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On my Mason today.
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This post is a love letter to vintage American-made dress shoes! It talks about how well-built they were and how some brands aren't the same anymore. They also want to create a space to discuss which vintage shoes are worth keeping and how to care for them to give them new life! Sounds like a great thread for shoe lovers.
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Is this a glued sole? If so, that means not re-soleable correct?

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Glued soles can be converted to Blake stitch.
 

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I looked at their other posts. They seem to be a bot. I already reported their profile.

How can you tell it's a bot? Man, I'm outta touch
 

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How can you tell it's a bot? Man, I'm outta touch
All their posts are weird summaries like that one above, and occasionally they make some product placement. The writing tone isn't human-like.
 

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That was my thought as well. But, some of his other posts actually looked semi-legit.

I don't have the eye or experience to say either way. I also thought some posts looked legit.

Damn, what do people think about my posts? The rants of a moron? Some loser from the old empire? A cheap skate who buys used shoes and tries to nickle and dime every seller on eBay?
 

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Today I’m wearing my increasingly beat to hell (because I wear them constantly) 1983 AE Polo’s (8264) in Chestnut Polished Cobbler:

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They are identical (year, size and all) twins to this not beat to hell pair:

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So why have two pair of the same shoe? Well, I happen to really like the color of AE’s 1980’s Chestnut Polished Cobbler. It’s a strange and incredibly deep 80’s color and finish. Depending on how the light hits them, they change colors, best exemplified by the beater pair in setting sunlight (from a few years back when they weren’t quite as beat up):

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In darker light, they’re a dark deep mahogany brown. But, in brighter light, they become a reddish dark orange.

I wish I could find more good examples of AE’s PC Chestnut, because I think it’s one of the few examples of a PC finish that’s more than just permashine. Unfortunately, most examples are far and few between (in my size) and the few I do see are usually very heavily worn (probably because their owners liked the color the same way I do).
 

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I don't have the eye or experience to say either way. I also thought some posts looked legit.

Damn, what do people think about my posts? The rants of a moron? Some loser from the old empire? A cheap skate who buys used shoes and tries to nickle and dime every seller on eBay?
We know you're a lawyer, so we cut you some slack.

Lawyers may not be people, but you try so hard. 😞
 

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Ostrich boots from the Olathe Boot Co from Olathe, Kansas. In 1978, OBC was purchased by a Texas boot manufacturer and moved to Texas, so these go back as far as 1978, likely earlier. OBC is one of two boot companies that claim they were the first to make what we know as cowboy boots.

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