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Isshinryu101

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all 3 pairs were circa 1940's. and yes, condition was quite good.

I recently stumbled across these two postings on the `bay. The first (which, I might add, is ending quite soon) is a pair of absolutely brilliant `30s brown and white spectators (they`re size 8 1/2).
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-193...?pt=US_Mens_Vintage_Shoes&hash=item2320658de7

The second listing is for two pairs of size 9/2 spectators of 1940s vintage, one in brown/white and the other in black/white. http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-PAIRS-Vin...?pt=US_Mens_Vintage_Shoes&hash=item23206567ca


Whilst they are ending soon that does not remove the fact that all three pairs are quite nice!
 

herringbonekid

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just got these 1930s Connolly's today:

(bought from our resident shoe-aholic Ishhhinryu101)

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very pleased with them. love the pale welt stitching and the hint of spade.


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Isshinryu101

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VERY glad you like them, my friend!!! They found the right home after over 70 years of life. You look GREAT in them!

PS: I too am a huge fan of that welt stitch being that gorgeous cream color. Such a sharp look, IMO

just got these 1930s Connolly's today:

(bought from our resident shoe-aholic Ishhhinryu101)

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very pleased with them. love the pale welt stitching and the hint of spade.


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that's perfect with me. my interest in clothing is currently very much in the 1920s.

In the 50s you see the return of the round front toecap. But not in the shape of these. The 50s round tocap were shorter from welt to vamp or run right up the vamp. I can think of no other era with that shaped front toecap IMO. Even the stitching on the toecap is so different. That pindot brogueing for instance:

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I like how they fit you well too!
 
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Isshinryu101

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that's perfect with me. my interest in clothing is currently very much in the 1920s.

With the 1920's Footwear, it is very much "be careful what you wish for". So many "high heels for men", or extreme square toes when they are "acceptable" height. There are some Gems, of course. However, the 1930's (thru the early 1940's) is when the US shoemakers really hit their stride. So incredible style-wise, materials, and construction that rivaled anyone. The pinacle of US shoes, in my opinion.
 

JOHN TITCOMBE

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Hampsteads a real eye-catcher

Allen Edmonds Hampsteads
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Love those Hampsteads.I have a pair which is purposely a half-size larger,to accomadate insoles,which makes them oh-so comfortable Receive many compliments every time I wear them.Woven leather a unique eye-catcher.John Titcombe.
 

davestlouis

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I just wish the Wrights fit...they are nominally 12D, but fit more like an 11C, which is a drag. So, they will be going for sale one of these days...
 
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