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vintage Stacy Adams

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A lot of their stuff is very 'urban' but the Madison shoe and boot is made on the same last they have used for over a century, and still looks good in conservative leathers and colorways. Classics are brown and black, of course, but I also like the blue and gray. Stay away from leathers finished to look like exotic skins.
 

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They have been around for over a century, I can't imagine they were always intended to be disposable Halloween footwear. The problem is finding when their quality deteriorated. I also see a lot of old Stacy Adams on ebay and would like to feel more confident in forming an opinion.
 

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Perhaps this will provide a little perspective. A few years back, I was at one of the Houston thrifts and I found a large number of custom pieces that dated from the late 60s to the early 70s. The former owner of these suits, jackets and overcoats was, though slight of stature, quite a flashy dresser, perhaps a "gentleman of leisure." In the shoe section were a panoply of Stacy Adams shoes, all in the same size, presumably from the same gentleman. While the shoes were probably a bit better constructed, the styling was as horrendous as anything you'll find today from Stacy Adams, if not more so.
 

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Originally Posted by Vintage Gent
Perhaps this will provide a little perspective. A few years back, I was at one of the Houston thrifts and I found a large number of custom pieces that dated from the late 60s to the early 70s. The former owner of these suits, jackets and overcoats was, though slight of stature, quite a flashy dresser, perhaps a "gentleman of leisure." In the shoe section were a panoply of Stacy Adams shoes, all in the same size, presumably from the same gentleman. While the shoes were probably a bit better constructed, the styling was as horrendous as anything you'll find today from Stacy Adams, if not more so.

I guess I am asking more about the quality. I have seen some terribly styled Stacy Adams, and I would not even let me dog wear a pair of their recent stuff. They have a few styles that look decent, but I wanted to know if the quality is there.
 

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