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on the opposite end of the spectrum this looks like a fun pair of executive imperials for very short money in good shape. This one is too big for me otherwise they'd be inbound to the northeast.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen short wings with no perforations (not that I’ve been hanging around here long enough to see half of the interesting styles you guys dig up…). Was that a common style at some point? Pretty cool either way!
 

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I don’t think I’ve ever seen short wings with no perforations (not that I’ve been hanging around here long enough to see half of the interesting styles you guys dig up…). Was that a common style at some point? Pretty cool either way!
It's called an austerity brogue. They're around (modern versions around as well). I'd say what makes this one a bit unique is the stitching. They are also more typically an oxford. But the derby with stitch details works, overall, to make it a more casual look. These probably aren't the best shoes ever but they're fun and dirt cheap given the condition. Someone should buy them.
 

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Did anyone pick up a pair of the 125th anniversary series from Florsheim? These are not mine, but the pics show decent stitching and even spade soles.

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Someone should buy these two pairs... not my listings.

super condition pin grain Strands. ask is maybe a little high but haven't seen many pairs come around. unfortunately this pair would be too narrow for me.

on the opposite end of the spectrum this looks like a fun pair of executive imperials for very short money in good shape. This one is too big for me otherwise they'd be inbound to the northeast.
Wow. Those are like GH strands.
 

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Mid-1980s AE teju Clayton today.
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It's called an austerity brogue. They're around (modern versions around as well). I'd say what makes this one a bit unique is the stitching. They are also more typically an oxford. But the derby with stitch details works, overall, to make it a more casual look. These probably aren't the best shoes ever but they're fun and dirt cheap given the condition. Someone should buy them.
I got them.
 

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Hey gentlemen, here's a question for you:

So I know that in the 80s and such, Hanover, Florsheim, Allen Edmonds, etc, were making shoes in wide widths, but are there any shoes made by any company earlier than that in wide ranges?

I don't really like sizing up from 11.5 EEE to 13 D in order to get a fit as the length is a bit long on me. Plus, 13 D is pretty rare, too, so---.

Any companies I should be on the look out that did make vintage shoes in the EEE range? Or at least an E?
 

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Hey gentlemen, here's a question for you:

So I know that in the 80s and such, Hanover, Florsheim, Allen Edmonds, etc, were making shoes in wide widths, but are there any shoes made by any company earlier than that in wide ranges?

I don't really like sizing up from 11.5 EEE to 13 D in order to get a fit as the length is a bit long on me. Plus, 13 D is pretty rare, too, so---.

Any companies I should be on the look out that did make vintage shoes in the EEE range? Or at least an E?
Mason Imperials came in widths up to EE for sure as I have a pair.
 
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Wow. Those are like GH strands.
That's what I thought too! @Quantum17 you should get them. Or not? Can't decide if they seem overpriced but will let you guys decide. I'd probably send an offer if they were a wider 9.5 but I can't fit a D on the 65 last.

Speaking of GH strands, I have seriously debated picking up a walnut or bourbon pair and converting them to GH. It's been done before - saw some pics of a pair on one of the FB groups a while ago.
 

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I don’t think I’ve ever seen short wings with no perforations (not that I’ve been hanging around here long enough to see half of the interesting styles you guys dig up…). Was that a common style at some point? Pretty cool either way!
It's called an austerity brogue. They're around (modern versions around as well). I'd say what makes this one a bit unique is the stitching. They are also more typically an oxford. But the derby with stitch details works, overall, to make it a more casual look. These probably aren't the best shoes ever but they're fun and dirt cheap given the condition. Someone should buy them.
I got them.
Some Austerity Brogues have some but minimal perforations like the70’s “Tom, Dick, and Harry.”

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That's what I thought too! @Quantum17 you should get them. Or not? Can't decide if they seem overpriced but will let you guys decide. I'd probably send an offer if they were a wider 9.5 but I can't fit a D on the 65 last.

Speaking of GH strands, I have seriously debated picking up a walnut or bourbon pair and converting them to GH. It's been done before - saw some pics of a pair on one of the FB groups a while ago.
They may be open to offers. That pair has been doing the rounds for a little while now.
 

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Some Austerity Brogues have some but minimal perforations like the70’s “Tom, Dick, and Harry.”

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Not to spiral into pedantry but I personally don't consider that an austerity brogue. Once there are perforations and a medallion it's just a short wing brogue to my eye.

Btw, I happed to really like that shoe. Who is the maker of this pair?
 

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Not to spiral into pedantry but I personally don't consider that an austerity brogue. Once there are perforations and a medallion it's just a short wing brogue to my eye.

Btw, I happed to really like that shoe. Who is the maker of this pair?
You are correct. A TRUE austerity brogue has no perforation. But, these are pretty close.

These are Allen Edmonds and are really called the “Tom, Dick, and Harry.”
 

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Not to spiral into pedantry but I personally don't consider that an austerity brogue. Once there are perforations and a medallion it's just a short wing brogue to my eye.

Btw, I happed to really like that shoe. Who is the maker of this pair?
Semi-austere?

Tom, Dick and Harrys were made by Allen Edmonds, I do believe.

Edit - Tie goes to the OP!
 

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