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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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    daruma Senior member

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    look like spring courts
     
  3. musicguy

    musicguy Senior member

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    Looks like Tretorn to me.
     
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    nurktwin Senior member

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    Looks like Tretorn to me.

    Thanks. Which model of Tretorn?
     
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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
     
  7. nurktwin

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

    [​IMG]
     
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    chison Well-Known Member

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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?
     
  10. nurktwin

    nurktwin Senior member

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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 Senior member Dubiously Honored

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


    [​IMG]
     
  17. Gatsby777

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    Sorry to bring back this thread from the dead, but I am very interested in knowing what shoes he is wearing. As to the comment about him just throwing on any old pair of tennis shoes, that wasn't really his style. He was pretty brand loyal and particular about what he wore. Persol 714's were his favorite sunglasses (he had 3 or 4 pairs throughout the 60s with different color frames and lenses), he also liked Lee Prest cords and Lee pants/jeans in general, and his favorite shoes were playboy chukkas by Hutton, which he also wore throughout the 60s. Here are a few more pics of him with the white shoes. One is in color and shows the tread on the bottom. If anyone can help, please do.

    Thanks,
    C
     
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    Sorry to bring back this thread from the dead, but I am also very interested in what exactly he has on. As to the comment about most likely just throwing on any old pair of sneakers, that wasn't his style. He was very brand loyal and particular about what he wore, especially in the 60s. His favorite sunglasses were Persol 714s (he had 3-4 pairs with different frame colors and lens colors throughout the 60s), he liked Lee Prest pants and Jeans, and he also had preferred to wear Playboy Chukkas by Hutton and wore them in both the 50s and 60s. I would like to know if anyone knows more and I have a few more pictures that may help.

    Regards,
    C
     
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    Honestly, they might be Chuck Taylors, maybe an older model of the All Star Leather Ox. But that seems like too obvious an answer, so I'm guessing they're actually something more obscure.
     
  20. FredrikPeppe

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    Looks like Tretorn Racket from the 60s.
     

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