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Thanks. I might make a "trip" to Milwaukee now.Are there good shoes that are worn out at the thrifts or nothing at all? Milwaukee has been good for my AE thrifting. Guys with high power jobs or white collar jobs will wear the shoes daily whereas in a blue collar industrial city guys will only wear the good pair of dress shoes to weddings and funerals then back in the box. Since AE is seen here as a local company they were the go to for a good quality shoe for important occasions. I have found alot of black Park Avenues in good condition as well as MacNeils. Florsheim also has had a connection here and Chicago obviously so I’ve scored nice vintage Imperials. Only found one pair of Aldens however,black SW bals-very well worn-probably some old rich guy banker bought on a trip to Boston
My style sense would make me pass on them. Unless they really get you excited I would recommend you pass, even at that price point. This is a gentle way of saying, "These are not the shoes you are looking for."I've been watching these, going back and forth in my mind...dear Hive Mind, what do you think? Are they ugly or OK? It's those big creases that's making me hesitate--otherwise I might have grabbed this pair already. Thanks for any feedback. https://www.ebay.com/itm/WEYENBERG-MASSAGIO-BROWN-LEATHER-LACED-AIR-CUSHION-SHOE-SIZE-13D/262806593537
Nice find, Oshare! They look identical style to the brown ones that I found, and posted, a week or two ago. Interestingly, the coding is different. Mine being F0797. I think bison, not prairie oxhide.Today I took delivery of a pair of made in Canada Florsheim Imperial PTBs that I think are made of water bison leather. I was the only bidder and snagged this on Yahoo Japan's auction site for about $36... quite a deal for Japan's vintage shoes market.
There are some light scuffs, but nothing a little colored cream polish shouldn't be able to take care of.
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Made in Canada maple leaf.
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For some odd reason, the size number has been scratched out. In the auction listing, the seller gave the outsole dimensions and an approximate sizing, which seemed to match my other pairs of vintage Florsheims, so I took a chance and bid. I guess the ambiguity may have discouraged other bidders?
Turns out they are a 3E width and probably size 10 or 9-1/2. Either way, they fit my somewhat wide feet, and at 3E they have a bit of room to spare. I'm hoping the extra width is not a problem.
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I’d almost be willing to cut my toes off to wear those. I’m a big French Shriner & Urner fan and those are some outstanding example spectators from the once great brand.Gentleman, I thought you might appreciate these. Just found them while thrifting...
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Need to clean them up a bit, but in remarkable condition. Especially considering their age.
“In their right mind” would be the operative phrase. Because I can think of a few things the more out there fringes of the shoe world would say:Ok Guys:
How can anyone in their right mind find anything wrong with those shoes? Outstanding.
Yeah, I was half thinking that. Guess I'll pass, even though I like the Weyenberg brand, and the color of this particular pair...but the creases had me stopped dead in my tracks. Never mind, I'll find something better.