There was a period of time (haven't been able to nail it down to specific years) when GH was burnished with a medium brown at the factory. Your pair looks like one of them. The burnished finish both scuffs and is removed very easily. I've not been able to match it decently for restoration. Acetone will melt it right off, if that's the way you'd like to go. I tried it once without testing it first and was not happy.Dang! Those are fantastic! If I hadn't spent more than my mortgage payment in the last few weeks on shoes, I would be all over these!
I agree. I think they are C&J
You have learned an extremely valuable lesson @suitforcourt. Never pass up the chance to the get NOS vintage Florsheim. I made the mistake numerous times. NOS Florsheim always get snatched up. Realistically, how many more NOS pairs can be out there? Everytime I missed a pair, I regretted it.
Of course, there are limitations. I have seen some people trying to sell NOS Florsheim for $1000 or more. I get that NOS deserves a premium price, but lets not get insane.
I think $350 for NOS 93602, 92604, 93603, etc is a very typical price. There will be times they can be had for $200 or even $250. And if they can bought outside of ebay or other platforms, the seller can save money by avoiding listing fees. But, I think the days of finding them for $100-150 are over.
In other news, I THINK I was able to improve the Golden Harvest I just received. They were looking a little more tan instead of Golden. I don’t know if it was tan polish or just dust/dirt, but I think I got them back closer to Golden.
How did I do?
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They are still a little tan. But, these are not new. So, this might be as close as I can get.
I used rubbing alcohol to clean them. I was hoping to remove any polish and dirt and gunk. The little cotton pads definitely had light brown/tan gunk afterwards. I didn’t want to get any more aggressive with something like Acetone.