1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

Spectator Porn

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. meister

    meister Senior member

    Messages:
    7,321
    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2007
    1950s Florsheim ventilated spectators. Last day of the Aussie summer.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2016
    2 people like this.
  2. marcodalondra

    marcodalondra Senior member

    Messages:
    1,128
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2007
    

    I have that picture as well, they were Crockett & Jones.

    I am thinking to bespeak a very similar pair (no broguing) or a derby version that I have in a family picture of my great grandfather (>1910)
     
    1 person likes this.
  3. meister

    meister Senior member

    Messages:
    7,321
    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2007
    

    Pix would be nice.
     
  4. marcodalondra

    marcodalondra Senior member

    Messages:
    1,128
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2007
    

    Will post the remake once is done (if I do indeed go for the derby rather then Oxford approach) ... I have not come across a similar design yet (as a combination of design elements)

    In the picture my great grandfather is wearing balmoral boots, this older gentleman next to him, which it may have been my great -great grandfather is wearing this ball strap spectators and a boater hat.
    My great grandfather was a serious good dresser. In the summer pictures is always wearing lighter colour suits, and some time white suede shoes or spectators always spotting noticeable handkerchieves (compared to other men in the same pictures) and straw hats/boaters. He passed on his sense of style to my grandfather that in turn has been my inspiration.
     
    2 people like this.
  5. brax

    brax Senior member

    Messages:
    633
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2008
    [​IMG] [​IMG] Can't wait for the spring to pull out these Bonafe.
     
  6. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

    Messages:
    2,398
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2010
    
    Enzo is heavily influenced by US vintage shoe styles. This exact model of longwing was quite popular with both the canvas & a mesh for spring/summer wear in the 40's & 50's. I have a pair by Florsheim circa 1951.
     
  7. brax

    brax Senior member

    Messages:
    633
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2008
    

    Interesting. My subconscious must have been at work here. For some reason, Bonafe required that I change something from their standard offerings. In other words, I could not say that I want model X. I had to change something about model X for them to make it. So, to some measure, this is my own creation.
     
    1 person likes this.
  8. meister

    meister Senior member

    Messages:
    7,321
    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2007
    These are the nicest spectator shoes I saw on a recent holiday in NYC. Tirolese Testoni Black Label linen like suede and calf.


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2016
    1 person likes this.
  9. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

    Messages:
    6,501
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2009
    Location:
    The Arena - Centerfield
    This thread is marvelous. Kudos all around. :satisfied:
     
  10. BackInTheJox

    BackInTheJox Senior member

    Messages:
    1,904
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2011
    C&J for Brooks Brothers. Sorry for my photo skills.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    2 people like this.
  11. Andy57

    Andy57 Senior member

    Messages:
    2,223
    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2014
    Location:
    San Jose, California
    I picked these up yesterday at Crockett & Jones on Jermyn Street. Apparently they were an unwanted MTO (who does that, honestly?). They seem to be on a vintage last no longer used by C&J, and with several vintage flourishes. Anyway, they fit me, were comfortable, and were very close to what I had been looking for. So, now they're mine!

    [​IMG]
     
    2 people like this.
  12. meister

    meister Senior member

    Messages:
    7,321
    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2007
    
    Beautiful... almost vintage version... of a classic. I love C&J!
     
  13. mr monty

    mr monty Senior member

    Messages:
    6,794
    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2002
    Location:
    Naptown (Indianapolis)
    [​IMG]
     
    2 people like this.
  14. Miguelu

    Miguelu Member

    Messages:
    18
    Joined:
    May 13, 2016
    Location:
    Singapore
    [​IMG]

    These are pretty much my pride and joy at the moment - burgundy calf and beige suede spectators that I picked up from Mannina when I was in Firenze over Christmas. Just my luck, as I think these may have been an unwanted MTM or bespoke since they typically have very classic designs on their RTW range.
     
    6 people like this.
  15. WhereNext

    WhereNext Senior member

    Messages:
    328
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2014
    Cross post from the J. Fitzpatrick thread.
    These are MTO from him with shaded merlot calf and oatmeal (very light tan color) suede. They are my first pair of spectators, but most of my boots are two tones/materials. I've worn them once and got many compliments; that means they're very noticeable, which is not normally my thing, but they're also really fun and unusual here in Cape Town! I do get a bit nervous about wearing them for fear of dirt on the suede, but these will get plenty of wear come the summer (we're just headed into Autumn/winter here).

    [​IMG]
     
    3 people like this.
  16. hmlarsson

    hmlarsson Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    98
    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2015
    Location:
    Sweden
    Enzo Bonafè MTO U-wing spectator. Ebano Lama Calf (great texture!) and linen. Will get a lot of wear this summer.[​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    5 people like this.
  17. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

    Messages:
    2,398
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2010
    
    Italians keeping that US 40's summer styling alive
     
    3 people like this.
  18. mimo

    mimo Senior member

    Messages:
    7,380
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2012
    One pair of socks away from perfection.
     
    2 people like this.
  19. Andy57

    Andy57 Senior member

    Messages:
    2,223
    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2014
    Location:
    San Jose, California
    Got the C&J specs on ma feet today...

    [​IMG]
     
    2 people like this.
  20. hmlarsson

    hmlarsson Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    98
    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2015
    Location:
    Sweden
    Easy fix then![​IMG]
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by