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What are some of the private label opportunities out there? C & J for RL and Alden for BB Peal & Co. are the ones that come immediately to mind. I imagine there are others. It seems those private label items occasionally sell at prices significantly below the Alden and C & J branded ones.
AE for Wolverine.

Chippewa for LL Bean.
 

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Here are some 1950s Mansfield blue ventilated spectators. I don't often see ventilated longwings.
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What are some of the private label opportunities out there? C & J for RL and Alden for BB Peal & Co. are the ones that come immediately to mind. I imagine there are others. It seems those private label items occasionally sell at prices significantly below the Alden and C & J branded ones.
Stuart McGuire is worth a look since some of their shoes were made by Hanover. And all the minor MIUSA brands listed on Vcleat.com are worth looking at, for example Keith Highlander and Phi Bates.
 

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What are some of the private label opportunities out there? C & J for RL and Alden for BB Peal & Co. are the ones that come immediately to mind. I imagine there are others. It seems those private label items occasionally sell at prices significantly below the Alden and C & J branded ones.
C&J for Peal and Co too. AE makes Brooks Brother's shoes.
 

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Looks like shell to me. Geeez those are incredible. What’s the story behind them?
These appear to be shell cordovan British Walkers manufactured by J.P. Smith Shoe Company. They seem to have a double welt and five rows of stitching on the captoes and along the vamp. I am not sure of the date but they seem to be from the 1940s or 1950s given the "Synchro-Flex" stamp on the soles. Maybe someone here can date them more accurately.

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These appear to be shell cordovan British Walkers manufactured by J.P. Smith Shoe Company. They seem to have a double welt and five rows of stitching on the captoes and along the vamp. I am not sure of the date but they seem to be from the 1940s or 1950s given the "Synchro-Flex" stamp on the soles. Maybe someone here can date them more accurately.

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Holy smokes, those are fantastic. I'm not trying to make lightening strike twice (the first strike being the J&M Hand Made 100s you sold me), but if these don't fit you and you think they'd fit me, well, you know...

I HIGHLY recommend Pure Polish cordovan cream to hydrate them. It's a new product. It absorbs into and and hydrates cordovan better than anything I've used, include neatsfootoil. I had a very dry pair of shell PTBs, and the cream completely brought them back to life. A little goes a long way.
 

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Holy smokes, those are fantastic. I'm not trying to make lightening strike twice (the first strike being the J&M Hand Made 100s you sold me), but if these don't fit you and you think they'd fit me, well, you know...

I HIGHLY recommend Pure Polish cordovan cream to hydrate them. It's a new product. It absorbs into and and hydrates cordovan better than anything I've used, include neatsfootoil. I had a very dry pair of shell PTBs, and the cream completely brought them back to life. A little goes a long way.
If they don't fit me, I'll keep you in mind. ;)

Good looking out on the Pure Polish cordovan cream. I'll buy now.
 

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If they don't fit me, I'll keep you in mind. ;)

Good looking out on the Pure Polish cordovan cream. I'll buy now.
Interesting! I'd always wondered who made these shell shortwings for Barrie Ltd. Based on the stitching and eyelets in your photos, there's a decent chance they're C&J.

Barrie went out of business a while back, so there's no way for me to check with them. :(
 

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