Another minor shoe mystery. Here's what I suspect are a very old pair of half brogues made for Paul Stuart. The sock liner is simply stamped Paul Stuart, but the soles are embossed in gold with what I recognize to be the Alan McAfee polo player. The scenario is a bit odd, since I had long been lead to believe that McAfee made their own bespoke shoes and had their rtw shoes made elsewhere (even before Church's came on the scene). But these do appear to have been made by McAfee for Paul Stuart. Not as refined as the EG-made Stuart's Choice, perhaps, but just the right thing for a pair of cords on a fall day. They carry their age nicely--would that we could all do the same!
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10/4/06 at 2:18pm