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1910's-1930's black Dress Boots small sz

post #1 of 8
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I'm sorry if this is frowned upon as I am a first time poster. The thing is, I already have too many active forums at the moment and I don't want to indulge myself too badly.

I am offering you a pair of dress boots from a known Swedish shoemaker J.F. Nordlöf from Göteborg (Gothenburg).


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J.F. Nordlöf (est. 1894) had a shop in Gothenburg up until atleast 1923. To support that I have this picture of his shop from that year.


J.F. Nordlöf presumably changed the name of their shop to Nordlöfs somewhere in the late 1920's or 1930's and is still manufacturing by that name to some degree even today. These shoes are NOT "Nordlöfs" but J.F. Nordlöf which makes them older.

These boots have an emblem of an award and it reads För yrkesskicklighet och konstflit. It roughly means for workmanship and skill. It also has the year 1904 which is probably the year the awarded was given. The other oval has the year of establishment --94 (must be 1894) and name Nordlöf.

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They also have the emblem of the royal coat of arms of Sweden with the words I.K.M Kronprinsens hovleverantör meaning that they were the crown princes royal purveyor. It is a royal warrant.

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I have corresponded with the museum of Gothenburg and they responded to me that the shoes are a prime example of late 1910's to very early 1930's ankle boots from Nordlöf.

The condition of the shoes is immaculate. The leather is soft and supple and the interior canvas lining is also soft and in good condition. The leather is thick as in all vintage/antique shoes. Very minor wear on the soles probably from having been tried on after having been stored for a long time. Some wear on the tip of the shoe and tiny little white specks that look like paint. Hardly noticeable.

There is no rust on the ski hoops and the only missing paint is on the sole. The gold emblem is a really good sign of how good the condition on these are. The text is completely readable and none of the paint has come off.

The stitching on the uppers is very small and close together. Complete with swan neck stitching found on upper-class shoes today. Very nice narrow waist and a beautiful but not too pompous spade sole.

No original laces. Completely wearable today if you get a pair of laces.

The shoes measure 28,5cm from heel to toe on the sole. The widest part of the sole is 9cm. Shoe size probably EU40/UK7/US7,5 but I will try to verify that.

Feel free to offer.

Any questions ask them here I will try to answer you the best I can.[/size][/quote]

I'm asking 125€ for these..
post #2 of 8
Great shoes with a great story behind them! For reference: I just measured the soles of my C&J dress boots in UK 7: legth 29.5 cm, width 10 cm If you could verify the UK 7 (by finding someone who really is a UK 7 to try them on) I'd take at once.
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
They might be a bit on the small side but there are huge fluctuations due to welt width etc in the measurements. If you like I can try to take an insole measurement. It's hard to but if you want..
post #4 of 8
too bad my feet are too big.
post #5 of 8
free bump for some cool boots that are too small for me
post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by patocorpse View Post
They might be a bit on the small side but there are huge fluctuations due to welt width etc in the measurements.

If you like I can try to take an insole measurement. It's hard to but if you want..

It would be great if you can do this!

Thanks,

bob
post #7 of 8
What a beutiful pair of shoes! Since I'm from Sweden it should be my duty to bring these babies home. Just too bad that they are too small..
post #8 of 8
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It was hell measuring these but I measured approx? 27cm inside. It's hard to tell if it's too accurate though.
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