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93605s today. I use these sized vintage Florsheim shoe trees with them.
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Golden Harvests today.
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Here are the homemade GH at the end of a full school day of wear. So far, so good. The Angelus paint withstood many bumps and scuffs against desks and chairs without harm. Now we'll just have to see how they hold up over time. It's also worth noting that these Dexter for Sibley's Detroit shoes are a pretty solid pair of longwings.
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Here are the homemade GH at the end of a full school day of wear. So far, so good. The Angelus paint withstood many bumps and scuffs against desks and chairs without harm. Now we'll just have to see how they hold up over time. It's also worth noting that these Dexter for Sibley's Detroit shoes are a pretty solid pair of longwings.
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Dexter is one of my favourite tier 2 vintage brands. They are tanks without the frills and QC. I own a few pairs including one made for Sibley. They will likely outlive me.

I love your project here. I'm thinking about doing the same...
 

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Not vintage, but I had fun just now refreshing a pair of sad-looking AE Bradley shell I scored for peanuts on Ebay, for personal.
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This orange peel deposit on the outside right heel was a bit of a concern.
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Turns out they came right back with only water, trees and a good scrub with VSC and a stiff bristle brush. Then a rubdown with an automotive cloth and more VSC, brushing with a horsehair brush and buffing with a cut-up silk shirt.
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Love me some norwegian split toes.
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The rough section cleaned up really well with the 3500 grit auto polishing cloth and some VSC.
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Here are the homemade GH at the end of a full school day of wear. So far, so good. The Angelus paint withstood many bumps and scuffs against desks and chairs without harm. Now we'll just have to see how they hold up over time. It's also worth noting that these Dexter for Sibley's Detroit shoes are a pretty solid pair of longwings.
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If I had just paid more attention to your posts about these I would have noticed the medallion pattern and not wasted an hour looking at different patterns online. (Or I could have just cleaned out the old insole from the other shoe earlier).
 

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Dexter is one of my favourite tier 2 vintage brands. They are tanks without the frills and QC. I own a few pairs including one made for Sibley. They will likely outlive me.

I love your project here. I'm thinking about doing the same...
I actually started looking into Dexter/Sibley's after you spoke well of your pair in a post a while back (so thank you for indirectly leading me to these). I think your assessment is spot on.

I'd say the project is pretty fun and easy if you are thinking about trying it. Lots of colors to choose from too.
 

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Suede is for autumn. There’s no autumn in Florida, but it’s breezy and cool outside. That’s probably the only good thing after a hurricane. Tampa dodged a bullet by a hair. Elsewhere flooding still hasn’t completely receded. We will recover strong 💪 Hope you are well out there.

Presenting AE MacNeil in blue suede back when AE still has JR soles for custom made. Thank you Gary for this gem.
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I actually started looking into Dexter/Sibley's after you spoke well of your pair in a post a while back (so thank you for indirectly leading me to these). I think your assessment is spot on.

I'd say the project is pretty fun and easy if you are thinking about trying it. Lots of colors to choose from too.
I'm glad that I can influence others. When I write my autobiography, or my list for St. Peter, I will include this history making event.
 

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Jarman for Sears. I found these NOS from @davidVC 's list. I love this pair. I now own 4 pairs of spectators in total (Florsheim black and white, AE Broadstreets in tan and ivory (90th anniversary edition), and a pair of converted Hanover LB Sheppards).

I've been eyeballing other pairs of AE Broadstreets.

A cobbler armoured these up with toe taps, sole protectors, and cat paw heels.

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I actually started looking into Dexter/Sibley's after you spoke well of your pair in a post a while back (so thank you for indirectly leading me to these). I think your assessment is spot on.

I'd say the project is pretty fun and easy if you are thinking about trying it. Lots of colors to choose from too.
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