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suitforcourt

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@suitforcourt , is adding 8 pairs to my collection, in a single month, excessive?
Not excessive at all. A good farmer knows that a quiet growing season is followed by an intense harvest. I’m sure I read that on a fortune cookie long ago.
Ask spousal customs.
Answering as a fellow shoe addict: No.

Answering as legal counsel: Yes. You've jeopardized any chance of a clean divorce. But you've padded my retirement fund. Thank you.
 

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I don't think so. We'll see... These were relatively inexpensive so I'm not gonna stress it but i'm not sure what to make of the model and it's a bit of a shot in the dark (pun intended) on the condition.

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Well'p... looks like I may have made a mistake on those saratoga loafers. By coincidence, a pair popped up in my ebay feed this morning with the same model # and they are calf. The ones I found def seem to be shell but maybe the low res photos fooled me. Hopefully they fit since a good deal on shell isn't such a great deal on a calf pair.

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Well'p... looks like I may have made a mistake on those saratoga loafers. By coincidence, a pair popped up in my ebay feed this morning with the same model # and they are calf. The ones I found def seem to be shell but maybe the low res photos fooled me. Hopefully they fit since a good deal on shell isn't such a great deal on a calf pair.

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Let’s hope they were mislabeled. Either way the Saratoga is a great shoe.
 

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Well'p... looks like I may have made a mistake on those saratoga loafers. By coincidence, a pair popped up in my ebay feed this morning with the same model # and they are calf. The ones I found def seem to be shell but maybe the low res photos fooled me. Hopefully they fit since a good deal on shell isn't such a great deal on a calf pair.

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Ok - mystery solved. I downloaded all the catalogs from the 80s and found the model in the spring of 85 catalog. Weird because the pair I found sure look like vintage color 8 even having double checked again it really seems to be the case. We'll find out for sure next week. ;)

eta: and the fall of 84... so appears to be a one year leather. I suppose it's possible that the model was reused for a mto pair from a different year but seems doubtful. the other oddity in this case is that there only appears to be a size and model number and layout of the print on the lining is different. I was under the impression that there would be the date/batch number thing during this time period like the 2nd pair that I found with the same model. curious indeed but I am done researching for now, haha.

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Like @Oshare , I thought something happened to styleforum. Like it was being held hostage by some hackers. I was prepared to offer my services to extract it back. I have clients who have..... specific skills and specialties. They are known for their persuasive abilities.

So in the mean time, I went out for groceries in my 93602s. I bought these in NOS condition 4 years ago. For $180. At the time, I was going back and forth given the price. I asked our leaders for their input. @smfdoc and @davidVC smacked some sense into me. Thank goodness for them. Nowadays I see trash worthy pairs listed for 180.

A cobbler had to install rubber heels, toe taps, and explosion sole protectors. V-cleats are not for me.

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Well'p... looks like I may have made a mistake on those saratoga loafers. By coincidence, a pair popped up in my ebay feed this morning with the same model # and they are calf. The ones I found def seem to be shell but maybe the low res photos fooled me. Hopefully they fit since a good deal on shell isn't such a great deal on a calf pair.

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Yeahhhh... I didn’t go back far enough in the catalogs, cause they’re in the 85 catalog. Despite the example above having an 86 date-stamp, they discontinued the 8793 in 86.

Good news is, they’ll be really nice calf. Bad news, not shell.

 

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