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Vintage NOS captoes

Discussion in 'B&S Archive' started by oscarthewild, May 8, 2006.

  1. oscarthewild

    oscarthewild Senior member

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    Hello,

    I purchased the following:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWN%3AIT&rd=1

    The question I ask is, where have all the craftsmen that made this level of quality gone?

    Paid $52 + 12 shipping + handling. Too big, they are a size 11. I had previously bought some vintage 11s and they were like size 10 - 10.5 of today. These are like 10.5 - 11. Closer to 11. $55 takes them with shipping in the conti US included.



    Also CJ spectators:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWN%3AIT&rd=1

    $ 150 shipped in the continental US.

    Thanks,



    Thanks

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  2. dankev

    dankev Member

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    You have a PM
     
  3. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'll take the captoes if you still have them.
     
  4. Duveen

    Duveen Senior member

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    The C&J spectators are gorgeous. I saved pics on my computer. Any sense of what year they were made? Ever seen that style in a larger size? I'd love to get my hands on a pair...
     
  5. Girardian

    Girardian Senior member

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    Great looking cap toes. Great find and thanks for sharing them with SF.
     
  6. NoVaguy

    NoVaguy Senior member

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    If I didn't already have a pair of grenson rugbies...

    who made the cap-toe shoes?
     
  7. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    oscarthewild, awaiting your paypal address.

    Ed
     
  8. andrebaron

    andrebaron Active Member

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    did you get those vintage captoes??--Well done--If they were my size, I would have grabbed them myself.
     
  9. oscarthewild

    oscarthewild Senior member

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    Dankev was the first to respond. But he had expresssed concern about the condition of the leather especially cracks. If one looks VERY carefully at the pictures, one sees tiny striations in the leather. I am not an expert but I dont think they are cracks. I have a pair of Stetson shoes that had similar cracks when I bought them NOS and I have been wearing them for 10 years.

    Edmorel was the next one to reply. I replied to him as I was not sure if these would meet Dankev's scrutiny. Dankev then offered to buy them (before Edmorels offer).


    Any photographs that I could take would pale in comparison to the ones on ebay. As they cost me $64 and I listed them for $55 (and included free shipping - yeah robber barron shoe merchant!!), I think it is a very fair price for these.

    Dankev, please examine the pictures on the ebay listing. If they are OK, please let me know. It would have been so much simpler if they fit me.

    If I hear negative from Dankev, they are off to Mr. Edmorel.

    I am actually surprised that I have multiple offers for these and none for the CJ spectators. Those are the most Gatsbyish shoes I have ever seen.

    I hope this is ok by all. I dont like being the cause of unpleasantness, there is plenty of that to go around.

    Thanks
     
  10. dankev

    dankev Member

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    Yes, I would like to buy them. Sorry Edmorel! Oscarthewild, please let me know how you'd like me to pay, and I'll do it. Thanks!
     
  11. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    No harm, no foul. Oscarthewild, simply sell me the C&J spectators for $55, and we'll be square. [​IMG]
     
  12. oscarthewild

    oscarthewild Senior member

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    No harm, no foul. Oscarthewild, simply sell me the C&J spectators for $55, and we'll be square. [​IMG]


    I actually have two pairs of spectators for sale. Size 11
    Ferragamo wingtips (leather and linen) tan + white
    and

    Johnston Murphy captoes (leather and suede) tan + white.

    I will post pictures and details next week.
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  13. oscarthewild

    oscarthewild Senior member

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