Antik EDWIN CLAPP & SON, Est. 1825, Alligator Norweger, Circa 1940: 41,5C

750.00

  • Edwin Clapp & Son
    East Weymouth, Mass
    3-Eyelet Split-Toe Norwegian
    Circa 1940
    Euro 750

    Diese Norweger stammt aus einem der ältesten amerikanischen Schuhmacher-Firmen: Edwin Clapp & Son. Clapp begann seine Geschäfte als Textil-Fabrik im 1. Viertel des 19. Jahrhunderts, produzierte Uniformen wärend des Bürgerkrieges, überlebte Feuer und Pleiten und blieb, meines Wissens, bis 1969 in Betrieb. Im 20. Jahrhundert stand der Clapp-Schuh lange für puren Luxus, galt als Gipfel der Schuhmacherkunst und wurde sowohl vom gut-gekleideten Bonvivant, als auch in Geschäfts-und Prominentenkreisen getragen.

    Auch wenn wir vom Jazz sprechen, vom Leben in New Orleans um die Jahrhundertwende, soll der grosse Jelly Roll Morton (aufgezeichnet 1938 in der Library of Congress) folgendes gesagt haben: “Ich habe nicht geruht, bis ich endlich einen Stetson und ein Paar Clapp-Schuhe mein eigen nennen konnte!” Clapp verkaufte seine Schuhe durch regulären Handel, hatte jedoch auch zwei eigene Grosshandel-Läden in New York.


    Size Details:

    US 8.5C........UK 7.5D.......European 41,5C, for the slightly narrower foot.

    Shoe Condition:

    Superb, all original and in excellent condition.

  • Edwin Clapp & Son
    East Weymouth, Mass
    3-Eyelet Split-Toe Norwegian
    Circa 1940
    Euro 750

    This excellent Alligator Norwegian can be dated to the first half of the century and was made by one of the earliest American shoe making firms, the Edwin Clapp firm of East Weymouth Mass. Clapp began it operations as a textile mill in the first quarter of the 19th century, provided uniforms during Civil War. After surviving a catastrophic fire and a subsequent bankruptcy Clapp transformed itself in the middle of the century into a shoemaking operation and remained in operation, to my knowledge, until at least 1969. For much of the early 20th century, the Clapp shoe was synonymous with luxury and considered the panicle of the shoemaker’s craft. These soles are hand-sewn into a closed channel; on a par with the finest level of bespoke workmanship.

    Clapp’s products were favoured by musicians and other celebrities, businessmen, and well dressed men of leisure of the time. Jelly Roll Morton, speaking of jazz and turn of the century life in New Orleans, remarked in a 1938 recording now preserved in the Library of Congress, “I didn’t rest until I got myself a Stetson hat and a pair of Edwin Clapp shoes”. Clapp sold its products through regular trade channels but also operated two retail stores of their own in New York.


    Size Details:

    US 8.5C........UK 7.5D.......European 41,5C, for the slightly narrower foot.

    Shoe Condition:

    Superb, all original and in excellent condition.

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