- Aug 2, 2016
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John McHale Florsheims today. It’s going to be a bit wet and I think these will hold up against the elements well.
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I’m not seeing the steel blue. But, those look fantastic! Very nice!Burgundy Johnston & Murphy Aristocraft Split-Toe Derby. Given a "lensing" treatment using Pure Polish Blue Paste/Wax for the toes and heels. The goal was to give it a "steel blue" look under certain lights.
These are part of my weekly rotation, and they needed some love after tromping through grassy parks and fallen leaves last week.
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I believe those are in the Florsheim Catalog on vcleat. The leather is referred to as bookbinder Coventry calf.so i found these Florsheim shoes. i have no idea what they are the only markings on them are the number 3 union made, the blue thing inside that says Florsheim shoe but its very beaten. any help would be appreciated!
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That is an interesting color, is that original to those shoes? I have a similar pair in black made by Mezlan. I haven't been on the forum for a while, did you post "before" pictures?Finally got around to finishing the Jarmans (jarmen?) I thrifted a couple weeks ago.
They were victims of uneven overpolishing, and sadly parts of the old finish peeled right off when I removed the polish. So they needed a little more restoration than I'd planned.
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Didn't post any before photos. Before was just lots of dark brown polish, not much to see. (pair on the right)That is an interesting color, is that original to those shoes? I have a similar pair in black made by Mezlan. I haven't been on the forum for a while, did you post "before" pictures?
I like Alden’s for many of the reasons you cited. I have the same issues as you with the 65 last. You might try AE’s 201 last? Much better closure in their balmoral shoes on the 201 last for me.Aldens are made in US and really nice quality. But I think much of the interest generates from the limited runs of special orders that come from each retailer. This allows for a great variety but a very limited number. But all of that aside, the fit is what drew me in as I was looking for a cap toe balmoral and the Park Ave would just not work. The V gap was way too wide. If I sized up the gap would reduce some, but then the ankles would bow. The AE 65 last just did not work for my feet. The Alden Hampton last worked well and the rest was history for me. For example, these are today's shoes. Alden black shell perfed cap toe. The fit just works.
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+1I like Alden’s for many of the reasons you cited. I have the same issues as you with the 65 last. You might try AE’s 201 last? Much better closure in their balmoral shoes on the 201 last for me.
The Independence line of shoes on this last are great: Bartlett, Jefferson 2.0, and Hopkinson.