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They're beautiful shoes. I just heard/read that the Park Ave used to be a PTB like these, so I thought maybe those were PA.

Regardless, great find. Shockingly great shape.
Park Ave has been a 4 eyelet PTB in 1964 catalog and also a single monk in the 1971 catalog. All of the other catalogs show it in its current format.
 

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A few months back I found these not-very-vintage 2008 Florsheim Imperial "Barrington" on Poshmark. They were NOS for $20, so I figured it wouldn't hurt to give them a try (even if they are a little square in the toe). I got drawn in by the stitch around the perimeter of the upper; does that have a name?

Overall, this was a happy addition to the shoe collection. The super-soft upper and lining leathers, combined with a flexible leather sole, make for a pleasantly comfortable shoe.

The 2008 catalog says these have a "California Construction". This is the only reference I've ever seen to this shoe construction method. According to Google, that means they are strobel stitched (like many athletic shoes), but I'm curious if you guys know anything more about it?

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Allen Edmonds did that with the Hinsdale name, too. Mine are shell loafers and there are AE wingtips with the same name.
Same with St. George: a George boot in the 70s and a jodhpur boot in the 80s. I own both.
 

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Dexters for a day of haircuts, groceries, and lunch with the family. I think Dexter was underestimated for a tier 2 brand. The fit is great. A cobbler added sole protectors and new top lifts to make them more versatile.

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I finally got a pair of vintage Alden LHS (986) in #8. I got a great deal from @capnwes. They were in good shape already, but needed some overdue conditioning and love. It took a combination of Renovateur and VSC followed up with Saphir 1925. And LOTS of brushing. They will eventually get some new heels.

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I finally got a pair of vintage Alden LHS (986) in #8. I got a great deal from @capnwes. They were in good shape already, but needed some overdue conditioning and love. It took a combination of Renovateur and VSC followed up with Saphir 1925. And LOTS of brushing. They will eventually get some new heels.

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Lookin' Nice, Sorry ole Arthur doesn't allow me to do my signature shines any more, I always enjoyed bringing shells back to life.
 

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Any ideas on what leather this could be? I was thinking lizard and then snake, but does not look much like the prototypical examples for either, IMO. Maybe printed calf? They are Lefcourt house brand made in England, probably by C&J fwiw.

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Dexters for a day of haircuts, groceries, and lunch with the family. I think Dexter was underestimated for a tier 2 brand. The fit is great. A cobbler added sole protectors and new top lifts to make them more versatile.

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Most excellent choice. Inspires me to step it up a notch! If this is how you dress for lunch and a haircut, you must just really knock it out of the park in court.
 
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Any ideas on what leather this could be? I was thinking lizard and then snake, but does not look much like the prototypical examples for either, IMO. Maybe printed calf? They are Lefcourt house brand made in England, probably by C&J fwiw.

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It's hard to tell from the photos whether they are printed calf. If they were, they are imitating python texture, imo.
 

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Florsheim 92604 in church this morning.

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