- Jun 9, 2019
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Rocking my City Clubs on this Single Monk Strap Saturday. Smudge the cat approves.
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I’m gonna quote an old post (from May 26, 2018) from @smfdoc, as I don’t think anyone has ever put it better:I have limited knowledge and have never handled a pair. But I love seeing my words on the internet, given that I can't hear my voice in court.
Duckie Brown was a limited edition collaboration between Florsheim and a California designer. Both companies decided this would be a premium product. They used Horween leather. Employed GYW process, and from what I have seen in pictures only, seemed to give a damn about QC.
The current Florsheims use subpar materials, cut corners on assembly and manufacturing process, and overall just slap glue on stuff. It's horrendous and disgraceful.
The anniversary series also seems decent from pictures. My "Limited" boots that I recently acquired is another demonstration that Florsheim still has a faint memory of their past. Granted, my pair shows many deficiencies and sloppy work. But still better than the regular line of products.
At 200 bucks I’d consider those...I can't find definitive info on their pricing when they were new, but my guess is that they went for around the $200 price point and were on sale around 2010.
I doubt they would hold up to regular use, but I'm keeping them for when I feel like wearing something a bit different.
I have seen it a couple times in Florsheim pairs but its probably been less than 5 or 10 times.Sending out the vcleat signal to @davidVC : any idea how these 93605s might have come from two different pairs? I discovered it after I purchased them. The seller was surprised when I told him. Check out the different date and pair codes. Weird. View attachment 1397704View attachment 1397705
Absolutely nothing. I’m serious. They just took their standard “better” models and did weird colors and stuff. I don’t think they were any better made, and I don’t think they were materially better.I see that Duckie Browns Florsheims are of acceptable quality. Still made in India and all that. What makes them better than run of the mill Indian Florsheims?