Sunday, January 31, 2016


Brand: Unknown
Circa: Late 1950's / 1960's
Color: Black
Size: Unmarked, but measures like a size 8 - 8 1/2
Length: 11 1/2”
Width: 4 1/4"
Sole: Full composition Cat's Paw
Leather: Cowhide
Hardware: Nickel
Sold For: Best Offer from $299.99

It's interesting to observe what folks consider a deal. These were up for $299.99 BIN or best offer yet they went unsold for a couple of days while other completely misrepresented vintage boots of lesser quality and characteristics sell for eight ... nine bills.

With relatively minor flaws, these were the PERFECT candidates for a trip to Role Club headquarters -- flat toe box, "toe tracks," perfectly-aged oil-tanned Cowhide (minor surface cracking) and an ideal overall profile. Brian could easily replace the missing gussets, darn the left backstay and add a new set of Bridgestones. I would have gladly paid the three bills for these and been very content ... until the next good deal came along.

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