Gorgeous shoes and trees! I'm wondering about the "seperate" heel from the rest of the sole - it sounds . . . shitty.
Thanks, glad you like them. Hopefully DWFII can chime in on the heel notch. If I remember his past posts on the subject, it's an indication of handmade construction and actually desirable. Maybe a more solid heel construction? I read an older SF post where G&G said they were going to do away with the extra work involved in their RTW shoes. Some "construction sticklers" were not happy.
Originally Posted by Xenon
Nice find. It looks like these may have provided some influence to the Tom Ford shoes in terms of last/toe box
This is the "Zenith" of elegant US shoemaking. 20's shoes tended to be VERY feminine and have high heels. By the mid 40's, most makers were making the chunkier lasts. 30's thru early 40's was about finding a "more masculine" path that included the elegant shapes.