Show us your SHOES !!!

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Veronica Parra, Sep 29, 2005.

  1. SteveAS

    SteveAS Practically Family

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    Thanks, Doug. They'll be on my feet as soon as a suitable occasion presents itself . . . or maybe sooner!

    Incidentally, I have two questions for the knowledgeable shoe guys reading this:

    1. How old do you suppose these are?
    2. What does "State St," which is written on the inside of the foot bed, mean?
     
  2. cookie

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    Seriously top score and great reno to boot...look like they have walked outside and had a few turns around the dancefloor.
     
  3. flyfishark

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    Here's a rare pair...Florsheim Imperial Sharkskin Saddles...you gotta love these
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  4. Tomasso

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    I'm guessing that it's the model name; a nod to one of America's iconic streets, like Allen Edmonds' Madison Ave model.




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  5. Whislerm

    Whislerm New in Town

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  6. Isshinryu101

    Isshinryu101 One Too Many

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    These are TOP longwings! Modern Aldens, AE & the like are made to just a fraction of the standard the closed channel Clapps were.

    they are 1950's most likely (maybe 60's) & State St. is the Model I believe.
     
  7. Isshinryu101

    Isshinryu101 One Too Many

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    by the way, those are top modern trees. I've got 8 pairs & LOVE 'em!!!
     
  8. SteveAS

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    Thanks for the compliments and congratulations, cookie, Issh, and AC!


    I'm just not sure, actually, because I've had them for some time. I either bought them in an Allen Edmonds store or got them with a Prestige Recrafting at some point. I have other styles of AE trees, but these are the nicest.
     
  9. Tomasso

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    AE owned Woodlore have the same trees on their site but they're branded Woodlore rather that AE. Maybe they would use the AE badge if you asked.
     
  10. The Shooman

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    Those longwing specs are amazing! Sooo lucky,.

    Isshinryu101: you and l have exactly the same number of posts.
     
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  11. repeatclicks

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    They are extremely hard to find in good condition, but they're out there... I saw an original two tone pair of loafers sell in the summer for about $250, so if you see original 50s two tones in a loafer or lace up cheap, buy em!
     
  12. SteveAS

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    Thanks, Shooman!
     
  13. Isshinryu101

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    Great Minds Post Alike, my friend!
     
  14. Isshinryu101

    Isshinryu101 One Too Many

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    John Lobb 1940's Penny Loafers

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    John Lobb 1940's Chukka Monks

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  15. cookie

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    NOS as well!
     
  16. repeatclicks

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    Loving those John Lobbs. They still have every single customers lasts stashed away. Big money for their shoes today!
     
  17. ratpack66

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    Very nice.Stupid question if I may Are they real shark skin
     
  18. Tomasso

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    Yep.
     
  19. Cicero

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    Nice 'jaws' shoes! :eusa_clap
     
  20. cookie

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    I was interested - whilst watching a recent Series 2 Boardwalk Empire episode - to see this spiv federal attorney Chip (nickname for the misnamed Charles Thorogood) who was supposed to be "helping" Nucky with his court case for electoral fraud was chewed out by the judge for wearing green shoes.Our good ole attorney friend Chip is in court with some amazing shoes, seeking a transfer of Nucky’s case to Federal Court. The judge cuts him off to comment on the shoes. The judge is a trip. Chip is a goofball. The states’ attorney is annoyed. The judge agrees with Chip, however; and Nucky’s lawyer in the gallery is clearly pleased.

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    Looks like you can still get a pair in apple calf!

    http://www.barkerblack.com/product/M5273

    Okay...'fess up...who would like a pair?
     
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