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Florsheim Imperials, Bean Boots, Sorel winter boots, Hanover, Allen Edmonds, and more!

As always, I offer FREE SHIPPING IN THE USA; International inquiries are welcome, with shipping at reduced cost.


Please PM with interest and offers!

1) SOLD Sorel Winter Boots. Size 11. MADE IN THE USA. These are some serious winter boots! They have a steel shank for support and a removable liner insulation. These are the boots that you really want for winter! They are in excellent condition apart from some very minor surface scuffs on the ankle coverings. Asking just $49, or offer.

2) Bean Boots. Size 8. These are lovely; made in Maine, these are the classic pull-on Bean Boots with a strap to ensure a good fit. These are older boots, and so the upper leather section has faded over time; you can't tell this until you lift up the strap! They're listed as a size 8 on the interior. They have some minor surface scratches as shown. Very Good condition. Just $29 > 25

3) SOLD LL Bean Maine Hunting Shoes. I believe that these are women's; size 7. Excellent condition! Asking just $35.

4) SOLD GORGEOUS Shell Cordovan Taylor-Made Imperials. These are absolutely beautiful shoe, with a richness and depth to the lovely dark chestnut shell leather. They have a modern Vibram sole (likely a replacement for the original) which has clearly had very little if any wear. They feature a rare and lovely brogue detail by the eyelets. These show very little signs of wear either inside or out, and have lovely and distinctive shell creasing. The interior size markings have faded, but they seem to be an 11 D--a size which comports with their fit. (I'm an 11D). Asking just $75, or offer.... The low price is reflective of the slight doubt on sizing!

5) Florsheim Imperial tassel loafers. An Ivy classic, in excellent condition. Black. Size 9D. Asking just $40 > 35, or offer. Catahoula hunting dog in background not included!

6) SOLD Allen Edmonds "Winhall" in black. Very Good/Excellent condition. Made in the USA. Size 9D. Asking just $35.

7) Classic Hanover wingtips in Shell Cordovan. Size 11 C/A. These are wonderful--classic gunboat wingtips, made by Hanover, one of the great American shoe companies! These are from the L.B. Sheppard Signature line--the top of the range line for Hanover, named after their company President. Although they are not stamped as being shell cordovan, the classic wavy creasing is the giveaway, combined with the fact that shell was commonly used in the Signature line. These shoes are absolutely wonderful--likely on a par with Alden shell, or at least very close. These are also vintage, made in the USA shoes, and are in excellent condition. Asking just $85 > 75, or offer, boxed and shipped--a steal for shells of this quality!

8) Size 10 C/E. Hand-lasted, Custom made shoes, from a firm that began in 1934... although the rest of the interior inscription is too faded to read, these are some very serious, classic, study shoes indeed! They feature leather soles and the classic "suicide" v-cleat in the heel. They're in Very Good condition, and a bargain at just $45 > 39, or offer; the quality is certainly a step above Allen Edmonds!

9) Another pair of Classic Hanover wingtips in Shell Cordovan. Size 11 C --at least, I suspect that this is the size, as they fit well apart from being just a bit too tight on my 11D foot. (The original sizing has faded.) Made by one of the great American shoe companies! These are from the L.B. Sheppard Signature line--the top of the range line for Hanover, named after their company President. Although they are not stamped as being shell cordovan, the classic wavy creasing is the giveaway, combined with the fact that shell was commonly used in the Signature line. The build quality of these shoes is excellent! These feature a comfort arch, a leather insole, and have clearly been sparingly worn, given the lack of fading to the interior stamps on the sole. However, they do have some surface scuffs on the heels and uppers, as shown--these will easily buff out with appropriate cream use. Please note that the left toecap has what appears to be a faint stain, seen in the close-up; this can hardly be seen, but it is there. These were Made in the USA. These are in Very Good condition, and so a steal at just $69, or offer, boxed and shipped--a steal for shells of this quality!

10) Florsheim Imperial wingtips. 11D. Classic gunboats in black! These are vintage Florsheims, and so have the incredibly solid build quality of the USA-made shoes. These have the classic leather sole with five visible nailheads and a Vibram heel. They're in Very Good/Excellent condition, and a steal at just $45 > 39!

11) Aristocraft Shell Cordovan tassel loafers. An Ivy classic shoe in a lovely rich dark brown shell cordovan, these were Made in the USA. There is no size marked, but they're slightly too long for me at a US 11--there's significant heel slippage--so I suspect that they're an 11 1/2 D. They have a couple of blemishs; they have some minor residue in the insoles from aftermarket insoles that were attached; these is an easy fix. They have a blemish on the right heel, as shown, and six slipped stitches at the top of that same heel, as shown--these are likely both easy fixes. They could use a good polish! Given the sizing question and the Good/Very Good condition, these are just $39 > 32, or offer--a steal for a pair of shells!

Previously listed shoes.. now all with drops!

12A) Allen Edmonds for Brooks Brothers penny loafers. Size 11.5D. These were worn perhaps five times inside; the uppers show minor creasing, the soles no wear at all. These come complete with an AE shipping box (not original to the shoes), the original inner box from Brooks Brothers, and shoe bags (added by the initial owner; not originally included!) They're in excellent condition. They're in excellent condition.

Asking just $95, boxed, shipped, and insured in the USA.

12) Allen Edmonds Paxton Penny Loafers. In Very Good/Excellent condition. Size 9.5B. $30

13) Allen Edmonds "Richmond" wingtips. Size 12 B. Small area of wear by the edge at the base, as shown; Good/Very Good condition. Asking just $29 > 25

14) Brooks Brothers penny loafers. In excellent condition. Size 12A. Asking just $25 > 22

15) SOLD Florsheim Shell Cordovan wingtips. These are wonderful! They do need some care and attention, but would respond wonderfully to proper and appropriate shell polishing. Slightly dusty at the moment; hence Good condition only. Size 11B. Some minor damage to the back of the left shoe, as shown. Asking just $35

16) USA Union-Made work bluchers! I picked these up mainly for the interesting Union markings! Very Good condition. Size 11 1/2D. Asking $18

17) Johnston & Murphy Aristocraft wingtips. Made in USA. Size 8 D/B. Very Good condition. Asking $20 > 18

18) Angus Westley of England. Made in England. Size 9 1/2D. Excellent condition. Asking $35 > 29



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