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Some advice wax on. Some wax off. I preferred leaving it naturally until hand-plucking individual hair… Ostrich is a tricky leather to process. In fact, the feather density was maddening to the point of inspirational for what is now called the Brazilian technique… That is something I just made up.
Presenting 40s (and possibly early 50s) Edwin Clapp ostrich venti. The shoes were hand lasted, and hand stained. The color is quite vibrant up close with hint of inconsistency. It was ordered for a retail in TX. Ostrich was not a popular shoe leather until the 70s and 80s. It is rare, indeed, to see ostrich on a 40s non-cowboy-boots footwear. I’m putting EC next to my 40s Nunn Bush for comparison.
PS: almost all of my vintage came from refreshing vcleat page every couple hours. Passion is contagious.
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I seriously hope that pair is on its way to Ontario.
 

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Some advice wax on. Some wax off. I preferred leaving it naturally until hand-plucking individual hair… Ostrich is a tricky leather to process. In fact, the feather density was maddening to the point of inspirational for what is now called the Brazilian technique… That is something I just made up.
Presenting 40s (and possibly early 50s) Edwin Clapp ostrich venti. The shoes were hand lasted, and hand stained. The color is quite vibrant up close with hint of inconsistency. It was ordered for a retail in TX. Ostrich was not a popular shoe leather until the 70s and 80s. It is rare, indeed, to see ostrich on a 40s non-cowboy-boots footwear. I’m putting EC next to my 40s Nunn Bush for comparison.
PS: almost all of my vintage came from refreshing vcleat page every couple hours. Passion is contagious.
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Those are amazing. Holy cow. Where did you find those?
 

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Some advice wax on. Some wax off. I preferred leaving it naturally until hand-plucking individual hair… Ostrich is a tricky leather to process. In fact, the feather density was maddening to the point of inspirational for what is now called the Brazilian technique… That is something I just made up.
Presenting 40s (and possibly early 50s) Edwin Clapp ostrich venti. The shoes were hand lasted, and hand stained. The color is quite vibrant up close with hint of inconsistency. It was ordered for a retail in TX. Ostrich was not a popular shoe leather until the 70s and 80s. It is rare, indeed, to see ostrich on a 40s non-cowboy-boots footwear. I’m putting EC next to my 40s Nunn Bush for comparison.
PS: almost all of my vintage came from refreshing vcleat page every couple hours. Passion is contagious.
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How funny, I noticed those on the completed listings on vcleat. I should have known that you snagged them! A most impressive addition to your collection. Wear them in good heath, sir!
 

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How was your salmon fishing going? Did you visit Miramichi for sea bass fishing by any chance?
Three small salmon on the Kouch. Will try for sea bass before dawn if we are sober enough. Not looking good right now. Had a big feed of sea bass today for lunch.

fishing tidal waters.
 

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Three small salmon on the Kouch. Will try for sea bass before dawn if we are sober enough. Not looking good right now. Had a big feed of sea bass today for lunch.

fishing tidal waters.
Doing some thrifting?
 

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John McHale for Florsheim gunboats. Us Canadians really love the gunboats. The double leather soles have been reinforced with crespino sole protectors and cat paw heels.

Wishing the brotherhood a great last weekend of the summer.

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I continue to be perplexed by these shoes. I really like them, but they don’t quite fit. Florsheim NST in 12B.

If they were a 13A, 12.5B or 12C, they would probably work. If anyone here is interested, message me. Otherwise, I think I’ll go medieval on them and try to stretch them out.

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I continue to be perplexed by these shoes. I really like them, but they don’t quite fit. Florsheim NST in 12B.

If they were a 13A, 12.5B or 12C, they would probably work. If anyone here is interested, message me. Otherwise, I think I’ll go medieval on them and try to stretch them out.

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Stretch And enjoy.
 

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Most of Stetson NST are exotic. I haven’t seen a 7-eyelet Stetson NST often. They have original soles, but the heels were replaced. Maybe that’s why they didn’t make David’s watchlist. The flat laces were torn, so I’m mixing it up with new grey laces. I think they are more likely from the 60s, but could be 50s. Personally, I love black shoes. They are incredibly versatile. Extra awesome when they are rare vintage 🍻
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