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actionjbone

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You are looking for the black cloth label inside. Some of the very early white labeled ones were still good, but the black label is the easiest tell.
Yep, this is exactly right.

I'm a huge Tom Waits fan, so a while back I looked into some of the history of Stacy Adams shoes. They were never among the best, but back in the black cloth label days they were good and stylish.

Funny thing, they still make the Madison! A few years ago I picked up a brand new pair of gray ones that I found for cheap. I got them so I could compare them to my vintage gray ones.

The modern ones are made in India, and they have a modern Stacy Adams Logo on the rubber heel. Other than that, they are pretty true to the vintage design. Inside, they even hyphenate "Stacy-Adams," like in the old ones. The welt stitching is also very similar. The fit is identical, which means they still use the same lasts (or recreated they lasts).

The're made with kid leather, so the leather is soft and pliable but creases VERY easily.

I don't recommend buying a new pair, for what are probably obvious reasons. But the vintage ones are certainly respectable.
 

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AE Warton in sharkskin and my early 2000s Vacheron (a gift from the Italian government to my dad’s mentor, who gifted it to my dad, who gifted it to me) today…
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Be quick 10.5 friends. $175 for all, those worth much more than that.
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I'm heading into this work week feeling like a superhero.

Florsheim PTBs on a warmer day.

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Anyone have information on plytex soles? Looking at a potential NOS purchase.
 

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C&J for Polo in whiskey shell today…
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Worst season in Vietnam rn. I just cleaned all my shoes with white vinegar 2 days ago and now they look like a biohazard again. The humidity is so high that water flows on the walls and the floor is always wet.
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