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I’m sure some of you have seen this on the Facebook group. I would love to have this! My wife actually said it would be great in a shoe room. But, Pennsylvania is pretty far from Memphis.

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I don’t use FB. So, where would one pick up this display? Maybe it’s not too far away.
 

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I went to an estate sale yesterday and I saw some shoes in a closet. At first glance it was all crappy Nunn Bush and rockport. Then I see the insole of Allen Edmonds. They looked like they were in great shape with very little wear.

For the price, I knew I couldn’t go wrong. So, I grabbed them. As I walking to the front to pay, I felt the upper and immediately knew something was different. I paid and when I walked into the sun, I knew they were Shell.

Super minty AE Grayson in #8 Shell Cordovan. Size 12B if anyone is interested.


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Older models from the 90s are most likely made by Rancourt, in particular the ones that have "Made in Maine". Blake stitched but decent quality, uppers are hit and miss, and I've seen some models with corrected grain.

The older, goodyear welted, Cole Haan from the 60s and 70s, under the "Imperial Grade" imprint, these were in fact made in the old Cole Haan factory.

I also read that Hanover made shoes for them at some point but not sure when or what models.
Rancourt was not around in the same form then, although the Rancourt family were I believe at the time part owners of the factory. The factory was caled "Ansewn".

 

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With zero experience with Alden’s Van last, I didn’t plan to go down this path, and yet here we are. I guess my “$125 max” bid was just enough to eke out a win. I had been looking for penny loafers under the expectation that when we return to work, it would be a little less formal. So now I have Alden shell pennies. As long as they fit, I think it’s a win.

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With zero experience with Alden’s Van last, I didn’t plan to go down this path, and yet here we are. I guess my “$125 max” bid was just enough to eke out a win. I had been looking for penny loafers under the expectation that when we return to work, it would be a little less formal. So now I have Alden shell pennies. As long as they fit, I think it’s a win.

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:fistbump: Wish they were 13 D!
 
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Halloween is sort of a harvest holiday so it’s only appropriate that I wore my GHs.
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I grabbed these 93602s for my brother for his 50th birthday. They were manufactured in 1968, the year my parents were married. They were on @davidVC ’s list. The quality of vintage Florsheims is generally amazing. But I feel like these are on another level. Notice the tightness of the welt stitching and how it aligns perfectly with the rolling on the welt. I really lucked out on these. The binding is in perfect condition, the uppers are in great shape, and they weren’t worn very much at all. I’m going to clean them up and give my brother the best birthday present he’s ever received. View attachment 1488024View attachment 1488025View attachment 1488026View attachment 1488027
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Goddamn Florsheim shoes!
 

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With zero experience with Alden’s Van last, I didn’t plan to go down this path, and yet here we are. I guess my “$125 max” bid was just enough to eke out a win. I had been looking for penny loafers under the expectation that when we return to work, it would be a little less formal. So now I have Alden shell pennies. As long as they fit, I think it’s a win.

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Van is a fairly generous last. Generally speaking, the consensus is to size down 1/2 length from tts like the Barrie and TruBalance Lasts.
 

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Vintage Florsheim Imperial Norwegian Split Toe Blucher Collection. L-R: 96319 Kenmoor Brown Hand Stained Cashmere Calfskin made in 1969, Custom Black Calfskin Kenmoor Circa Mid 70s, Custom Double Cleat Tan Cashmere Calfskin made in 1979. View attachment 1488391
I have a pair in tan, and had a chance to buy a matching pair in black. I hesitated because of shipping price from Japan.

Everytime I see yours, I regret being a cheapo.
 

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