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Vintage Dress shoe appreciation, tips, maintenance and advice

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

  1. kilowatts

    kilowatts Senior Member

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    They look just like a pair of Duckie Browns!

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    Just noticed this post; I thank you for sharing your knowledge about this shoe. Much appreciated.
     


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    Happy Friday, brothers.

    This is one of my favourite vintage pairs. US made Dexter. The fit is dead on, and though not same level of materials or craftsmanship as Florsheim or say Hanover, still a solid shoe. Got these beauties NOS and love wearing them with dark jeans or casual slacks.

    Hope to see more of you posting shoe porn for the group!

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  5. Lmrjfud

    Lmrjfud Senior Member

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    Thanks for the heads up. I have been watching those. He had them at around $200 US last time around. I still think they are a bit pricey for the amount of wear. Still, it is Slim Pickins in the 9-9.5 EEE shell world, unless you want to pay the ridiculous rates for Alden. I have an AE gift card which will need to be supplemented in order to buy some new shell, so I think I will hold off. Unless the price comes down, then all bets are off.
     


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    If price comes down any further, then one of us is duty bound to buy them.
     


  7. wasmisterfu

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    Purely by accident, I stumbled upon this : http://www.wvcommerce.org/app_media...g PDF Brochures/Pendleton Business Center.pdf

    ^ This is the final Hanover Shoe plant and eventual last headquarters, after Clark’s decided to consolidate everything at this location in 1996, for tax and cost reasons. It was built in 1966 and closed sometime in the early 2000’s. It’s featured in the 1970 Hanover catalog published on VCleat.com, as “the most modern handsewn and Goodyear welt plant in the United States”. Most of your Bostonian’s, Clark’s and Hanover brand shoes made from the late 70’s onwards came from this factory, as the Hanover PA plant was wound down.
     


  8. Lmrjfud

    Lmrjfud Senior Member

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    Ah, WTF... I threw him a low ball offer. We shall see...
     


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    Thats all you brother. I picked up a Hanover shell lwb in really nice shape earlier this year and I am working on some beat up 93605s right now. The project stable is FULL. I do appreciate the heads up xD
     


  10. smfdoc

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    Non vintage shoe porn for @suitforcourt.

    #8 medallion toes from Alden. IMG_3393.jpg
     


  11. Nobleprofessor

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    Well, I already did two this week and one was answered almost instantly. But, if you are game, I'll do another one.

    How about this handsome shoe? Made in USA at least 20 years old. These are well made. Nice goodyear welt, Nice full grain leather, not the usual suspects for a tassel loafer like these. This will either be quessed right off the bat or it might be kind of a challenge.
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    Bostonian
     


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    @Nobleprofessor I'm gonna say Bostonian. Insole is black with Bostonian in white.
     


  15. Nobleprofessor

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    Both good guesses given the clues I provided. But, unfortunately incorrect. Since I said not the usual suspects, I assume it is not necessary to say they are not Alden either.
     


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