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Made in Belgium Nettletons? The seller doesn't give much info, but my guess is that these are fairly recent.

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The liner looks pretty modern.

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I read Nettleton went under and then they later revived the brand. Not sure where any or all of their newer shoes are made.

I read the same thing. Another shoe enthusiast owns both American and Belgian made pairs. Sadly, his assessment is that the modern Belgian pairs are a mere shadow of the American ancestors.

Same path as Hartt where the current ones are made in Spain and are just over priced garbage.
 

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Really nice pair of McHale bombers. Not my listing. Btw, I think that they are on the newer side and not 50s but I'll defer to @Jiqea given that he knows about 8000x what I do about these.

That is a nice pair. Late 60's or very early 70's. Certainly not 1950's. Pretty aggressively priced. If I didn't have three pairs in my size already I might make a lowball offer. I have bought from this vendor in Kenya before without any difficulties. The shoes arrived fast but were shipped in a padded plastic bag rather than a box.
 

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In honor of the pair I didn’t buy yesterday… early 1990s AE Chester in brown suede… dang, the fit on these is fantastic
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NOS, American made shoe trees under Florsheim label. Plus 2 pairs of Alden Indys. Great experience buying from Gary Maestas.

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Celebrated burning off a lot of pounds by buying a new crocodile belt, and a jar of Reptan to make it look awesome.
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Along with some Nettleton gators I had laying around.
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Reptan really works.
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These have the original soles and heels, have barely been worn and definitely were not made in Belgium.
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Also, be sure to search for "vero coccodrillo" sometimes. Sellers often don't know it's just Italian for "genuine crocodile" and assume it's a brand name. I just bought another brand new croc belt, in brown, for $35. The seller has a couple more. Be sure to size up (i.e. if you wear 34W, buy a 36 belt).
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My fat burning machine: the Trek Madone, Alberto Contador edition. This bike is almost ten years old now. Time flies.
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Celebrated burning off a lot of pounds by buying a new crocodile belt, and a jar of Reptan to make it look awesome. View attachment 1672905
Along with some Nettleton gators I had laying around.
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Reptan really works.
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These have the original soles and heels, have barely been worn and definitely were not made in Belgium.
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Also, be sure to search for "vero coccodrillo" sometimes. Sellers often don't know it's just Italian for "genuine crocodile" and assume it's a brand name. I just bought another brand new croc belt, in brown, for $35. The seller has a couple more. Be sure to size up (i.e. if you wear 34W, buy a 36 belt).
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My fat burning machine: the Trek Madone, Alberto Contador edition. This bike is almost ten years old now. Time flies.
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Congrats on all fronts. Good for you!
 

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Ooooooh…..white loafers!! #tempting

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