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Vincent George

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Wore the recent eBay scores (1988 93602s) for a test drive to the grocery store tonight. Lots of patina. I think they’re ok. Not yet sure if I like them enough to to invest in a re-sole. Bonus oddity: random orange slice outside our door. Bird drop it? Squirrel?


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Wore the recent eBay scores (1988 93602s) for a test drive to the grocery store tonight. Lots of patina. I think they’re ok. Not yet sure if I like them enough to to invest in a re-sole. Bonus oddity: random orange slice outside our door. Bird drop it? Squirrel?


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I like them. Worth it to keep fresh soles.
 

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Very common.

I'm a 10.5D or a 9.5EEE.

I bought my vintage Florsheim shell PTBs from a fellow in this thread, and they are marked size 9B. I wasn't expecting to keep them, but then I discovered they fit me very well - just a tiny bit snug around the ball of the foot.

I know you're a fellow DC-ite. I'll periodically flip through vintage lots at the area Uniques and 2A, and I'll try stuff on even if it's not my size.

Just today, at the Unique/Value Village double-store off 495, I bought a pair of gray Italian Hanover loafers labeled 12. They almost fit.

Where'd you find that pair? I remember seeing one like that at the Planet Aid over by MOM's. I have plenty of brown LWBs, so I passed on them. Curious if that could be the same pair!

I am in Hampton Roads but with family in Fairfax. I make sure to stop by the bigger thrifts like those you mentioned (B-thrifty, etc.) when I visit. Some very nice finds. I still need to do a pilgrimage to Bedo's :)
 

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C and J for Peal and Co with patina by yours truly…
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As spring slowly creeps in, there are days here and there I can fit in some shoes.

Some shell for a Sunday dinner to celebrate end of Lunar New Year.

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Thanks. Hanover. These are their LB Sheppard Signature line. LB was their president and their best quality.

I'm increasingly leaning into my LB Sheppards over my Florsheim. They fit my foot better, and are really well made.
 

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How would describe the difference between their lasts?

The Florsheim Kenmoor last rubs hard on the head of my fifth metatarsal, and it doesn't matter whether I'm wearing an A-width or a AA-width. By the end of the day, the bone that protrudes on the outside of my foot below my little toe hurts. Badly.

I don't have that issue with the LB Sheppards. They just fit.

It might be that if I got a 13.5 in the Kenmoor last, then the wider part of the shoe would line up with my bone structure better, but 13.5 isn't a real size in Florsheims.
 

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How would describe the difference between their lasts?
I agree, my Hanovers all feel slightly more generous than my Florsheims.

For me, it sometimes means I add a thin insole at my usual size.
 

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Maiden voyage of these Canadian-made (by McHale, I think) Florsheim LWBs…
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Church's Aspen made in Maine - USA. I found a similar model in a 1980s catalog, so it's vintage I guess.
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I know there's not much love for bicycle cut, but hot damn. I tried on these old Bostonians and they felt so good on my feet.

Plus, the past owner clearly only wore them a couple times!

Now to tear off the stupid heel taps...
 

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