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davestlouis

Practically Family
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805
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Cincinnati OH
Yup, 12D, clear as a bell. I can get the right one on, but wouldn't want to wear it for any length of time, can't even get my left foot all the way in the shoe. My Breather Wright Arch preserver tassel loafers fit just fine...
 

Two Types

I'll Lock Up
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5,456
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London, UK
Cheaney Shoes - Factory Seconds

Last week I visited the Joseph Cheaney factory shop in Desborough, Northants. Whilst prices have been rising over the last couple of years, I picked up a couple of bargains.

This first pair are 'seconds' from a batch that was (I believe) made for Hering Shoes. They were priced at £100.

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The reason they were rejected by the quality controller are the stretch marks on the leather used for the toecaps:
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However, a few good coats of polish and no one will ever notice.

I also got these which were, I believe, made for an Italian company:

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Because of this scratch, they were reduced to £90:
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I believe the 'S' has been stamped on the sole to denote them as 'seconds':
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Isshinryu101

One Too Many
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1,328
Location
New Jersey
Last week I visited the Joseph Cheaney factory shop in Desborough, Northants. Whilst prices have been rising over the last couple of years, I picked up a couple of bargains.

This first pair are 'seconds' from a batch that was (I believe) made for Hering Shoes. They were priced at £100.

IMG_2637.jpg


IMG_2639.jpg


The reason they were rejected by the quality controller are the stretch marks on the leather used for the toecaps:
IMG_2638.jpg

However, a few good coats of polish and no one will ever notice.

I also got these which were, I believe, made for an Italian company:

IMG_2640.jpg


IMG_2643.jpg


IMG_2645.jpg


Because of this scratch, they were reduced to £90:
IMG_2642.jpg

I believe the 'S' has been stamped on the sole to denote them as 'seconds':
IMG_2646.jpg

REALLY dig those picks! Great prices for nice shoes. I agree the "damage" is so minimal that the "fixes" are simple polishing. Bravo.
 

Two Types

I'll Lock Up
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5,456
Location
London, UK
Cheers. These are the first really good deals I've had from the factory for a couple of years. It's just the luck of getting the timing right. I had gone there in the hope of finding a nice pair of white shoes - but they didn't have a single white pair in my size. Then the shop manager said 'Hang on, I've just put two pairs away in the storeroom - you might like them." At that price, it was an offer I couldn't refuse.
 

Tomasso

Incurably Addicted
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USA
These are the first really good deals I've had from the factory for a couple of years.
Yeah, I've a friend who had been making regular visits to Northampton for over 30 years and he no longer bothers. He thinks it's the ebay pickers that's done them in.
 

Two Types

I'll Lock Up
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5,456
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London, UK
I'm not sure whether it's just that the Ebay pickers have affected the factories directly. I know that some companies (such as Jeffrey West) refuse to let the factories producing the shoes sell off their 'seconds'. The more companies that restrict the factories from selling 'seconds', the less choice will be found in the factory shops.

But I do agree that the factory owners now realise that people reselling factory produce on Ebay means that they should 'getin on the action' and maximise their revenue./ In this day and age, who can blame them.

To be honest, I am just glad that the factories still sell direct to the public. But I wouldn't travel far to visit the factories in the hope of getting a bargain. Luckily I visted family nearby, so it continues to be worthwhile.
 

The Shooman

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550
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AUSTRALIA
vintage summer shoes. 1930's thru 1960's.

Circle

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line-up

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1940's jarman, 1930's footjoy, 1930's wright, 1940's unknown, 1930's regal

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1960's florsheim, 1940's supreme, 1930's florsheim, 1930's freeman, 1940's stenchevers, 1950's footjoy

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1950's nunn bush, 1940's french shriner & urner, 1940's unknown, 1930's edwin clapp, 1940's wales, 1940's frank brothers

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wow!
 
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esteban68

Call Me a Cab
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2,107
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Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England
Nothing coming close to Isshinryu or Shooman here but a couple of British pairs I got from a charity(thrift) shop for £5 a pair so nothing lost as they are both very wearable(virtually unworn) fit perfectly and in very good pliable condition, age wise I am guessing late 60's?
first up a leather (not sure what type?) of Barratts of Northampton est 1903 who were I believe a mid level producer of shoes in the UK;
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esteban68

Call Me a Cab
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Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England
and a few detail shots;
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not sure of construction method as a couple of things confuse me......they appear to have had a non slip sole put on but there is also a thin leather? over sole underneath it which covers the stitching
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Isshinryu101

One Too Many
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1,328
Location
New Jersey
and a few detail shots;
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2rxgplj.jpg

not sure of construction method as a couple of things confuse me......they appear to have had a non slip sole put on but there is also a thin leather? over sole underneath it which covers the stitching
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These are Ranch Oxhide ort Bison skin. GREAT grained leather that will last forever. Good post!
 

Isshinryu101

One Too Many
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1,328
Location
New Jersey
Posted here & in the Spades thread. So very nice, needed to be posted twice!

The Holy Grail of US Vintage Shoes (really)...

1940's NOS Edwin Clapp Flying Wing Spade Soled Oxford Wingtips.

100% Handmade elegance.

(I can't believe they are a HUGE size 13d! What a rare size for Vintage US Shoes, where most are too small for the modern foot to wear)

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