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Edited by meister - 10/12/13 at 11:11pm
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That's wonderful, Meister.  I don't know if it's that they were worn, or the style by design, but that last shape looks much more natural than modern equivalents.  They could be mistaken for someone's bespoke shoes.

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That's wonderful, Meister.  I don't know if it's that they were worn, or the style by design, but that last shape looks much more natural than modern equivalents.  They could be mistaken for someone's bespoke shoes.

I think they are bespoke from the lack of interior details and quality of the leather.
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I think they are bespoke from the lack of interior details and quality of the leather.

 

Great looking shoes no matter their age. Do you have some "before" shots?

CH

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Might put these up as well...Roblee mild spade ventilated spectators c 1940s NOS size 10.5D.






Edited by meister - 10/14/13 at 3:24am
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Great looking shoes no matter their age. Do you have some "before" shots?
CH

A lot of staining and revivifying etc








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Whoah! That's another beauty right there, Meister.  Where do you find these things?  And do you sell them? (10.5 D might not be too far off....!)

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I know these are not spectators, but at least they're two colors, and a different look.
Just arrived today, Allen Edmonds Shelton, Special Make Up in linen and brown calf:
Saddle Shoes, or as we used to call them, Rah Rahs, 'cause the cheerleaders all wore them.

CH








I have a pair of regular Sheltons, and love them, but these are sweet.
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A sunny day and my Herring Shrewsburys, navy suede and white calf.
CH










Excellent.
These were on my wish list for a while and it was a sad day when they discontinued them,
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1950s Weyenberg suede spectators. They have that lovely red brown calf so popular in the early 1950s with the bit of spade bump out left from the 1940s.



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meister, where can I learn more about vintage footwear? There's no book on the topic and only one great site that I've found, but I've gone through the content already.
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meister, where can I learn more about vintage footwear? There's no book on the topic and only one great site that I've found, but I've gone through the content already.

Personal experience is the only real way. To learn about the brands, one must try them out. Same with understanding the styles, construction, history, etc. For me, it has been 6 years and several thousand pairs of shoes & even more vintage magazines and advertisements. If you can limit to some specific questions, then maybe we can help you out.
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Our historic bespoke shoe collection Foster & Son/ Henry Maxwell

 

Cross post from Foster & Son/Henry Maxwell: Affiliate Thread

 

Spectators:

 

AppleMark

 

We couldn’t help ourselves. With autumn hurling us towards winter we had to take one look back at the great summer of 2013, and what better way than with this Co-respondent. There is little need for an introduction but these fabulous shoes are at the forefront of our bespoke collection and resonate with 1920’s showmanship.

 

 

The contrast between the chestnut calf and cream suede is dramatic and would have turned heads at any occasion. The brogue pattern is simple, yet effective and, true to Maxwell craftsmanship, the stitching on the welt is no less than 15 stitches per inch.

 

The perfect shoes to be seen in back in ’27 when you stayed with Charlie Chaplin at Le Provençal, in Juan-les-Pines. And, we think, a timeless classic that's bang up to date for 2013 too.

 

AppleMark

 

Featuring a beveled waist and smooth curves throughout, the Spectator is designed for elegance.

 

 

There is a minimalistic feel to the shoe, the curves, the subtle stitching and the simple two-tone pattern to the upper seems ironic for a shoe that commands such a presence.

 

Foster & Son

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Meister, you are taunting me now!  And considering your other stock, Foster's post is also a red rag at this point!

 

I want them ALL.

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Our historic bespoke shoe collection Foster & Son/ Henry Maxwell

Cross post from Foster & Son/Henry Maxwell: Affiliate Thread

Spectators:

AppleMark


We couldn’t help ourselves. With autumn hurling us towards winter we had to take one look back at the great summer of 2013, and what better way than with this Co-respondent. There is little need for an introduction but these fabulous shoes are at the forefront of our bespoke collection and resonate with 1920’s showmanship.




The contrast between the chestnut calf and cream suede is dramatic and would have turned heads at any occasion. The brogue pattern is simple, yet effective and, true to Maxwell craftsmanship, the stitching on the welt is no less than 15 stitches per inch.

The perfect shoes to be seen in back in ’27 when you stayed with Charlie Chaplin at Le Provençal, in Juan-les-Pines. And, we think, a timeless classic that's bang up to date for 2013 too.

AppleMark


Featuring a beveled waist and smooth curves throughout, the Spectator is designed for elegance.




There is a minimalistic feel to the shoe, the curves, the subtle stitching and the simple two-tone pattern to the upper seems ironic for a shoe that commands such a presence.

Foster & Son

Those are a masterpiece. I will explain why as someone who has a collection of spade shoes both calf and spectators.

What is wonderful with those is the way the spade sole is so voluptuously shaped. It is a mid point between the 1940s shape "dig a hole" spade like many of my pairs and the rounded spade "extension sole" type as they Americans called it in the 1930s.

Instead of this:



More like this:



and this:



But the above just don't compare with those Fosters shoes. The closest I have seen to that shape are those Italian hand made special make up Cole Haans from the 1990s that were unfortunately made in correct grain.
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