The Holy Grail of US Vintage Shoes (really)...
1940's NOS Edwin Clapp Flying Wing Spade Soled Oxford Wingtips.
100% Handmade elegance.
(I can't believe they are a HUGE size 13d! What a rare size for Vintage US Shoes, where most are too small for the modern foot to wear)
Originally Posted by isshinryu101
Those Clapps INFURIATED me with the fact they are waaaaay to big for my feet. Took consolation in these (which, ironically, come from a very good friend who was told they are a 10 1/2D but they ended up being a full 2 sizes smaller)...
1940's NOS Oxford Caps
The Natural Patina on the upper broguing and stitching comes from the color of the brown stitching slowly bleeding (ever so slightly) into the upper leather. 100% natural.
Pretty awesome!! Needed quoted.
Like them both but the Wings seem to be made to a higher standard. Sole shot of the captoes?
About the 100% Handmade, well I think DFW might have something to say about that...