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Vintage Dress shoe appreciation, tips, maintenance and advice

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by smfdoc, Jul 14, 2016.

  1. wasmisterfu

    wasmisterfu Distinguished Member

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    Damn, those are nice for 50 bucks!!!

    Meanwhile for those of us in 13-14 size range, most of the stuff lately has been glued on soles, mismatched heel tops (seriously, who glues on a too-small heel top piece?!), nails sticking through foot beds, torn uppers... all with “Great used condition, see pictures” and a 129.99 BIN.
     

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    .... beat me to it.
     

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    I recommend the AE Cordovan cream as well. It does a good job of covering scuffs and scrapes on the shell surface.
     

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    Mixing my love of vintage with some new things on a clear morning. Florsheim 93631 golden harvest. Brown VBC fresco suit Spier and Mackay. Blue pencil stripe shirt Maxwell. Vintage Art Deco cufflinks. Linen silk tie Altea. IMG_1286.JPG IMG_1283.JPG IMG_1287.JPG
     

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    No way those are later than 50s with that spade sole. They look like they are trying to get a bit of the Stetson vibe going there. That Sulvaprene/O'Sullivans heel is late 50s going on a pair of J&Ms for Frank Bros NYC I have.
     

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    That sole is a great shape
     

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    Hartt LWB gunboats. The contrast stitching gets me excited. Sorry for the salt stain from the winter. Public transit at its finest.

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    Noticed the cool arched bottom stitching on the lacing flap rather than going parallel with the top seam. Wonder if that’s a Hartt distinctive?
     

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    Rocking the VTG Imperial #8 shell saddles today. 2nd shot so you can appreciate the depth:
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    Good question. If anyone knows the answer... @mariusscott ?
     

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    Damn! Looking very sharp.
     

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    Here are the florsheim saddle bucks, I think they look pretty sharp, and the price was right. These have the circular florsheim logo and a date code FD, June 3, so I would guess either 73 or 83, leaning toward 83.

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