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Deadstock Hanover Shell PTBs fresh from a Goodwill in PA.
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I thrifted this pair of Florsheim Imperial 93603s before Thanksgiving last year, and cleaned them up a little.
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But I wasn't satisfied with the big dark blotch on the right toe, so I put them in a box and forgot about them.
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Going through my shoe rack this morning, I found them again. I wet sanded the right toe to the extent that a white ellipse of naked leather appeared, surrounded by a dark blotch. Out of a pure lack of alternatives I mixed 25% Clorox bleach, 75% tap water in a glass jar and wiped the front of the shoe down, let it set for a bit then rinsed it off throughly with water. This made some startlingly white areas, especially where they had been sanded, and lightened up the contrast welt stitching quite a bit. Some boot polish and they're back. View attachment 1141593
The stitching is amazing considering the shoes were resoled with Biltrite that will probably last till Judgement Day. And the Cat's Paw heels still have maybe two or three of their nine lives yet to live. They're a 9 E.
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Wife is at a concert with a friend, so I’m out for dinner with the kids. Tonight it is Sadaf, a very good Persian restaurant in Encino. Some Tahdig with fesenjan, a little albaloo polo with lamb shank, and some chicken koobideh and chicken barg. All very tasty.

Brought the Florsheim Imperial 92604s tonight. Pre-1973 edition. Date code is almost completely rubbed off, so hard to determine beyond that. These fit much better than the post-73 93602s.

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Wife is at a concert with a friend, so I’m out for dinner with the kids. Tonight it is Sadaf, a very good Persian restaurant in Encino. Some Tahdig with fesenjan, a little albaloo polo with lamb shank, and some chicken koobideh and chicken barg. All very tasty.

Brought the Florsheim Imperial 92604s tonight. Pre-1973 edition. Date code is almost completely rubbed off, so hard to determine beyond that. These fit much better than the post-73 93602s.

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I love Persian cuisine. Bargs and kebabs remain my favourite and they go nicely with their fragrant barberry rice.

Good choice for shoes as well. It's interesting that you find different years fit you differently. I assume Florsheim changed the lasts at some point? Wonder why. Enjoy your evening out.
 

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First visit here from a thrift/eBay thread regular. Some of the guys over there said I should be cross-posting any interesting shoes I come across, so here's the first . . .

Thrifted suede kiltie Aldens. Not a mark on 'em.
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I'd removed only one tree on first look, seen the Mills Touche logo and assumed they were both the same. But when I removed the other, look what I found:
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Damn. That looks to me like a 1970s logo, but these shoes look as though they were bought yesterday. Can't have been worn more than once. The uppers are indistinguishable from new. Mille Touche opened their Phoenix store in 1963 and shuttered it in the early 2000s, so that would fit. Someone must have kept these the past 40 years in exceptional, climate-controlled conditions, as there's no evidence of the suede drying at all, and it doesn't take much for that to happen here in the desert. They look as though they just came out of their original box, perfectly conditioned. Maybe you guy see a higher concentration of mint vintage stuff on this thread, but I haven't seen a lot IRL. I have to chuckle at the crooked Alden stamp on the left shoe.

I can think only that they most recently were NOS (probably because of the outlier size – 10 AAAA/AA), and somehow they got unearthed, still in the box, maybe at an estate, where someone grabbed them, but decided after one wearing that they were too darn narrow, and donated them to the upscale little hole-in-the-wall thrift from which I confiscated them, shoe trees'n'all. The heel plate holes have me scratching my head, though . . . One of those finds where I'd like to know the story . . .
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First visit here from a thrift/eBay thread regular. Some of the guys over there said I should be cross-posting any interesting shoes I come across, so here's the first . . .

Thrifted suede kiltie Aldens. Not a mark on 'em.
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I'd removed only one tree on first look, seen the Mills Touche logo and assumed they were both the same. But when I removed the other, look what I found:
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Damn. That looks to me like a 1970s logo, but these shoes look as though they were bought yesterday. Can't have been worn more than once. The uppers are indistinguishable from new. Mille Touche opened their Phoenix store in 1963 and shuttered it in the early 2000s, so that would fit. Someone must have kept these the past 40 years in exceptional, climate-controlled conditions, as there's no evidence of the suede drying at all, and it doesn't take much for that to happen here in the desert. They look as though they just came out of their original box, perfectly conditioned. Maybe you guy see a higher concentration of mint vintage stuff on this thread, but I haven't seen a lot IRL. I have to chuckle at the crooked Alden stamp on the left shoe.

I can think only that they most recently were NOS (probably because of the outlier size – 10 AAAA/AA), and somehow they got unearthed, still in the box, maybe at an estate, where someone grabbed them, but decided after one wearing that they were too darn narrow, and donated them to the upscale little hole-in-the-wall thrift from which I confiscated them, shoe trees'n'all. The heel plate holes have me scratching my head, though . . . One of those finds where I'd like to know the story . . .
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Welcome to the thread. Cool find. You are correct that they have only been worn 1-2 times based on the scrapes to the sole. Now to find someone with really narrow feet.
 

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Florsheims to celebrate the spring forward.

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SWBs Monday. Vintage Alden 645s. These will need new soles sooner than I thought, as there are several soft spots.

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