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*McAFEE Spectator / Correspondent Oxford Brogue: 43-43.5D

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McAfee
Church's English Shoes
Brown/Black Wing-Tip Oxford Brogue
Spectator
Circa 1980
Euro 380
Der Spectator ist ein perfekter Drei-Jahreszeiten-Schuh, ideal für Khaki-Hosen, für weisse oder beige Hosen, den blauen Blazer so wie den Tweeds, Corduroys, Twills und für viele weitere Kombinationen. Ein unerlässlicher Schuh für Picknicks, die Strand-Promenade, Garten-Parties, Strassen-Cafés, zum Schaufenster-Bummel oder zum Tee mit Thomas Mann und T.S. Eliot im Hofgarten. “Meine persönliche Empfehlung für diesen Schuh”! 

'King or Commoner', der Spectator ist der Schönwetter-Schuh des Gentleman.

 Grösse: 43-43.5D, für den mittel-breiten Fuss. (US 10D) (UK 9E)

 Zustand: Origianl Sohle und Absats leicht getragen.  Käufer zahlt EUR 6.90 Versandkosten als versichertes Paket. Verkauf ohne Schuh-Spanner

 McAfee
 Church's English Shoes
 
Brown/Black Wing-Tip Oxford Brogue
Spectator
Circa 1980
 Euro 380

McAfee was absorbed into the giant Church's congomerate in the 1980's but continued to produce a fine English-made shoe for some time. This is an unusual example of the Spectator, a colour combination not often seen, Black over Brown, one that with have its own particular uses in your wardrobe when no other will do.  

About the model: The history of the two-tone shoe, the Spectator or Co-respondent shoe, derives from the late 1800s, when gentleman wore protective spats or gaiters over their shoes. The theory is that the look of light coloured spats against dark coloured shoes became incorporated into the shoe itself. The Duke of Windsor, perhaps the greatest trendsetter of men’s styles of the Twentieth Century, wore spectators while golfing and the privileged classes on both sides of the Atlantic quickly took up this innovation. A tip for the boulevardier; the spikes on golf shoes are easily removed for street use! Fred Astaire, another great and famous fashion plate added glamour to the Spectator in a series of films, and no sub-culture was more a clientele of the Spectator than the dandified gangster culture of the ’30s.

In any case, the Spectator enjoyed wide popularity in the 1920’s and 1930’s, which only dwindled in the 1950’s. Today, the Spectator enjoys renewed popularity in the wardrobe of the affluent, well-dressed man and every important modern shoemaker, Lobb, Green, Church’s, Crockett, Alden, Allen Edmonds, not to mention the great lamented by-gone firms, presents at least one Spectator shoe in its repertoire. The Spectator is a perfect three-season shoe, ideal with your khaki, tan, white or beige trousers, blue or tweed blazers and so many other combinations. An indispensable shoe for picnics, the boardwalk (Strandsteg), Summer parties, outdoor cafés, window shopping in town, or when taking High Tea with Herr Mann and Mr. T.S.Eliot in the Hofgarten.

Condition: Original soles and heels lightly worn, tops excellent. 

Size: US 10D…..UK 9E…..Continental 43-43.5d, for the mid-width foot.

 

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