Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Oyaji, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

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    ^Looks like shell cordovan to me. I'm a bit confused about the blue stamping, though. If memory serves, it's usually of a different colour in vintage Florsheims.
     


  2. isshinryu101

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    footbed & sole pics always help
     


  3. MalfordOfLondon

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    nice
     


  5. isshinryu101

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    must be nice to be in London!
     


  6. isshinryu101

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    Who says Gunboats have to be overly chunky?

    In the 40's, they made Grain leather wingtips with the requisite 360 degree storm welt. Gunboats to be sure. They're just much more streamlined & shapely. Oxfords rather than bluchers helps, too.

    1940's Grain wingtips by Banister... NOS of course.

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    These are great - where do you get all this?
     


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    If you go to the sale you know what to look for (12/12.5E) :)
     
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    those TD gladstone are awesome :slayer:
     


  10. MalfordOfLondon

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    Man I'd love to but honestly - I'll have a stinking hangover and the place will be rammed to the hilts. I can't face it.
     


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    93605 is the Imperial Burgundy Shell Longwing. Yes, a good line. They used different colors of ink for the markings, no great meaning there. Production number indicates late 70s or so.
     


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  15. isshinryu101

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    Those uppers look very nice & clean. Also, it's a Medium ("D") width. All in all, not a bad buy for the winner. That same shoe by Florsheim (Ducky Brown) or AE will cost more than 3x that... and the leather would be inferior.
     


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