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mormonopoly

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Could I get opinions on this Florsheim derby?

Is it likely from the 60s? The style suggest Yes but the heel suggest No.

Is it good quality leather and construction?

I have a pair of these, they’re pretty nice. They are a 60s/early 70s model. Those are the original soles and heels, but the stitching on the soles does look a little wonky for some reason.
 

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I have a pair of these, they’re pretty nice. They are a 60s/early 70s model. Those are the original soles and heels, but the stitching on the soles does look a little wonky for some reason.
Thanks for confirming that I was wrong... it was that wonkyness that caused me to be a bit suspicious but I don't have the experience that you obviously do with this model.
 

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Fellows. A request if I may since this is one of the jovial threads of StyFo.

Could we avoid colorful language.

I sometimes browse this thread in view of my young daughter (as she is curious and amuse of my shoe hobby).

Regards.
 

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I already and recently bought a pair of McHale from this seller. He had these PTBs listed at 49.99. I offered 25. He came back at 27.99 and I said "fuck it."

Hours later all shoes were listed as 50% off. So 24.99.

They are my size and I like them. But my pride is getting in the way of the purchase.
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Fellows. A request if I may since this is one of the jovial threads of StyFo.

Could we avoid colorful language.

I sometimes browse this thread in view of my young daughter (as she is curious and amuse of my shoe hobby).

Regards.
Fixed my post
 

suitforcourt

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This looks like it is made for Florsheim by Mchale. I have a pair that has similar construction and heel height. Are these from 70’s? Were 1.25 to 1.5 inch heel common on dress shoe around that time?
I am not sure these are Florsheim by McHale. The soles aren't McHaleisq.

Plus the markings also don't reflect the McHale style/font. My guess is the dying days of US production. Maybe even marked as "assembled in USA."

But I could be completely wrong. Either way, good price for great shoes. Maybe my pride will have lost its swelling after lunch and a beer or two.
 

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Fellows. A request if I may since this is one of the jovial threads of StyFo.

Could we avoid colorful language.

I sometimes browse this thread in view of my young daughter (as she is curious and amuse of my shoe hobby).

Regards.
LOL - it's very funny you point this out. I happened to be viewing that image as my daughter was hovering and the same thought occurred to me. Then I remembered that she's the 2 year old and not the 8 year old. Coast is clear for the sailors among us (at least on my end). :)
 

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A different kind of vintage find. I seem to go through laces frequently due to my hard pulling. The last few from Johnston Murphy have held up well, but they are colourful fun laces. I need some solid black and brown ones. I recently bought some Mad Dog laces for my boots. So what did I do? Scour eBay for well made shoelaces. What did I find? 5 boxes of Cordo Hyde laces. For $60 and free shipping. I only need the 36' laces, and maybe one or two of the 18 and 27' ones. The remaining extras I will either try to barter with a cobbler, or send to @mariusscott
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A different kind of vintage find. I seem to go through laces frequently due to my hard pulling. The last few from Johnston Murphy have held up well, but they are colourful fun laces. I need some solid black and brown ones. I recently bought some Mad Dog laces for my boots. So what did I do? Scour eBay for well made shoelaces. What did I find? 5 boxes of Cordo Hyde laces. For $60 and free shipping. I only need the 36' laces, and maybe one or two of the 18 and 27' ones. The remaining extras I will either try to barter with a cobbler, or send to @mariusscott View attachment 1435435View attachment 1435436View attachment 1435437.

That's a great find!!
 

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A different kind of vintage find. I seem to go through laces frequently due to my hard pulling. The last few from Johnston Murphy have held up well, but they are colourful fun laces. I need some solid black and brown ones. I recently bought some Mad Dog laces for my boots. So what did I do? Scour eBay for well made shoelaces. What did I find? 5 boxes of Cordo Hyde laces. For $60 and free shipping. I only need the 36' laces, and maybe one or two of the 18 and 27' ones. The remaining extras I will either try to barter with a cobbler, or send to @mariusscott View attachment 1435435View attachment 1435436View attachment 1435437.
That's a super deal even just for the 36" laces. The shorter ones are too short to be useful for me, generally. Great find!
 

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I didn’t know Nettleton made a (non-shell) version of Florsheim’s Yuma until I came across these. They are my size. I’m tempted. Anyone know anything about this model?

EDIT: these are now incoming. For $34 shipped it was an easy decision.
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Do you ever look at a pair of shoes and wonder what the previous owner did to them?

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That's not wear, at least not in the traditional sense of the word.

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Those are grind marks. Like the man tried to stop his car like Fred Flintstone does. I am pretending that these shoes belonged to Evil Kenevil and that he needed to stop his bike on a dime.
 

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