- Nov 20, 2016
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AE Hinsdale shell loafers I was able to find with a brand new recraft job already on them.
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Outstanding @Jiqea ! The shoe trees alone are incredible.I had a little bit of thrifting stardust fall on me today. I stopped at the local Value Village and bought a pair of really ugly, worn at the heel, hand waxed finish Dack's tasseled loafers for $13.00. I regretted the purchase immediately. On my drive home I decided that I didn't want to waste the effort to clean them, so I stopped at the men's mission and donated them. To my surprise I was given a $10 off coupon so I wandered over to the tiny space where they keep a few men's shoes and found these NOS early 1970's McHale chestnut brown balmorals. I had the coupon for roughly 45 seconds.
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Well said @smfdoc . Read recently that it is quite impressive. I can still remember where I was that day in Ft Worth at Carswell AFB.My appreciation of many things vintage took me to the movie theater and 1969 to see a new documentary on Apollo 11. 50 years ago, our country did the near impossible and sent two guys to the moon and return. The documentary was special because they were allowed to access the treasure trove of footage that NASA took of every aspect of the mission and then just filed away to remain unseen. You REALLY feel that you are in the room, walking with the astronauts and going with them on the trip. The vintage portion was seeing all the white shirts, thin ties, crew cuts, pay phones, slide rulers, manual typewriters, reel to reel tape recorders phones with rotary dials and the rest of the clothes seen in the footage of the crowd shots. The lunar lander had to use fuel to slow down from 3600 mph, descend to the surface, slow down and then land gently. They had 3 minutes and 32 seconds of available fuel to do this safely. They touched down with 16 second of fuel remaining in the tank. The movie is out in select locations and it is well worth dropping back a half century ago and feeling the pride of an amazing accomplishment, especially given the technology we now view as so primitive.
Thanks. It was a great documentary that did not go into "talking heads" and lots of narration. Just showing the actual footage and some graphics for clarity of some of the maneuvers they had to accomplish. It is one of those movies that will be better appreciated on the large screen.
That’s a great attitude to have. I just spent a gruelling 3 hours running around the courthouse trying to locate some paperwork. In 2019, our justice system is still dependent on paper.It’s been a shell kind of week. The AE Cambridge on Tuesday. Alden shell loafers on Wednesday. AE MacNeil in black shell yesterday. And Alden NST today. None of them particularly vintage (though the Alden loafers may qualify).
It’s been a hard week, and this is one small thing I’ve been doing to remind myself of the good things in life.
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Side note - Carswell was a SAC base. After the moon landing I can vividly remember going outside to see first a Phantom scream over, then some BUFF’s take off. Been privileged to meet both Admiral Shepard and Captain Lovell. Amazing stuff these great Americans accomplished.Thanks. It was a great documentary that did not go into "talking heads" and lots of narration. Just showing the actual footage and some graphics for clarity of some of the maneuvers they had to accomplish. It is one of those movies that will be better appreciated on the large screen.
My mother is fairly close to Rusty Schweickart (Apolo 9). He is the brother of my mom's best friend. I think they might have dated once upon a time. He can tell some great stories. New Jersey boy to boot.Side note - Carswell was a SAC base. After the moon landing I can vividly remember going outside to see first a Phantom scream over, then some BUFF’s take off. Been privileged to meet both Admiral Shepard and Captain Lovell. Amazing stuff these great Americans accomplished.