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The mystery late 50’s LWBs I got last week, the little white flecks are Bick 4 I haven't brushed off yet. This is the grocery store beer run to test for fit.
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Showing some steel like a good vcleat should. YOLO.
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There’s a lot more metal in the heels.
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These are 13 C, so I had to go a little medieval on them to fit my 13 D feet. Now they feel great.
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Still don’t know the maker though.
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The mystery late 50’s LWBs I got last week, the little white flecks are Bick 4 I haven't brushed off yet. This is the grocery store beer run to test for fit.
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Showing some steel like a good vcleat should. YOLO.
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There’s a lot more metal in the heels.
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These are 13 C, so I had to go a little medieval on them to fit my 13 D feet. Now they feel great.
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Still don’t know the maker though.
I'm guessing Plymouth Shoe Co.which was out of business by the early 70's. They were a quality shoe.
 
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The mystery late 50’s LWBs I got last week, the little white flecks are Bick 4 I haven't brushed off yet. This is the grocery store beer run to test for fit.
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Showing some steel like a good vcleat should. YOLO.
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There’s a lot more metal in the heels.
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These are 13 C, so I had to go a little medieval on them to fit my 13 D feet. Now they feel great.
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Still don’t know the maker though.
I believe they are executive imperial by mason. The pattern is a match.
 

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I have rid my personal collection of CG shoes due to my general dislike. However,I know that they have a place as a rain or foul weather shoe among many here. Today I experienced first hand the benefits of the acrylic finish. Recently a friend of mine was displaced by an apartment fire and lost most things. Among the salvaged items were a pair of made in India Florsheim SWBs damaged with water/mold and what-have-you. Seeing a shoe-,a-hem,person,in need,I offered to restore them. Aside from the hazmat aspect it was very easy. Dust/Wipe/Brush/Repeat. Before and after pics
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I have rid my personal collection of CG shoes due to my general dislike. However,I know that they have a place as a rain or foul weather shoe among many here. Today I experienced first hand the benefits of the acrylic finish. Recently a friend of mine was displaced by an apartment fire and lost most things. Among the salvaged items were a pair of made in India Florsheim SWBs damaged with water/mold and what-have-you. Seeing a shoe-,a-hem,person,in need,I offered to restore them. Aside from the hazmat aspect it was very easy. Dust/Wipe/Brush/Repeat. Before and after picsView attachment 1436769View attachment 1436768
That’s amazing work with an assist by CG. Wow. You are a good friend.
 

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I believe they are executive imperial by mason. The pattern is a match.
I don't have an eye for the pattern or brogue matching. But the lettering style is not B Mason EI. I just wore my pair yesterday. I will take pics later .
 

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I don't have an eye for the pattern or brogue matching. But the lettering style is not B Mason EI. I just wore my pair yesterday. I will take pics later .
you're right. just pulled out a some vintage pairs of executive imperials. I have a few older vintage pairs that much higher grade. The pattern is very similar and they have a matching v cleat and nail pattern to the pair above.
 

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Out and about with my recently rebuilt Florsheim spectators, courtesy of my man @Shoonoob . These have a new midsole, JR soles, and toe taps.

And also sun tanning a pair of 93605s.
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Go ahead and brag, you're among friends.

And, if any of those friends are a size 11, have a look at these before someone buys them at $79.95 BIN with free shipping. Aberdeen last so TTS.
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Sorry for the spuzz on the photo, my MacBook Pro battery conked and I'm on my work laptop. The photo snip does this.
 

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So, I have a question for you gentlemen: How do you date vintage shoes? Specifically, how would I go about finding out how old my Hanover LB Sheppherd cordovans are? I know they must predate 1995, as that is when the company went out of business, but how can I be sure when they were made besides that? Where would I find out if they are 80s, 70s, 60s, etc?
 

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A custom made pair of Golden Harvest in 9eee. But they fit more like 9ee or 8.5eee. This is my 3rd pair. How many more do I need?

A cobbler rebuilt with JR soles, toe taps, and cat paw heels. Wishing you all a great weekend ahead.

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