- Jan 19, 2013
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Anyone know what I have with these shoes? Those are the only markings.
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Not 100% on this one, date code font and stamp look wonkyPaid way up for this at the thrift, but it’s the first one I’ve found that i felt really good about. Please tell me my instincts were correct!
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Never handled LV before but I know decent craftsmanship when I see it. I would've bought that LV too most likely.
The leatherwork and stitching on that looks quite good quality. The way the handle pieces are skived and joined together in that last pic is fine work, I doubt a cheap knockoff would have those tight of seams. The leather looks like full grain vegetable tanned of good quality and the edges are all finished finely.
The thread looks good quality and the stitching is pretty straight and uniform with no overstitching/backstitching. None of the LV monograms are cutoff in the seams... The only thing that looks odd is that the monograms are upside-down on at least the one side, not sure about the other side. But maybe that's typical.
I'm sure about 40 other people will weigh in on its authenticity.