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*FLORSHEIM IMPERIAL Circa 1970, "Guardsman" Chukka Boot: 41.5D-42C

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Florsheim Imperial
“Guardsman“ Chukka Boot
Circa 1980
Euro 280 
This vintage boot by Florsheim is far superior in build and finish than most shoes on the market today. This is an indestructible, Goodyear welted Shoe/Boot with solid brass buckle, a handsome Monk style shoe for town and a rugged and protective Chukka Boot for country. The close-grained leather used in the making of this boot is easily confused with black shell cordovan but it is, in fact, a full grain calfskin of very high quality. Moreover, this boot, with its glove-leather lining, is known to be tremendously comfortable, an ideal form for a gentleman with a high instep (Rist) or a foot wide at the toe. The replacement cost today from one of the better American or English shoemakers today may safely be estimated at over 700 Euros. John Lobb's almost identical version, the "Varese" is closer to 1400 Euros!  
Condition: Restored with lether half sole and rubber hees and modestly worn since. Original sole and heel lightly worn. A few trivial imperfections as expected with a boot of this age. 
Size: US 8,5D-9C....(UK 7,5E-8D)...(European 41,5D), for the medium 41.5 or slightly narrow 42.. 
 
Both the Chukka Boot and the Jodhpur Boot derive from the 19th century British presence in India, and the discovery of the game of Polo in the 1850s by British tea planters on the Burmese border with India.   (A 'chukker' is a period of play in Polo).   Both boots were readily adapted by the British at home and quickly became staples of the Gentleman's wardrobe.   The Chukka Boot is a casual, sporting boot to just above the ankle, plain toed, fastening with two (although sometimes three or four) high lacings or strap (as in a Monk). The Chukka Boot is often called a Desert Boot for having been much adopted -in Suede- by British troops.

 Florsheim

"Guardsman" Chukka Boot
 
"Imperial Quality"
Circa 1980
Euro 280
Dieses antike Paar von Florsheim ist aus Full-Grain-Kalbsleder gearbeitet, gefüttert mit feinem „Glove-Leather“, rahmengenäht, ein sehr feiner und äusserst luxuriöser Stiefel, absolut schlicht im Design; seine Schönheit entstammt dem aussergewöhnlichen Charme seiner Patina: dem antiken schwarzen Box-Kalbsleder. Insgesamt ein glamouröses Stück, das nicht so bald wiederzusehen sein wird. Ein idealer Schuh für "Town or Country".  
 
Zustand: Einmal renoviert mit halb-Sohle und Gummiabsatz. und leicht getrage.
Grösse: 41,5D-42C (US 8,5D-9C....UK 7.5E-8D). Verkauf ohne Spanner.
 
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