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Vintage Dress shoe appreciation, tips, maintenance and advice

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

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    Outstanding @Jiqea ! The shoe trees alone are incredible.
     

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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.
     

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    Wet and warm again today.

    Vintage Barrie LTD Booters longwings.

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    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.
     

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    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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    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.

    But tomorrow, I will likely pick up my 3 recent purchases.
     

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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.
     

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    Loafer Week continued... Alden 563 tassels today. DB26AD6C-33BA-45CE-84E2-30F3C96F65B6.jpeg
     

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    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.
     

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    So you could be Rusty's son?
     

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    Unlikely.
     

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    All the folks associated with our space program must be some of the most fearless ever created. I love the fact that John Glenn’s wingman in Korea was Ted Williams!
     

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    I picked up these boots, not particularly vintage, but about 9/10 years old I think.

    I was hoping to get some opinions on the leather used. It doesn’t seem like calf, there is no creasing and when you apply pressure it rolls.

    I know that this brand used Horween for some of the shoes and I was wondering if they could be Shell or maybe chrome XL (never seem either in person)

    Definitely not corrected grain, did the water test and passed with flying colours.

    Maybe I’m completely wrong, and more than happy to be shot down!
     

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    thank you @smfdoc for the insight. I went on the AE archives and saw this particular model goes back as early as 1956-57. Are there any specific characteristics, numbers etc. that lead you to the conclusion of these being made in 1964? Not doubting you by any means, more so hoping to learn something from ya.
     

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