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Hello, came up on these new old stock wingtips. Trying go determine size on oakwoods. And never heard of mcelwain shoes. View attachment 1840559 View attachment 1840560 View attachment 1840561
These makers are using a sizing convention that is no longer common because it is confusing. The Black LWBs are an 11D and the brown are an 10.5D. The first number in both corresponds to the width. The first number is a 4, which is a D. A, B, C, D, E would be 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 respectively. The last number will be a 0 or 5 representing the half size. 110 would be 11. the 105 would be 10.5. So, 4110 is an 11.0D and 4105 is a 10.5D.
 

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These makers are using a sizing convention that is no longer common because it is confusing. The Black LWBs are an 11D and the brown are an 10.5D. The first number in both corresponds to the width. The first number is a 4, which is a D. A, B, C, D, E would be 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 respectively. The last number will be a 0 or 5 representing the half size. 110 would be 11. the 105 would be 10.5. So, 4110 is an 11.0D and 4105 is a 10.5D.
Would you want to venture a guess when they were made?
 

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I have not tried stretching them yet but I should. . .

Careful with the watches. It's a terrible rabbit hole.
I'm mostly into homage watches. I have Pagani, Benyar, Paulareis, Weisikai, Bliger, and Seiko mods - so basically the Ali Express specials. All are less than $100 (Canadian dollars) shipped to my door.

I have a bunch of Seiko 5s that I've had for almost 20 years. And still going strong. I inherited a Girard Perregeaux from my late father. And a 1978 Seiko 5, complete with gold coloured bracelet.

So while I am looking to add more homage pieces, they're all reasonably priced.
 

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Another pair of black shell. AE MacNeils.

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Looking good!

There’s a pair on ebay in my size (10 eee, so rare)—probably a little too high $$$ for what’s there, but I’m tempted because 10eee doesn’t come around much…

 

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Looking good!

There’s a pair on ebay in my size (10 eee, so rare)—probably a little too high $$$ for what’s there, but I’m tempted because 10eee doesn’t come around much…

Offer 150
 

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as a seller, my general rule of thumb is to usually accept ~70% of my asking price
so $150 is a good number. (assuming this seller has the same mindset)
I'm usually aggressive and offer 50% and wait for counter offer. But surprisingly a lot of sellers accept 50.
 

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#florsheimfriday

Continuing the black shell theme - black PTBs.

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