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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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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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