- Nov 17, 2018
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I seriously hope that pair is on its way to Ontario.Some advice wax on. Some wax off. I preferred leaving it naturally until hand-plucking individual hair… Ostrich is a tricky leather to process. In fact, the feather density was maddening to the point of inspirational for what is now called the Brazilian technique… That is something I just made up.
Presenting 40s (and possibly early 50s) Edwin Clapp ostrich venti. The shoes were hand lasted, and hand stained. The color is quite vibrant up close with hint of inconsistency. It was ordered for a retail in TX. Ostrich was not a popular shoe leather until the 70s and 80s. It is rare, indeed, to see ostrich on a 40s non-cowboy-boots footwear. I’m putting EC next to my 40s Nunn Bush for comparison.
PS: almost all of my vintage came from refreshing vcleat page every couple hours. Passion is contagious.
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