplace in Sarnia for 60 bucks.

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Here is something that you don't see every day, NOS 1930's golf shoes by Hartt. They were sold to a woman who was born in 1905. The sock liner logo went out of use circa 1936/37. They are size 075, which I guess is like a 7.5AA. I have never seen the 0 used before in the sizing code.

They are for sale on Facebook Marketplace in Sarnia for 60 bucks.

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Those are pretty neat. Debated for my wife for a minute but there's no chance with the AA width. The midfoot looks super narrow.
 

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Those are pretty neat. Debated for my wife for a minute but there's no chance with the AA width. The midfoot looks super narrow.
The actual measurements on them are 10.75 inches by 3.5 inches (exterior). I am not sure if they were marked in men's or women's size.
 

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Florsheim by John McHale.

Not one of my favourite styles, but adds some variety.

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Here is an interesting piece of Canadian shoe history, a small lithographed tin advertising plaque, circa 1900, made in Toronto. The eBay vendor wants $1349.99 USD for it. I can't see it being worth a penny above $1300.

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I am just back from my first hike in my new Viberg Scuffed Shell Cordovan service boots. These boots are typically offered on the 2030 last, which has a pretty round toe, but Brett made this pair up for me on the more ergonomic 2020 last (fitting closer to the smaller toes). They really feel great. I am so pleased to have such a fine pair of boots from a historic Canadian maker.

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I am just back from my first hike in my new Viberg Scuffed Shell Cordovan service boots. These boots are typically offered on the 2030 last, which has a pretty round toe, but Brett made this pair up for me on the more ergonomic 2020 last (fitting closer to the smaller toes). They really feel great. I am so pleased to have such a fine pair of boots from a historic Canadian maker.

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Looks like you got some special treatment on the welt stitching. That's one of the cleanest/tightest stitched pairs I have seen. Awesome boots! Enjoy them in good health.
 

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A few interesting pick-ups over the last few weeks...

Pictures don't do the burgundy cherry colour of these Hartt PTB's justice. I thought briefly that these might be shell (incorrectly), but not sure these are calf either - maybe just a handsome corrected grain.
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NOS Dack's wingtip oxfords. Again, while immaculate, the textured leather seems just a bit pedestrian to me.
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And lastly more NOS Boots seem to land in my lap.
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I am just back from my first hike in my new Viberg Scuffed Shell Cordovan service boots. These boots are typically offered on the 2030 last, which has a pretty round toe, but Brett made this pair up for me on the more ergonomic 2020 last (fitting closer to the smaller toes). They really feel great. I am so pleased to have such a fine pair of boots from a historic Canadian maker.

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This is Bread Viberg… uhm Brett’s evil twin with a mustache (the type that curves up and round about several times). On behalf of Brett, I want to reach out (via SF for some reasons) to say we made a mistake in shipping. The pair was supposed to be routed to an awesome guy in Florida. I’ll send you the correct address momentito (that’s Vietnamese for momentarily).
 

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Canadian pride - McHale u-wings likely made in 1940s.

Canadian made Boulet, and Naked and Famous selvedge.

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