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Vintage Dress shoe appreciation, tips, maintenance and advice

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

  1. smfdoc

    smfdoc Distinguished Member

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    Google says it is "Plerumque eos dies non aliiid ferocem."
     


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    I never took Latin. And clearly regret it for the first time in 37+ years.
     


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    Slight diversity makes this ok. Maybe two of the Florsheims along with Dexters, LB Sheppards, AEs, JMs and Nettletons. This is not redundancy in black LWBs, it is an exemplary collection. I am still looking for the Nettletons...
     


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    CBF1B8C8-ADC6-43EA-80FA-251974740021.jpeg With all this talk of longwings and Florsheims I fjgured it was time for some intense shoe porn(particularly for @suitforcourt )- the vintage Florsheim family photos: 2CFA445B-9FF5-4AED-97ED-E36FEA6A8A98.jpeg the Shells and Royals—from the top:1967 burgundy shell LWB Imperial, 1976 black shell LWB Imperial, 1978 burgundy shell PTB Imperial, 1966 Royal Imperial Stratford,1967 Royal Imperial Concord
    E07BB075-1947-44BA-8518-E5CF65A6C4B4.jpeg Imperial Kenmoor LWBs-from top:1973 black,1967 hand stained brown,1976 golden harvest,1970 chestnut,and the 1966 forest grail,er-green
    Enjoy!
     


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    That green pair is [​IMG]
     


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    Wow, just wow :worship:. So cool to see the 1976 golden harvest, 1970 chestnut and the 1966 forest green all in the same collection. I would love to find one of them, much less all three.
     


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    Who is hating on vintage Nunn Bush? Yes, the current stuff is horrible, but they made good stuff in the way back.
     


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    You really know the path to my heart. The forest green really stands out. I definitely need a pair!
     


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    [​IMG]
     


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    The 66 forest green is absolutely, 100% insanely great.
     


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    BTW, the AE Chesters fit and closed wonderfully. Very supple leather, despite their appearance.

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    Wow. That is an impressive collection of vintage shoes. Its like the 1968 Florsheim catalog (the good parts) in real life.
     


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    Those are sharp. How old do you think they are?
     


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    Looks to be a "Thomas Crown Affair"...
     


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    DAMN!
     


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