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Dack's shoes question

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Rampart, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. half lunatic

    half lunatic Member

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    Thought you guys might like this:
    Size 8 D tried on maybe once.
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  2. Marc Labrosse

    Marc Labrosse New Member

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    What about the Caine suede? Nice and chic, isn't it.
     
  3. Spinaway84

    Spinaway84 New Member

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    I just picked up a pair of "new" Dacks anniversary shoes...and wonder if you can help me decifer the numbering (and sizing)
    685 2331 6
    7805 62 82
    Thanks
     
  4. daxman

    daxman Active Member

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    These are Brown Kudu Antelope, with the one piece upper . The size is 8 1/2 F or double E .
     
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  5. Spinaway84

    Spinaway84 New Member

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    Hi Daxman
    Thanks for the information!
     
  6. Bjorling

    Bjorling Active Member

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    I recently saw a pair of Dacks that looked to be circa mid or early 1980s with the following on the insole "Imported Zebu Grain" -- I forgot to take a picture, the leather was chestnut and pebble-like.

    Does anyone have any information about these shoes??
     
  7. daxman

    daxman Active Member

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    This was one of the classic Dacks. It was a double soled brogue with a U wing. Very unique. A shoe like this sometimes lasted the customer for decades, if they were properly rebuilt by us when needed. Interesting note : the original leather was known as " scotch grain " and came from the Albion leatherworks factory , in Scotland. Daxman.
     
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  8. Stoney

    Stoney New Member

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    Hi - I was very pleased to see that Dack's is still around via post. I am going to order but I am a bit confused about the size and wonder if anyone has some advice please..

    Normally I wear a 10.5 or sometimes need an 11 if too tight

    My black dufferins are getting cracks after about 3 re-sole/rebuilds.

    Inside they say 2003/D 11 1/2 T18977. They also say made in England 06/08 30913. I think they fit like a 10.5 because they were narrow...

    My tan Seneca's are a 10 1/2 F and feel slightly larger than the black ones...also say made in England. They fit well.

    Both pairs were bought here in Canada at Dack's stores but I am just wondering if the shoes were stamped with North American sized or British sized.
     
  9. daxman

    daxman Active Member

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    Your pair with # s starting 2003 were 111/2 D ( medium width) and the others were 101/2 F ( extra wide or EE ). This second pair would be slightly wider by about 1/16 inch --if all other properties are equal. Different leather or last or length of wear --are all variables. In general, softer leather feels roomier and more comfortable per size .May I suggest , be wary of shorter , wider sizes. Try 11E if it is available. Daxman.
     
  10. dacksfan1

    dacksfan1 New Member

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    Gentlemen, over the years, I purchased 5 pairs and still wear them. My last one is Seneca 10 D but find it a bit tight. Still not worn, brand new, in their pouches and original box. Still have the bill from Square One location. Can I exchange them? BTW my other pairs are10.5, 11 D. and 45. Thank you.
     
  11. Stoney

    Stoney New Member

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    Thanks for the suggestion. They have 10.5F but no 11E so may try that 10.5F. as long as the F still means the same width as it used to i should be OK.
     
  12. Bjorling

    Bjorling Active Member

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    I came across an older pair of Dacks that are likely from the early 1980s. The name "Dacks" is in cursive script and the leather is described as "Imported Harra Calf." Does anyone know anything about this shoe and the leather?
     
  13. tonylamer

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    For the thread: kangaroo shortwings. I've built up a substantial collection of Dack's; out of necessity, at first, as a penniless student buying in Goodwill basements; now strictly as a collector stopping in at thrift stores on weekends. These are up there with my Prairie Oxhide apron-toe bluchers as my favourite exotics. (Sadly my bison longwings fell apart years ago.)

    Can any of the old thread regulars explain the meaning of "custom grade"? I have custom-grade Dack's with nail waists and without; welted and not welted; lined and 1/2-lined. Would there have been any reason for the difference in construction?

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  14. meister

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    8.5F is not a double E fitting it is single E. Like a widish US "D" width fitting.
     
  15. meister

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    8.5F is not a double E fitting it is single US "E". Like a widish US "D" width fitting.
     
  16. Bill Smith

    Bill Smith Well-Known Member

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    Ok I'm a little confused here. I own an older pair of black Dacks Longwings (made by Cheany in 11B) from about eight years ag. Is the relaunched Matthew Dack online store offering shoes in UK or North American sizing because they are using the British designation for widths (E, F and G)? Should I be sizing down a half or full size. Honestly the shoes are nice but not a lot of clarity regarding sizing.
     
  17. COLONEL77

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    YOU MIGHT BE BEST ADVISED TO CONTACT THE NEW MATTHEW DACK WEBPAGE TO SEE WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT SIZING AS BELIEVE THEY MENTION IT SOMEWHERE ON THEIR WEBPAGE ...

    FAILING THAT SEND THEM AN EMAIL AS THEY ARE LOOKING FOR BUSINESS SO WILL GET BACK TO YOU.
     
  18. COLONEL77

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    ADDITIONALLY, YOU MAY WISH TO ADJUST YOUR TAG LINE ON BOTTOM AS IT IS ' BUELLER ' not ' BEULLER '.
     
  19. COLONEL77

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    tonylamer - THERE ARE A NUMBER OF STAMPINGS TO BE FOUND IN DACK'S HEEL SOCKS AND ON SOLES, SUCH AS ' S.E. DACK ', ' BESPOKE ', ALONG WITH SOME OTHERS ...

    ' CUSTOM GRADE ' WAS THE STANDARD LINE FOR MOST DACK'S MODELS, THEREFORE YOU WILL FIND MORE OF THAT LABELING THAN ALL OTHERS.
     
  20. Bill Smith

    Bill Smith Well-Known Member

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    Hey Colonel77,

    Got the message loud and clear, you didn't have to type in bold and in caps at the same time unless you want to come across loudmouth know it all. I asked a legit question.

    Bill
     
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