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Vintage Dress shoe appreciation, tips, maintenance and advice

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

  1. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Distinguished Member

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    you cannot "uncorrect" corrected grain leather. It contains plastics. When they crease, it is forever. CG DOES have its uses, though. Church's "polished binder", while creasing heavily is fantastic for foul weather & resists staining.
     

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    The pair that I bought are allegedly from the 1940s. They didn’t really look that old to me.
     

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    Just popping in to say that I could look at vintage women and shoes all day, every day.
     

  5. suitforcourt

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    I can only accept clients who qualify for legal aid. In my jurisdiction, that's about $10,000 yearly income for an individual. And about $20,000 for family of 4. I have severe doubts any of you would qualify.

    Then again my drug dealing and human trafficking clients obviously don't report their income and pay taxes on it.

    Could you imagine? What would they try to write off? Their baggies and scales?
     

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    I am relatively certain there was not any plastic left.
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    Don't be a Fun Killer
     

  7. friendlygoz

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    @davidVC has had these on his watchlist for a long time. This seems like a good deal ($23) for NOS, but I don't know anything about Knapp shoes. Dave only puts good shoes on the list. But does anyone know more about Knapp and their quality relative to, say, vintage Florsheim LWBs?
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/382590016472

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  8. wasmisterfu

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    Who me?
     

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    First time thrifting in a while, and I hit paydirt...

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    Dried out, a little crushed, and a bit beat up.

    The brand?

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    I'm a huge Tom Waits fan, so I've been looking for shoes like these for a long time. Stacy Adams has made shitty shoes for so many years now, it's almost impossible to find the old, good ones.

    Cotton canvas lining, original welted soles.

    About to start the restoration. These are going to be gorgeous when I'm done.
     
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    I love these Barries. I Bick 4'd them the other day, but they look a little dry.

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    Hahahaha No you are fellow fun maker!
     

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    Not vintage by any means, but wanted to share with you two recent eBay acquisitions - AE shell corodovan Randolph and Grayson. They need minimal attention and are in very good shape (shell cordovan stamp on the outsole is still visible on both pairs). Paid $107 total for both pairs. Gotta love eBay! Now, let’s hope they fit.

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    They look mid-tier as far as construction but like you say, NOS for $23. I would have bought them if they were in my size.

    Knapp was a big shoe manufacturer in Brockton Mass.
     

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    Thanks. Of course someone grabbed them tonight... was it one of you?! Was it?! Really, I’m fine.
     

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