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Joe Wohkittel

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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.
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.
 

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I am not sure if we have any 12B feet around here or if these Florsheim Imperial monk strap ankle boots are anyone's cup of tea, but they just went on sale for $70 with free shipping on eBay. Not mine.

 

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I am not sure if we have any 12B feet around here or if these Florsheim Imperial monk strap ankle boots are anyone's cup of tea, but they just went on sale for $70 with free shipping on eBay. Not mine.

This seller has a lot of cool and rare footwear. I am resisting buying that 8.5eee PTB pair they are selling......
 

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@Jiqea I don’t know of any 12B wearers. But, if there are, I have a pair that will be listed with the seller below next week. They are very nice AE Grayson.

Speaking of REALLY big sizes.

These are mine that I found at N estate sale and consigned with a friend. Size 15! They are massive!



Also, we have a forum member that is a fantastic ebay seller and has some really spectacular shoes. I will be consigning some of my recent acquisitions with him soon.

 
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I use Renomat and then condition them.
Aha! I am gonna try saddle soap first, since I have some around the house already, but if that doesn't work then we'll order some Renomat. Thanks. (EDIT: scrubbed with saddle soap, and some of the scuffs disappeared, but some of the color came off as well. Hmm, this might be a job for Mike's Shoe Repair, up the hill in Chinatown.)
 
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Any size 12 ski-width guys?

 

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Thanks. I'm attracted to smaller brands.
I am eyeballing a pair of JC Penney by Dexter. And Sibley of Detroit by Dexter.

Resisting hard.
 

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More shoe porn

a second pair of Golden Harvest. Previous owner had a vibram sole added for rain wear.

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This next pair was included with the others in the group lot.

VINTAGE Footjoy Shark

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A few observations:

I now have way more shark shoes than a regular person should have (I think 6?)

I have not cleaned these up. But, I do like them!

I need some tan/brown socks! I can’t find any!

I need to buy have a brown shark pair too - but in 11D
 

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Sunday seems to be the day that I go Vintage. Funny but I would never buy a contemporary tan grain LWB. But I make an exception for Florsheim.
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Vintage 1968 Florsheim Imperial Shortwing Blucher in Black Cashmere Calfskin. Model 9S2372.View attachment 1460958
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Florsheim Imperial blucher in a short wing-very cool. I like that style as an occasional change from the beloved long wings. The English seem to favor it. Also in a very iconic example,John McHale’s Canadian battlecruiser which I was inspired to break out on a gorgeous early fall day in Milwaukee -though I think they’re due for a welt cleaning and sole edging-a worthy project for the day!
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