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*TECNIC VELDTSCHOEN Zug Grain Officer's Dress Derby, Circa 1980: 41.5D

[English below]                                                                Item No. 1374-Mil
Officer's Dress Derby
True Veldtschoen Construction
by
Tecnic
The "Aldershot"
Circa 1980
Euro 320
Jede klug gestaltete Garderobe eines Gentleman sollte wenigstens ein Paar dieser Schuhe aufweisen, um für einen Ausflug auf's Land, bei jedem Wetter, gerüstet zu sein. Mein Ziel ist es Ihnen Schuhe zu präsentieren, die nicht an globige Wanderstiefel erinnern, sondern die auch in's Büro oder einmal am Abend getragen werden können, ohne den Eindruck zu vermitteln Sie seien frisch vom Baumfällen aus Kanada zurückgekehrt.
Grösse: UK 7.5E.....US 8.5D.....Continental 41.5D, für den mittel-breiten Fuss.
Zustand: Fein. Leicht getragen.
Officer's Dress Derby
True Veldtschoen Construction
by
Tecnic
The "Aldershot"
Euro 320
As promised in my recent Newsletter, here, along with several other new listing, is an excellent shoe for almost any weather, on or off road, as practical for your summer outings in town or country as for Winter use. Every prudent gentleman's wardrobe should have at least one such shoe to choose in heavy weather or, indeed, for any excursion to the country, whatever the weather. My goal is to present you shoes that fit this description but which have no resemblance to rough shoes or boots, rather, which can also be worn to the office or out in the evening without giving the impression -apologies to my lumberjack clients- that you are have just returned from felling trees in the Black Forest.
This particular pair appears identical to those made for the War Office under contract but was sold commercially by Tecnic at the time. Few veldtschoen constructed shoes are made today and certainly nothing as robust as the present pair.
 
Zug leather, apart from its highly waterproof characteristics is, because of it embossed, raised  grain, far less susceptible to bruising or nicking than smooth leathers. This shoe is, of course, in new condition but I am showing other examples in the website, used and as much as 40 years old that show not a single sign of scratching or other damage! It is generally agreed that the Zug grain leathers of the mid century, mostly purveyed by the tanners, Bridge Of Weir and Martins, are of superior quality and longer durable than anything available today.
 
VELDTSCHOEN CONSTRUCTION: In terms of construction, the present shoe is one of the most complex, robust and durable of all shoes. The Veldtschoen construction, while similar to the Norwegian construction in that both have the uppers turned out and sewn to the out-sole, has the addition of a full welt between the uppers and the out-sole, all of this intended to repel water. The Norwegian lacks a welt and is sewn directly to the outsole. Veldtschoen constructed shoes are usually further distinguished, as in this case, by a bellows tongue, another waterproofing measure.The construction of this shoe allows for the easy replacement of the sole but replacement is academic; you cannot wear out this sole. This shoe will serve you faithfully like few others and for decades to come. My old clients know what I mean when I say, "My highest personal recommendation on this shoe."
Condition: Fine. Lightly worn with 90% of its long, long life ahead of it. Tops show no wear. The massive double soles are further waterproofed with a non-slip "topy" sole and brand new hard-rubber Continental heels. Two altenate styles of many are shown.
Size/Grösse: Marked UK 7.5E. Suitable for a US8.5D....and a Continental 41.5D, medium width!
Si vous êtes intéressé par les plus grandes références dans le domaine de la chaussure de luxe pour homme de fabrication artisanale, par les noms des ateliers les plus traditionnels, Crockett & Jones, Edward Green, Grenson, Alden, John Lobb, Allen Edmonds, Church's English Shoes, et, en particulier, les exceptionnels – mais en France trop peu connu – bottiers américains, FLORSHEIM, FOOTJOY, HANOVER, CORDWAINER, etc.-n'hésitez pas à me consulte. Etant donné que mes textes figurant sont pour la plupart rédigés en anglais ou en allemand, je répondrais volontiers de manière plus détaillée à vos questions en français, en vous demandant de montrer de l’indulgence pour mon français approximatif.

 

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