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Quick Question for the Voodoo Shoe Guild: Florsheim Imperials / Chukka Monkstraps

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by pbandjai, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. pbandjai

    pbandjai Well-Known Member

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    Practioners or the art of reviving shoes...

    Two questions -
    1) Florsheim Imperials - not sure what era, the heels have nails and say "florsheim shoe company" it also looks like they have been polished by the wrong color? Not sure what I would do to get them back if anything can be done.


    Are they salvageable?
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    2) Florsheim SOMETHINGS- Have no idea what kind / quality they are. Although CORDOVAN colored they are leather i believe. The soles though, they have no stitching on them (see below) - does that mean once they're worn, it's over? Are these chukka monkstraps essentially? How are they worn?

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    similar on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-FLO...=&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2012


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