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Vintage Dress shoe appreciation, tips, maintenance and advice

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by smfdoc, Jul 14, 2016.

  1. CWOyaji

    CWOyaji Distinguished Member

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    I don’t have any Canadian made shoes. I do have this in my size though, Made in Canada:
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  2. suitforcourt

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    Month trial concluded today. Crown (prosecutors) finally conceded our application which ended the trial.

    I will do the shoe scheduling again. Unless someone vigorously objects to it.

    I wore my calf leather toe
    cap Dacks for the finale.

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  3. CWOyaji

    CWOyaji Distinguished Member

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    Don’t object but maybe a theme for each week would be easier for you than coming up with one daily.
     

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    suitforcourt Distinguished Member

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    I have never seen SE Dacks before. Wow. The new thing I learned today!
     
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    All the Canada love on the last two pages is superb. You guys are awesome!

    I really like the writing in your last sentence. If you wrote a novel I'd read it. And if I ever get down south to Milwaukee I'm coming for a haircut, eh!

    Do we, neighbour? ;)

    Dack's FTW!!!
     

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    I clicked on your link for the spectators David but unfortunately they had been sold. Thankfully though Ebay had "found something similar" for me.

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    Hess Scotch Grain PTB for an in the office Friday.

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    Change out the laces and those will look great!

    Do those come in a EEE width?
     

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    If they do, I get first dibs.
     

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    @Jiqea I have seen a number of Dack's pairs with 1984/150th anniversary stamp on the heel pad. Were all those pairs made in 1984 or did they use that stamp in multiple years?
     

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    This is a good observation and question, as the anniversary label is clearly over represented if it was only used in 1984. Well back in the Dacks Thread this issue was discussed by two very knowledgeable Forum members, @daxman and @COLONEL77 (both former employees, and one the son of a minority owner). I believe it was @COLONEL77 who mentioned the anniversary sock liner was used from late 1983 to circa 1988.
     
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    Next week's shoe schedule (modified with @CWOyaji 's suggestion in play):

    The Florsheim family has been surreptitiously following this thread. They are intrigued about bringing back a small run of US and Canadian made models to test the current market.

    They have convened our group to show them 5 days of Florsheim models that we think deserve to be revived. In those 5 days, we have to sell, grovel, and bring back memories.

    You boys know what to do. Let's make it one for the books.
     

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    To the Shoe Lab!
     

  14. CWOyaji

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    Just in time for Florsheim week, today I thrifted a new project pair of 92611 black pebble PTBs in my older son's size, with the Cat's Paws on and miles to go on the soles and heels. Time to fix up some dings and add them to the 93605 shell pair he got for Christmas.
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    Next stop, a pair of minty Florsheim vintage captoe oxfords with trees in them, all these thrifted this morning for $16 plus $6 for the Hanovers at top a couple of months ago.
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    @suitforcourt can you make something related to Alden the theme for the week after? The thrift gods seem to be noticing your brand choice.
     
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    Alden it is. I will conjure up a theme... I only have 2 pairs, so I may have to fuse Alden and other brands.
     

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