Roycru

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California
Los Angeles
DANG, Roycru. The shoes are nice but those embroidered cords are killer.
Thank you. The shoes are Allen Edmonds Flagstaffs. They have Vibram lug soles. I've often thought that if rubber soles had been invented first, no one would want leather soles. The cords are Polo.
 

Gurdon

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Forestville
This appears to cover the topic: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slip-on_shoe> The mention of the Norwegian originator being inspired by Native American moccasins is interesting. I recall having heard something about such a connection but have not encountered documentation untill the Wikipedia article.

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Fading Fast

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United States
New York
NY
I posted a version of the penny loafer / 2 cent phone call issue on another forum that focusses heavily on the cultural and social history of, mainly, the US from about the 1920s - early 1960s and the early read from there is that phone calls were never 2 cents. I'll provide updates on this thread if I learn more.
 
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