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93602 for dinner with the fam.

Seafood galore. Bass steamed with soya sauce, ginger, and green onions.

Bass with fillet removed and stir fried with veggies. The bones were fried crisp to make it edible.

8lb lobster deep fried and then wok cooked in a dry fish sauce.
 

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Sometimes two square-toed wrongs can make a Wright. Below, a Zegna-palooza of shirts in my size from the rack behind me.View attachment 1229236
And they didn't mark the shoes up!
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Here are the other Wrights, they just arrived during my thrift run this morning. The prices should at least offset each other.
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This is the best mirror shine I've ever seen, much less owned.
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Wow. Just wow.
 

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I will respectfully disagree. I still see so much square toe or square bicycle toe in the wild, I would be a billionaire if those shoes were pennies.

I can offer no explanation. Or guys with money buying anything with the "made in Italy" tag believing it's gold.

A former classmate of mine (yes, a lawyer) showed me his new shoes the one day while we rode transit to court.

He asked if I was impressed. I said I was not as they were square toed with th slight toe curl. He proudly told me he bought the brand I had talked about once. I had talked about Alden. He had a pair from the infamous Aldo.

I rest my case.
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I feel I owe the thread an apology. I was at my younger cousins wedding tonight and my uncle complimented my shoes. I looked down at what he was wearing...woven vamp kiltie tassle loafers. They were the king of all loafers and I failed to obtain a picture. My Aunt said she bought them for him in Italy.
I was wearing the Dacks spectators. No tassles or weaving or kilts.
The dog was also annoyed with my lack of documentation.
 

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93602 for dinner with the fam.

Seafood galore. Bass steamed with soya sauce, ginger, and green onions.

Bass with fillet removed and stir fried with veggies. The bones were fried crisp to make it edible.

8lb lobster deep fried and then wok cooked in a dry fish sauce.
Photos of such food is appropriate for any thread no matter the subject.
 

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Sometimes two square-toed wrongs can make a Wright. Below, a Zegna-palooza of shirts in my size from the rack behind me.View attachment 1229236
And they didn't mark the shoes up!
View attachment 1229237
Here are the other Wrights, they just arrived during my thrift run this morning. The prices should at least offset each other.
View attachment 1229238
This is the best mirror shine I've ever seen, much less owned.
View attachment 1229239

Yeah I bought a similar pair on eBay 6 months ago. A great shoe.
 

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Does anybody here have a sense of how old these shell shoes are? 80s? 70s? Older?


eBay link: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/153559760203

I picked these up on ebay for $140 because they looked too nice to pass up, but I haven't been able to find any information about the shoes or what specific kind of shell it is. Also, does anybody have experience trying to restore or condition leather soles in really old shoes? The upper material seems to be in pretty good condition, but the leather sole seems very stiff and and dried out. Thinking it might be a good idea to give them a glycerin/water treatment like what is detailed here:
https://vcleat.com/nettleton-traditionals-4063-shell-cordovan-restore/

Any advice on how to go about conditioning/restoring these is welcome. So far I've wiped down the uppers with a clean, water dampened cloth, and then allowed them to dry. I then applied a thin coating of lexol conditioner and buffed them with a horsehair brush after that dried. When I wiped them with the damp cloth, I was seeing a significant amount of purple colored dye/pigment transferring to the white cloth I was using (thought it was dirt at first). Not sure if that was old shoe cream, or part of the finish coming off.

Lotus are a famous old English firm (RIP) that made great solid shoes. Not to be confused with Lotusse which is a Spanish firm. Soles just need to be impregnated with Bick4 or Cadillac creme but not enough to make the sole soft..
 

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Inside of the heel says 9/91/2E...888Last. I believe E width in UK is D width in US. J&M Aristocraft's are 11D.
UK has 'F' which is almost US 'E' in say Churchs or AS. C&J E is almost like/between USD/ E width.

888 last is a modern EG last and still a staple of the Ralph Lauren Polo makeups.
 

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Here they are after some Bick 4, lasted trees, Venetian Shoe Cream and Saphir Renovateur. And a whole lot of brushing. The "Breather Wright Arch Preserver".
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I have same pair. Very versatile and quality rivals Florsheim or Hanover.
 

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These are worth a look. A few more pics would be helpful... 8.5D grain nettletons. Look to be in good shape but hard to be sure with the paucity of photos. Per the usual, not mine.

 

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I wish I could be there. Would love to see Lionel live.
He was amazing. Forgive the non vintage shoe related post, but I have to say that Lionel is 70 and he brought the house down. Dude has a million hits. My monther in law loves him. We took her. I’ve never seen her that happy.
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