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Steve McQueen's white tennis shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by nurktwin, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. nurktwin

    nurktwin Senior Member

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    Anyone know what make/model of tennis shoes McQueen is wearing in this 1963 picture? (Check out the Hanhart chronograph and Persol 714s.) [​IMG]
     


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    look like spring courts
     


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    Looks like Tretorn to me.
     


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    Looks like Tretorn to me.

    Thanks. Which model of Tretorn?
     


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    musicguy Distinguished Member

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    Thanks. Which model of Tretorn?

    Mabye T56. It's still made and was first released in 1956, so would fit the timeline. I don't think spring courts have side vents or whatever they're called.
     


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    Looks like Spring Court
     


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    Here's a better shot of the tennis shoes. Anyone know the make and model?

    [​IMG]
     


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    looks like wigwam wool sweat socks
     


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    Anyone know what make/model of tennis shoes McQueen is wearing in this 1963 picture? (Check out the Hanhart chronograph and Persol 714s.)

    [​IMG]


    Other than the double eyelet side vents, what makes these particularly unique?
     


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    Other than the double eyelet side vents, what makes these particularly unique?

    Lack of branding. Clean style. No bullshit.
     


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    They look dead on to the Land's End Canvas (SS2010) sneakers, pictured on the left of this page:
    http://www.primermagazine.com/2011/s...canvas-sneaker

    I bought a pair of size 10s last year on sale for $16, and never took them out of the box, as I decided I prefer Purcells. If you wear a size 10 and want to swap me for a pair of size 10 Purcells, hit me on PM.
     


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    It looks to me like he just threw on a pair of white canvas sneakers and didn't pettifog over make and model.

    And yes, I understand the irony of posting that on a men's clothing message board of which I have been a member for nearly 10 years.
     


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    Parker Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Excellent use of "pettifog". Glad to see long-time members still around.
     


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