Tuesday, May 25, 2010
The longwing has certainly come 'round again. My father wore them most every day of his adult life. He did his residency at Johns Hopkins in them. He wore them to my little league games on weekends. I'm sure most father's had a place in their closets for a pair.
Mark McNairy's soled them in redbrick. Winn Perry has their double waterlock sole for inclimate Portland days. Blackbird offers a shortwing. I've been very much wanting a pair of the waxed tobacco longwings Alden did for J. Crew and although a very sound investment, I've yet to press go on it.
Bringing me to this recent find. US made Hanover "LB Sheppard" signature pebble grain longwings. Didn't pay a lot for 'em but they'll do the trick. For now.