I have a few vintage shoe catalogs that I have collected over the years. Having a reference for old models and descriptions helps with my hobby of buying and selling vintage shoes. There isn’t an archive anywhere on the internet for vintage shoe model information so printed materials can help fill in that gap but … Continue reading 1962 Bostonian Shoe Catalog Part 1
These are photos of the second half of the Bostonian 1962 catalog. The first part is here.
More vintage. This time its Thom McAn shoes likely from the late 1960s or 1970s. According to Wikipedia, Thom McAn was a retail shoe giant in the United States during 1960s and 1970s. The “Bootmaster” line was a premium line for their stores. I kind of remember Thom McAn in the 1980s when I worked … Continue reading Thom McAn Bootmaster Longwings
More shoes? Yep. This post focuses on a pair of early 1960s Bostonian wingtips. The pair has never been worn. Which is sort of amazing. Why would someone keep these shoes unworn for 50+ years? Its a mystery or maybe even a miracle. Like magnets. How do I know these shoes are from the sixties? … Continue reading Vintage Bostonian Flexaire Wingtip
It was a cool, cloudy day here in Seattle. So why not take a few pictures of black longwings? Yes. The pairs in the photo above are (left to right): French Shriner (1960s); Florsheim Kenmoor 92604 (1980s); Florsheim Varsity 20686 (1960s); Allen Edmonds MacNeil 9157 (1970s); and Hanover LB Sheppard (1980s). Okay, no one needs … Continue reading Five Vintage Black Longwings
If you like vintage shoes like me, you send a lot of time looking at eBay. Finding a shoe is sometimes difficult because of the generic eBay search tools, poor photos, and wrong seller classifications (i.e. David to Seller “why does the title say 11D but the description has 9.5C?”). If you look at eBay … Continue reading Vintage Shoe Tear Down
Last month I bought a pair of Made in USA Bostonian shoes on eBay. Yep, another pair of Long Wings. I do have other styles! I will post other styles soon. But not today. Like most eBay listings, the photos were mediocre so I wasn’t quite sure what I bought until I opened the shipping … Continue reading Bostonian 25736 Long Wing Blucher