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Florsheim Longwings by Ducky Brown: A Review

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by greekgeek, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. rebel222

    rebel222 Senior member

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    ^All I can say is...


    and... [​IMG]


    Well, they're for a friend of mine locally. If they end up not working, they will make it to the B&S.
     


  2. Tarmac

    Tarmac Senior member

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    I've seen some true vintage Florsheims with a chisely toe like the ones you see here. Surprising but they existed before KC.

    All the pics of the Ducky Browns do not show anything but the classic shapes, as far as I can tell. I have owned the Kenmoor longwings as well as the shortwing bals the Duckies are modeled after. The shape looks the same.
     


  3. ZON_JR

    ZON_JR Senior member

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    Your copy was pretty good. Sounded like typically bad enthusiastic fashion writing: "while still paying homage..."
     


  4. zippyh

    zippyh Senior member

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    On another note, I heard that the Ducky Longwings are actually made in the USA according to a website that sells them. Have been unable to confirm...


    The ones I saw were made in India.
     


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    meister Senior member

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    Ducky Brown went decidedly vintage with his latest Spring '10 take on The Florsheim Shoe.

    Updated for this season with exposed metal eyelets, a soft square toe, and fresh color combinations while still paying homage to the original via the revival of the V-Cleat heel.

    What's not to like?

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    Very 70s or mid-90s...
     


  7. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    Ducky Brown went decidedly vintage with his latest Spring '10 take on The Florsheim Shoe. Updated for this season with exposed metal eyelets, a soft square toe, and fresh color combinations while still paying homage to the original via the revival of the V-Cleat heel. What's not to like? [​IMG]
    I am a die-hard Florsheim supporter but they butchered a classic with that toe shape.
     


  8. cmeisenzahl

    cmeisenzahl Senior member

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    I wish the toe was a bit more round, other than that I love them.
     


  9. aj_del

    aj_del Senior member

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    the toe is just [​IMG]
     


  10. greekgeek

    greekgeek Senior member

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    I love these. What are they really called?

    Kenmoor

    I've seen some true vintage Florsheims with a chisely toe like the ones you see here. Surprising but they existed before KC.

    These are of the same ilk.

    Your copy was pretty good. Sounded like typically bad enthusiastic fashion writing: "while still paying homage..."

    [​IMG]

    Very 70s or mid-90s...

    I am thinking 70's to early 80's.
     


  11. srivats

    srivats Senior member

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    I actually think those florsheims are kinda cool. Worn on the feet with jeans, I don't think they would look as drastically chunky-square-toed. The camera angle is very extreme in these photos. While I obviosuly prefer the classic round toed florsheims, I'd have these in my rotation just for the shock value.
     


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    navysuede Senior member

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    Where are they made?????
     


  13. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Sorry guys, those are gross. That toe is horrible.
     


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    Foofwing > Duckwing.
     


  15. deveandepot1

    deveandepot1 Senior member

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    Where are they made?????

    USA
     


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