Those Hanover shell cordovan longwings I found (and sold) last week found a great home at Des’ place, as this picture can attest. You could wear these shoes every day for the next ten years.

Those Hanover shell cordovan longwings I found (and sold) last week found a great home at Des’ place, as this picture can attest. You could wear these shoes every day for the next ten years.

An anonymous emailer brought these lovely longwings to my attention. They’re from a new venture by Florsheim called Florsheim Limited; the model is the Veblen. They’re Goodyear welted and unlike Florsheim’s regular longwings, they’re made with full-grain leather, not corrected grain. The particularly nice bit is that they’re only $160. They’re made in India, so don’t expect the world’s finest craftsmen to be working on these, but on paper they look like a superb value. They’re available from Endless and Zappos among other places, so you should be able to find a coupon to bring the price down even further.  Well done, Florsheim!

An anonymous emailer brought these lovely longwings to my attention. They’re from a new venture by Florsheim called Florsheim Limited; the model is the Veblen. They’re Goodyear welted and unlike Florsheim’s regular longwings, they’re made with full-grain leather, not corrected grain. The particularly nice bit is that they’re only $160. They’re made in India, so don’t expect the world’s finest craftsmen to be working on these, but on paper they look like a superb value. They’re available from Endless and Zappos among other places, so you should be able to find a coupon to bring the price down even further.  Well done, Florsheim!

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Gieves & Hawkes Cordovan Wingtips (9UK)
They’re not for everyone, but I love Gieves’ unique broguing.
Start at $350, Ends Sunday

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Gieves & Hawkes Cordovan Wingtips (9UK)

They’re not for everyone, but I love Gieves’ unique broguing.

Start at $350, Ends Sunday

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Vintage Florsheim Imperial Pebble Grain Longwings

Found these today, and they’re a bit big for me.  If you’re a 13N, these will last you a lifetime.

Start at $49.99, end Sunday (Buy it now $99)

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Wilkes Bashford Suede and Calf Wingtips
Start at $69.99, end Monday

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Wilkes Bashford Suede and Calf Wingtips

Start at $69.99, end Monday

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Allen-Edmonds Lombard Wingtips in Walnut
One of 27 different models on sale at this price from Zappos.  AEs are also on sale on Endless.com and on AllenEdmonds.com.
$229 from $325 at Zappos.com

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Allen-Edmonds Lombard Wingtips in Walnut

One of 27 different models on sale at this price from Zappos.  AEs are also on sale on Endless.com and on AllenEdmonds.com.

$229 from $325 at Zappos.com

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Bottega Veneta Wingtips
I’m not usually into non-traditional shoes, but man, these are absolutely beautiful.
$300 or Best Offer

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Bottega Veneta Wingtips

I’m not usually into non-traditional shoes, but man, these are absolutely beautiful.

$300 or Best Offer

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Brooks Brothers Black Fleece (by Alden) Shell Cordovan Longwings (Sz. 11)
Starts at $499 (or Buy It Now $549.99), ends Sunday

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Brooks Brothers Black Fleece (by Alden) Shell Cordovan Longwings (Sz. 11)

Starts at $499 (or Buy It Now $549.99), ends Sunday

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Vintage Nettleton Shell Cordovan Longwings
The shell cordovan is easy to recognize - see how the leather rolls, rather than creasing?  Shell is the leather from the rump of a horse; it’s quite expensive but exceptionally durable, and almost never needs more than a brushing to shine.  Nettleton were an American manufacturer who ceased production in the 80s, though the name was licensed for a bit thereafter.  High quality shoes.
Buy it Now for $149.99

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Vintage Nettleton Shell Cordovan Longwings

The shell cordovan is easy to recognize - see how the leather rolls, rather than creasing?  Shell is the leather from the rump of a horse; it’s quite expensive but exceptionally durable, and almost never needs more than a brushing to shine.  Nettleton were an American manufacturer who ceased production in the 80s, though the name was licensed for a bit thereafter.  High quality shoes.

Buy it Now for $149.99