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I previously mentioned the Florsheim patent leather shoes I picked up for formal night on a cruise.

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On a related note, I wanted several shirts for "formal" night. I can't really justify buying multiple tuxedo shirts to accommodate studs for the buttons, so I modified several of my current dress shirts to use either existing buttons OR the tuxedo studs. Start with an existing dress shirt. This one already had French cuffs.

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I sewed in a 5/16 button hole just above the existing button. Yeah, I am handy that way.

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The 5/16 hole securely holds the back of the stud and allows the front of the stud through.

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Now the shirt will work with either buttons or studs.

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Very clever and amazing skills with a needle and thread.
 

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These are the black shell Florsheim 92650 PTBs from last week. I cleaned with VSC, applied Leather Milk and a little wax. The rolls mostly smoothed out when I gradually extended the trees, but they'll probably come right back.
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With light coming in from the right side, I can see some burgundy undertones beneath the black.
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Indoors they definitely look black, but the change in appearance in different lighting conditions is one of the intriguing things about shell in my opinion.
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These are the black shell Florsheim 92650 PTBs from last week. I cleaned with VSC, applied Leather Milk and a little wax. The rolls mostly smoothed out when I gradually extended the trees, but they'll probably come right back.
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With light coming in from the right side, I can see some burgundy undertones beneath the black.
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Indoors they definitely look black, but the change in appearance in different lighting conditions is one of the intriguing things about shell in my opinion.
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Black shell PTBs are the best PTBs. Very elegant, understated shoe. I love my pair of LB Sheppherd Hanovers in this style. In fact, I might wear them right now.
 

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Very clever and amazing skills with a needle and thread.
Thank you. No hand skills used. I actually have 4 vintage sewing machines. The one for this project was made Jan 1940, just 82 years ago. A Singer 201 with a button hole attachment as this machine does not even zig-zag. They can be a lot of fun and come in handy.
 

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Thank you. No hand skills used. I actually have 4 vintage sewing machines. The one for this project was made Jan 1940, just 82 years ago. A Singer 201 with a button hole attachment as this machine does not even zig-zag. They can be a lot of fun and come in handy.
I had a 201 and it was great but it seemed every time I had a sewing project it demanded something much heavier duty, I ended up with a light industrial machine.
 

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Hot day called for some GH action.
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My submission for Wingtip Wednesday is more aspirational than observational. Today is rainy and gray instead of golden and glorious. But, these 1977 93631 Golden Harvest are perfect for a rainy day with the vibram sole modification.

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Vintage Violation: Despite being new Trickers, these remind me so much of Florsheim Weathered Moss!

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With the hum of the Fender amp in the background, changing out some strings wearing L. B. Sheppard Hanovers.

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