• STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Quantum17

Senior Member
Joined
Nov 2, 2020
Messages
339
Reaction score
1,405
Two new arrivals today, a pair of Hartt Director's Quality cap-toes from the late 60's as well as the pair of John McHale Custom Bombers that I posted some vendor's photos of about 10 days ago. 9F and 9.5E respectively. Wonderful shoes.

View attachment 1609405View attachment 1609406View attachment 1609407
So where do you store all your collection? Isn’t your birthday yesterday, May 12? That’s not the ADT passcode. Wait what?… I’ll share more pics of the Hartt soon, guys 😈
 

suitforcourt

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jan 11, 2012
Messages
6,730
Reaction score
13,933

friendlygoz

Distinguished Member
Joined
Aug 17, 2016
Messages
2,037
Reaction score
9,346
Two new arrivals today, a pair of Hartt Director's Quality cap-toes from the late 60's as well as the pair of John McHale Custom Bombers that I posted some vendor's photos of about 10 days ago. 9F and 9.5E respectively. Wonderful shoes.

View attachment 1609405View attachment 1609406View attachment 1609407
wow! Wow! @Oshare get on these. @Jiqea is very good work with. I got a pair of Dack's U-wings from him. He had the patience of Mother Teresa in putting up w/ my questions and indecisiveness. He also shipped out the shoes with lightning speed. @Jiqea: if you find a pair of those McHale's in a 9D, please give me another chance...
 

Nobleprofessor

Distinguished Member
Joined
Apr 17, 2015
Messages
3,256
Reaction score
8,049
I have been impatiently waiting for my shipment. They finally arrived!

Golden Harvest that were in good shape, but they had a cheap house leather sole that was glued on.

Wyatt and Dad replaced the sole and welts and did an antique edge and JR heels. They look fantastic!

I also had a repair done on my 1960 Shark Derby. I have only worn them once just to try them on because i was worried about the stitching coming loose and causing damage. They put JR heels on them also.



FC1D123E-7191-470D-B83B-FC6E87DC5158.jpeg
94F4EDDD-6999-47AC-8296-ADDA4B2992E3.jpeg
BDC24655-3C90-4280-AE0C-7D99758E16DC.jpeg
5BC9E402-7C2F-497F-8E7F-9B7EC7208515.jpeg
1A2628A6-735E-43D1-BE22-9B4DFB82266C.jpeg
80673A74-371E-4057-A88B-2FCBA6873040.jpeg
65CD5EE9-A7D1-495F-B568-5EDAE41F213D.jpeg
 

Oshare

Distinguished Member
Joined
May 3, 2017
Messages
1,233
Reaction score
5,838
Two new arrivals today, a pair of Hartt Director's Quality cap-toes from the late 60's as well as the pair of John McHale Custom Bombers that I posted some vendor's photos of about 10 days ago. 9F and 9.5E respectively. Wonderful shoes.

View attachment 1609405View attachment 1609406View attachment 1609407
That 9.5E is calling for you @Oshare .

Figure out a way to smuggle these.
@Jiqea do you usually flip the shoes that you get? I wasn't sure if you sell these on, or if you are collecting all of these amazing shoes to build a museum of vintage shoes?
 

suitforcourt

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jan 11, 2012
Messages
6,730
Reaction score
13,933
@Jiqea do you usually flip the shoes that you get? I wasn't sure if you sell these on, or if you are collecting all of these amazing shoes to build a museum of vintage shoes?
@Jiqea definitely sells, unless they're in his size.
 

sam67

Senior Member
Joined
Apr 17, 2020
Messages
783
Reaction score
2,557
Can anyone help me on these? They reminded me of something in the vcleat Florsheim catalog but it is not a match. They are Florsheim but no Imperial or blue logo. Date code puts latest at 1993. Any other thoughts? Thanks
8565A717-071F-422C-A7A4-7110F4D969EF.jpeg
9744EA29-B5B8-469C-9B31-D82508E36E6E.jpeg
665931B7-4A88-438F-8F31-483709B38F86.jpeg
2EF7AF8E-12A6-4FA7-91E1-B84153D4BF2B.jpeg

3B717BF8-15F1-4837-BC8C-E39AFA47D67B.jpeg
 
Last edited:

Nobleprofessor

Distinguished Member
Joined
Apr 17, 2015
Messages
3,256
Reaction score
8,049

friendlygoz

Distinguished Member
Joined
Aug 17, 2016
Messages
2,037
Reaction score
9,346
I have been impatiently waiting for my shipment. They finally arrived!

Golden Harvest that were in good shape, but they had a cheap house leather sole that was glued on.

Wyatt and Dad replaced the sole and welts and did an antique edge and JR heels. They look fantastic!

I also had a repair done on my 1960 Shark Derby. I have only worn them once just to try them on because i was worried about the stitching coming loose and causing damage. They put JR heels on them also.



View attachment 1609430View attachment 1609431View attachment 1609432View attachment 1609433View attachment 1609434View attachment 1609435View attachment 1609436
congrats! those guys do some very high-quality work. wow.
 

wasmisterfu

Distinguished Member
Joined
May 11, 2018
Messages
4,924
Reaction score
14,485
You can always apply to have the probation conditions varied.

To wit:

1. No further footwear purchases unless approved by a Council composed of members of the vintage thread on Styleforum;

2. Not to possess any new footwear, with exception in condition #1;

3. To attend counseling as directed;

4. Keep the peace and be of good behaviour, especially towards _ _;

5. To surrender all credit cards or other financial instruments that can be used for online purchases, with exception in condition #1;

6. Complete 100 hours of community service and to show proof of such service;

7. Stay 100 meters away from any footwear store, that is known to you.

Probation to last 12 months.
As currently written, it’s possible that The Court of Spousel Customs will reject this proposal on the basis that clause 1 substantially compromises the enforceability of the broader agreement. As you are our “spousel customs” counsel, I’d request that you provide demonstrable evidence that such agreements have historically proven workable (e.g.referenceable precedent).

Without said reference, or further modification of the conditions of the proposed probationary agreement, there is significant risk that the agreement, as currently drafted, will lead to further ass-kickings from significant others.
 

wasmisterfu

Distinguished Member
Joined
May 11, 2018
Messages
4,924
Reaction score
14,485
Can anyone help me on these? They reminded me of something in the vcleat Florsheim catalog but it is not a match. They are Florsheim but no Imperial or blue logo. Date code puts latest at 1993. Any other thoughts? Thanks
View attachment 1609449View attachment 1609450View attachment 1609451View attachment 1609452
View attachment 1609460
Cement construction. Basically, at this point Florsheim, in an attempt to cost-cut and slim up the profile of certain models, took their standard upper construction, deleted the gemming and forming of a rib (e.g. they just fold the upper under the insole) and then cement the outsole directly the bottom of the completed upper.

I wouldn’t buy those shoes under any circumstances, as they aren’t serviceable (they aren’t welted) and the soles are already worn out, which means those shoes are essentially worn out by design.

(Yes, a good cobbler can resole just about anything, but these shoes aren’t worth the effort.)
 

sam67

Senior Member
Joined
Apr 17, 2020
Messages
783
Reaction score
2,557
Cement construction. Basically, at this point Florsheim, in an attempt to cost-cut and slim up the profile of certain models, took their standard upper construction, deleted the gemming and forming of a rib (e.g. they just fold the upper under the insole) and then cement the outsole directly the bottom of the completed upper.

I wouldn’t buy those shoes under any circumstances, as they aren’t serviceable (they aren’t welted) and the soles are already worn out, which means those shoes are essentially worn out by design.

(Yes, a good cobbler can resole just about anything, but these shoes aren’t worth the effort.)
Thanks. I was coming to the same conclusion re cement. But I had never seen them and they were $5 so I’ll wear them out the rest of the way.
 

wasmisterfu

Distinguished Member
Joined
May 11, 2018
Messages
4,924
Reaction score
14,485
Thanks. I was coming to the same conclusion re cement. But I had never seen them and they were $5 so I’ll wear them out the rest of the way.
Well, for 5 bucks, that’s a different matter. That said, just be aware that the insole peaking through is fiberboard, so it will wear through quickly on sidewalk and cement, so you could end up with your socks on the ground fairly quickly. You might want to just get a toppy glued on.
 

KarlHungus

Active Member
Joined
Mar 12, 2016
Messages
34
Reaction score
103
Initial post here, Allen Edmonds I got on the 'bay several years ago. Basically a Strand without the medallion. I tried to look up the model a while back and came up with something called the 'Argonaut' from the early '90s. Those of you with better internet sleuthing skills than I may be in a unique position to confirm, or, disconfirm that suspicion.
[Sorry for splotches from my morning glass of water 😬]

IMG_20210514_094749.jpg
 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

Favorite Shorts Length

  • Above the knee

  • Knee length

  • Below the knee

  • None of the above

  • Mid-thigh ("short shorts")


Results are only viewable after voting.

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
461,457
Messages
10,013,238
Members
208,297
Latest member
hanvicohanoi997
Top