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@davidVC Says it all:


Rare, originally double v-cleat, and a nice diversion from LWBs and PTBs.

I will get these rebuilt with JR soles and cat paw heels. I figure they will be versatile for suits and casual.
I believe I have a pair of these in 12B. They are project shoes I haven’t gotten around to. The project would involve removing copious amounts of caked on polish and stretching them a bit to fit.

If someone is an actual 12B looking for a pair of black Florsheim split-toes, we can probably work something out.
 

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I wasn't aware of that - we know they discoed the MacNeil because ae ashley said so in the ae 2019 thread last month, but I hadn't heard that they dumped the McT, too... :(
Discontinuing the MacNeil? Tragic. One of America’s classic shoes. I have 6 pair. Love each one.

Black shell
#8 shell
1960-something black pebble
1985 black pebble
1979 brown pebble
Later model burgundy CG
 

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Shoes that make me sad. Looks like an awesome opportunity until you see that they are Prince Charles specials with stitched repairs.

 

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Question regarding purchase and restoration.

I found a pair of Alden 961. They need a resole and restoration. I really like the NST. I can buy them for $30, but they are unwearable without a restoration. A restoration will cost $179. So, I would have $209 in them. I would, of course, pay $200 for new Alden. But, they won’t be new. You think it’s worth it?
 

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Gentlemen... opinions: amazing deal, or stay very far away?


Cheaney for Brooks Brothers caught my attention, but those were NOT properly stored...
 

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Gentlemen... opinions: amazing deal, or stay very far away?


Cheaney for Brooks Brothers caught my attention, but those were NOT properly stored...
If they were my size, I would buy them ASAP and try to do the wet paper towel trick. The creases can be improved.
 

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Question regarding purchase and restoration.

I found a pair of Alden 961. They need a resole and restoration. I really like the NST. I can buy them for $30, but they are unwearable without a restoration. A restoration will cost $179. So, I would have $209 in them. I would, of course, pay $200 for new Alden. But, they won’t be new. You think it’s worth it?
Always worth it
 

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Not my shoes. AE Leeds in shell. 9D for amazing price. @friendlygoz and @saskatoonjay

Added to my watch list. Might be a half-size too big but might be worth a gamble. I'll sleep on it.
 

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Grabbed these vintage made in Canada Florsheims on the weekend. What is the proper term to describe them? They are a ‘long-wing’ but the pattern is only sewn in, there isn’t a second piece of leather comprising the detail.
 

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Always worth it
Well, maybe not always. I have seen some that are too far gone to make a restoration possible.

Here’s a couple pictures:

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they don’t look completely destroyed. But, only a restoration is going to help.

Here’s an example. I have a pair that looks like these below. These are not mine, but mine are about the same.

I THINK that once these cracks form, there is no going back. Right?



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