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Old 06-20-2016, 02:17 PM
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Default Deep Shinola

https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/ft...ed-immediately

https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/doc...rockletter.pdf



and the rebuttal from the owner...


http://www.hodinkee.com/articles/an-...-recent-action


Interesting that they choose to make them an example
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Old 06-21-2016, 08:08 AM
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Good move to include parallels with the auto industry.
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Old 06-21-2016, 01:36 PM
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For those who wonder..

Shinola was THE brown shoe polish used through WWII and Korea to shine the boots of our brown shoe army and the boondockers (once the 'fur' was burned off) of the USMC ...

Hence came the slogan of those with limited sense of smell and probably IQ as not being able to tell 'sh!t' from Shinola'
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Old 06-30-2016, 08:36 AM
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Naval Aviators - the last of the military to wear brown shoes and "aviator greens" -- have always known what Shinola is. Until those Kiwi brassards took over, that is...
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