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Among my pickups in Ogdensburg today were these two pairs of Dacks whole-cuts. The brown pair are labelled as S.E. Dacks and were made sometime between 1952 and early 1958. The black pair are the latest that I have seen in this style and date to circa 1990, although they have all the stampings of the shoes as made in the 1960's and only differ in the sock-liner; a real throwback pair. Both are water bison and my size at 10.5D. I have been waiting 18 months to pick up the SE Dack pair, and only a week for the black "Bespoke Quality" pair.

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Riffing on @Jiqea ’s new acquisitions And amazing display…I present my Dack’s kudu wholecuts in black:
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These are waiting too! Classic CXL by Gustin special make-up.
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I have another pair waiting but I can't seem tp copy and paste the pics! I'm more excited about these as they're horsehide NOS boots from '50's,'60's. I can't wait to have a pair of horsehide boots.
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When I returned from Ogdensburg today a package was waiting at my door with two pairs of vintage Canadian shoes dating to 1959/60. On the left is a pair of 6 eye bluchers made by John Ritchie for sale by the K Boot Shop in Victoria BC. Ritchie was located in Quebec City and was Canada's largest maker of men's shoes in the first half of the 20th century. They made very high quality shoes right up to the early 60's, and then their quality declined sharply and they were gone entirely by the 70's.

The pair on the right are the earliest example of the "McHale Shoe" that I have seen and the only pair I have ever seen with nailed heels. The "McHale Shoe" line started in 1959, replacing the Scott-McHale shoe as McHale's second tier offering. This style was the best of the "McHale Shoes", and was an approved option to the Hartt shoes for RCMP officers to purchase and get reimbursed. I suspect the Ritchie shoes may have also qualified for this, as both these pairs were owned by a former RCMP member. McHale continued to build this shoe in low numbers right into the 80's, and they are almost as desirable as the Custom Shoes. Both pairs are 10.5D and fit perfectly.

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Hi everyone,
I'm fairly new to Style Forum, but I have been enjoying reading this thread from the beginning little by little for the last month or so! (I'm about 900 pages in.) I got interested in vintage Florsheim after watching a lot of Bedo's Leatherworks on YouTube during quarantine back in 2020, which then guided me to @davidVC 's blog and now to here. I recently acquired my first pair of 93602's, cleaned them up, and wore for the first time today.
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Today it was the golden era AE MacNeil (1985). Really well made shoe, but not the best last for me.

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Tonight it was some Blanton’s bourbon with a water back and a molasses cookie.

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Hi everyone,
I'm fairly new to Style Forum, but I have been enjoying reading this thread from the beginning little by little for the last month or so! (I'm about 900 pages in.) I got interested in vintage Florsheim after watching a lot of Bedo's Leatherworks on YouTube during quarantine back in 2020, which then guided me to @davidVC 's blog and now to here. I recently acquired my first pair of 93602's, cleaned them up, and wore for the first time today. View attachment 1712788 View attachment 1712795 View attachment 1712796
Welcome to our little corner of StyleForum. What an awesome first post with an amazing pair of shoes!
 

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It has always been the drive for survival and legacy. The basic purpose of life. Any life. From the simplest virus to the ever complicated human. It was only by chance that penicillin discovered. What a syphilistic relief!!! Back in the day, there’s no Tums even. Tummy bloating? You’d just explode, literally. That’s how we invented the combusting engine. Look it up. There’s no such thing as over the counter pain relief. Here are some Mercury. Good luck🤞. Hey you, with the infected cut, your appointment for leg amputation is next Tuesday. Might as well if life expectancy was 47 in 1900. How far has medicine evolved to have that number up to 79 in 2019 (only to drop back to 77 in 2020). No wonder why people was unhappy back in the day. On top of that, do you know how many clothing items, how many under garments, or how many shoes people had back then? Yet, are we any happier?

Presenting 1985 AE Hunter in linen. Great Florida shoes. Imagine a straw hat, cigar and Cuban coffee, writing a satire somewhere in the Keys. Occasionally slapping myself off mosquitoes. Great Florida shoes indeed. No comment on the leather this time. The sun is rising.
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Hi everyone,
I'm fairly new to Style Forum, but I have been enjoying reading this thread from the beginning little by little for the last month or so! (I'm about 900 pages in.) I got interested in vintage Florsheim after watching a lot of Bedo's Leatherworks on YouTube during quarantine back in 2020, which then guided me to @davidVC 's blog and now to here. I recently acquired my first pair of 93602's, cleaned them up, and wore for the first time today. View attachment 1712788 View attachment 1712795 View attachment 1712796
Welcome! You've entered the rabbit hole. Post any questions or acquisitions.

Remember, the group motto is: "If it fits, it ships."
 

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