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Black Calf Longwings
Royal Tweed Shoes, by Cheaney, a division of Church’s. A fine shoe. These are no longer made, but do pop up on ebay for a fair price. Especially so considering they’re English shoes benchmade in Northampton.
I bought these at an estate sale a couple of years ago along with a pair of British Walkers burgundy longwings. Both pairs for $20 I believe. 

Black Calf Longwings

Royal Tweed Shoes, by Cheaney, a division of Church’s. A fine shoe. These are no longer made, but do pop up on ebay for a fair price. Especially so considering they’re English shoes benchmade in Northampton.

I bought these at an estate sale a couple of years ago along with a pair of British Walkers burgundy longwings. Both pairs for $20 I believe. 

Details.

Blue Stripes.

Blue Stripes.

Stripes and Knits.

Stripes and Knits.

Black shoes have their place too, and it’s on your feet.
Pants: Lands’ End Canvas 608 Chino, $30
Shoes: Royal Tweed by Church’s of England, estate sale $15
Umbrella: Davek Elite, courtesy of Davek (review here)

Black shoes have their place too, and it’s on your feet.

Pants: Lands’ End Canvas 608 Chino, $30

Shoes: Royal Tweed by Church’s of England, estate sale $15

Umbrella: Davek Elite, courtesy of Davek (review here)

And one more for posterity.

And one more for posterity.

Another view.

Another view.

Vintage Florsheim Royal Imperial Longwing Shoes


Lots of e-ink has been spilled over these shoes on the internets in the last 5-7 years. Prices are going up, so do yourself a favor and get a pair before they reach their real price-to-value ratio on ebay and elsewhere. You won’t regret it.

They’re also widely available in thrift shops, as they were once the sine qua non of the American white collar man’s shoe arsenal (think grey flannel BB suit and these pedal gunboats). I’ve got 4 pairs (including one in shell cordovan), and these ones are by far my favorites. If I recall correctly, they were thrifted for $12 with shoe trees (but not these vintage Florsheim ones, those were thrifted separately).

Purple washed wool scarf.

Purple laces.

Purple laces.

Outtake: 1/7/13
Jacket: Lands’ End/British Millerain waxed cotton jacket, ~$80
Shirt: J. Crew, clearance $14
Sweater: J. Crew lambswool, clearance $26
Jeans: Altamont w/ purple selvedge, Buffalo Exchange $8
Socks: Brooks Brothers, Nordstrom Rack $5
Shoes: Vintage Florsheim Royal Imperial Longwings w/ Cat’s Paw heels, thrifted $8

Outtake: 1/7/13

Jacket: Lands’ End/British Millerain waxed cotton jacket, ~$80

Shirt: J. Crew, clearance $14

Sweater: J. Crew lambswool, clearance $26

Jeans: Altamont w/ purple selvedge, Buffalo Exchange $8

Socks: Brooks Brothers, Nordstrom Rack $5

Shoes: Vintage Florsheim Royal Imperial Longwings w/ Cat’s Paw heels, thrifted $8

Brown pants, red socks.

Brown pants, red socks.

Details: 12/20/12

 Black Longwings: Royal Tweed by Joseph Cheaney

 Black Longwings: Royal Tweed by Joseph Cheaney

Hat tip to suitsandboots for the link to these awesome Harris Tweed deerskin gloves for $24 the other day on Lands’ End’s website. They arrived yesterday and I couldn’t be happier with them.

Hat tip to suitsandboots for the link to these awesome Harris Tweed deerskin gloves for $24 the other day on Lands’ End’s website. They arrived yesterday and I couldn’t be happier with them.