Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Oyaji, Feb 20, 2010.
no offense, i cannot see a difference to the usual AE's shown here?
Guys here is another SF thread that may help: http://www.styleforum.net/t/165722/crockett-and-jones-last-358#post_2950425
I could be wrong, but I do not believe the 358 last, which I wear, is the same as the 348. I cannot wear the 337 but can wear both the 341 and 358. I have stayed away from the 348 because I had been told it is the same as the 337. This would be a good time to be wrong
Ebay is much like a Casino, my friend. It's a crapshoot as to what will actually arrive regardless of pics & info (or more likely, lack thereof). For Stetsons, I figured i'd take that risk. Looks like that seller had raided some kind of Stetson Shangri La. I raided the "reasonable sizes" (ie: C & D widths)...
Suede Ventilated Specs
My favorite of the group, and in my size, too...
only the right pair is a spade sole. The left is perfect, even by today's standards (I'd personally prefer the spades, though).
In fact, I'd venture to guess that Fritzl would say they are even better than the Dover, considering the stitch on the blucher leather seems to be the same as the stitch down the vamp... which has been one of his pet-peeves regarding the Dover and it's many stitch types.
Another "Pre-Dover" by Florsheim circa mid 1950's. They were made to be a bad weather shoe, and have served me very well as one. Note the Double v-cleat.
That is a great looking shoe.
Holy shit. These look sturdy.
Even though MSRP can only mean so much, to put things in perspective: Brooks Brothers ad in 1956 shows the price of their Brooks English shoes (then produced exclusively by Edward Green) to be "from $20".
Those grey specs are the tits. Wow.
color 8 wt boot
Unc, of all I have seen of your collection, those are my favorites.
Nice, elongated last. Reminds me of some 50's pairs i've seen.
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